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900-HR Environmental Steward/Sebago Lake State Park

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

June 1, 2020 - November 13, 2020

Application Window

March 20, 2020 - March 30, 2020

Locations

  • Casco, ME
  • Naples, ME

Contact Information

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

Hosted By

Position Details

Environmental Stewards

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Description

Location: Casco and Naples, ME
Housing: Not Provided, camping may be available
Days and Hours of Service: 40 hours per week: may include evenings, weekends and holidays.

Host Site and Position Overview:
Sebago Lake State Park opened to the public in 1938 as one of the five original state parks. This forested lakeside park is situated on the shore of Maine's deepest and second largest lake which provides year-round recreation for thousands of visitors each year. Near the foothills of the White Mountains, the park's 1,400 acres features sandy beaches, extensive woodlands, ponds, bogs a river and diverse habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal life.

Swimming, sport fishing, camping and boating are some of the summer activities enjoyed by visitors. The park's 250-site campground is a popular destination for family vacationers and provides lasting memories season after season. Wooded areas offer a respite from the sun and activity on the beaches. Whether hiking on marked trails or bicycling on park roads, visitors find many ways to enjoy the park. The park also operates the historic Songo Lock.

Carved by ancient rivers and scoured by Ice Age glaciers, Sebago Lake fills a basin made of granite that has been weathered for millions of year. Thanks to those glaciers, visitors today an enjoy an array of water sports on Maine's 45 square mile lake.

This position will focus on trailwork and trail maintenance at Sebago Lake 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=26

Location: Casco and Naples, ME
Housing: Not Provided, camping may be available
Days and Hours of Service: 40 hours per week: may include evenings, weekends and holidays.

Host Site and Position Overview:
Sebago Lake State Park opened to the public in 1938 as one of the five original state parks. This forested lakeside park is situated on the shore of Maine's deepest and second largest lake which provides year-round recreation for thousands of visitors each year. Near the foothills of the White Mountains, the park's 1,400 acres features sandy beaches, extensive woodlands, ponds, bogs a river and diverse habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal life.

Swimming, sport fishing, camping and boating are some of the summer activities enjoyed by visitors. The park's 250-site campground is a popular destination for family vacationers and provides lasting memories season after season. Wooded areas offer a respite from the sun and activity on the beaches. Whether hiking on marked trails or bicycling on park roads, visitors find many ways to enjoy the park. The park also operates the historic Songo Lock.

Carved by ancient rivers and scoured by Ice Age glaciers, Sebago Lake fills a basin made of granite that has been weathered for millions of year. Thanks to those glaciers, visitors today an enjoy an array of water sports on Maine's 45 square mile lake.

This position will focus on trailwork and trail maintenance at Sebago Lake 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=26
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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

Hosted By

Position Details

Environmental Stewards

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