Mar 15, 2017

Applications for the county's 2017 Summer Youth Employment program are available March 20 through April 7

Sandoval County Commission Chairman Don G. Chapman and the Board of County Commissioners announce that applications for the 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) will be available Monday, March 20th through Friday, April 7th.

The SYEP program allows eligible youth to earn money while gaining meaningful work experience, skills-oriented training, and career exposure. Youth from each of the County’s five commission districts will be selected to participate in the SYEP program.

Participants will work 20 hours per week for government and not-for-profit employers in all areas of Sandoval County, and will earn $7.50 an hour.  Permanent residents of Sandoval County who are between the ages of 15 and 17 on or before June 5, 2017 are eligible to apply for this highly successful program.

Applications will be available from March 20th through April 7th on the Sandoval County website or during normal business hours at the following locations:

  • The Sandoval County Human Resources Office located on the first floor of the County Administration Building, 1500 Idalia Road, in Bernalillo.
  • Senior Centers or Community Centers in Cuba, Jemez Valley and Peña Blanca.
  • The Cochiti Pueblo Tribal Office

Applicants must identify their County Commission District on the application. Assistance identifying the correct County Commission District is available from the Bureau of Elections at 505-867-7577.

Completed applications must be returned in person by youth applicants to the Sandoval County Human Resources Office located at 1500 Idalia Road, Building D in Bernalillo any week day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m.  Friday, April 7, 2017. Selection of eligible applicants will be made by lottery drawing, which will be held on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in the County Commission Chambers on the third floor of the County Administration Building.  Applicants are encouraged but not required to attend.

Selected applicants will be notified of job placements by the last week of April and begin work with a mandatory orientation session on June 5th. The program will run through July 28th

For more information about the Summer Youth Employment Program please contact the Sandoval County Human Resources Office at (505) 867-7505 or visit the County’s website.