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Title

Maine Conservation Corps/AmeriCorps Field Team Member

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location
Town/City Augusta
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 01/04/2016
Company Name Maine Conservation Corps
Contact Name Jasmine Greenman
Telephone (207) 624-6085
Fax (207) 287-3342
Email corps.conservation@maine.gov
Website Further Details / Applications
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Description
IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.

 

Position: Field Team Member 

             

Summary: The MCC provides community service opportunities and career training for those interested in pursuing a career in natural resources.  Members serve Maine’s communities, participate in the AmeriCorps program, and gain hands-on experience. MCC is dedicated to accomplishing outdoor recreation and conservation projects, promoting and managing volunteer opportunities, promoting conservation education, building self esteem and leadership, and stregthening the future employability of members. 

 

Location: Training typically takes place in the Hallowell area; field work is conducted throughout Maine

 

Time Commitment

  • May 23rd-August 19, or May 23rd-Nov 4th
  • 450hr or 900hr term of service
  • 40 hours a week, overnights and weekends required

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award
  • High School diploma
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must submit to criminal and sex offender background checks

 

Essential Functions

  • Have the ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions
  • Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference
  • Ability to perform tasks as part of a cooperative team
  • Follows directions
  • Non-judgmental attitude and sensitivity to others
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training

 

Desired Functions:

  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Possesses motivation and initiative 

           

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build new trails and rehabilitate existing trails, such as:
    • Build structures (bridges, wooden ladders, retaining walls, etc.)
    • Construct with rock (waterbars, retaining walls, causeways, stone steps)
    • Clear trails (cut and haul brush, dig to mineral soil, pull stumps, etc.)
    • Other treadway work (crush rock, haul gravel)
  • Represent the MCC and the host site organization in a professional and supportive manner.
  • Adhere to the MCC drug free workplace policy.
  • Complete all paperwork in a thorough and timely manner, including submission of timesheets and other forms required by the MCC.
    • Develop and use leadership skills in roles within the team and with volunteers.
    • Live cooperatively with other members during training and service sessions.  Willingly perform joint living tasks, such as cooking and cleaning and maintaining hygiene (Not to be counted as direct service hours).

 

Training Provided:

  • Attend training, such as: orientation to the MCC and AmeriCorps, First Aid and CPR, Leave No Trace, communication, conflict resolution, diversity, introduction to trail tools and safety standards.
  • optional chainsaw safety training May16-20

 

Benefits:

  • Stipend of $270 per week (less taxes)
  • Health Insurance
  • $1,515.55 or $2,865.00 AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
  • State Park Pass
  • Housing during training and orientation (during service days only)

 

Application Deadline : April 1st

 

For more information and to download an application off the MCC website:

http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/get_involved/conservation_corps/field_team_program/positions.shtml

Or email:

Corps.conservation@maine.gov

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