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7 Nov 2022

Full-Time Field Crew Leader

Montana Conservation Corps – Posted by caleb@mtcorps.org Bozeman, Montana, United States

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Job Description

GAIN PROFESSIONAL JOB SKILLS, CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE RESILIENCE, AND LAUNCH YOUR NATURAL RESOURCE CAREER!

At MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills.  Field Crew Leaders and their crews will camp while working on physically demanding and essential natural resource and conservation projects on some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Northern Rockies and Plains.  Our crew leaders go through a leadership development program crafted over two decades to enhance their confidence, resilience, and technical capabilities.  Project work could include trail maintenance and construction, habitat restoration, mesic restoration, planting, backcountry work, forest fuels reduction, and more. Learn more about the variety of project work here! 

Crew Leaders understand that commitment, flexibility and self-motivation are integral to maintaining the high expectations placed upon them.  They use their training, experience, and commitment to facilitate their crew’s development.  They are creative in their approach to problem solving and motivating others, and are invested in the idea that their personal development and growth as a leader are most fully realized when used in service to their crews, their communities and the environment. If you are looking for something unique, want to address urgent climate change issues, and want to make a positive impact on the environment, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! 

Location: Bozeman, Missoula, Kalispell and Helena, MT

Ages: 18-35

Program Dates: 02/27/2023 – 10/27/2023

Living Allowance: $1,120 biweekly before taxes are taken out

AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,826.50 upon completion of the program

Health Insurance: Provided at NO COST

Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential behavioral health counseling, financial assistance, medical/legal advocacy, and more!

Food Per Diem while on Projects

Access to Pro Deals

Housing options may be available in specific regions; talk with a Program Manager to learn more!! 

Learn More About Adult Conservation Crews!

APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

Benefits:

Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

  • First Aid & CPR
  • Defensive Driving 
  • Chainsaw Certification
  • Crosscut Certification 

Training and Opportunities (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

  • Training on Resume Building, Interviewing, and Federal Hiring
  • Hand & Power Tool Use (including chainsaw and crosscut saw)
  • Backcountry Travel & Navigation
  • Trail Maintenance & Construction
  • Leave No Trace
  • Habitat Management & Improvement
  • Learn about natural resource management
  • Leadership, communication, and teamwork competencies
  • Develop life skills, work skills, and a strong service ethic
  • Connect with project partners: federal, state, and non-profits for career opportunities
  • Join our network of alumni in natural resource careers all over the country
  • Work in beautiful, wild, and protected places.
  • Make lasting changes to the environment, climate, and our communities.

Qualifications:

  • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
  • Ages 18-35
  • US Citizen, National or lawful permanent resident
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Ability to eventually hike 3-20 miles per day in terrain that can be steep, rocky or uneven, often wearing a 45lb backpack while carrying tools and sometimes backpacking with full packs of 60 – 70lbs
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to obtain Wilderness Advanced First Aid/CPR training. (Training is reimbursable to allotted amount/ MCC provides training)
  • Demonstrates desire to serve the community and the environment
  • Embraces willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions; ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time
  • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

Desired Additional Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check
  • 21 years old on the start date of the program

MCC is committed to being diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. We are working to reduce barriers to participating in our programs. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, and military service. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.  Learn more about Identity and Equity @ MCC!

 

How to Apply

Job Categories: Conservation. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: climate change, conservation, Corps, environment, and trails. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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