County Corps Offers Jobs to Students

Middlesex County high school and college students who need employment should apply. The deadline is February 15.

The Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps - whose mission since 2006 has been to protect and preserve more than 7,000 acres of Open Space owned by the county from misuse, polluters and the forces of nature - is looking to hire students to help with the work.

Conservation Corps crew members earn $8.50 per hour and will work Saturdays from March 30 through June 1. Students age 16 and over are encouraged to apply.

Activities include trail building, litter clean-up, invasive species removal and wildlife habitat improvements. Applicants should be enthusiastic, self motivated and willing to work and learn as a part of a team. Also, applicants must have the capacity to walk several miles and stand for extended periods of time, the willingness to get dirty and work outdoors in various weather conditions and the ability to use various hand tools.

Space is limited. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and application for employment to: Scott Meyler, Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation, PO Box 661, New Brunswick, NJ 08903.

A complete job description and application for employment can be found at the Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation web site. For more information, call Eric Gehring at 1-732-745-8278.

Applications must be received by February 15.

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Al McDorman January 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM
This is a great opportunity not only for teens and young adults to get work experience in today's tough economy, but also to learn about the parks Middlesex stewards with hands-on experience. For those who never had the opportunity to take part in 4H or scouting, this may be an invaluable opportunity to fill in some experience gaps and really appreciate nature first hand AND get paid for it.


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