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GAIN PROFESSIONAL SKILLS, CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE RESILIENCE, AND LAUNCH YOUR NATURAL RESOURCE CAREER!
At Montana Conservation Corps, the MCC crews 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.
The Senior Crew Leader helps guide our crew leaders through their technical skills and leadership training, and is an excellent stepping stone into a staff conservation corps or federal agency position. The Senior Crew Leader will assist in the training of Field Crew Leaders, visit crews during the field season to help ensure the successful completion of MCC projects and programming, may be called upon to lead an existing crew when necessary, and provide logistical support to ensure regional operations run smoothly.
This position can have professional development opportunities depending on the candidate’s goals (project partner interaction and project management, community engagement and volunteer event coordination, advanced chainsaw and tool maintenance, and more). Our Senior Crew Leaders are an essential component of our regional teams, and provide mentorship to our leaders and members. 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!
- Location: Bozeman, Missoula, Kalispell and Helena
- Program Dates: 2/28/2022 - 10/21/2022
- Living Allowance: $862 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
- Company Vehicle to travel to Project Sites
- Housing Options Available!
Note: There are multiple benefits with an AmeriCorps Term of Service!
- High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
- 21 years old on the start date of the program
- Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check
- US Citizen, National or Lawful Permanent Resident
- Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
- 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
- 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 strong service ethic and 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
- Education Award Use for student loans, certifications, work trade programs, education expenses, and more
- Forbearance for certain student loans while serving with AmeriCorps.
- FREE Health Insurance* (members serving in 675 slots and above)
- 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.
Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):
- Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR
- Defensive Driving
- 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.
Note: Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!
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.