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MCC Training Coordinator (17 weeks)

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Sectors Arboriculture, Horticulture and Agri.
Town/City Hallowell
Salary Additional Information See Details
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 15/11/2012
Company Name Maine Conservation Corps
Contact Name Brenda Webber
Telephone (207) 624-6085
Fax (207) 287-3342
Email corps.conservation@maine.gov
Website Further Details / Applications
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Position: Training Coordinator (17 weeks)

Program and Position Overview: MCC is dedicated to accomplishing outdoor recreation and conservation projects for the public, promoting and managing volunteer opportunities, providing conservation education, building self-esteem and leadership, and raising the aspirations of members and volunteers.  The Training Coordinator will be responsible for planning, managing and teaching a wide range of training events to students who are preparing to lead MCC teams on trail projects during the summer and fall seasons.  This work includes classroom instruction as well as outdoor workshops and trail projects. The trail training session runs from mid-February - April.  

Location:  The MCC office is located inHallowell,Maine.  Training typically takes place in the Hallowell area. 

Time Commitment

  • January 7 – May 3, 2013
  • 40 hours per week
  • Monday-Friday, some weekends and overnights required


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 20 years old
  • Must be aUSCitizen
  • Must pass criminal and sex offender background checks
  • Must be approved to drive state vehicles by the Risk Management Division

 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
  • Non-judgmental attitude, sensitivity to others, approachable
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Must be able to work independently and be prepared to deal with difficult situations
  • Four seasons of trail work experience
  • Previous experience with construction work
  • Ability to teach trail skills

Desired Functions:

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

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the screening, interviewing and selection of trail training participants
  • Develop lesson plans for training topics and draft and execute contracts for training delivered from outside sources.
  • Develop plans for training via real projects at various locations.
  • Schedule 11 weeks of training activities
  • Provide support and training for 6 trail training members.
  • Manage housing facility,including rent for trainees on their days off.
  • Create and regularly administer skills based testing and evaluations.
  • Assist with maintaining MCC leased vehicles,chainsaws,hand tools,safety gear and camping equipment.
  • Complete all paperwork in a thorough and timely manner, including submission of timesheets and other forms required by the MCC.
  • Maintain a MCC cell phone or personal cell phone for communications with the office.
  • Represent the MCC and the host site organization in a professional and supportive manner.
  • Adhere to the MCC drug free workplace policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Typical Training Topics:

Timber Joinery - Small Engines - Camping Skills - Driving Dynamics - Wilderness First Responder - Chainsaw Safety - Environmental Education - Trail Design and Layout - Accessible Trail Design - Bridge Building - Stone Cutting - Stone step and stone wall construction - Carpentry - Griphoist and Rigging - Conflict Resolution, Diversity, and Communication - Leadership - Volunteer Management


  • Stipend of $540 per week (less taxes)
  • Health Insurance
  • StateParkPass
  • Pro-deals

 To Apply: submit resume, letter of interest with dates of availability and two letters of recommendation to:

Maine Conservation Corps 

Application Deadline: Thursday, November 15, 2012 

 The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry provides equal opportunity in employment and programs.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  Accommodation arrangements must be requested in advance by contacting MCC staff.


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