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900-HR Environmental Steward/Lily Bay State Park

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

June 1, 2020 - November 13, 2020

Application Window

March 20, 2020 - March 30, 2020

Location

  • Pownal, ME

Contact Information

Dena Doyon
(207) 624-6085
corps.conservation@maine.gov

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Description

Location: Pownal, ME
Housing: Tent/camping situation provided
Days and Hours of Service: 40 hours per week: may include evenings, weekends and holidays.

Host Site and Position Overview:
Lily Bay State Park is a public recreation area in the town of Greenville, Piscataquis County, Maine. The state park occupies 924 acres on the southeast shore of Moosehead Lake, the largest lake in New England. It was established in 1961 on woodland primarily donated by the Scott Paper Company in 1959. The park offers camping, boating, fishing, swimming, and snowmobiling. There is a two-mile trail used for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing that follows the shore of the lake.

Peaks-Kenny State Park lies on the shores of Sebec Lake, offering day visitors and campers a peaceful, wooded setting in which to enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and picnicking. With 56 sites set among stately trees and large glacial boulders near the lake, the campground fosters quiet and private enjoyment of a beautiful natural setting. The 839-acre park lies in the Central Maine Highlands, an area renowned for its natural beauty and outdoor opportunities with Moosehead Lake, the Appalachian Trail, the southern end of Baxter State Park and other outdoor destinations all within a morning's drive. Ten miles of gentle hiking trails within the park offer visitors of all ages and skill levels a chance to enjoy old-growth hardwood forests, hemlock and pines.

This is a dual placement position, meaning there will be 2 Environmental Stewards (ESs) at this site which will collaborate for projects. The ESs will focus on trailwork and trail maintenance at Lily Bay State Park and Peaks Kenny State Park. These tasks are completed outside, in all weather conditions. Hand tools, power tools, and other resources are used to complete these tasks. The position will also improve the volunteer program focusing on trail projects and recruiting more volunteers.

Description of Duties:
• Build new trails and rehabilitate existing trails in all seasons and weather conditions including:
o Build timber structures (bridges, wooden ladders, retaining walls, etc.)
o Construct stone and earth structures (reinforced grade dips, retaining walls, causeways, stone steps, etc.)
o Clear trails (cut and haul brush, dig to mineral soil, pull stumps, etc.)
o Other tread way work (crush rock, haul gravel)
• Monitor use of trails
• Assist park staff with ongoing trail related park projects
• Coordinate volunteer activities focused on trails including:
o Recruiting volunteers
o Promoting and leading volunteer events
o Implementing the Essential Volunteer Management Practices and Volunteer Management Action Plan

Essential Functions:
• Willingness and physical ability to accomplish 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
• Ability to hike several 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
• Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training

Service Conditions:
• 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

Site Specific Qualifications:
• Trail building experience preferred
• Ability to critically thing 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

Website: https://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/details.pl?park_id=17

Location: Pownal, ME
Housing: Tent/camping situation provided
Days and Hours of Service: 40 hours per week: may include evenings, weekends and holidays.

Host Site and Position Overview:
Lily Bay State Park is a public recreation area in the town of Greenville, Piscataquis County, Maine. The state park occupies 924 acres on the southeast shore of Moosehead Lake, the largest lake in New England. It was established in 1961 on woodland primarily donated by the Scott Paper Company in 1959. The park offers camping, boating, fishing, swimming, and snowmobiling. There is a two-mile trail used for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing that follows the shore of the lake.

Peaks-Kenny State Park lies on the shores of Sebec Lake, offering day visitors and campers a peaceful, wooded setting in which to enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and picnicking. With 56 sites set among stately trees and large glacial boulders near the lake, the campground fosters quiet and private enjoyment of a beautiful natural setting. The 839-acre park lies in the Central Maine Highlands, an area renowned for its natural beauty and outdoor opportunities with Moosehead Lake, the Appalachian Trail, the southern end of Baxter State Park and other outdoor destinations all within a morning's drive. Ten miles of gentle hiking trails within the park offer visitors of all ages and skill levels a chance to enjoy old-growth hardwood forests, hemlock and pines.

This is a dual placement position, meaning there will be 2 Environmental Stewards (ESs) at this site which will collaborate for projects. The ESs will focus on trailwork and trail maintenance at Lily Bay State Park and Peaks Kenny State Park. These tasks are completed outside, in all weather conditions. Hand tools, power tools, and other resources are used to complete these tasks. The position will also improve the volunteer program focusing on trail projects and recruiting more volunteers.

Description of Duties:
• Build new trails and rehabilitate existing trails in all seasons and weather conditions including:
o Build timber structures (bridges, wooden ladders, retaining walls, etc.)
o Construct stone and earth structures (reinforced grade dips, retaining walls, causeways, stone steps, etc.)
o Clear trails (cut and haul brush, dig to mineral soil, pull stumps, etc.)
o Other tread way work (crush rock, haul gravel)
• Monitor use of trails
• Assist park staff with ongoing trail related park projects
• Coordinate volunteer activities focused on trails including:
o Recruiting volunteers
o Promoting and leading volunteer events
o Implementing the Essential Volunteer Management Practices and Volunteer Management Action Plan

Essential Functions:
• Willingness and physical ability to accomplish 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
• Ability to hike several 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
• Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training

Service Conditions:
• 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

Site Specific Qualifications:
• Trail building experience preferred
• Ability to critically thing 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

Website: https://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/details.pl?park_id=17
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Living Allowance

$1400 - $1400 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Weekly living allowance of $335.42 (before taxes) for 24 weeks Certifications in the National Incident Management System, some members will also receive a MCC Chainsaw Safety Certification Conferences such as the Maine AmeriCorps Member Conference Networking opportunities Maine State Park Pass AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,047.50 Some members may also be eligible for student loan forbearance and childcare reimbursement A small number of Host Sites also offer housing as part of their position

Education Benefits

Credential or Certification

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

18 - 99

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Environment

Weekly Hours

40

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Federal Government Agency, Local Government Agency, Museum or Nature Center, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Park, State Agency other than State Service Commission

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Dena Doyon
(207) 624-6085
corps.conservation@maine.gov

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