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Montana Conservation Corps

  • 2310 North 7th Avenue, Bozeman, MT
  • https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/young-adult-opportunities/
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Women’s Fuels & Fire Crew Member

Here at MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills.  Our participants 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.  If you are looking for something unique and want to make a positive impact on the environment, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! 

Industry

min experience

salary range

$1.4k - $1.4k / month

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
No
Work Visa Sponsoring Available
No

Job Overview

GAIN PROFESSIONAL JOB SKILLS, CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE RESILIENCE, AND LAUNCH YOUR WILDLAND FIRE CAREER!

MCC is hiring Women’s Fuels & Fire Crew Members!  We focus on the growth of our members, transferable job skills, and making a positive impact on the climate and environment.  Crew Members and their crews will camp while working on physically demanding conservation projects across the Northern Rockies and Plains. This crew is for anyone who identifies as a woman. We welcome trans applicants who are comfortable in a female-identifying space.  This crew will work with the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the majority of the season. Work will consist of fuels mitigation projects with heavy chainsaw use.  Participants will receive basic wildland fire qualifications including a nationally recognized chainsaw certification, basic wildland firefighting classes (S130, S190), in addition to having an opportunity to receive a wildland fire red card.  There may be opportunities to deploy on fire assignments AFTER the term of service ends.  This is a stepping stone for future career opportunities in fire.  Are you looking for something unique?  If you want to address urgent climate change issues and 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: Bozeman, MT
Term Dates: 5/2/2022- 8/12/2022
Living Allowance: $737 biweekly before taxes
Education Award: $1718.25

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 Opportunities Available!

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

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.

Special Benefits

Benefits:

Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

  • Basic First Aid & CPR 
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Work in National Forests, wilderness areas, and National Parks. 
  • Make lasting changes to the environment, climate, and our communities.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
  • Ages 17-30, up to 35 for military veterans
  • US Citizen, National, or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Ability to hike 3-12 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
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Available for duration of entire term of service; commitment to completing term
  • Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
  • Willing to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions 
  • Ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time

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