Overview

The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is currently accepting applications for Women’s Fuels and Fire Leader positions! Here at MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills. Our crew leaders go through a leadership development program crafted over two decades to enhance their confidence, resilience, and technical capabilities. This crew, for women identifying participants only, will work with the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the majority of the season. Work will primarily consist of wildland fuels mitigation projects with an emphasis on 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 great opportunity to get exposure to the world of wildland fire, and provides an excellent stepping stone for future career opportunities. If you are looking for something unique, want to address urgent climate change issues, and want to make a positive impact on the environment, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Location: Bozeman MT
Program Dates: 2/28/2022 – 8/12/2022
Living Allowance: $837.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out
AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,214.50 upon completion of the program

MCC seeks to provide access and opportunity to a diverse group of staff and participants, while continuing to identify and reduce barriers to being involved in our organization and programs. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

Tagged as: Conservation, Crew, Development, Full Time, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

Qualifications:

High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
Preferred candidates will have experience operating a chainsaw
US Citizen, National, or Legal Permanent Resident
Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
Effective written and oral communication skills
Demonstrates 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

Required Skills:

Ability to eventually hike 3-20 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
Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

Preferred Skills:

Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check
Minimum age of 21 years old on the start date of the program

About Montana Conservation Corps

Montana Conservation Corps' (MCC) mission is to inspire young people through hands-on conservation service to be leaders, stewards of the land and engaged citizens who improve their communities. Founded in 1991, MCC is a private, nonprofit organization. There are 4 regions, with approximately 40 staff and 300 members who serve each year in leader, member or intern positions. MCC receives Federal grant money through the Corporation for National & Community Service. This grant is used to provide participant stipends and education awards, as well as to support our programming: offering leadership development to Leaders and Members. MCC offers crew-based programming that uses natural resource and community service projects to foster personal and crew development. 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

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