Maine Conservation Corps seeks Field Team Leader


Jan 11, 2017



Field Team Leader
Application Deadline: January 20, 2017

Start/End Dates
Training: April 3 – May 19, 2017
Orientation/Field Season: May 22 – August 18, 2017 or May 22 – November 3, 2017

Position Description
The MCC Field Team Leader position provides leadership to a team to accomplish significant conservation, education, and outdoor recreation service projects, especially trail building and job readiness training. Members serve Maine’s communities, participate in the AmeriCorps program, receive leadership training and gain hands-on experience.
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, strengthening the future employability of members, while raising the aspirations of members and volunteers. This position is not an AmeriCorps position; therefore there is no Education Award.

Attitude
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, sensitivity to others, approachable
Responsible and reliable
Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training
Ability to teach others

Qualifications
High School diploma
Must be at least 20 years old
Must be a US Citizen
Must submit to criminal and sex offender background checks
Two seasons of trail work experience in an outdoor leadership role
Previous experience with construction work

Desired Skills
Approved to drive State vehicles by the Risk Management Division
Good communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Excellent work ethic
Possesses motivation and initiative
Program-specific Duties
Participate in and lead job readiness training workshops
Educate members about and uphold the MCC code of conduct.
Assure that the team adheres to MCC safety rules and guidelines.
Assure their team’s compliance with the MCC drug free workplace policy.
Inform Program Coordinator of conduct issues in a timely manner.
Complete all paperwork in a thorough and timely manner, including submission of timesheets and other forms required by the MCC.
Coordinate education events during each session according to MCC program guidelines.
Conduct pre-service visits to all project sites and collect information about the project, including an emergency response plan.
Maintain a personal cell phone for communications with the office.
Serve as a primary caretaker of the MCC vehicle and observe all rules regarding safe transport of people and equipment.
Train members in all aspects of trail construction and rehabilitation.
Build new trails and rehabilitate existing trails, such as:
Build bridges, wooden ladders, retaining walls, etc.
Construct rock water bars, retaining walls, causeways, stone steps, etc.
Clear trails (cut and haul brush, dig to mineral soil, pull stumps, etc.)
Other tread way work (crush rock, haul gravel)
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).
Represent the MCC and the host site organization in a professional and supportive manner.

Training
Attend pre-season training and orientation, including leadership workshops, sexual harassment awareness, and project planning, chainsaw safety training and Griphoist operations, leadership styles, communication, conflict case studies, stone work, carpentry, and job readiness training such as: resume writing, job search components, appropriate workplace behaviors, interview skills
Optional Training
Participate in Trail Training Program
**Please note the majority of MCC leader positions are filled by Trail Training attendees**

Work Schedule: 40 hours a week; overnights and weekends required

Benefits:
Field Team Leaders are a non-AmeriCorps MCC staff person who will receive a salary of $150 per week during training and $440 - $450 per week during the field season. Other benefits include health insurance, housing during training and orientation, and a Maine State Park Pass and pro-deals.

To Apply: By January 20nd, submit resume and letter of interest with dates of availability based on time commitment options above as well as the MCC Certifications.

Please email Corps.Conservation@maine.gov for questions and information
Unemployed, underemployed, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply

The Maine Conservation Corps 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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