Summer Youth positions available at Refuge

Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge is seeking applications from adventurous young women and men ages 15 to 18.  Whether interested in wildlife careers, summer employment or job experience this is a great opportunity.

Positions are available through the Youth Conservation Corps program and are a great way to get to know your local Wildlife Refuge.  No prior experience is necessary but participants must be legal citizens of the United States.  Participants must also be present for the entire 8-week program, and may only be absent from work due to required school programs (i.e. band camp).

Crew members will work 40 hours per week for $7.25 an hour starting May 30th through July 21th, 2016.  Work will be conducted outside and can be physically demanding.  Typical duties will include trail and grounds maintenance, concrete framing and pouring of walkways and kiosks, wood duck banding, invasive exotic plant removal, erosion abatement, installing signs, and various restoration and maintenance projects.  Educational field trips and training sessions will also be conducted throughout the summer.

In addition to the six crew members we will hire one youth crew leader who is either a senior or junior in high school and paid $8.34 per hour.  This individual will be chosen based on the quality of a brief interview and will lead the crew members with daily duties and refuge projects.

Selection will be on a random basis from the list of qualified applicants.   Young adults interested in wildlife careers, summer employment or job experience, are encouraged to apply.

For more information please contact Jacob Gross at Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, 13723 Bluff Lake Road, Brooksville, MS, 39739 or call (662)323-5548.  Applications are available at the refuge office or can be downloaded at www.fws.gov/refuge/noxubee/pdf/ycc_application.pdf.   Applications are due by May 1st, 2017 by 4:00 pm.