IRONWOOD—The Ottawa National Forest is looking for applicants for this summer’s Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) program. This program is designed to accomplish needed conservation work on public lands, provide gainful employment for young men and women, and help them develop an understanding and appreciation of the Nation’s natural environment and heritage.
To participate in the program the applicant must be a young man or woman between 15 through 18 years of age, and a citizen of the United States, it’s Territories, or possessions. Applicant must be a resident of a county within the Ottawa National Forest, State of Michigan.
Jobs will be located at the Bessemer Ranger District in Ironwood. The rate of pay will begin at $7.40 per hour. The employment period will be from June 17 through Aug. 9. Potential enrollees should apply through their school guidance counselor prior to April 15. Enrollees must provide their own transportation to the duty station and no housing will be provided.
Applicants will be selected on a random basis, using a 50 percent male and 50 percent female ratio, without regard to social economic, racial, or ethnic background. Applicants will be notified of selection or non-selection.
For further information on the program, please contact Nancy Miskovich at the Ottawa National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Ironwood, (906) 932-1330 ext. 310.