**Energy Corps is currently only offered at non-residential centers. You will need to provide your own housing and transportation. If you are interested in serving at a residential center where housing is provided, please see our residential listing**
You’ll start your one-year term of service by participating in a two-week Corpsmember Orientation, Motivation, Education, and Training (COMET). This is followed by a 40-hour Introduction to Energy Efficiency training, which combines instruction and hands-on training to learn the steps, routine, and vocabulary required for a typical school Energy Survey, and basic math for building measurements and calculations. You will learn how buildings use, waste, or conserve energy and more.
Once trained, you’ll be assigned to a crew of 10 and will make an impact on California’s environment by assisting with energy surveys for schools or public agencies. The next phase of training includes how to conduct basic lighting modification, followed by working on “retrofit” projects that include modifying lighting systems and installing energy controls. While serving with the CCC you’ll work side by side with our partners in the energy conservation field, giving you a unique perspective of energy conservation related career fields.
The CCC is a full time, one year commitment. You will typically serve 40 hours each week on conservation related projects, and may also spend some afternoon and weekend hours working towards other program requirements such as education, professional development, or weekend volunteering. In addition to typical project assignments, you may also serve on remote work projects for up to 8 days away from your center, or emergency response deployments for up to 21 days away from the center.
Although energy corps is only offered at non-residential centers, there will be times that you're required to be away from the center for remote work projects, emergencies, and training (housing and meals will be provided).
**Due to a high influx of interested candidates, we are currently only accepting applications from California residents. We appreciate your interest in the CCC and encourage you to check back with us in the future. We hope to have more openings in the coming months. If you are currently not living in California, but plan on moving to California soon, please let us know so we can connect you with a local Recruiter. You are also welcome to follow our Backcountry Trails program, which will be open to out of state applicants starting late 2018, for their next season. To find out more about the Backcountry Trails program, visit: https://ccc.ca.gov/what-we-do/conservation-programs/backcountry-trails-program/ **
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
-Monthly stipend -Paid state holidays, sick leave, compensated time off, emergency excess pay -Health Insurance -Opportunity to earn High School Diploma with on site classes -Opportunity to earn two scholarships which can be used towards future education as well as pre-existing student loans-Training and certifications -Promotional and leadership opportunities -Opportunities to join specialized crews
GED/High School Diploma
Less than High School Completed
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
-Must be 18-25 years old, or up to 29 for military veterans
-Must be able to pass drug screening
-Must be able to pass FBI/DOJ background check
-Must be able to provide employment verification documents (For examples, visit https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/acceptable-documents )
-Must be willing to work outdoors in all conditions, sometimes in remote locations or on emergencies
-Must be willing to participate in the CCC Educational Program
-Must be motivated for hard work, service, and self-development
-Must currently reside in California or be planning to move to California in the near future.
-Must have a reliable transportation plan (A vehicle is not required, but must be able to make it to the center each day on time)
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check
18 - 25