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Maine Conservation Corps
Position title : Environmental Steward - Sebago Lake State Park
Deadline to apply : 07/07/2019
Start Date : mid-July
End Date : December 2019
Type of Position : Corpsmember / Intern
Town, City, Park, etc : Naples
State / Territory : Maine
The mission of the Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) is to accomplish conservation initiatives that inspire people and enhance communities. Environmental Stewards are placed individually with host sites to accomplish conservation projects, meeting both the mission of MCC and the needs of local communities. Project vary and may include trail projects, volunteer recruitment and management, water quality monitoring, protecting endangered species, increasing capacity, habitat restoration and more.
Be an integral part of the Maine State Parks system! The Maine Conservation Corps Environmental Steward (ES) will implement programs to help Sebago Lake State Park meet its mission of providing natural, cultural, and historical interpretation to the public. This project will also utilize the ES on needed trail and facility improvements in order to create a safe and meaningful recreational experience for visitors. The ES will determine needs within the park’s trail systems to prioritize future projects and resource allocation.
The ES will have opportunities to develop skills that will benefit them in their future endeavors. These include:
- Making connections with individuals and volunteers in the community for program outreach and enhancement;
- Maintaining, building, and mapping trails;
- Research and design interpretive materials;
- Assess existing trail conditions and develop a maintenance plan for trail rehabilitation;
- Collaborate with park staff to learn and lead field/trail based interpretive programs for the public;
- Update existing self-guided nature trail brochure;
- Organize and lead volunteer groups for trail based projects;
- Develop options for new trail construction to better enhance visitor’s hiking experience;
- Interacting with and meeting the needs of a diverse user group.
- 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
Environmental Stewards will receive a total living allowance of $8,050 (before taxes), distributed weekly over 23 weeks. Other benefits include a wide range of training and networking opportunities, a Maine State Park Pass and an education award of $2,960. Some Stewards may also be eligible for student loan deferment and childcare reimbursement.