Job Type: Temporary
Salary Details: $500 wkly
Deadline: Jul 07, 2023
LOCATION: Field projects are conducted state-wide in National and State Parks, Public Lands, Municipalities, and non-profit organizations.
MCC Office: 54 Independence Drive, Augusta, ME 04330
TIME REQUIREMENTS: Full-time, 40+ hours per week. It is typical to have a varied schedule.  Overnights, weekends, training days, and occasional service events are required.
START DATE: July 24th or as soon as possible
END DATE: Friday, October 13, 2023
Commitment to the end date is of utmost importance for all Team Leaders.

Apply to be an MCC Field Team Leader today! Team Leaders receive professional skills development, team-based service learning, opportunities to live and serve in unique locations, a modest living allowance, and more!

GET PAID TO LEAD
Develop leadership and project management skills through field-based learning that are transferable to a wide variety of careers.

This position should not be viewed 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.

  • Mentor, guide, and teach members in all aspects of the field team experience, including technical skills development, MCC and AmeriCorps policies, service learning, and team dynamics.
  • Plan, prepare, and execute conservation projects, i.e., meal planning, equipment and tool packing and maintenance, vehicle and trailer arrangements, travel and camping logistics, etc.
  • Promote a culture of safety, manage multi-week conservation projects, communicate project goals and needs with staff and project liaisons, and document project accomplishments.
  • Lead team members through adverse weather conditions, including heat and humidity, cold, rain, exposure to biting and stinging insects, hiking with tools and gear over difficult terrain, and sleeping in tents with limited access to cellular service and internet, often in remote locations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference
  • Willingness and physical ability to serve on a variety of conservation projects, which will include using power and hand tools
  • Heavy lifting, bending, and carrying up to 50 pounds
  • Serving on trails with steep or uneven terrain
  • Serving in extremes of heat or cold, as well as being exposed to biting and stinging insects
  • Serving, eating, and camping outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in rugged terrain, often carrying heavy gear and tools
  • Ability to perform tasks as part of a cooperative team
  • Non-judgmental attitude, sensitivity to others, approachable
  • Responsible and reliable
  • High level of comfort in the outdoors
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training
  • Interest in serving with and mentoring a diverse group of people
  • Willingness to follow heightened health and safety protocols due to COVID-19.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:

  • The ability to operate a MCC vehicle to transport members and gear to and from project sites

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Must agree to criminal history checks
  • Backcountry living experience
  • Trail construction experience including stonework
  • Previous outdoor leadership or project management experience
  • Committed to MCC through the duration of the term of service

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Experience with GPS and GIS
  • Sawyer training
  • Experience with power and hand tools including rigging equipment

BENEFITS:

  • A weekly living allowance of $500(less taxes)
  • Health insurance
  • Other benefits include Maine State Park Pass, discounts on outdoor gear, and a wide range of networking opportunities

HOUSING: During the field season, teams will camp at a base camp near their project site and will return to an assigned basecamp during off time. Basecamps will vary from rustic cabins, to tent sites. 

HOW TO APPLY
To Apply: Submit an MCC Application, and send a copy of your resume to  Corps.Conservation@maine.gov. You will be contacted with further instructions.  You may direct questions to the same email above.