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20 Jan 2022

Temporary Fuels and Fire Crew Leader

Montana Conservation Corps – Posted by [email protected] Helena, Montana, United States

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Job Description


At MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills.  This crew will work in the Salmon Challis National Forest for the duration of the season. Work will primarily consist of wildland fuels mitigation projects, a high proportion of chainsaw use, fireline construction and other forest health monitoring activities. This crew will allow you to get loads of chainsaw time and expose you to connections in the fuels reduction and fire world.  Crews receive basic wildland fire certifications such as Red Card, S130, S190, Nationally recognized saw certifications, and Basic First Aid.  Our crew leaders go through a leadership development program crafted over two decades to enhance their confidence, resilience, and technical capabilities.  This crew is an opportunity to contribute to forest health and reduce the impact of wildland fire.   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! 

A term of service with MCC places our participants in an excellent position for future federal hiring and conservation careers!

Location: Helena MT

Program Dates: 2/28/2022-10/21/2022

Living Allowance: $837.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out

AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,546.50 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

Housing Opportunities Available!!

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There are multiple benefits with an AmeriCorps Term of Service!

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MCC is committed to being diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. We are working to reduce barriers to participating in our programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.


  • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
  • Preferred candidates will have experience operating a chainsaw
  • US Citizen, National, or Legal 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
  • Minimum age of 21 years old on the start date of the program

How to Apply

Apply Here: and upload Resume & optional Cover Letter.

Job Categories: Conservation. Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: AmeriCorps, conservation, Montana, and Wildland Fire. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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