Field Crew Member (Fall Only)

Montana Conservation Corps

At MCC, 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. Project work includes, but is not limited to, trail maintenance and construction, watershed restoration, planting, backcountry work, forest fuel reduction, and more! Crew members walk away with valuable hands-on technical skills and applicable job skills like communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills that will help them achieve success in a wide variety of careers.

Experience the full measure of your character and discover your capacity to lead change in your communities and, just as importantly, in your own life. 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!
MCC has a wide variety of resources to support you in your term of service; this includes financial assistance, free behavioral health resources, housing resources, resume & federal hiring training for post-service opportunities, and a dedicated team of staff. This is an entry-level position; previous backcountry, trails, or corps experience is NOT required.

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.

Qualifications

  • 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

Duties

  • Ensure safety is the top priority during all MCC activities and projects; promote a ‘culture of safety’
  • Accomplish project goals to the standards and satisfaction of MCC, Crew Leaders, and project partners/technical advisors
  • Follow all MCC policies and procedures
  • Create a healthy and supportive crew environment
  • Perform designated crew roles.
  • Participate in all elements of the MCC Member Development program, education, and crew activities to the best of their ability
  • Promote a positive public image for MCC by wearing the MCC uniform and acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times
  • Attend, assist, or lead MCC service days and other MCC events, help organize and implement service projects when possible
  • Work alongside youth and adult volunteers on projects and provide leadership when possible
  • Exhibit a strong work ethic and positive service ethic throughout the term of service
  • Attend at least one public meeting and volunteer with a local non-profit
  • Complete and submit required reports and paperwork on time
  • Provide information for evaluation of Crew Leaders, including positive feedback and areas of improvement

Benefits

  • Education Award Use for student loans, certifications, work trade programs, education expenses, and more
  • Forbearance for certain student loans while serving with AmeriCorps.
  • Member Assistance Program (MAP) FREE access to 24/7 behavioral health resources. Also includes financial planning, legal assistance, life coaching, and more!
  • Living Allowance
  • AmeriCorps Child Care Benefits
  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Meals provided while on projects
  • Access to Pro Deals
  • We provide uniform work shirts and transportation to work sites.
  • Tools and safety gear are covered. Things like hard hat, work gloves, ear protection, safety glasses and group camping gear.
  • We have some items to loan if needed
  • DEI funds to help purchase gear or travel to Montana.
  • Housing Opportunities Available!!

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.

To apply for this job please visit www.mtcorps.org.