Stewardship Assistant; Washington County, Maine

Downeast Coastal Conservancy
Machias, Maine
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Stewardship Assistant reports to the Stewardship Director. This position is seasonal (30-40 hours/week for 12 weeks) and may include some required weekend work. The employee works under the direction of the Stewardship Director in order to effectively assist with the management of DCC’s conservation lands. In completing assignments, the Stewardship Assistant may work independently, with the Stewardship Director, DCC staff, or with volunteers to: monitor easements and fee lands, carry out property maintenance including trail maintenance, assist with habitat conservation, carry out invasive species management projects, assist the Stewardship Director with the creation of management plans, and perform other tasks as requested to support the mission of DCC. Field work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions and requires climbing, walking, bending, crouching, lifting, reaching, and other physical abilities. Some work is required to be completed in the office, such as filing monitoring reports. The Stewardship Assistant is required to use a personal vehicle to access the various properties. The position requires some knowledge of conservation and a passion for the outdoors. The Stewardship Assistant will be a team player who is an effective communicator and can manage multiple tasks.
Qualifications – Required: Background (direct work or school experience) within a conservation related field Basic experience with hand tools Ability to effectively respond to and carry out conservation based tasks as assigned Understanding of how to use a map, compass, and GPS Ability to hike over rough terrain carrying up to 40 pounds of gear and equipment in all weather conditions Ability to use computer software including Word and Excel Valid vehicle driver’s license and personal vehicle with proof of insurance; with the willingness and ability to transport stewardship equipment Ability to work with volunteers within DCC Ability to communicate clearly, professionally and accurately, both in writing and orally Qualifications – Desired: Bachelor’s Degree (or working towards a degree) in Conservation or a related field Experience with trail maintenance Power tool experience Knowledge and ability to perform basic carpentry and construction Familiarity with the region and its communities, both on land and water, as well as knowledge of the region’s geography, culture, flora and fauna
Contact Person
Ryan Mola
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