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So you are thinking about joining MCC?  We are so excited you are interested!  There is something for everyone at MCC, whether you’re looking to jump start a career with the Forest Service, improve our public lands, grow as an individual, or simply get outside.  You will walk away with valuable hands-on technical skills, applicable job skills like communication and teamwork, and interpersonal skills that will help you achieve success in a wide variety of careers.  Learn more and view all of our open opportunities here!

  • Assistant Crew Leader

    Montana Conservation Corps
    Central Divide Office, Western Wildlands Office, Northern Rockies Office, and Greater Yellowstone Office
    $2,140.00 / month

    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.  Learn more about the project work here!  

    This 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!  

    Location: Missoula, Kalispell, Bozeman and Helena, MT

    Program Dates: 05/01/2023 - 10/27/2023

    Living Allowance: $1,070 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

    Access to Pro Deals!

    Housing options may be available in specific regions; talk with a Program Manager to learn more!! 

     

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED

    • Ages 18-35

    • US Citizen, National or lawful permanent resident

    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check

    • 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

    • Ability to obtain Wilderness Advanced First Aid/CPR training. (Training is reimbursable to allotted amount/ MCC provides training)

    • 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

    • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

    Strongly Preferred Qualifications:

    • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check

    • 21 years old on the start date of the program

     

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • 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

    • Leadership, communication, and teamwork competencies

    • 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.

    • Make lasting changes to the environment, climate, and our communities.

     

    Learn More About Adult Conservation Crews!

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

     

    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!

  • Field Crew Member

    Montana Conservation Corps
    Greater Yellowstone Office, Central Divide Office, Western Wildlands Office, and Northern Rockies Office
    $1,840.00 / month

    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: 05/17/2023-10/25/2023 OR 5/17/23 - 08/11/2023 (SUMMER TERM)
    Living Allowance: $920.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,247.50 upon completion of term OR $1,824.07 (SUMMER TERM)

    Health Insurance: Provided at NO COST (NOT AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 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!! 

     

    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.

    • 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.

     

    Duties:

    • 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.

     

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • Basic First Aid & CPR.

    • 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.

    Learn More About Adult Conservation Crews!

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

     

    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!

     

  • Women's Fuels & Fire Crew Leader

    Greater Yellowstone
    Greater Yellowstone Office
    $2,240.00 / month

    GAIN PROFESSIONAL JOB SKILLS, CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE RESILIENCE, AND LAUNCH YOUR WILDLAND FIRE CAREER! 

    The Montana Conservation Corps is hiring Women’s Fuels and Fire Crew Leaders!  This crew offers an intentional and  supportive work environment  for anyone who identifies as a woman and/or femme. We welcome trans applicants who are comfortable in a femme-identifying space.  MCC’s Women’s Fuels and Fire Crews work in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) with one crew working primarily in Yellowstone National Park and the other in Grand Teton National Park. This program focuses heavily on education and exposure, providing participants with the opportunity to shadow and work alongside our agency partners to gain skills and knowledge in natural resource management, specifically related to the field of wildland firefighting. 

    Location: Bozeman, MT

    Ages: 18-35

    Program Dates: 02/27/2023 - 08/11/2023

    Living Allowance: $1,120 biweekly before taxes are taken out

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,447.50 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

    Access to Pro Deals!

    Housing options may be available in specific regions; talk with a Program Manager to learn more!! 

     

    Learn More About Adult Conservation Crews!

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

     

    Participants will have the opportunity to receive extensive training and potential certifications in wildland firefighting, including a nationally recognized chainsaw certification (S212), basic wildland firefighting classes (S130, S190, L180, IS100, IS700), in addition to having an opportunity to receive a  wildland fire incident qualification “red” card.  Additionally, our partners will work to mentor participants, helping to support their growth and build a resume to apply for federal wildland fire jobs. Project work will vary, but will include habitat restoration and fuels reduction with a partial focus on chainsaw use, and a general emphasis on gaining knowledge of the professional pathways that exist within our Federal Land Management Agencies. 

    Should conditions allow, upon completion of your term of service with MCC it is the goal of the National Park Service to provide you with the opportunity to deploy on a fire assignment. Fire rolls depend on need and can start 2-20 days after your term of service ends in mid-August. Rolls vary in length depending on need from 14-30 days. If the need arises after your MCC season concludes, crews will communicate directly with NPS partners to join a fire role or any other alternative assignment as AD (administratively determined) hires.  You will NOT be on an active fire/prescribed burn during your term with Montana Conservation Corps.  

    This is a great opportunity to get exposure to the world of wildland fire and the unique professional opportunities that exist beyond fighting on the front lines, and is an excellent stepping stone for future career opportunities.  If you are looking for something unique, love learning, and want to address urgent climate change issues, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! 

    There will be 2 different crews for the 2023 season; the programs are all similar, but project work and season can vary between crews:

    • National Park Service (NPS), Grand Teton National Park

    • National Park Service (NPS), Yellowstone National Park

    Participants must pass medical screening and must meet the Federal Wildland Firefighter Medical Standards for arduous duty wildland firefighting. 

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED

    • Ages 18-35

    • US Citizen, National or lawful permanent resident

    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check

    • 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

    • Ability to obtain Wilderness Advanced First Aid/CPR training. (Training is reimbursable to allotted amount/ MCC provides training)

    • 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

    • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

    Strongly Preferred Qualifications:

    • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check

    • 21 years old on the start date of the program

    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!

  • Wildland Restoration Team Member

    Montana Conservation Corps
    Greater Yellowstone Office, Northern Rockies Office, and Western Wildlands Office
    $1,840.00 / month

    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.  


    Wildland Restoration Team Member (Summer Only)

    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!! 


     

    Wildland Restoration Team Member (Extended Term)

    Location: Missoula, MT

    Ages: 17-30, up to 35 for military veterans
    Term Dates: 5/15/2023-10/25/2023
    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!! 

     

     

    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.

    • 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.

     

    Duties:

    • 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.

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • Basic First Aid & CPR.

    • 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.


     

    Learn More About Adult Conservation Crews!

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

     

    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!

  • YCC Leader (Youth Development)

    Greater Yellowstone Office and Northern Rockies Office
    $2,080.00 / month

    GAIN PROFESSIONAL JOB SKILLS, CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE RESILIENCE, AND MENTOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF LAND STEWARDS!

    The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is currently looking for Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Leaders!  We focus on the growth of our participants, transferable job skills, and making a positive impact on the climate and environment.   YCC Leaders guide Montana Youth on conservation based service projects. These crews work on day projects with a Forest Service district. You'll have the chance to positively impact the lives of students, local communities, and some of the most treasured wild lands in the West.  YCC crews are based in remote, rural communities around Montana, with crew sizes of 5-8 participants. The youth participants typically go home every evening. 

    These crews provide much necessary opportunities and job skills training for our rural Montana Youth.  Are you passionate about youth development?  Want to address climate change issues?  Want to make a positive impact on the environment?  Then this is the perfect opportunity for you!  

    Location: Bozeman or Kalispell, MT

    Program Dates: 5/15/2023-8/18/2023

    Living Allowance: $1,040.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,718.25 upon completion of the program

    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 is often provided for these leaders

     

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

    Learn more about Youth Crews at MCC here!

    Qualifications:

    • 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 Citizenship or lawful permanent US 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 

    • 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 14-30 days at a time

    • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

    • Passion for working with youth and the outdoors

    • Experience working with youth ages 14-18

     

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

    • Defensive Driving 

    • Chainsaw Certification

    • Crosscut Certification 

    • Youth Mental Health First Aid

    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.

     

    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!

     

  • Expedition Leader (Youth Development)

    Greater Yellowstone Office and Northern Rockies Office
    $2,400.00 / month

    GAIN PROFESSIONAL JOB SKILLS, CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE RESILIENCE, AND MENTOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF LAND STEWARDS!

    The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is currently looking for Expedition Crew Leaders!   We focus on the growth of our participants, transferable job skills, and making a positive impact on the climate and environment.  Expedition Leaders support Montana high school youth in the successful completion of natural resource and community service projects, provide on-site management of a youth crew, implement curriculum and actively facilitate crew dynamics to ensure a high level of crew community and safety.   Expedition Leaders will work with a co-leader to oversee 4-6 youth participants on two-week overnight service projects.  Youth participants are Montana residents ages 14-18 years old and come from a variety of backgrounds. Each expedition will be with a different roster of youth participants.  Expedition Leaders and their crews will camp for the full duration of the two week session, oftentimes in remote locations on varied terrain and in all weather conditions. Camping accommodations vary, but tend to be car-camping in backcountry settings. Work may include building or maintaining trails, building fences, and habitat restoration, among many other types of conservation projects.

    This is NOT a 9-5 job, rather a commitment to service and an experience where long hours and extended time away from your home base are to be expected (Depending on the time of season, this position will easily average over 50 hours per week). Leaders must be self-motivated and flexible in order to meet the changing needs of the position. Additionally, strong communication skills and solution-oriented mindset is valuable. This position will have recurring access to vulnerable populations and will be working with Montana Youth of a variety of backgrounds.

    This is an amazing opportunity to mentor the next generation of land stewards!  Are you passionate about youth development? Want to address climate change issues?  Want to make a positive impact on the environment? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you! 

    Location: Bozeman or Kalispell, MT

    Program Dates: 5/15/2023-8/18/2023

    Living Allowance: $1,200.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,718.25 upon completion of the program

    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 may be available in specific regions, ask a Program Manager for more details!

     

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

    Learn more about Youth Crews at MCC here!

    Qualifications:

    • 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 Citizenship or lawful permanent US 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 

    • 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 14-30 days at a time

    • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

    • Passion for working with youth and the outdoors

    • Experience working with youth ages 14-18

     

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

    • Defensive Driving 

    • Chainsaw Certification

    • Crosscut Certification 

    • Youth Mental Health First Aid

    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.

    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!

     

  • Senior Crew Leader

    Central Divide Office, Northern Rockies Office, Greater Yellowstone Office, and Western Wildlands Office
    $2,400.00 - $2,400.00 / month

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

    At 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 staff in planning and implementing training for leaders and members, facilitate and deliver MCC education components to MCC crews in the field, 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.  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, have a desire to take the next step in your leadership development, and want to make a positive impact on conservation leaders, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! 

    Location: Bozeman, Missoula, Kalispell and Helena, MT

    Ages: 21-35

    Program Dates: 02/27/2023 - 10/27/2023

    Living Allowance: $1,200 biweekly before taxes are taken out

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,826.50 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

    Access to Pro Deals!

    Company Vehicle to travel to Project Sites

    Housing options may be available in specific regions; talk with a Program Manager to learn more!! 

     

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED

    • Ages 21-35

    • US Citizen, National or lawful permanent resident

    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check

    • 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

    • Ability to obtain Wilderness Advanced First Aid/CPR training. (Training is reimbursable to allotted amount/ MCC provides training)

    • 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

    • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

    • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check

    • 21 years old on the start date of the program

    Learn More About Adult Conservation Crews!

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

     

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • 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

    • Leadership, communication, and teamwork competencies

    • 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.

    • Make lasting changes to the environment, climate, and our communities.

    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.  Learn more about Identity and Equity @ MCC!

     

  • Senior Expedition Leader

    Greater Yellowstone Office and Northern Rockies Office
    $2,500.00 / month

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

    The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is currently looking for Senior Expedition Leaders!  Here at MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills.  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.  

    As a Senior Expedition Leader, you will flow between the roles of teacher, mentor, and coach. You will work to help Expedition Leaders encourage youth in the worlds of conservation and stewardship. Primary responsibilities of the Senior Expedition Leader (SEL) include supporting the development of Expedition Leaders, field visitation and logistical support to help ensure the successful completion of youth projects and programming, and to ensure daily regional operations.  The Youth Program Coordinator will supervise and support this position as they work with crew leaders and  staff. The SEL will maintain communication between the office and the field and often work independently.   The SEL helps ensure that policies and procedures are followed by all members and leaders while establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with project partners, parents/guardians, and community organizations. In the event of a crew leader's absence, the SEL will  be asked to lead or join an existing crew when necessary. 

    The SEL will apply their skills and knowledge in the mentoring and support of Expedition Leaders and Youth crew members.  If you are looking for something unique and want to make a positive impact on the environment and the next generation of land stewards, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! 

    Location: Bozeman or Kalispell, MT

    Program Dates: 04/13/2023- 09/01/2023

    Living Allowance: $1,250.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,474.27 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 may be available in specific regions, ask a Program Manager for more details!

     

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

    Learn more about Youth Crews at MCC here!

    Qualifications:

    • 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 Citizenship or lawful permanent US 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 

    • 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 14-30 days at a time

    • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

    • Passion for working with youth and the outdoors

    • Experience working with youth ages 14-18

     

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

    • Defensive Driving 

    • Chainsaw Certification

    • Crosscut Certification 

    • Youth Mental Health First Aid

    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.

     

    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!

     

  • Field Crew Leader

    Central Divide Office, Greater Yellowstone Office, Western Wildlands Office, and Northern Rockies Office
    $2,240.00 - $2,240.00 / month

    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.  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.  Our crew leaders go through a leadership development program crafted over two decades to enhance their confidence, resilience, and technical capabilities.  Project work could include trail maintenance and construction, habitat restoration, mesic restoration, planting, backcountry work, forest fuels reduction, and more. Learn more about the variety of project work here! 

    Crew Leaders understand that commitment, flexibility and self-motivation are integral to maintaining the high expectations placed upon them.  They use their training, experience, and commitment to facilitate their crew’s development.  They are creative in their approach to problem solving and motivating others, and are invested in the idea that their personal development and growth as a leader are most fully realized when used in service to their crews, their communities and the environment. 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, Missoula, Kalispell and Helena, MT

    Ages: 18-35

    Program Dates: 02/27/2023 - 10/27/2023 OR 02/27/2023 - 08/11/2023 (Short Term Kalispell)

    Living Allowance: $1,120 biweekly before taxes are taken out

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,826.50 upon completion of the program OR $3,247 (Short 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!! 

     

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED

    • Ages 18-35

    • US Citizen, National or lawful permanent resident

    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check

    • 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

    • Ability to obtain Wilderness Advanced First Aid/CPR training. (Training is reimbursable to allotted amount/ MCC provides training)

    • 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

    • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

    Desired Additional Qualifications:

    • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check

    • 21 years old on the start date of the program

    Learn More About Adult Conservation Crews!

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • 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

    • Leadership, communication, and teamwork competencies

    • 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.

    • Make lasting changes to the environment, climate, and our communities.

     

    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.  Learn more about Identity and Equity @ MCC!

  • Wildland Restoration Team Leader (Mesic Restoration)

    Central Divide Office
    $2,240.00 / month

    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. 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.  Our crew leaders go through a leadership development program crafted over two decades to enhance their confidence, resilience, and technical capabilities. 

    These Wildland Restoration Teams will participate in a variety of innovative wetlands and habitat restoration projects, with a main focus on mesic restoration techniques including beaver mimicry and in-stream beaver-dam analog construction, a simple, effective, and non-invasive approach to riparian restoration.  These crews will construct beaver mimicry structures (Low Tech Process Based Restoration) to effectively slow down and spread water over the landscape to expand critical habitat, mitigate wildfire, reduce invasive species and increase water availability in traditionally parched times of year.  Studies have shown that these stream remediation efforts in the treated watershed mitigated the effects of drought, reduced the risk of catastrophic wildfire and flooding, improved water quality, expanded critical wildlife habitat and created a micro-climate with reduced air and water temperatures. Projects are often rigorous, requiring participants to carry a heavy backpack sprayer and working in hot weather across rugged terrain while wearing protective gear. Learn more about the project work here!  

    These crews work with a diverse range of stakeholders (private, government, and non-profit) in order to achieve large scale land conservation efforts with rural communities throughout the state of Montana. This is a great opportunity for current students, recent college graduates, or anyone who has an interest in restoration to gain practical field experience in a rapidly growing area of conservation, with a strong potential for future career paths. 

     Location: Helena, MT

    Ages: 18-35

    Program Dates: 02/27/2023 - 10/27/2023 

    Living Allowance: $1,120 biweekly before taxes are taken out

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,826.50 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

    Access to Pro Deals!

    Housing options may be available in specific regions; talk with a Program Manager to learn more!! 

     

    Learn More About Adult Conservation Crews!

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

     

    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!

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED

    • Ages 18-35

    • US Citizen, National or lawful permanent resident

    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check

    • 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

    • Ability to obtain Wilderness Advanced First Aid/CPR training. (Training is reimbursable to allotted amount/ MCC provides training)

    • 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

    • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

    Desired Additional Qualifications:

    • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check

    • 21 years old on the start date of the program

     

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • 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

    • Leadership, communication, and teamwork competencies

    • 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.

    • Make lasting changes to the environment, climate, and our communities.

     

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

  • Wildland Restoration Team Leader

    Western Wildlands Office and Northern Rockies Office
    $2,240.00 / month

    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. 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.  Our crew leaders go through a leadership development program crafted over two decades to enhance their confidence, resilience, and technical capabilities. Wildland Restoration Teams participate in a variety of innovative wetlands and habitat restoration projects, including managing invasive plants through herbicide application, seed collection, and various mesic restoration techniques including beaver mimicry and in-stream beaver-dam analog construction, a simple, effective, and non-invasive approach to riparian restoration.  Projects are often rigorous, requiring participants to carry a heavy backpack sprayer and working in hot weather across rugged terrain while wearing protective gear. Learn more about the project work here!  

    These crews work with a diverse range of stakeholders (private, government, and non-profit) in order to achieve large scale land conservation efforts with rural communities throughout the state of Montana. This is a great opportunity for current students, recent college graduates, or anyone who has an interest in restoration to gain practical field experience in a rapidly growing area of conservation, with and a strong potential for future career paths.  Wildland Restoration Teams mitigate invasive plants in the remote Selway Bitterroot Wilderness, Glacier National Park, and on the breathtaking plains of eastern Montana. Crew Leaders also earn Herbicide Applicator Licenses.  

    Location: Kalispell or Missoula, MT

    Ages: 18-35

    Program Dates: 02/27/2023 - 08/11/2023 

    Living Allowance: $1,120 biweekly before taxes are taken out

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,447.50 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

    Access to Pro Deals!

    Housing options may be available in specific regions; talk with a Program Manager to learn more!! 

     

    Learn More About Adult Conservation Crews!

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

     

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • 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

    • Leadership, communication, and teamwork competencies

    • 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.

    • Make lasting changes to the environment, climate, and our communities.

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED

    • Ages 18-35

    • US Citizen, National or lawful permanent resident

    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check

    • 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

    • Ability to obtain Wilderness Advanced First Aid/CPR training. (Training is reimbursable to allotted amount/ MCC provides training)

    • 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

    • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

    Desired Additional Qualifications:

    • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check

    • 21 years old on the start date of the program

    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.  Learn more about Identity and Equity @ MCC!

  • Fuels and Fire Crew Leader

    Central Divide Office
    $2,240.00 / month

    GAIN PROFESSIONAL JOB SKILLS, CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE RESILIENCE, AND LAUNCH YOUR WILDLAND FIRE CAREER!

    At MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills.  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.  Our crew leaders go through a leadership development program crafted over two decades to enhance their confidence, resilience, and technical capabilities.   This crew will work in the Salmon Challis National Forest for the duration of the season. Work will primarily consist of wildland fuels mitigation projects, a high proportion of chainsaw use, fireline construction and other forest health monitoring activities. Learn more about the project work here!  

    This crew will allow you to get loads of chainsaw time and expose you to connections in the fuels reduction and fire world.  Crews receive basic wildland fire certifications such as Red Card, S130, S190, Nationally recognized saw certifications, and Basic First Aid.   This crew is an opportunity to contribute to forest health, reduce the impact of wildland fire, and create a pathway to a career in wildland fire.   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: Helena, MT

    Ages: 18-35

    Program Dates: 02/27/2023 - 10/27/2023 

    Living Allowance: $1,120 biweekly before taxes are taken out

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,826.50 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

    Access to Pro Deals!

    Housing options may be available in specific regions; talk with a Program Manager to learn more!! 

    Learn More About Adult Conservation Crews!

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE! 

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • 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

    • Leadership, communication, and teamwork competencies

    • 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.

    • Make lasting changes to the environment, climate, and our communities.

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED

    • Ages 18-35

    • US Citizen, National or lawful permanent resident

    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check

    • 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

    • Ability to obtain Wilderness Advanced First Aid/CPR training. (Training is reimbursable to allotted amount/ MCC provides training)

    • 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

    • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

    Desired Additional Qualifications:

    • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check

    • 21 years old on the start date of the program

     

    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.  Learn more about Identity and Equity @ MCC!

     

     

  • Conservation Fellow

    $1,500.00 / month

    GAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EXPLORE CAREERS IN NATURAL RESOURCES!

    MCC’s Conservation Fellow (CF) program makes a measurable difference in conservation efforts while strengthening the experience of young adults. CFs serve a five-month term of service from May – October at partnering federal/state agencies, nonprofits, tribal offices, and other community-based conservation organizations across Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and the Dakotas. Projects include: climate resiliency, habitat restoration, rangeland science, soil monitoring, invasive species treatment, developed recreation management, GIS mapping, stream and wetland restoration, cave and karst feature surveys, conservation education and outreach, volunteer management and more.

    Along with serving their communities, CFs make tangible contributions to climate change solutions while developing professional skills that directly transfer to a career in the natural resources field. 

     

    Term Dates: 5/17/2023 – 10/6/2023     

    Location: Varies based on host site placement

    Living Stipend: $750 bi-weekly before taxes before taxes are taken out

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,626.27 upon successful completion of the program

    Health Insurance: Provided at no cost

    Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential mental health counseling, medical advocacy, financial assistance, life coaching and more

    Public Lands Service Corps Hiring Preference: Members serving with federal land management agencies may be eligible to receive hiring preference for future federal job placement

    Application Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis with priority given to those received prior to February, 12th, 2023. Interviews will begin during the week of January 30th. Early applications are welcomed!  

     

    APPLY HERE: https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/individual-placement-programs/conservation-interns-and-fellows.html

    Please contact staff at ipprograms@mtcorps.org or 406-587-4475 with any questions.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Minimum age of 17

    • Recent college graduate preferred (can graduate in May of 2022) 

    • Available for duration of entire term of service; commitment to completing term

    • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident

    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check

    • Strong desire to serve the community and the environment

    • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position, as determined by the host site and MCC

    • Ability to provide personal transportation to worksites, housing, and trainings

    PROGRAMMATIC DUTIES:

    • Accomplish project goals to the standards and satisfaction of MCC and host site supervisors/partners

    • Represent MCC and AmeriCorps by adhering to all policies and procedures and working in a safe manner

    • Demonstrate initiative to complete projects and assignments accurately with minimal supervision

    • Attend at least one public meeting and volunteer at least once with a local non-profit or agency outside of MCC and host site organization

    • Promote a positive public image for MCC and host site by acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times

    • Exhibit a strong work ethic and positive service ethic throughout the term of service

     

    REPORTING DUTIES:

    • Maintain accurate records and paperwork as requested by host site and MCC

    • Complete and submit required reports and other paperwork to host site and MCC in a timely manner 

     

    The Conservation Fellow works under the supervision of Montana Conservation Corps staff and host site supervisors to complete MCC and partner projects.  Primary responsibilities of the position will be determined by individual host sites in collaboration with MCC, and will include assuring the successful completion of natural resource projects, delivery of MCC program components, and maintaining a positive working relationship with host sites, MCC, and the public. CFs are required to participate in all elements of the MCC program to the best of their ability, meet AmeriCorps requirements, and be enrolled as an AmeriCorps member for the duration of the program. Conservation Fellows are responsible for keeping host site supervisors and MCC staff informed through bi-weekly paperwork.

     

    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!

     

    While this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position, it is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All Montana Conservation Corps positions may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications accepted on a rolling basis with priority given to those received prior to February, 12th, 2023. Interviews will begin during the week of January 30th. Early applications are welcomed!  

    APPLY HERE: https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/individual-placement-programs/conservation-interns-and-fellows.html

     

  • Women's Field Crew Member

    Montana Conservation Corps
    Central Divide Office and Western Wildlands Office
    $1,840.00 / month

    JOIN A SINGLE IDENTITY CREW, GAIN PROFESSIONAL JOB SKILLS, AND CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE RESILIENCE!

    This crew focuses on creating an experience where women can come together and work as a crew to tackle trail work projects, live in remote woodland settings, and focus on personal and professional growth within their team.  This crew is for anyone who identifies as a woman and/or femme. We welcome trans applicants who are comfortable in a femme-identifying space.  As part of the Women's Field Crew, you will be with other female identifying individuals with a focus on getting work done for America’s public lands. 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! 


    Locations: Helena or Missoula, MT

    Ages: 17-30, up to 35 for military veterans
    Term Dates: 05/15/2023 - 10/25/2023
    Living Allowance: $920 biweekly before taxes
    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 Opportunities Available!!

     

    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.

    • 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.

     

    Duties:

    • 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.

     

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • Basic First Aid & CPR.

    • 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.

    Learn More About Adult Conservation Crews!

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

     

    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!

  • Staff Crew Leader

    Western Wildlands Office
    $18.00 / hour

    Montana Conservation Corps is hiring Staff Crew Leaders! At 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. Staff Leaders  will complete natural resource and community service projects and are responsible for on-site management of a crew. They will need to ensure a high level of motivation and functioning on their crews. They also deliver the full range of MCC program components.  The CL will need to communicate between MCC staff and project partners.   The CL ensures that MCC policies and procedures are followed by everyone on the crew.  Staff Crew Leaders maintain a good working relationship with participants, project partners, and MCC staff.

    Crew Leaders understand the importance of commitment, flexibility and self-motivation. They use their training and experience to help their crews develop.  They are creative in their approach to problem solving and motivating others. They are invested in their personal growth as a leader. They value service to their communities and the environment.

     

    Location: Missoula MT

    Hourly Wage: $18

    Status: non exempt (eligible for overtime pay)

    Classification: Full Time, Seasonal

    Season Dates: 04/03/2023 - 10/27/2023

    Food Per Diem while on Projects

    Access to Pro Deals!

     

    Learn More About Adult Conservation Crews!

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

     

    Qualifications & Skills:

    • Age 21+

    • Previous leadership experience, skills and training

    • Relevant technical skills including: trail maintenance and construction, crosscut and chainsaw use, fencing, stream bank restoration, backcountry travel and other natural resource work.  Also has experience with a wide range of power and hand tools

    • Sawyer skills necessary to obtain operator certification at, or above, B-Sawyer Felling and Bucking level

    • Current Wilderness Advanced First-Aid/CPR certification required. Advanced levels of First-Aid preferred

    • Effective written and verbal communication skills

    • A valid driver’s license. Ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check and be insurable per MCC parameters

    • US Citizenship or ability to work in the US

    • Ability to pass a Criminal History Check

    • Ability to hike 3-20 miles per day, often wearing a 45lb backpack and carrying tools. Terrain can be steep, rocky or uneven.

    • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools

    • Willing to work long hard hours in all weather conditions

    • Ability to be away on overnight trips for up to two weeks at a time, often camping in a tent

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Previous leadership position with a conservation corps program, preference given to leaders who have completed MCC’s Leadership Development Program

     

    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!

  • Big Sky Watershed Corps Member

    Greater Yellowstone Office, Central Divide Office, Western Wildlands Office, and Northern Rockies Office
    up to $1,600.00 / month

    GAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND HELP PROTECT AND PRESERVE MONTANA'S WATERSHEDS!

    Big Sky Watershed Corps (BSWC) is an AmeriCorps program that assists Montana’s watershed communities to make a measurable difference in local conservation efforts while strengthening the experience of young professionals.  

    BSWC members develop and implement climate resiliency initiatives through stream and riparian restoration projects, re-vegetation projects, low-tech process-based restoration, drought planning, water quality/quantity monitoring, riparian fencing, river clean-ups, terrestrial/aquatic invasive species removal, abandoned mine reclamation, beaver mimicry, irrigation infrastructure improvements, watershed inventories and so much more! BSWC members also promote watershed health and natural resource conservation through outreach and education by engaging local communities through lessons in schools, community field days, workshops, trainings, and volunteer opportunities. Overall, BSWC members confront climate change with innovative solutions developed in direct partnership with community organizations and local stakeholders. 

    Term of Service: 1/9/23-11/17/23

    Living Stipend: $800 biweekly AmeriCorps Living Stipend ($1,600 p/month)

    Health Insurance: Provided at no cost

    Education Award: $6,945 upon successful completion of the program

    Professional Training/Certification: ArcGIS-Certificate from U.C. Davis; Accredited Experiential Education-Instructor Certification; Principles of Fundraising, Philanthropy & Grant Writing; Communication, Marketing & Outreach Best Practices; Federal, State, and Private Fundraising Strategies & Good Grant Management Workshop; Standard Operating Procedures in Water Quality & Quantity Collection; The Science & People behind Agriculture & Irrigation; Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring and Education Certification

    Member Assistance Program: Free access to confidential mental health counseling, medical advocacy, financial assistance, legal assistance, life coaching and more!

    APPLY HERE

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/16/2022

    Required Qualifications:

    • College degree (B.A./B.S.), preferably in watershed, agriculture, environment, or education related field.
    • Effective written and oral communication skills.
    • Valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, ability to pass a motor vehicle records check, US Citizenship or ability to work in the US.
    • Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment.
    • Ability to provide personal transportation to worksites, housing, and trainings.

     

    Additional Desired Experience:

    • Previous watershed-related experience, fieldwork, data collection & analysis or plan development.
    • Previous teaching or volunteer management experience.
    • Ability to work with and build consensus among diverse stakeholders.
    • Open and adaptable to new environments, different perspectives and rural communities.
    • Previous work or volunteer experience with local stakeholder, watershed or natural resource groups.

    Responsibilities:

    • Work with Host Site staff/mentors to develop and implement watershed-related field projects. 
    • Assist Host Site staff/mentors in the completion of watershed-related plans.
    • Recruit and manage volunteers on field and service projects; ensure participant safety on all projects.
    • Develop materials (brochures, posters, etc.) to use in community presentations. 
    • Conduct community outreach to educate community stakeholders about watershed issues.
    • Work with schools and/or youth groups to develop field projects or educational presentations.
    • Maintain accurate personnel, safety and project records.
    • Complete and submit required program reports in a timely manner. 
    • Help complete and submit relevant grants.
    • Help develop and write watershed-related plans, proposals and reports.

     

    The Big Sky Watershed Corps (BSWC) is an AmeriCorps program created through collaboration between the Montana Conservation Corps, the Montana Watershed Coordination Council and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana.  The BSWC utilizes community based initiatives to protect, preserve and restore local watersheds throughout Montana.

    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. 

    If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, or otherwise  participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to ipprograms@mtcorps.org. 

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS WITH PRIORITY GIVEN TO THOSE SUBMITTED BY SEPTEMBER 11TH. EARLY APPLICATIONS ENCOURAGED!

    APPLICATON & MORE INFO AT: https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/individual-placement programs/big-sky-watershed-corps.html 

    While this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed by people  assigned to this position, it is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All  Montana Conservation Corps positions may be required to perform duties outside of their normal  responsibilities.

  • Wildland Restoration Team Leader (Extended Term)

    Montana Conservation Corps
    Greater Yellowstone Office and Western Wildlands Office
    $2,240.00 - $2,240.00 / month

    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. 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.  Our crew leaders go through a leadership development program crafted over two decades to enhance their confidence, resilience, and technical capabilities. Wildland Restoration Teams participate in a variety of innovative wetlands and habitat restoration projects, including managing invasive plants through herbicide application, seed collection, and various mesic restoration techniques including beaver mimicry and in-stream beaver-dam analog construction, a simple, effective, and non-invasive approach to riparian restoration.  Projects are often rigorous, requiring participants to carry a heavy backpack sprayer and working in hot weather across rugged terrain while wearing protective gear. Learn more about the project work here!  

    These crews work with a diverse range of stakeholders (private, government, and non-profit) in order to achieve large scale land conservation efforts with rural communities throughout the state of Montana. This is a great opportunity for current students, recent college graduates, or anyone who has an interest in restoration to gain practical field experience in a rapidly growing area of conservation, with and a strong potential for future career paths.  Wildland Restoration Teams mitigate invasive plants in the remote Selway Bitterroot Wilderness, Glacier & Yellowstone National Parks, and on the breathtaking plains of eastern Montana. Crew Leaders also earn Herbicide Applicator Licenses.  

    Location: Bozeman or Missoula MT

    Ages: 18-35

    Program Dates: 02/27/2023 - 10/27/2023 

    Living Allowance: $1,120 biweekly before taxes are taken out

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,826.50 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

    Access to Pro Deals!

    Housing options may be available in specific regions; talk with a Program Manager to learn more!! 

     

    Learn More About Adult Conservation Crews!

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

     

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED

    • Ages 18-35

    • US Citizen, National or lawful permanent resident

    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check

    • 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

    • Ability to obtain Wilderness Advanced First Aid/CPR training. (Training is reimbursable to allotted amount/ MCC provides training)

    • 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

    • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

    Desired Additional Qualifications:

    • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check

    • 21 years old on the start date of the program

     

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • 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

    • Leadership, communication, and teamwork competencies

    • 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.

    • Make lasting changes to the environment, climate, and our communities.

     

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

     

    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!

  • Women's Field Crew Leader

    Montana Conservation Corps
    Central Divide Office and Western Wildlands Office
    $2,240.00 - $2,240.00 / month

    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.  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.  Our crew leaders go through a leadership development program crafted over two decades to enhance their confidence, resilience, and technical capabilities.  Project work could include trail maintenance and construction, habitat restoration, mesic restoration, planting, backcountry work, forest fuels reduction, and more. Learn more about the variety of project work here! 

    This crew focuses on creating an experience where women can come together and work as a crew to tackle trail work projects, live in remote woodland settings, and focus on personal and professional growth within their team.  This crew is for anyone who identifies as a woman and/or femme. We welcome trans applicants who are comfortable in a femme-identifying space.  As part of the Women's Field Crew, you will be with other female identifying individuals with a focus on getting work done for America’s public lands. 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: Missoula and Helena, MT

    Ages: 18-35

    Program Dates: 02/27/2023 - 10/27/2023

    Living Allowance: $1,120 biweekly before taxes are taken out

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,826.50 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

    Access to Pro Deals

    Housing options may be available in specific regions; talk with a Program Manager to learn more!! 

     

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED

    • Ages 18-35

    • US Citizen, National or lawful permanent resident

    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check

    • 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

    • Ability to obtain Wilderness Advanced First Aid/CPR training. (Training is reimbursable to allotted amount/ MCC provides training)

    • 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

    • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

    Desired Additional Qualifications:

    • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check

    • 21 years old on the start date of the program

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • 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

    • Leadership, communication, and teamwork competencies

    • 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.

    • Make lasting changes to the environment, climate, and our communities.

     

    Learn More About Adult Conservation Crews!

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

     

    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!

  • Forestry Crew Leader

    Montana Conservation Corps
    Northern Rockies Office
    $2,240.00 - $2,240.00 / month

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

    At MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills.  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.  Our crew leaders go through a leadership development program crafted over two decades to enhance their confidence, resilience, and technical capabilities. MCC Northern Rockies Forestry crews offer opportunities to gain considerable field experience in a variety of Forest Service timber management activities on both the Flathead and Kootenai National Forests. These crews engage with agency Timber, Fire and Silviculture personnel, and receive training in Tree Species ID, Timber Stand Assessment, Tree Marking, Timber Sale Boundary Marking, Tree Planting, Silviculture Prescriptions, Reforestation Plot Surveying, Chainsaw Operations/Maintenance, Precommercial Thinning, Fireline/Fuelbreak Operations, Biochar generation, and more. 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: Kalispell, MT

    Ages: 18-35

    Program Dates: 02/27/2023 - 08/11/2023 (02/27/2023 - 10/27/2023 extended term)

    Living Allowance: $1,120.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,447.50 upon completion of the program ($4,826.50 extended 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!! 

     

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED

    • Ages 18-35

    • US Citizen, National or lawful permanent resident

    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check

    • 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

    • Ability to obtain Wilderness Advanced First Aid/CPR training. (Training is reimbursable to allotted amount/ MCC provides training)

    • 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

    • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

    Desired Additional Qualifications:

    • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check

    • 21 years old on the start date of the program

     

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • 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

    • Leadership, communication, and teamwork competencies

    • 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.

    • Make lasting changes to the environment, climate, and our communities.

     

    Learn More About Adult Conservation Crews!

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

     

    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!

  • Crew Member Fuels and Fire (Women's Crew)

    Montana Conservation Corps
    Greater Yellowstone Office
    $1,840.00 / month

    GAIN PROFESSIONAL JOB SKILLS, CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE RESILIENCE, AND LAUNCH YOUR WILDLAND FIRE CAREER!

    MCC is hiring Women’s Fuels & Fire Crew Members!  We focus on the growth of our members, transferable job skills, and making a positive impact on the climate and environment.   This crew offers an intentional and  supportive work environment  for anyone who identifies as a woman and/or femme. We welcome trans applicants who are comfortable in a femme-identifying space.  MCC’s Women’s Fuels and Fire Crews work in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) with one crew working primarily in Yellowstone National Park and the other in Grand Teton National Park. This program focuses heavily on education and exposure, providing participants with the opportunity to shadow and work alongside our agency partners to gain skills and knowledge in natural resource management, specifically related to the field of wildland firefighting. 


    Location: Bozeman, MT

    Ages: 17-30, up to 35 for military veterans
    Term Dates: 5/1/2023-8/11/2023
    Living Allowance: $920.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out
    Education Award: $1,718.25 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!! 

     

    Participants will have the opportunity to receive extensive training and potential certifications in wildland firefighting, including a nationally recognized chainsaw certification (S212), basic wildland firefighting classes (S130, S190, L180, IS100, IS700), in addition to having an opportunity to receive a  wildland fire incident qualification “red” card.  Additionally, our partners will work to mentor participants, helping to support their growth and build a resume to apply for federal wildland fire jobs. Project work will vary, but will include habitat restoration and fuels reduction with a partial focus on chainsaw use, and a general emphasis on gaining knowledge of the professional pathways that exist within our Federal Land Management Agencies.

     

    Should conditions allow, upon completion of your term of service with MCC it is the goal of the National Park Service to provide you with the opportunity to deploy on a fire assignment. Fire rolls depend on need and can start 2-20 days after your term of service ends in mid-August. Rolls vary in length depending on need from 14-30 days. If the need arises after your MCC season concludes, crews will communicate directly with NPS partners to join a fire role or any other alternative assignment as AD (administratively determined) hires.  You will NOT be on an active fire/prescribed burn during your term with Montana Conservation Corps.  

     

    This is a great opportunity to get exposure to the world of wildland fire and the unique professional opportunities that exist beyond fighting on the front lines, and is an excellent stepping stone for future career opportunities.  If you are looking for something unique, love learning, and want to address urgent climate change issues, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! 

    There will be 2 different crews for the 2023 season; the programs are all similar, but project work and season can vary between crews:

    • National Park Service (NPS), Grand Teton National Park

    • National Park Service (NPS), Yellowstone National Park

     

    Participants must pass medical screening and must meet the Federal Wildland Firefighter Medical Standards for arduous duty wildland firefighting. 

    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.

    • 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.

     

    Duties:

    • 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.

     

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • Basic First Aid & CPR.

    • 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.

     

    Learn More About Adult Conservation Crews!

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

     

    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!

  • Forestry Crew Member

    Montana Conservation Corps
    Northern Rockies Office
    $1,840.00 / month

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

    MCC is hiring Forestry 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! MCC Northern Rockies Forestry crews offer opportunities to gain considerable field experience in a variety of Forest Service timber management activities on both the Flathead and Kootenai National Forests. These crews engage with agency Timber, Fire and Silviculture personnel, and receive training in Tree Species ID, Timber Stand Assessment, Tree Marking, Timber Sale Boundary Marking, Tree Planting, Silviculture Prescriptions, Reforestation Plot Surveying, Chainsaw Operations/Maintenance, Precommercial Thinning, Fireline/Fuelbreak Operations, Biochar generation, and more. 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! Learn more about the project work here!


    Location: Kalispell, MT

    Ages: 17-30, up to 35 for military veterans

    Term Dates: 05/17/2023-10/25/2023 OR 5/17/23 - 08/11/2023 (SUMMER TERM)
    Living Allowance: $920.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out
    AmeriCorps Education Award:  $3,247.50 upon completion of term OR $1,718.25 (SUMMER TERM)

    Health Insurance: Provided at NO COST (NOT AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 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!! 

     

    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.

    • 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.

     

    Duties:

    • 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.

     

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • Basic First Aid & CPR.

    • 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.

    Learn More About Adult Conservation Crews!

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

     

    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!

  • Fuels and Fire Crew Member

    Montana Conservation Corps
    Central Divide Office
    $1,840.00 / month

    GAIN PROFESSIONAL JOB SKILLS, CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE RESILIENCE, AND LAUNCH YOUR WILDLAND FIRE CAREER!

    MCC is hiring Fuels & Fire 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. Work will primarily consist of wildland fuels mitigation projects, chainsaw use, and other forest health activities. This crew will allow you to get loads of chainsaw time and expose you to connections in the fire world. Learn more about the variety of project work here! Crews receive basic wildland fire certifications such as Red Card, S130, S190, Nationally recognized saw certifications, and Basic First Aid.  Crew Members also receive training in federal hiring and resume building. This crew has the potential to be deployed on wildland fire incident responses and prescribed burn projects. The majority of the project work will include chainsaw work with the Salmon Challis National Forest in Idaho. 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!


    Location: Helena, MT

    Ages: 17-30, up to 35 for military veterans
    Term Dates: 5/15/2023-10/25/2023

    Living Allowance: $920.00 biweekly before taxes
    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!! 

    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.

    • 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.

     

    Duties:

    • 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.

     

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • Basic First Aid & CPR.

    • 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.

    Learn More About Adult Conservation Crews!

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

     

    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!

  • Field Crew Leader - Short Term

    Montana Conservation Corps
    Northern Rockies Office
    $2,240.00 - $2,240.00 / month

    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.  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.  Our crew leaders go through a leadership development program crafted over two decades to enhance their confidence, resilience, and technical capabilities.  Project work could include trail maintenance and construction, habitat restoration, mesic restoration, planting, backcountry work, forest fuels reduction, and more. Learn more about the variety of project work here! 

    Crew Leaders understand that commitment, flexibility and self-motivation are integral to maintaining the high expectations placed upon them.  They use their training, experience, and commitment to facilitate their crew’s development.  They are creative in their approach to problem solving and motivating others, and are invested in the idea that their personal development and growth as a leader are most fully realized when used in service to their crews, their communities and the environment. 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: Kalispell, MT

    Ages: 18-35

    Program Dates: 02/27/2023 - 08/11/2023

    Living Allowance: $1,120 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

    Access to Pro Deals

    Housing options may be available in specific regions; talk with a Program Manager to learn more!! 

     

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED

    • Ages 18-35

    • US Citizen, National or lawful permanent resident

    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check

    • 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

    • Ability to obtain Wilderness Advanced First Aid/CPR training. (Training is reimbursable to allotted amount/ MCC provides training)

    • 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

    • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

    Strongly Preferred Qualifications:

    • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check

    • 21 years old on the start date of the program

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • 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

    • Leadership, communication, and teamwork competencies

    • 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.

    • Make lasting changes to the environment, climate, and our communities.

     

    Learn More About Adult Conservation Crews!

    APPLY/FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE!

    Check out our “A Day in the Life at MCC” Video!

     

    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!

How to Apply

Please apply on our website. Our applications are quick and easy,  but please contact us if you have questions!


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