Bellevue's Well K.E.P.T. program is a summer youth employment opportunity offered through the Natural Resource Division of the Parks & Community Services Department. The program is designed to provide Bellevue youth with education, job skills, and career development training in the field of park resource management. Work focuses on parkland renovation and maintenance; projects may include forest enhancement, wetland restoration, and trail construction. The Well K.E.P.T. program combines on-the-job work experience, environmental education, and career development training to instill strong self-esteem, good work habits, and sound environmental ethics.
Assignment Length: 06/29/2018 to 08/24/2018
Hours: 30 hours per week, 9am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday
Open until 5pm on 5/31/18 or until filled.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Builds and restores hiking trails.
- Removes noxious weeds from area parks and open spaces.
- Completes various park improvement projects.
- Attends educational and professional development seminars.
- Must be a student enrolled in high school in fall 2018.
- Must be between 14 and 18 years of age on June 29, 2018. Hiring preference will be given to applicants entering their sophomore, junior, or senior years.
- Hiring preference will be given to youth residing in Bellevue. Youth living outside Bellevue will be considered only if space is available.
- Interest in learning about ecology and park resource management activities beneficial.
- Enthusiasm and desire to work outdoors preferred.
- Must be able to work as a team member to accomplish a common goal.
- The position is intended to be a learning experience, so no prior experience is required.Past Well K.E.P.T. trainees will be considered only if space is available.
- Criminal history check required on all applicants.
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