Field Crew Member (Climate Resilience)

Montana Conservation Corps Published: March 14, 2022
Location
Missoula, Kalispell, Bozeman, Helena, Montana
Skill Level
Entry Level
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Climate Change / Natural Resources/ Restoration / Skilled & Technical Labor
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Description

GAIN PROFESSIONAL JOB SKILLS, CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE RESILIENCE, AND ENHANCE YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS!

Overview:

MCC is hiring Field 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.  Project work could include trail maintenance and construction, habitat restoration, planting, backcountry work, forest fuels reduction, and more!  Crew Members receive extensive training in technical skills, federal hiring, communication, teamwork, and much more. 

Through a term of service with MCC, participants not only walk away with valuable technical and field skills, but also develop competencies to achieve success in a wide variety of careers. Crew Members experience the full measure of their character and discover their capacity to lead change in their communities and, just as importantly, in their own lives.  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!

  • Locations: Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula, MT
  • Term Dates: 5/16/2022- 10/19/2022
  • Living Allowance: $737 biweekly before taxes
  • AmeriCorps Education Award: $3247.50
  • 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 Opportunities Available!!

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

There are multiple benefits with an AmeriCorps Term of Service!

Learn about the Member Experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUq0hY4aPWQ

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.

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

Apply Here!

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.

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