The Oregon Department of Transportation has jobs for youth wishing to work outdoors and help keep Oregon clean, the department has announced.
This summer, ODOT expects to hire about 245 youth statewide to clean up litter along state highways as part of the Youth Litter Patrol program.
While the crews primarily pick up litter, other duties may also include graffiti removal and general landscape maintenance.
A typical crew includes a crew leader and two or more members.
To be considered for a job as a litter patrol worker, register with your local Employment Department office. A list of these offices is available at www.workinginoregon.org. Depending on the area, interviews for selected applicants may begin as early as May 2004.
Youth Litter Patrols may work up to 12 weeks this summer. Litter Patrol Workers are temporary employees paid on an hourly basis starting at $7.49 for crew members and $8.08 for crew leaders.
Crew leaders must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver license and good driving record.
There is no maximum age for a crew leader. Crew members must be 16 to 20 years old.
The Youth Litter Patrol program was founded in 1971 to help in cleaning up highway rights-of-way and is funded through the sale of custom license plates available through Driver and Motor Vehicle Services (DMV).