MCC/AmeriCorps Field Team Members

Company Name:
Maine Conservation Corps
The MCC provides community service opportunities and career training for those interested in pursuing a career in natural resources. Members serve Maines communities, participate in the AmeriCorps program, and gain hands-on experience.
Location: Training typically takes place in the Hallowell area; field work is conducted throughout Maine
Time Commitment:
August 19, 2014 to November 14, 2014
450 hours of service is required.
40 hours a week, some weekends and overnights required
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
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
Follows directions
Non-judgmental attitude and sensitivity to others
Responsible and reliable
Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training
Desired Functions:
Good communication skills
Excellent work ethic
Possesses motivation and initiative
Key Responsibilities:
Build new trails and rehabilitate existing trails, such as:
o Build structures (bridges, wooden ladders, retaining walls, etc.)
o Construct with rock (waterbars, retaining walls, causeways, stone steps)
o Clear trails (cut and haul brush, dig to mineral soil, pull stumps, etc.)
o Other treadway 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 Provided:
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.
Benefits:
Living Allowance of $260 per week (less taxes)
Health Coverage
$1,468 AmeriCorps Education Award
Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
State Park Pass
Housing during training and orientation (during service days only)
Application Deadline: Friday, June 20, 2014
Women & Minorities are encouraged to apply.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry 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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