Field Crew Member - Climate Resilience
Bozeman, Missoula, Kalispell, Helena, MT
Type of Job
$1840 p/month AmeriCorps living stipend + benefits
Mar 21, 2023
About the job
GAIN PROFESSIONAL JOB SKILLS, CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE RESILIENCE, AND LAUNCH YOUR NATURAL RESOURCE CAREER!
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! Learn more about the variety of project work here!
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
Ages: 17-30, up to 35 for military veterans
Term Dates: 05/15/2023-10/25/2023
Living Allowance: $920.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out
AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,247.50 upon completion of term
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 options may be available in specific regions; talk with a Program Manager to learn more!!
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- 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.
- Ensure safety is the top priority during all MCC activities and projects; promote a ‘culture of safety’.
- Accomplish project goals to the standards and satisfaction of MCC, Crew Leaders, and project partners/technical advisors.
- Follow all MCC policies and procedures.
- Create a healthy and supportive crew environment.
- Perform designated crew roles.
- Participate in all elements of the MCC Member Development program, education, and crew activities to the best of their ability.
- Promote a positive public image for MCC by wearing the MCC uniform and acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times.
- Attend, assist, or lead MCC service days and other MCC events, help organize and implement service projects when possible.
- Work alongside youth and adult volunteers on projects and provide leadership when possible.
- Exhibit a strong work ethic and positive service ethic throughout the term of service.
- Attend at least one public meeting and volunteer with a local non-profit.
- Complete and submit required reports and paperwork on time.
- Provide information for evaluation of Crew Leaders, including positive feedback and areas of improvement.
MCC has a wide variety of resources to support you in your term of service; this includes financial assistance, free behavioral health resources, housing resources, resume & federal hiring training for post-service opportunities, and a dedicated team of staff. This is an entry-level position; previous backcountry, trails, or corps experience is NOT required.
MCC is committed to being diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. We are working to reduce barriers to participating in our programs. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, and military service. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. Learn more about Identity and Equity @ MCC!