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900-Hour Environmental Steward Positions

Application: Apply Now - Deadline for applications is March 9, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Training Dates: May 21 - June 1, 2018

Additional Training Dates: May 14-18, 2018 (For Environmental Stewards serving at sites requiring chainsaw training)

Host Sites Dates: June 4 - November 16, 2018

Position Description:

The Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) is accepting applications for 900-Hour AmeriCorps Environmental Stewards. Positions are located throughout Maine, specific host site details will be posted in February of 2018. MCC is dedicated to environmental education, outdoor recreation and conservation projects, volunteer opportunities, and developing career and leadership skills.

These 1700-hour positions receive a living allowance of $300 a week for 45 weeks and if eligible, an AmeriCorps educational award of $2,907.50 upon successful completion of the program. Other benefits include pro deals, a range of training and networking opportunities, and a Maine State Park Pass. Some members may also be eligible for student loan deferment and childcare reimbursement. A small number of Host Sites offer housing.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Has the ability to collaborate and get along with others
  • Possesses a non-judgmental attitude and sensitivity to others
  • Brings a positive approach and initiates creative solutions
  • Has the desire to learn, serve others and make a difference
  • Is reliable and responsible
  • Demonstrates motivation and initiative

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must agree to criminal and sex offender background checks
  • All positions at State sites require a valid driver’s license with a good 5 year driving record
  • Passion for community service and the environment
  • Commitment to complete the full term of service

Marginal Functions:

  • Communication skills, including comfort with public speaking
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience conducting outreach and giving presentations
  • Good computer skills

Training Provided:

  • Intro to AmeriCorps
  • Prohibited Program Activities
  • First Aid/CPR
  • MCC, Host Sites and You
  • OnCorps reporting
  • Goal Setting
  • Portfolios
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • National Incident Management Systems
  • Civil Rights Training
  • Developing a Volunteer Recruitment Plan
  • Leave No Trace
  • Trail Assessment
  • Tool Safety, Use and Maintenance
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Chainsaw Training May 14-18, 2018. Not all Environmental Stewards will attend chainsaw training. Only Stewards whose host site requires 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.

To Apply: Submit an application and references by March 9, 2018. You will also be asked to provide a resume, cover letter, and complete all other required documents. Please email Corps.Conservation@maine.gov for additional 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 by contacting MCC staff.

To Apply

Apply Now

For information on the application process contact:

Dena Doyon
Maine Conservation Corps
124 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 624-6085 or
corps.conservation@maine.gov

Environmental Steward Positions Resources

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