Field Crew Leader
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The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is currently accepting applications for AmeriCorps leader positions! Here at MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills. 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. 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
Program Dates: 2/28/2022 – 10/21/2022
Living Allowance: $837 biweekly before taxes are taken out
AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,546.50 upon completion of the program
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!
There are multiple benefits with an AmeriCorps Term of Service!
MCC seeks to provide access and opportunity to a diverse group of staff and participants, while continuing to identify and reduce barriers to being involved in our organization and programs. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.
- Term of Service begins in late February and ends in late October; bi-weekly living stipend of $837
- Education award for successful completion of the term of service ranges from $1311.11-6,195.00 pending your term.
- Free health insurance is available on your first day; all participants are covered by Workman’s Compensation insurance while on the worksite
- Member Assistance Program (MAP); enrollment in this program provides FREE access to 24/7 behavioral health resources, as well as financial planning, legal assistance, life coaching, and more!
- MCC provides $10 per person/per day per diem for food while on MCC projects.
- Certain qualified student loans may be put in forbearance while serving with AmeriCorps.
- MCC provides uniform work shirts, hooded sweatshirts, transportation to work sites, tools, safety equipment (hard hat, work gloves, ear protection, and safety glasses) and group camping gear. (We encourage all members to provide their own personal equipment like a backpack, tent, and sleeping bag. We have limited equipment available to loan out for applicants in need and DEI funds available to those who may need help purchasing gear or traveling to Montana.)
- Network with project partners in federal, state, and non-profit entities for future career opportunities
- Training in resume building, interviewing, and federal hiring
- Technical skills training/certifications (depending on position) in crosscut, chainsaw, first aid/CPR, defensive driving, hand & power tool use, trail maintenance and construction, habitat management and improvement, backcountry travel, Leave No Trace, and more
- All leaders are guided by experienced staff through MCC’s leadership development program, crafted and refined over two decades to enhance our participants' knowledge in the areas of leadership, communication & team building, stewardship, and hard work for quality results.
- Work in some of the most beautiful, wild, and protected places in the lower 48, including 15 million acres of National Forest, 3.5 million acres of designated wilderness, not to mention Glacier and Yellowstone National Park
- Develop life skills, work skills, and a strong service ethic
- High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
- US Citizenship or ability to work legally in the US
- 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
- 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:
- Minimum age of 21 years old on the start date of the program (in order to drive MCC vehicles)
- Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check