Employer: Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance
Internship Number: 512
Internship Title: BRCA Conservation Corps Assistant Director
Location: Belgrade Lakes, Maine
Period of Engagement: Summer
Compensation: Paid
Description of the Internship:
The Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance’s Youth Conservation Corps’s mission is to reduce sources of pollution in our lakes through the installation of erosion control-projects known as BMP’s (best management practices). Founded in 1996 by BRCA, this self-sustaining summer program has completed more than 1400 bmp’s on all seven Belgrade Lakes in the watershed. Each summer a project director and field supervisor oversee two full-time crews of high school students and crew leaders.

For more information on BRCA’s Youth Conservation Corps program, please visit their website at:  https://belgradelakes.org/water/the-youth-conservation-corps/

Responsibilities:
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate with the Conservation Corps (CC) director on material deliveries, project deadlines, and customer service
  • Assist CC director with site visits
  • Communicate clearly to homeowners the functions and benefits of best management practices
  • Design best management practices to reduce erosion and calculate estimated cost
  • Inspect project sites to ensure compliance with agreed upon designs
  • Correctly file/send Permit by Rule forms
  • Oversee two (2) crews conducting erosion control projects
  • Maintain photo record of completed projects
  • Follow and enforce all Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) safety protocols
Qualifications:
  • Ability to effectively lead and supervise young people in completing projects
  • Ability to clearly communicate detailed instructions
  • Dedication to protecting natural resources
  • Ability to perform physically demanding outdoor labor
  • Ability to interpret and adapt instructions in the field, based on established objectives
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Background in engineering or environmental sciences preferred
  • Supervisory/leadership experience preferred

For more information on this position, contact Nathan Durant at (207) 931-8791 or via email at:  brcacc@belgradelakes.org

Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement and Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance as follows:
Send a resume, cover letter and three (3) references to the Partnership at pca@maine.edu AND to:  BRCA Youth Conservation Corps, P. O. Box 250, Belgrade Lakes, ME  04918
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