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Pomeroy Ranger District offers summer jobs for local youth


March 17, 2022

PENDLETON, Ore.—The Pomeroy Ranger District is recruiting four to six students between the ages of 15 and 18 for summer employment in the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). Work can include noxious weed removal, fence removal and construction, recreation and trail maintenance, fuel monitoring, and vegetation surveys on the Pomeroy Ranger District.

The program will last six to eight weeks, beginning June 21, 2022. Youth are paid $15 per hour. No housing or transportation is provided. Applicants must live locally; non-local applicants who have a parent or legal guardian in the local commuting area, including 18-year-old participants, can apply. No previous experience is required.

To apply, all interested candidates must complete and submit a signed application. Hardcopy applications can be picked up at the Pomeroy Ranger District office and Pomeroy High School, located in Pomeroy, Washington. Additionally, the application is available online at YCC-Application-Fillable-USDA-Update.docx ( Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on April 1, 2022.

Completed applications can be emailed to or delivered in person to the Pomeroy Ranger District at 71 West Main, Pomeroy, WA, Monday thru Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Applicants must:

Be at least 15 years old and will not reach the age of 19 during the term of employment in the program

Have a social security number, or have made application to obtain one

Obtain parental or legal guardian consent to enroll in the program.

All applicants will be notified by email or phone of their selection status no later than April 20, 2022.

For more information about the YCC program, please contact the Pomeroy Ranger District at 509-843-1891.

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