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Youth Ecology Corps
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Youth Ecology Corps

EMWD has partnered with the Riverside County Workforce Investment Board, Equus Workforce Solutions, and California Family Life Center to offer the Youth Ecology Corps program. This program provides short-term job opportunities to young adults who are interested in exploring career opportunities in the water industry and related fields.

About the Program

Participants of the Youth Ecology Corps program will receive safety and ethics training; professional development workshops; introductions to EMWD staff; and tours of such facilities as a water filtration plant, regional water reclamation facility, and desalter.

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Job Opportunities

EMWD provides a variety of part-time job opportunities, based on current needs and youth interest. Participants must be available mornings for 12 weeks, 20 hours each week (up to 240 hours), and must have reliable transportation to/from EMWD.

Here are some examples of available positions and designated duties:

  • Office Assistants will assist EMWD staff with document sorting, scanning, and filing.  
  • Records Management Assistant will help with the organization and electronic storage of District files.
  • Public and Governmental Affairs Assistant will learn to update the Intranet.
  • Education Assistant will organize safety binders, inventory maps and supplies, and update documents.


Youth Ecology Corps participants will receive:

  • Minimum Wage (up to 240 hours)
  • Personal Protective Equipment, as needed, to ensure safety


  • Youth Ecology Corps applicants must be:
  • 18 – 24 years old
  • Referred by California Family Life Center or Equus Workforce Solutions
  • Interviewed and accepted by EMWD
  • Able to pass a background check and drug/alcohol test
  • Able to meet specific job requirements related to work schedule, location, transportation, and dress code
  • Able to successfully complete safety training the first paid work day

For more information, contact the following youth opportunity center:

Equus Workforce Solutions              California Family Life Center
11 S. D Street Suite #9                      930 N. State Street
Perris, CA 92571                                Hemet, CA 92543
951-657-7105                                     951-765-9671