Now Recruiting for Youth Conservation Corps Leader
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Position Summary: The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) leader coordinates and leads the exciting summer-long YCC program! The leader will be responsible for directing a group of 6 YCC enrollees on specific work projects relating to fish and wildlife habitat management, species conservation and environmental education. This is an 11-week position from approximately June to August 2019. Wages are based on the General Schedule (GS)-5, Step 1 (approx. $17.74/hour). Duty station is located at San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Chula Vista, California.
Major Duties: Coordinate eight weeks of the summer program • Instruct and lead a crew of six (6) teen enrollees engaged in a wide variety of land resource improvement projects such as habitat restoration, plant/animal surveys, property maintenance, and environmental educational field trips • Provides guidance and direction in all phases of field projects to include the environmental value of each task • Provides a safe and efficient work environment • Assist in the preparation of lesson plans
To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter, and three professional references. Be sure to include in resume: the dates of employment or volunteer work, whether it was full-time or part-time, and a description of duties. Send completed application to: Lisa_Cox@fws.gov or 1080 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista, CA 91910.
Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 19, 2019
Contact: Lisa Cox: 760-420-3175
Minimum experience requirements include cumulative of 1-year supervising youth (e.g. summer camps, teaching, scouts) and/or bachelor’s degree majoring in social behavior, human behavior, health care or similar field.
Must have valid CA driver’s license.
Other beneficial qualifications include a degree in biology, environmental science or similar field; certification in first aid/CPR; bounds of energy and ability to work in heat; and a strong desire to educate youth!
The San Diego National Wildlife Refuges include three National Wildlife Refuges (San Diego, San Diego Bay, and Tijuana Slough), each serving as a refuge for migratory birds, rare habitats, endangered species, and other wildlife. It is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service whose mission is to manage a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.