Environmental Steward; Maine State Parks; Southern Region Roving Trails

Maine Conservation Corps
Freeport, ME and Casco, ME
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$364 wkly & Education Award
Last Date to Apply
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARD – 675 or 450 hours Term: July 12 or August 22, 2022-November 11, 2022 Maine State Parks-Southern Region Roving Trails Location: Freeport, ME and Casco, ME Housing: Camping is available at Sebago Lake State Park Days and Hours of Service: 40 hours per week: may include evenings, weekends and holidays. Host Site and Position Overview: This Environmental Steward position is funded by the Recreational Trails Program and as such will be performing a range of trail stewardship projects at the associated park or parks. In addition to performing direct trail maintenance and rehabilitation services, the steward(s) will recruit, train and lead volunteers in a variety of trail stewardship tasks. This Environmental Steward position will function independently for the majority of the term, focusing on specific trail projects between 2 parks. The overall purpose is to focus on tangible trail improvements. There will also be times where the ESs will focus on growing the volunteer base at the parks. Description of Duties: • Rehabilitate existing trails in all seasons and weather conditions including: • Build timber structures (bridges, retaining walls, etc.) • Construct stone and earth structures (reinforced grade dips, retaining walls, causeways, stone steps, etc.) • Clear trails (cut and haul brush, dig to mineral soil, pull stumps, etc.) • Other tread way projects (crush rock, haul gravel) • Monitor use of trails • Assist park staff with ongoing trail related park projects • Evaluate current and future trail projects for ongoing maintenance and construction Essential Functions: • Trailwork experience • Familiarity with mountain hiking trails • Experience with general maintenance skills • Willingness and physical ability to participate in a variety of conservation projects, which will include using power and hand tools • Heavy lifting, bending, and carrying up to 50 pounds • Walking across steep or uneven terrain • Serving in extremes of heat or cold, as well as being exposed to biting and stinging insects • Serving, living, 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 Service Conditions: • These sites do NOT have good cell service or reliable wifi • Service is performed primarily outdoors in all weather conditions and biting and stinging insects • Service involves some physical labor, and hiking with gear and tools over difficult terrain • Service involves travel to nearby locations • Service involves frequent communication to multiple parties, and may include electronic, telephonic and/or in-person communication
Qualifications: • High School diploma or equivalent • Must be at least 18 years old • Must be a US Citizen • Must agree to a criminal history check • 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 • Skills, experience, and education requirements vary by site Site Specific Qualifications: • Trail building experience preferred • Ability to critically think and solve problems • General ability to serve independently in the field and maintain equipment, as well as an affinity for leading activities and discussions with volunteers
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Dena Doyon
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