Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Region
Deer Flat NWR
13751 Upper Embankment Rd Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: 208-467-9278
Fax: 208-467-1019

Summer Jobs for Teens at Deer Flat National Wildlife RefugeYouth Conservation Corps crew having fun!

Teens who are willing to work hard and who enjoy working outdoors can apply to work at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge this summer. Deer Flat will hire four or five area teens to work in this summer’s Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. The refuge is located at Lake Lowell, five miles southwest of Nampa, Idaho.

Selected participants will begin work on Monday, June 16 and continue through Friday, August 8. They must be available to work forty hours each week, from 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Participants will earn a salary of $7.25 per hour, the Federal minimum wage. Participants will need to supply their own transportation to and from the refuge.

Work projects may include improving wildlife habitat, picking up litter, fixing fences, posting boundary signs, invasive plant control, and general maintenance activities. Participants will also be able to learn about the wildlife and environment of the Refuge while participating in hands-on Refuge duties. YCC enrollees will also participate in educational field trips throughout the summer and be trained in First Aid and CPR. Teens interested in applying should contact the Refuge (467-9278). Applicants must be at least 15 years old and cannot reach 19 years old before August 9, 2014. Participants must be in good health and have no history of serious disciplinary problems or criminal behavior. Individuals who have participated in the YCC program at Deer Flat in the past are not eligible to apply again.

Completed applications must be received at the refuge by April 15. The participants will be randomly selected and only those selected will be notified.

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Last updated: March 3, 2014