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MCC Training Coordinator (45 weeks)

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Sectors Arboriculture, Horticulture and Agri.
Town/City Statewide
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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 Maine Conservation Corps

Position: Training Coordinator (45 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 6 Veterans who are preparing to lead community volunteers on trail projects during the summer and fall seasons.  The Veteran training will consist of classroom instruction, online coursework as well as outdoor workshops and trail projects. The Veteran trail training session runs from mid-February - April. Upon conclusion of trail training, the Training Coordinator will conduct trail assessments, plan future conservation projects, and provide field supervision to MCC members.  The Training Coordinator will also design, market and implement a training program to build the capacity of local trail organizations in trail skills and volunteer management.

Location:  The MCC office is located inHallowell,Maine.  Trail Training typically takes place in the Hallowell area.  Field work is conducted throughoutMaine.

Time Commitment

  • January 7 – November 15, 2013
  • 40 hours per week
  • Monday-Friday, some weekends and overnights required


  • High School diploma
  • 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
  • Knowledge of volunteer management practices
  • Experience working with Veterans

Desired Functions:

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

Key Responsibilities (January – April):

  • Assist in the screening, interviewing and selection of Veteran 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 Veteran trail training members.
  • Manage housing facility,including rent for trainees on their days off.
  • Create and regularly administer skills based testing and evaluations.

Typical Training Topics:

Timber Joinery - Small Engines - 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 - Fundraising - Leadership - Volunteer Management

 Key Responsibilities (May – November):

  • Assist the Program Coordinator in developing and providing training and orientation for members before and during the field season.
  • Develop MCC projects by preparing trail planning assessments, estimates and recommendations to potential partners.
  • Monitor and provide technical and work place safety support to MCC members.
  • Help facilitate and maintain communication and coordination between the MCC office,partners and members.
  • Develop, market, and execute a multi-faceted training program for trail organizations throughoutMaine.
  • Assist with maintaining MCC vehicles, chainsaws,hand tools,safety gear and camping equipment.

 Key Responsibilities (throughout term):

  • 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 in a professional and supportive manner.
  • Adhere to the MCC drug free workplace policy.


  • 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:

 Brenda L. Webber

MaineConservation Corps

124 State House Station


Fax: 207-287-3342

Email: corps.conservation@maine.gov

Phone: (207)624-6085 or (800)245-7286 (inMaineonly)

Application Deadline: Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Maine Department of Conservation 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 using the contact information provided.

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