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Summer Youth Training Program 2016

The Summer Youth Training Program (SYTP) is designed to prepare young people for the world of work. This program only serves individuals between the ages of 14 and 21 years of age residing in Leon County who want to use their summer vacation to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities needed in a workplace environment. This program provides youth with an opportunity to earn money while gaining valuable work experience, skills-oriented training and career exposure. Summer youth applicants are able to choose from a variety of Leon County Divisions which include the Leon County Commissioners Offices, Library Services, Emergency Medical Services, Management Information Systems, Parks & Recreation and several others. These positions will require individuals to perform tasks such as:

  • Clerical duties (filings, typing, copying, enter data, answering phones).
  • Maintaining ball fields and parks grounds.
  • Helping to stock emergency vehicles.
  • Showing others how to use the internet.
  • Cataloging and shelving books.
  • Maintaining warehouse shelves.

This year we are advertising a limited number of SYTP positions. This is a four week program that will last from Monday, June 13 until Friday, July 8. All positions will require youth to commit  20 hours per week of their time. Each youth worker will be paid a set salary per hour. Please use the link below to explore the SYTP 2016 positions.

The Eligibility Requirements for the SYTP:

  • Be between 14 and 21 years of age.
  • Live in Leon County.
  • Fully committed and motivated to the program and the position requirements.
  • Completed application, which must be submitted by 5:00 PM, Friday, April 22, 2016.

Applications will be accepted from March 21 at 8:00 am to April 22 at 5:00 pm (EST).

You may apply for a maximum of 2 positions. You may use the same application to apply for both positions.  Only the first 2 positions selected by the applicant will be documented.

All persons recommended for hire will be required to pass a drug test. Persons under 18 will be required to submit a Drug Testing Approval form once hired. Also, a criminal background check will be conducted for persons 18 years of age and older who are being considered for hire.

For more information:

Summer Youth Frequently Asked Questions

If your questions or concerns were not addressed, contact Kay Pelt-Walker using the following information.

Leon County Volunteer Services
918 Railroad Avenue 
Tallahassee, Florida 32310

Phone: (850) 606-1970
Fax: (850) 606-1971
E-mail: peltwalkerk@leoncountyfl.gov

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM