Employer: Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance
Internship Number: 514
Internship Title: BRCA Conservation Corps Crew Leader
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:

  • Lead the Conservation Corps crew in completing erosion control projects in the Belgrade Lakes Watershed
  • Train and supervise crew members in safe work techniques
  • Comply with and enforce BRCA policies regarding safety, conduct, etc.
  • Communicate with Corps supervisors on a regular basis, receiving project instructions and updating him or her on the progress of projects and any issues that may arise
  • Work an additional hour each before crews arrive and after the crew finishes
  • Attend training events as requested by the Conservation Corps (CC) director or the Conservation Corps Board
  • Perform other tasks related to the operation of the Conservation Corpos as instructed by the CC director or field supervisor
Qualifications:
  • A demonstrated knowledge of Conservation Corps projects and commitment to protecting the Belgrade Lakes watershed
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct projects
  • Must be willing to use own vehicle for running errands and carpooling to work
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Basic understanding of erosion issues; sedimentation and eutrophication
  • Ability to problem solve on the job

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 and cover letter to UMF’s Partnership at pca@maine.edu AND to BRCA Youth Conservation Corps, P. O. Box 250, Belgrade Lakes, ME  04918
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