DCNR hiring for 2023 nine-month Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps
The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps is now hiring for its 2023 nine-month young adult crews and cultural resources crew.
Nine-month young adult crew members gain numerous real-world skills, job training, and environmental educational opportunities while completing recreation and conservation projects on Pennsylvania’s public lands.
Both crews will work Monday, March 20 through Tuesday, December 5, 2023.
For 2023, the nine-month young adult crews will work in the following areas:
- Harrisburg — roving resource management crew
- Philadelphia — roving trail crew
The cultural resources crew will work at various locations across the commonwealth.
Crew members receive $15.00 an hour, employee-sponsored benefits, and paid time off.
The cultural resources crew provides aspiring archaeologists and preservationists the professional skills to build successful careers in land and resource management.
Impact on the PA Wilds
The Pennsylvania Wilds region is home to the greatest concentration of public lands in the Commonwealth. Featuring 29 state parks, 8 state forests, 50 state game lands and Pennsylvania’s only National Forest, the Allegheny — all together it is more public land than Yellowstone National Park. Our public lands are our major tourism draw here in the PA Wilds, fueling a $1.8 billion tourism industry annually that supports many local businesses. The PA Outdoor Corps program plays an important role in helping steward these public spaces, while creating meaningful job opportunities for young people in rural communities, just like the CCC did generations ago.
Interested in learning more about how the Outdoor Corps helps our PA Wilds region? Click here to read another PA Wilds blog post, “PA Outdoor Corps: Investing in the Next Generation and Our Public Lands,” written by Karen Elias.
This video, The Wilds Are Working: PA Outdoor Corps, was produced by Sixty Foot Films, a company based out of the Allegheny National Forest + Surrounds landscape of the PA Wilds, for the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc.
Established on July 1, 1995, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is charged with maintaining and protecting 121 state parks; managing 2.2 million acres of state forest land; providing information on the state’s ecological and geologic resources; and establishing community conservation partnerships with grants and technical assistance to benefit rivers, trails, greenways, local parks and recreation, regional heritage parks, open space, and natural areas. DCNR’s mission is to conserve and sustain Pennsylvania’s natural resources for present and future generations’ use and enjoyment. Learn more at DCNR.pa.gov.
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