Overview

GAIN PROFESSIONAL JOB SKILLS, CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE RESILIENCE, AND LAUNCH YOUR NATURAL RESOURCE CAREER!

At MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills. Wildland Restoration Teams participate in habitat restoration projects. These could include managing invasive plants through herbicide application, seed collection, and watershed restoration including beaver-dam analog construction. Projects are rigorous. Participants carry a heavy backpack sprayer and work in hot weather across rugged terrain while wearing protective gear. These crews work with a diverse range of stakeholders (private, government, and non-profit). Their efforts help to achieve large scale land conservation efforts with rural communities throughout the state of Montana. Wildland Restoration Teams mitigate invasive plants in the remote Selway Bitterroot Wilderness, Glacier National Park, and on the breathtaking plains of eastern Montana. This is a great opportunity for anyone who has an interest in restoration to gain field experience in a rapidly growing area of conservation.

Location: Bozeman, Kalispell, Missoula MT
Ages: 17-30, up to 35 for military veterans
Dates: 5/15/2023-8/11/2023
Living Allowance: $920.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out
AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,718.25 upon completion of term
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 options may be available in specific regions; talk with a Program Manager to learn more!!

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Crew, Full Time, Research/Science and Technical

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.

Required Skills:

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.

Preferred Skills:

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.

About Montana Conservation Corps

Montana Conservation Corps' (MCC) promise is to ignite the potential - for leadership, for service, for action and resilience - that exists in every person. Founded in 1991, MCC is a private, nonprofit organization that serves Montana (and neighboring states), with offices in Bozeman, Helena, Missoula, and Kalispell. MCC receives Federal grant money through the Corporation for National & Community Service, which is used to provide participant stipends and education awards, as well as to support our programming. By weaving together leadership development, teamwork, civic engagement, and work-skills training with direct service to our lands and communities, MCC helps members develop competencies for achieving success. In return, our corps members protect amazing wild places. While most of the work we accomplish is in the field, our main goal is not to build trails but to help members develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to be active citizens in their community.

Application Instructions

Apply on our website @ https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/open-positions/