900-Hour Environmental Steward Positions
Posted: January 10, 2019
Time Commitment: Training Dates: June 3-7, 2019; Host Sites Dates: June 10 or 17- November 8, 2019
Environmental Stewards serve a 900-hour term of service and undergo one week of training with the Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) before being paired with a Host Site for the remainder of their term.
The Host Sites for 900 hour positions in the 2019 season include State of Maine, federal, municipal and non-profits such as the Department of Environmental Protection, Midcoast Conservancy, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, City of South Portland, The Nature Conservancy, Maine Natural Areas Program and the 30 Mile River Watershed Association.
MCC’s Environmental Stewards assist agencies with a wide variety of projects including water quality testing, wildlife protection, interpretive programming, trail improvements, volunteer recruitment, outreach, land stewardship and much more.
Service Schedule: 40-hour week, typically Monday-Friday, with occasional weekends and overnights, depending on Host Site Preferences.
Service Conditions vary by site; refer to the recruitment blurbs/ position descriptions on the MCC website (available February 2019)
Environmental Stewards will receive a total living allowance of $8,050 (before taxes), distributed weekly over 23 weeks. Other benefits include health insurance, a wide range of training and networking opportunities, a Maine State Park Pass and an education award of $2,960.00. Some Stewards may also be eligible for student loan deferment and childcare reimbursement. A small number of Host Sites also offer housing as part of their position. Training Provided: * Orientation Training consists of one week of training at a local summer camp and will include mandatory AmeriCorps trainings such as the handbook, elevator speeches and National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) as well as trainings focused on general skills members will need at their host sites. * Chainsaw Training consists of one week of training at a local site focused on safety. Not all 900-hour Environmental Stewards will attend chainsaw training. Only those Stewards whose host site has required chainsaw training will participate. * WorkReady Credentialing Curriculum, such as Resume Writing, Job Search components, appropriate Workplace Behaviors and Interview Skills will be taught throughout the term of service.
Submit an application, resume and cover letter by March 3, 2019. Additional application components will be requested thereafter. Please email Corps.Conservation@maine.gov for questions and information.