Carriage Road Maintenance Interns (PO-00734464)

This position will work with Acadia National Park's Arborist on the cultural landscape and historic vistas of the historic Carriage Road system. The position will also support the park's Roads crews in maintaining these broken stone roads. The position will involve using hand and power tools to trim trees, cut branches from felled trees. It will also involve using rakes, shovels, and backpack blowers to clear branches, leaves, and debris from the Carriage Road system's extensive ditch and back drain system.

Compensation amounts (pre-tax):
– $480 weekly Living Allowance
– $22 weekly Commuting Allowance
– $1,100 To/From site travel expense reimbursement (car required)
– AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,718 (based upon successful completion of this position).

It is SCA’s policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared results prior to the position’s start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position’s start date will be delayed due to non-compliance.

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Position ID: PO-00734464

Expected Dates: June 12, 2023 - September 3, 2023

20 McFarland Hill Drive
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Training Provided: Interns will be trained to use hand and power tools. They will understand the need to manage natural vegetation to maintain the health of the broken stone roads as well as the surrounding forest.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Interns will learn the maintenance needs of a heritage asset belonging to the federal government and methods for the preservation of public lands for future generations. Hiking, biking, nature viewing, swimming, and boating opportunities abound.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Backcountry/Trail work

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

The commute to headquarters is several miles.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

The intern will be provided with shared housing that will include a kitchen. 

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: No

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