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Title

MCC/AmeriCorps Field Team Leaders

Posted
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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Location
Town/City Statewide
Salary Additional Information see details
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 22/02/2013
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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Description
IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.

 

 Maine Conservation Corps is dedicated to conservation projects, volunteers, education, and leadership skills. MCC engages teams in challenging, high quality trail projects. 

April 29 to August 9, 2013 or April 29 to November 8, 2013

Projects range from community projects to remote sites on the Appalachian Trail – where teams learn traditional stone working skills while rebuilding portions of America’s premier long distance hiking trail through the Wilderness of Maine.

Training topics include: Wilderness First Responder - Outdoor Leadership - Managing Conflict - Trail Design, Construction, Maintenance - Chainsaw Safety - Carpentry - Building with Stone and Stonecutting - Griphoist and Rigging Operations - Camping Skills - Food Planning for groups - Trucks and Trailers.

Successful participants will lead MCC teams from late May until mid August. Teams are primarily composed of young adults (18 or older). Team members are both men and women from Maine and other States.

Sample Projects: Baxter State Park - rock construction and erosion control projects * Appalachian Trail - rock reconstruction of wilderness trails * Maine State Parks - historic trail restoration * Portland Trails - trail rehabilitation and construction in open space preserves * Cutler Coast - ocean path restoration.

Team Leader Responsibilities:  Lead and teach trail construction and other projects - Provide leadership and training to corps members and volunteers  - Submit reports - Coordinate food, equipment, and transportation for a team of 6 people - Camp in tents along with team members during service sessions.

Qualifications: One season of trail work experience with one season in an outdoor leadership role - Ability to teach trail skills - Previous experience with construction work - Must be in good health and physically fit - Position requires a sense of humor and the ability to maintain a safe and enjoyable service environment - Must be at least 20 years old - Must be a US Citizen - Must be able to motivate and work with people of all ages and backgrounds - Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

 Benefits: $440 per week (less taxes), Health Insurance, AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,468 or $2,775 (if eligible), Maine State Park Pass                

For information and application:

207-624-6085 (In Maine 1-800-245-5627)

corps.conservation@maine.gov

http://www.maine.gov/doc/parks/mcc

 

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry provides equal opportunity in employment and programs.

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