Field Team Positions

Please Note:

  • 2014 positions start as early as February. View the current opportunities listed below.
  • Application deadlines are specific to each position.
  • MCC accepts applications year-round. They are considered for the next open term of service after receipt.
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Field Team Members

Receive training prior to placement in at sites where they improve recreational trails throughout Maine. Training includes:

  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Communication, Conflict Resolution and Diversity Training
  • Introduction to Trail Tools
  • Safety Practices and Personal Protective Equipment
  • Leave No Trace

To Apply

For information on the application process contact

Brenda L. Webber
Maine Conservation Corps
124 State House Station
Augusta ME 04333
207-624-6085 or 1-800-245-5627 (Toll Free in Maine)
corps.conservation@maine.gov

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.

Current Opportunities

Field Team Members - multiple positions available

  • Application Deadline: June 20, 2014
  • Location: Training typically takes place in the Hallowell area. Field work is conducted throughout Maine.
  • Hours: 40 hours per week; some weekends and overnights required.
  • Term of Service:
    • August 19 to November 14, 2014
    • 450 hours of service is required.
  • Program and Position Overview: The MCC provides community service opportunities and career training for those interested in pursuing a career in natural resources. Members serve Maine‚Äôs communities, participate in the AmeriCorps program, and gain hands-on experience.
  • 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:
      • 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 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:
    • Stipend of $260 per week (less taxes)
    • Health Insurance
    • $1,468 AmeriCorps Education Award
    • Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
    • State Park Pass
    • Housing during training and orientation (during service days only)
  • Return to Current Opportunities list.

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.