Washington Conservation Corps Looking for Vets and Young Adults
If you love to work outside the Department of Ecology is now recruiting for 300 environmental positions across the state in the Washington Conservation Corps (WCC).
Positions offer young adults and military veterans a range of opportunities to gain hands-on experience in environmental restoration, education projects and disaster response services for communities throughout the state.
WCC is looking for young adults ages 18 to 25 as well as Gulf War Era II veterans, reservists and dependents with no age restrictions. Members will begin their 11-month service term on Oct. 1, 2018.
“Service in the WCC is a great launching point for environmental careers and it is a joy watching our members grow into skilled, confident leaders,” said WCC Program Director Nick Mott. “Our program offers valuable training and crucial field experience, and graduating members become highly desirable candidates for government entities and non-profit organizations looking for experienced, dedicated employees with a passion for environmental stewardship.”
Typical projects include planting native trees and shrubs along rivers and streams, building and repairing bridges or backcountry trails, and responding to local or national disasters. To apply check out www.ecology.wa.gov