Community Leader Positions

NOTE - This position has been approved for the use of GI Bill benefits.

Please Note:

  • 2015 positions start January 6, 2015 to November 3, 2015.

  • Application deadline is November 14, 2014.

  • MCC accepts applications year-round. They are considered for the next open term of service after receipt. To read the PDF files on this page you will need a copy of the free Adobe Reader software.

Veteran Community Leaders

Receive an 11-week training session then upon successful graduation are placed with Maine federal, state or non-profit organizations with all the skills needed to:

  • Create new trails and rehabilitate exist
  • Recruit, train and lead volunteers to create and improve recreational trail systems with a focus on recruiting and training other veterans as community volunteers
  • Establish a sustainable, dedicated community volunteer base
  • Develop plans for future conservation projects

Term of Service

  • Full Term of Service
    • Approximately 10 months; a minimum of 1700 hours
    • Mid-January through November
  • Shortened Term of Service
    • Open and ends on a rolling basis depending on host site needs

To Apply

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Training Coordinator (45 weeks)

Program and Position Overview: MCC is dedicated to accomplishing outdoor recreation and conservation projects for the public, promoting and managing volunteer opportunities, providing conservation education, building self-esteem and leadership, and raising the aspirations of members and volunteers.

The Training Coordinator will be responsible for planning, managing and teaching a wide range of training events to MCC Community Leaders and Environmental Stewards, consisting of classroom instruction, online coursework, and outdoor workshops and trail projects. Community Leader training begins January 5, and consists of 11-weeks of courses, scheduled by the Training Coordinator. Environmental Steward training begins either January 5, or mid-May. Much of the initial January training will be conducted for both groups jointly. Community Leaders are all military Veterans or active Guardsmen/women. Upon conclusion of the training period, the Training Coordinator will conduct trail assessments, plan future conservation projects, and provide field supervision to MCC Community Leaders and Environmental Stewards. The Training Coordinator will also design, market and implement a training program to build the capacity of local trail organizations in trail skills and volunteer management.

Location: The MCC office is located in Hallowell, Maine. Trail Training typically takes place in the Hallowell area. Field work is conducted throughout Maine.

Time Commitment:
• December 8 – October 24, 2015 • 40 hours per week • Monday-Friday, some weekends and overnights required

Qualifications:
• High School diploma • Must be at least 20 years old • Must be a US Citizen • Must agree to undergo criminal and sex offender background checks • Must be approved to drive State vehicles by the Risk Management Division

Essential Functions:
• Ability to teach trail skills, including stonework, timber work, and trail layout and design • Knowledge of volunteer management practices • Have the ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions • Non-judgmental attitude, sensitivity to others, approachable • Ability to perform tasks as part of a cooperative team • Responsible and reliable • Must be able to work independently and be prepared to deal with difficult situations • Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference • Four seasons of trail work experience • Previous experience with construction work • Experience working with Veterans preferred

Desired Functions: • Good communication skills • Strong organizational skills • Excellent work ethic • Possesses motivation and initiative

Key Responsibilities (December 8th – mid-April): • Assist in the screening, interviewing and selection of Community Leader trail training participants • Improve and further develop existing lesson plans for training topics • Draft and execute contracts for training delivered from outside sources • Develop plans for training via real projects at various locations • Schedule 11 weeks of training activities • Provide support and training for MCC members • Complete MCC paperwork and review member timesheets • Create and regularly administer skills based testing and evaluations

Key Responsibilities (mid-April – October 24th): • Assist the MCC Program Coordinator in developing and providing training and orientation for members before and during the field season • Develop MCC projects by preparing trail planning assessments, estimates and recommendations to potential partners • Monitor and provide technical and work place safety support to MCC members • Help facilitate and maintain communication and coordination between the MCC office, partners and members • Develop, market, and execute a multi-faceted training program for trail organizations throughout Maine • Assist with maintaining MCC vehicles, chainsaws, hand tools, safety gear and camping equipment

Key Responsibilities (throughout term): • Complete all paperwork in a thorough and timely manner, including submission of timesheets and other forms required by the MCC • Maintain a cell phone for communications with the office • Represent the MCC in a professional and supportive manner • Adhere to the MCC drug free workplace policy • Other duties as assigned by Program Coordinator

Benefits: • Stipend of $540 per week (less taxes) • State Park Pass • Pro-deals

To Apply: submit resume, letter of interest and dates of availability to:

Brenda L. Webber Maine Conservation Corps 124 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333

Fax: 207-287-3342 Email: corps.conservation@maine.gov

Phone: (207) 624-6085 or (800) 245-7286 (in Maine only)

Application Deadline: October 24, 2014

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 using the contact information provided.

For further information on the application process contact:

Brenda 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