Hoboken Summer Green Teen Employment Program applications available

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Hoboken is looking for high school students ages 16 to 18 for its Summer Green Teen Employment Program.

The program seeks to recruit young Hoboken residents who are committed to improving city parks, streets, and public places.

Those in the program will undergo an orientation and an initial 10 hours of paid training in green infrastructure maintenance, urban forestry, and parks maintenance/beautification. After that, they will become city employees providing seasonal part-time assistance to the Department of Environmental Services.

According to the city,  trainees will learn valuable skills that may lead to future employment opportunities in the field of green infrastructure, including the use of trees and plants to absorb rainfall, reduce flooding, and improve water quality and public health. Trainees will be responsible for shade tree maintenance, park cleanup, and green infrastructure installation and maintenance.

Interested participants are invited to apply at one of two recruitment workshops. The first is Tuesday, May 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the community room at 220 Adams St. in the Hoboken Housing Authority. The second is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, at the ground floor conference room at city hall, 94 Washington St.

For those unable to attend either of the workshops, applications are available at the  Division of Personnel in city hall on the third floor.
Applications are due June 10. Interviews will take place from June 17 to June 24.

The six-week employment program begins July 8 and ends August 19. The hours will be Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For the full description of a Summer Green Teen Employee, visit www.hobokennj.gov/jobs.