Tuesday, January 12, 2016


 United States Department of the Interior

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge
7071 Riverview Road
Thomson, Illinois  61285

                              SUMMER JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Position: Social Services Aid, GS-0186‑04

Agency: Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Hourly pay rate: $13.73       Work hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm

Duty Location: Lost Mound Unit, Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Savanna District, 3159 Crim Drive, Savanna, IL

Application Open Date: 01/11/2016         Closing Date: 01/15/2016

Job Announcement Number: R3-15-1553356-CDD

Area of Consideration: Applications will be accepted from all eligible applicants. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and possess a valid driver’s license. A background investigation is required.

Type of Position: Full time, 10 weeks extending from approximately June 6-August 12, 2016

Major Duties: This position is the Crew Leader for a four person Youth Conservation Corps, a summer employment program for high school students 15-18 years of age. This youth employment program works on conservation projects in the natural resources field. Responsibilities include: schedules work projects through coordination with Refuge staff; participates in work projects and provides daily supervision of the youths; maintains records of accomplishments and time and attendance; schedules and participates in environmental education activities; and assists in maintaining a safe work environment for the youth.     

How To Apply: The vacancy will be listed from January 11-15, 2016 on the Office of Personnel Management website at: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov. Applications are preferably completed via email on this web site, or applications can be submitted in accordance with instructions listed on the web site. If you do not have access to email, you can call the Refuge office at (815) 273-2732 to obtain a copy of the announcement.