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Well KEPT Trainee (Seasonal Student Intern) - City of Bellevue ( Job # 14-0072)

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Minimum Salary: $9.53 per hour
Maximum Salary: $9.53 per hour
Employment Type: Seasonal
Department: Parks & Community Services
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The Well KEPT Program is a summer youth employment program offered through the Natural Resource Division of the Parks & Community Services Department.  The program is designed to provide Bellevue youth with education, job skills, and career development training in the field of park resource management.  Work focuses on parkland renovation and maintenance; projects may include forest enhancement, wetland restoration, and trail construction.  The Well KEPT Program combines on-the-job work experience, environmental education, and career development training to instill strong self-esteem, good work habits, and sound environmental ethics. 

Hours: 9:00am - 3:30pm, Monday - Friday

This position meets at the Winters House, the historic home that borders the Mercer Slough Nature Park.

  • Must be between 14 and 18 years of age on June 30, 2014.
  • Must be a student enrolled in middle or high school in Fall 2014.
  • Must reside in Bellevue.  Youth living outside Bellevue will be considered only if space is available.
  • Enthusiasm and desire to work outdoors preferred.
  • Interest in learning about park resource management activities beneficial.
  • Must be able to work as a team member to accomplish a common goal.
  • The position is intended to be a learning experience; therefore no prior experience is required.  Past Well KEPT Trainees will be considered only if space is available.
  • Criminal History check required on all applicants.


Physical Demands

  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
  • Work may periodically require the employee to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl.
  • Employee must be willing and able to work outside in all weather conditions.


Definition of a Seasonal Student Intern

  • Must be enrolled in a bona fide education program. Full time employees taking evening classes, those enrolled in one course, or those going to school periodically are not considered student interns.
  • During the school year must be scheduled to work 20 hours or fewer per week.
  • During special situations (i.e. specific internship programs through school) or during school breaks, can be scheduled to work more than 20 hours, up to full time, if appropriate.
  • Must be terminated as a student intern when no longer associated with an education program.
  • At-will for the duration of the student intern status.
  • Must be pre-approved by Human Resources to ensure compliance with the legislation.
  • Regularly scheduled to work up to 40 hours per week for which the customary annual employment is six months or less
  • "Customary" means that the nature of the position typically lasts for six months or fewer and that the period of employment begins at approximately the same time each year.
  • NOTE: Will be considered full-time and eligible for medical coverage if hours average 30 hours per week or more over a 12-month measurement period (or 130 hours per month).


How To Apply

Click "Apply Now" to complete the application for this position.  For further information about this position, please contact Curtis Kukal via email at or at 425.452.4195.  If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340.


Mercer Slough Env & Educ Ctr
1625 118th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98005