GAIN PROFESSIONAL JOB SKILLS, CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE RESILIENCE, AND ENHANCE YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS!
At MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills. Assistant Field Crew Leaders and their crews will 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. Project work could include trail maintenance and construction, habitat restoration, mesic restoration, planting, backcountry work, forest fuels reduction, and more. This position is a leadership learning position that prioritizes crew member development; the assistant crew leader is a full partner in the crew’s leadership, helping to communicate crew direction, project goals, member management, and communication with regional staff teams. In conjunction with the Primary Crew Leader, the assistant leader takes a large role in the technical training of crew members, and provides vital mentorship to new members. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to transition into a leadership role!
A term of service with MCC places our participants in an excellent position for future federal hiring and conservation careers!
Location: Missoula, Kalispell and Helena
Program Dates: 5/9/2022 – 10/21/2022 (OPEN to a later start date of 5/16 OR and earlier start date if available)
Living Allowance: $787 biweekly before taxes are taken out
AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,247.50 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
Housing Options Available!!
WFA certification preferred; MCC will reimburse up to $400 for candidates to receive this certification before their start date.
High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
US Citizen, National or lawful permanent resident
Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service
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
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
Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check
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.