July 13, 2017

City of Hoboken Seeks Summer Youth Employees For Green Workforce Program

The City of Hoboken is seeking trainees for its Green Infrastructure Workforce Program as part of the Summer Youth Employment Program. The Green Infrastructure Workforce Program seeks to recruit Hoboken residents who are committed to improving our parks, streets, and public places. Green infrastructure means using trees and plants to absorb rainfall, which reduces flooding and improves water quality and public health.

Green Infrastructure Workforce Trainees will undergo an initial 10 hours of training in green infrastructure installation and maintenance, following which they will become part-time City employees providing seasonal assistance to the Department of Environmental Services. Through this program, trainees will acquire valuable skills that may lead to future employment opportunities in the increasingly relevant field of green infrastructure. Additional training workshops may be provided throughout the program in life skills, such as resume writing, community emergency preparedness, and financial literacy. Trainees will be responsible for shade tree maintenance, park cleanup, and green infrastructure installation and maintenance.

Interested participants are invited to submit an application at either of the following recruitment workshops:

Wednesday, June 14, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Hoboken Housing Authority 221 Jackson Street Monroe Gardens Community Room

Thursday, June 15, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Hoboken City Hall 94 Washington Street Ground Floor Conference Room

For the full description of a Green Infrastructure Workforce Trainee, visit www.hobokennj.gov/jobs.

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