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June 26, 2015
CCC ADDS CREWS TO LAKE FIRE NEAR BIG BEAR

The California Conservation Corps now has seven crews --101 corpsmembers -- working on the Lake Fire near Big Bear in San Bernardino County. Six of the crews are providing logistical support at two fire camps for the U.S. Forest Service; an additional crew is assisting with initial attack on the firelines.
The CCC has five other crews positioned to help the Forest Service and Cal Fire as needed in the coming days.



June 23, 2015
16 CCC CREWS DISPATCHED TO FIRES

Corpsmembers from throughout the state are assisting Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service on six different California wildfires.
Sixteen crews -- 229 corpsmembers -- have been dispatched to the Lake Fire in San Bernardino County, the Corrine and Sky fires in Madera County; the Saddle Fire in Trinity County, the Sanhedrin Fire in Lake County and the Parkhill Fire in San Luis Obispo County.
The CCC crews are providing both initial attack on the firelines as well as logistical support at the fire camps.
 



May 22, 2015
CORPSMEMBERS CONTINUE OIL SPILL CLEANUP

A CCC crew from the Camarillo Center is continuing its cleanup work on the oil spill in Santa Barbara County, at the request of the state Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response.

Sixteen corpsmembers trained in hazmat and oil spill cleanup are working 12-hour days at El Capitan State Beach.  They will continue their work through Monday.
The CCC is one of the state’s premier emergency response agencies and has been dispatched to major oil spills since the Corps was established in 1976.

The CCC has openings monthly for new corpsmembers, young men and women between 18 and 25. To join, click on the blue “Apply Now” link above right on the home page.

 

 

 

 



May 20, 2015
CCC SENDS CORPSMEMBERS TO OIL SPILL

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A 16-member crew from the CCC's Camarillo Center has been dispatched to the oil spill off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, at the request of the state Office of Oil Spill Response.
The CCC crew is trained in hazardous material and oil spill response and will work until 7 p.m. Wednesday evening and then for the next several days.
The corpsmembers will clean up material on the beach.
The CCC is one of the state's premier emergency response forces, and has responded to major California oil spills over nearly 40 years.
 



April 09, 2015
GOVERNOR BROWN VISITS CCC HEADQUARTERS

The founder of the CCC, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., paid a visit to the Corps' Sacramento headquarters April 9.  He and several staff members had a chance to meet with corpsmembers and CCC staff.  The Governor devoted time to answering corpsmember questions on everything from why he created the CCC to the drought to future opportunities for corpsmembers.
The CCC was established in July 1976 with legislation signed by Governor Brown during his first term. The Corps will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2016.



March 03, 2015
WATSONVILLE OPENINGS NOW FOR YOUNG MEN, WOMEN

 

Young men and women who like to work outdoors building trails, planting trees and native plants, landscaping parks, helping with energy conservation and more should consider applying for the nonresidential Watsonville CCC crews.
Corpsmembers earn a paycheck of $1,520 as well as scholarship opportunities. Those without a high school diplomas can attend classes through the John Muir Charter School.

Commute from home each day and become a part of a Watsonville crew.
Orientations held in Watsonville every Thursday at 11 a.m. Parents welcome to attend.

For openings at any CCC location: Apply online (click on the "Apply Now" link above).

For Watsonville openings ONLY, apply online or contact Jonathan Doidge at jonathan.doidge@ccc.ca.gov , (831) 722-2195.


 

 



March 03, 2015
WATSONVILLE OPENINGS NOW FOR YOUNG MEN, WOMEN

 
Young men and women who like to work outdoors building trails, planting trees and native plants, landscaping parks, helping with energy conservation and more should consider applying for the nonresidential San Jose CCC crews.
Corpsmembers earn a paycheck  of $1,520 as well as scholarship opportunities. Those without a high school diplomas can attend classes through the John Muir Charter School.
Commute from home each day and become a part of a Watsonville crew.
Orientations held in Watsonville every Thursday at 11 a.m. Parents welcome to attend.

For openings at any CCC location: Apply online (click on the "Apply Now" link above).

For Watsonville openings ONLY, apply online or contact Jonathan Doidge at jonathan.doidge@ccc.ca.gov , (831) 722-2195.



February 20, 2015
SAN JOSE OPENINGS NOW FOR CORPSMEMBERS

 

Young men and women who like to work outdoors building trails, planting trees and native plants, landscaping parks, helping with energy conservation and more should consider applying for the nonresidential San Jose CCC crews.
Corpsmembers earn a paycheck  of $1,520 as well as scholarship opportunities. Those without a high school diplomas can attend classes through the John Muir Charter School.

Commute from home each day and become a part of a San Jose crew.
For openings at any CCC location: Apply online (click " Apply Now" above).
For San Jose openings ONLY, apply online or contact Jonathan Doidge at jonathan.doidge@ccc.ca.gov ,(831) 319-8316.



February 04, 2015
OPENINGS NOW ON SAN JOSE CREWS



Young men and women who like to work outdoors building trails, planting trees and native plants, landscaping parks, helping with energy conservation and more should consider applying for the nonresidential San Jose CCC crews.
Corpsmembers earn a paycheck  of $1,520 as well as scholarship opportunities. Those without a high school diplomas can attend classes through the John Muir Charter School.

Commute from home each day and become a part of a San Jose crew.
Apply online  (click " Apply Now" above) or contact jonathan.doidge@ccc.ca.gov ,(831) 319-8316.

 



January 21, 2015
CONTINOUS TESTING NOW FOR 3 CCC CLASSIFICATIONS

 

The CCC's Human Resources Branch has now added two more CCC classifications that offer continuous application filing and testing for their exams.
 
Along with the Conservationist I exam, there is now ongoing filing and testing for the Conservationist II and the Conservation Supervisor classifications.
This allows the department to have active lists throughout the year.  Applications can be filed at any time and it's possible there will be more frequent testing.  
 
For those interested in taking the Conservationist II and the Conservation Supervisor exams, the cut-off date to submit an application for the next round of testing is Friday, January 23.  Applications received after the cut-off date will be held for the next administration of the exams.
 
The cut-off date for the Conservationist I exam will be announced soon.
 
The exam bulletins and other details are available on the CCC website. Click on the "Staff Jobs" tab at the very top of this page.