Youth Litter Patrol program now accepting applications!

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The Youth Litter Patrol (YLP) program was founded in 1977 to assist in cleaning up highway rights-of-way.  This is a great opportunity to work outdoors in a team environment and have a role in maintaining the environment as well as learn about career opportunities at ODOT!

Litter crews primarily pick up litter along state highways although other tasks may be assigned as time allows. Litter crews usually have a crew leader with two or more crew members. Litter crews are hired as temporary employees and are not eligible for vacation, sick, personal or holiday leave.  Crews may work full-time or part-time and hours assigned may vary. Most positions typically start mid-June and may last 6-12 weeks but this varies by location.

 Qualifications – Crew Leaders:

  • You must be able to work in all types of weather conditions and work in a safe manner along roadways with varied levels of traffic.
  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You may apply prior to your 18th birthday; however, you must be at least 18 years old on the first day of your assignment.
  • You must have and maintain a current valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.
  • You must have a basic knowledge of spoken and written English.
  • You must have the ability to pick up and bag litter along highways and lift and carry filled garbage bags.

Qualification – Crew Members:

  • You must be at least 16 years old. You may apply prior to your 16th birthday; however, you must be at least 16 years old on the first day of your assignment.
  • You must have a basic knowledge of spoken and written English.
  • You must have the ability to pick up and bag litter along highways and lift and carry filled garbage bags.
  • You must be able to work in all types of weather conditions and work in a safe manner along roadways with varied levels of traffic.

For questions and application support, call 503-373-7377. To learn more and apply, visit odotjobs.com and search for ODOT18-1787oc and ODOT18-1788oc or use the following links:

Youth Litter Patrol – Crew Member (ODOT18-1787oc)

Youth Litter Patrol – Crew Leader (ODOT18-1788oc)

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