Conservation Aide - 5951

Fort Kent, ME 04743, USA | Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry | Full-time

Apply by: Sept. 29, 2020


Opening Date:

September 16, 2020

Closing Date:

September 29, 2020


Fort Kent

Position #:


Position Type:

Seasonal Full Time (35 wks)

Class Code:



06   $12.90 - $15.50/hr*(* includes 7.5% salary adjustment)


The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is accepting applications to fill a 35-week seasonal position between Fort Kent and Madawaska area that runs from now to mid-December.


BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: The position will perform outdoor tasks related to field data collection on an annualized forest inventory survey.  Work will include measuring and recording a variety of data on forested and non-forest inventory plots.  Work is performed under immediate supervision.

The following tasks are typical duties of this position:

  • Measure and record a variety of data on forested and non-forested inventory plots in confidential manner to be entered into statistical database.  Specific plot locations, ownership, and land activity information will not be shared with any other party/individual.
  • Perform field work under a variety of adverse conditions, including rain, snow, heat, and cold.
  • Walk several miles per day when required over varied terrain with up to a 35 lbs. backpack containing all the necessary data collecting equipment.
  • Travel and stay overnight a week at a time anywhere in the State. This type of travel will likely occur 6-8 times during the field season.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge and/or experience in conservation work and/or a high school diploma or equivalent.  Preference will be given to those with one year of training and/or experience in a natural resources related field.  A year of High School course work related to this field will be accepted as one year of training.


Special Requirements:  Within the first twelve months of employment, the selected candidate must receive training in forest inventory/health field procedures for collecting data and must take and pass a written and practical field test meeting quality control and assurance standards to become certified by the US Forest Service. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Maine Driver's License.

Interested applicants need to complete and submit an online State of Maine Direct Hire Application along with a detailed Resume and Cover Letter@


September 29, 2020

If you are unable to apply online, Direct Hire Application forms can be obtained by contacting the NRSC Personnel Office at (207) 624-6370 or by accessing the NRSC website at


Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 14.11% of pay, Employee Pays: 7.65% of pay
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $470.99 biweekly (employee pays nothing)

Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $447.44 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)

Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $423.89 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $400.34 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.