Youth Conservation Corps announcement
National Wildlife Refuge System Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge La Crosse District Office N5727 County Rd Z Onalaska, WI 54650 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kendra Pednault (608) 779-2386 March 1, 2017 Looking for a Job this Summer? The La Crosse District of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) will be hiring four students to work on a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crew. The YCC program will begin Monday, June 12 and end Friday, August 4, 2017. Crew members will be paid the state minimum wage ($7.25/hr) for a 40-hour work week, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Young men and women, 15 through 18 years of age, who are permanent residents of the United States, its Territories, or possessions, are eligible for employment without regard to social, economic, racial, or ethnic backgrounds. Applications are available at www.fws.gov/refuge/upper_mississippi_river/ or at the La Crosse District office, Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm. YCC is a well-balanced work-learn-earn program that develops an understanding and appreciation in participating youth of the Nation’s environment and heritage. Crew members will work with agency staff and volunteers on a variety of biological, maintenance, and visitor service projects. The program also presents an early opportunity to explore a career in natural resources. Youth interested in working at the La Crosse District Office should submit their applications to Kendra Pednault, UMR La Crosse District, N5727 County Road Z, Onalaska, WI 54650. Applications must be received by 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Applicants will be selected by random drawing and notified by Friday, April 21, 2017. Questions about the program should be directed to Kendra Pednault at 608-779-2386. Hiring is dependent on availability of funding.