Maine Conservation Corps seeks Field Team Members


April 20, 2017



Maine Conservation Corps - Field Team Member

Start/End Dates
May 22 – August 18, 2017 or May 22 – November 3, 2017

Position Description:
The MCC provides community service opportunities and career training. 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 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. Training typically takes place in the Hallowell area; field work is conducted throughout Maine.

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 and sensitivity to others
Responsible and reliable
Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training

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
Desired Skills:
Good communication skills
Excellent work ethic
Possesses motivation and initiative
Program-specific Duties:
Participate in job readiness training
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 tread 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:
Attend training, such as: orientation to the MCC and AmeriCorps, First Aid and CPR, communication, conflict resolution, diversity, introduction to trail tools and safety standards, job readiness training such as: resume writing, job search components, appropriate workplace behaviors, interview skills.
Optional Training:
Chainsaw Safety Training (May 15 – 19, 2017)

Work Schedule: 40 hours a week; overnights and weekends required
Benefits: Team Members are 450 hour or 900 hour AmeriCorps members who will receive a weekly living stipend of $270 (less taxes), and an education award of $2,887.50 or $1,527.45. Other benefits include a wide range of training and networking opportunities, housing during training, pro-deals a Maine State Park Pass, and health insurance if eligible (5 month or longer term commitment). Some members may also be eligible for student loan deferment and childcare reimbursement.

To Apply: Submit a MCC Application, Certifications and References. 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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