Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge is operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, an agency in the United States (Federal) Government. Jobs occasionally
open at Flint Hills, but on an irregular basis. Employment is typically permanent
full-time (PFT) or temporary full-time (TFT, also known as seasonal). The main
exceptions are Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) jobs (see below). When jobs open
they are filled only through a National online service called USA Jobs.
Applicants do not apply directly to Flint Hills for job openings (except for YCC
jobs). Click on the link below to check for job openings and apply for Flint Hills (or any other) federal job.
A Refuge Volunteer works along-side Refuge employees at Flint Hills, often
performing the same or similar tasks as paid employees. Volunteers are not
paid, except in certain circumstances (some are also reimbursed for travel
expenses). These positions are highly respected by Refuge staff, and perform
vital functions in the operation of the Refuge. Volunteer positions are always
open, and are often geared toward the Volunteer and what he or she wants to
contribute. To find out more, click on the "Get Involved" link below.
Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge annually recruits high school students age
15 through 18 for summer employment in the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC).
Projects may include trail building and repair, improving wildlife habitat,
posting boundary signs, invasive plant control, monitoring wildlife, simple
construction, office work and general maintenance activities as needed.
Enrollees will work mostly outdoors and be subject to summer heat and biting
The program typically begins in early summer and lasts approximately eight
weeks. Students work 30 hours per week, Tuesday-Thursday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and Friday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm. Students are paid on a bi-weekly basis. Participants are selected through a
random drawing of all applicants
Qualifications:(1) be at least 15 years of age and will not have reached 19
years of age during the duration of employment; (2) be a permanent resident
of the U.S.;(3) obtain a social security card and work permit, if required;
(4) preference will be given to those who have not participated in the
program previously;and (5) provide his or her own transportation to and from
the refuge headquarters. To apply, click on the link below, fill out the
enclosed application, and send it to:Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge
530 West Maple Ave
Hartford, KS 66854 If you have any questions, please
call620-392-5553YCC Application (fillable pdf): YCC
This is a fillable form. Fill out the application and mail to: YCC
Coordinator, 530 West Maple Ave, Hartford, KS 66854
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We are currently looking for landowners interested in participating or learning more about the Legacy Conservation Easement Program, contact Refuge Manager Jack Bohannan at 620-392-5553 x103.