Thursday, February 9, 2017

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Maryland Conservation Jobs Corps

The Maryland Conservation Jobs Corps (CJC) is a five-week summer employment program for disadvantaged youth ages 14 – 17 operated by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service. CJC uses outdoor experiential activities and the power of nature to enrich the lives of youth and prepare them for future success in the workforce. The Maryland Park Service is currently recruiting for multiple seasonal contractual positions for CJC Site
Main Purpose Of Job
The CJC Crew Chief is responsible for the overall supervision of a field-based crew. The program begins Monday, June 26th and concludes with a graduation ceremony Friday, June 28. Dates are subject to change. During this five-week period, full-time availability (40 hours/week) is mandatory. Dates that fall outside this period, including training are variable and may be less than 40 hours per week.
The CJC Crew Chief shall provide direction and guidance to CJC Corps Members, ensure they utilize strategies provided in training to maintain a safe and educational work environment for youth, including but not limited to the following:
-- Proper professional work ethic and behavior.
-- Ensure that projects are properly, professionally and completely executed to the satisfaction of site managers.
-- Manage the data selected with work projects assignments as required by the CJC Program Director.
-- Conduct regular crew-based Corps Member training and instructional presentations in critical areas related to safety and professional job performance including the following:
  • First-Aid and workplace safety
  • Environmental issues and conservation
  • Community relations
  • Work ethic
  • Communications
  • Site-specific work project, goals and activities
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 10, 2017 at 11:59pm
SALARY: new $16.00/hour, returning $17.00/hour
Education or experience in the field of park operations, recreation, education, business, administration, forestry, social sciences, or a natural resources related field is preferred.
Previous work experience with at-risk youth is preferred.