Field Team Member
Maine Conservation Corps
Purpose: The MCC provides community service opportunities and career training for those interested in pursuing a career in natural resources. Members serve Maine’s 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
• May 19 to August 15, 2014 or May 19 to early November 2014
• 300 hours, 450 hours or 900 hours of service is required.
• 40 hours a week, some weekends and overnights required
• 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
• 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
• Good communication skills
• Excellent work ethic
• Possesses motivation and initiative
• 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).
• 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.
• Optional Training – Chainsaw Safety and Griphoist Operations (May 12 – 16, 2014)
• Living Allowance of $260 per week (less taxes)
• Health Insurance
• $1,175, $1,468 or $2,775 AmeriCorps Education Award
• Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
• State Park Pass
• Housing during training and orientation (during service days only)
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 20, 2014
For more information and to download an application off the MCC website:
Maine Conservation Corps
124 State House Station
Augusta ME 04333
207-624-6085 or 1-800-245-5627 (Toll Free in Maine)
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.