Maine Conservation Corps
- April 6 – October 16, 2020 (28 Weeks)
- 40+ hours a week
- Monday-Friday during training and orientation weeks
- Four 10-hour days during the field season (standard schedule); overnights and some weekends required; flexibility required to meet the needs of Field Teams
The Field Coordinator will provide support and training to field teams as assigned by the Field Team Program Manager. Field Teams are engaged in building and repairing trails and other recreational facilities. Members contribute their service, earn AmeriCorps education awards, and receive relevant job experience. The Field Coordinator’s primary role is to provide field support, training, and leadership, monitor a portion of the field teams, and assist with maintaining the vehicle fleet, office operations, and tool and equipment maintenance.
- Monitor and provide technical and safety support to MCC teams.
- Assist with the recruitment, screening, interview, and selection of Members.
- Work to develop MCC projects. Help facilitate and maintain communications and coordination between the MCC office, partners, and teams.
- Assist the Training Coordinator in developing and providing training for Team Leaders and Members before and during the season.
- Train members in all aspects of trail construction and rehabilitation.
- Assist with maintenance and inventory of MCC leased vehicles, chainsaws, power equipment, rigging equipment, hand tools, safety gear and camping equipment before, during and after the field season.
- Help collect, monitor, and report on paperwork & assignment collection from Field Teams including but not limited to evaluating Emergency Response Plans, tracking job readiness assignments, reviewing and approving time sheets, and tracking the progress of multiple member surveys.
- Co-lead MCC teams with less experienced leaders until they become more competent at their assigned task.
- Assume leadership role when a Team Leader unexpectedly leaves the program.
- Maintain a personal cell phone for communications with the office.
- Camp in tents and live cooperatively with members of the team during service sessions and training.
This position requires serving in adverse weather conditions, including cold, rain, hot, and humidity, exposure to biting and stinging insects, hiking with all tools and gear over difficult terrain, and sleeping in tents. This position should be viewed not as a traditional job, but as an experience where long hours and extended time away from home, often in remote locations, are to be expected.
- High School diploma or equivalent
- Must be at least 21 years old
- Must submit to criminal history check
- Must be approved to drive State vehicles by the Risk Management Division (clean driving record)
- Two seasons of trail work experience in a leadership role with an AmeriCorps and/or Conservation Corps program
- Knowledge of sustainable trail layout and design
- High level of comfort in the outdoors
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- Possesses motivation and initiative
- Non-judgmental attitude, sensitivity to others, approachable
- Must be able to work independently and be prepared to deal with difficult situations
- Experience with operation and maintence of power tools, chainsaws, and rigging equipment
- Experience with group facilitation and training
- Experience with GPS/GIS
- Experience working with or alongside heavy trail machinery such as a tractor, loader, or mini-excavator
- Stipend of $540-$600 per week based on number of years as Field Coordinator (less taxes)
- Health Insurance
- State Park Pass
- Pro deals
- Paid training (i.e. Chainsaw safety training, stonework and rigging training, AmeriCorps Conferences)
- A wide range of networking opportunities
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