Now recruiting 300 environmental positions for Washington Conservation Corps

Friday, July 7, 2017

Washington Conservation Corps at work
With a $1.8 million federal AmeriCorps investment, the Department of Ecology is now recruiting for 300 full-time environmental positions across the state to serve in the Washington Conservation Corps (WCC).

This is an opportunity for young adults and military veterans to gain hands-on experience implementing environmental restoration projects, engaging in environmental education, and providing disaster response services for communities across the state.

To experience the wide variety of projects and opportunities WCC crews support, check out pictures and stories on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

WCC is recruiting young adults ages *18-25, 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. 2, 2017.

Apply here

WCC members plant 1 million trees annually, build or repair more than 400 miles of trail and boardwalk, and respond to local and national disasters. Typical projects range from planting native trees and shrubs along rivers and streams, building or repairing bridges and backcountry trails, or supporting responses to local or national disasters.

In addition to career experience, benefits include the AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,815 (scholarship) upon completing 11 months of service and 1,700 hours.

Full-time members are eligible for educational loan forbearance, interest payments, health insurance, and Washington state minimum wage throughout the year.

*Age restrictions are based on legislative mandate; limited exceptions may be made for Gulf War Era II veterans, reservists and dependents or participants with a sensory or mental disability.



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