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Imagine waking up to the sun peaking over the mountains, or looking out over the plains as far as the eye can see.  You are in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming or South Dakota, you might be in the mountains or high plains, either way it is majestic.  You are tired because you and your team worked hard the day before building trail, fixing fence, restoring a campground or spraying weeds, but you are ready start a new day because you feel mother natures strength.  You feel a sense of accomplishment and even something more...pride because you are giving back to America.  Beyond that you are helping so many others to connect to the great outdoors and improving our environment. Sound like an experience your ready for? Then don't let the sun go down before you apply today 

  • Big Sky Watershed Corps - AmeriCorps Member

    Central Divide Office
    $1,422.00 / month

    Big Sky Watershed Corps 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.  This Big Sky Watershed Corps Member will serve with the Montana Watershed Coordination Council (MWCC) to complete tasks related to project design and implementation, community outreach and education, volunteer generation and management and reporting functions. MWCC is a nonprofit organization based in Helena, MT that seeks to unite and support Montana’s community-based conservation networks to promote healthy and productive watersheds. Primary duties of this BSWC member will be to support MWCC network communications and member relations, lead education and outreach efforts both in-person and digitally, track membership outreach and correspondence, highlight MWCC partner impacts through web-based media, develop MWCC online resources and maintain resource library, create watershed group GIS Story Maps, and assist with the planning and promotion of MWCC’s biannual Watershed Symposium.

    Term of Service: 2/14/2022 - 12/9/2022 (start date negotiable)

    Location: Helena, MT

    Living Stipend: $711 biweekly; 

    Health Insurance: Provided at no cost; 

    Education Award: $6,345 upon successful completion of the program

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

    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.

    • Open and adaptable to new environments, different perspectives and rural communities.

    • Previous work or volunteer experience with ArcGIS, graphic design, online databases, social media communications and website maintenance.

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist MWCC staff in the completion of watershed-related plans.

    • Develop materials (brochures, posters, PowerPoint presentations) to utilize in community presentations. 

    • Conduct community outreach to educate community stakeholders about watershed-related issues.

    • 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 Montana Association of Conservation Districts.  The BSWC utilizes community-based initiatives to protect, preserve and restore local watersheds throughout Montana. 

    Montana Conservation Corps (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.

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

    APPLY HERE: https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/individual-placement-programs/big-sky-watershed-corps.html

    Application Deadline: 1/23/2022

  • Field Crew Member

    Greater Yellowstone Office, Central Divide Office, Western Wildlands Office, and Northern Rockies Office
    $1,474.00 / 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!  Crew Members receive training in technical skills and federal hiring.  Are you looking for something unique?  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
    Term Dates: 5/16/2022- 10/19/2022
    Living Allowance: $737 biweekly before taxes
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $3247.50

    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 Available!

     

    Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

    There are multiple benefits with an AmeriCorps Term of Service!

    Apply Here!

     

    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.

     

    Qualifications

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

    • Ages 18-30, 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

     

     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.

     

     

  • Wildland Restoration Team Member

    Greater Yellowstone Office, Northern Rockies Office, and Western Wildlands Office
    $1,474.00 / 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. 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
    Dates: 5/16/2022 - 8/12/2022
    Living Allowance: $737 biweekly before taxes
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,718.25 

    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!!

     

    Wildland Restoration Team Member (Extended Term)

    Location: Missoula, MT
    Term Dates: 5/16/2022- 10/19/2022
    Living Allowance: $737 biweekly before taxes
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $3247.50

    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!!

     

    Wildland Restoration Team Member (Mesic Restoration)

    Location: Helena, MT
    Term Dates: 5/16/2022- 10/19/2022
    Living Allowance: $737 biweekly before taxes
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $3247.50

    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!!

    **Our Wildland Restoration Team (Mesic Restoration) in Helena will work with mesic restoration techniques and in-stream beaver-dam analog construction, a simple, effective, and non-invasive approach to riparian restoration. This crew will 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 recent college graduates who have experience in restoration to gain practical field experience in a rapidly growing area of conservation, with and a strong potential for future career paths. 

     

    Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

    There are multiple benefits with an AmeriCorps Term of Service!

    Apply Here!

     

    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.

     

    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

     

     

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • Basic First Aid & CPR 

    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.

     

     

  • YCC Expedition Leader (Youth Development)

    Greater Yellowstone Office and Northern Rockies Office
    $1,474.00 / month

    The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is currently looking for Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Expedition Crew 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. They help complete conservation goals for their area.  They are based in remote communities across Montana, and the youth go home every night.  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

    Program Dates: 5/16/22 - 8/18/22

    Living Allowance: $737 biweekly before taxes are taken out

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

    *Housing is often provided for these leaders

     

    Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

    There are multiple benefits with an AmeriCorps Term of Service!

    Apply Here!

     

    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.

     

    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

     

  • Expedition Leader (Youth Development)

    Greater Yellowstone Office and Northern Rockies Office
    $1,750.00 / month

    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 guide Montana Youth (ages 14-18 years old) on conservation based service projects. These crews camp, work, explore and laugh together on either 2 week or 4 week sessions.   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

    Program Dates: 5/16/22 - 8/18/22

    Living Allowance: $875 biweekly before taxes are taken out

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

     

    Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

    There are multiple benefits with an AmeriCorps Term of Service!

    Apply Here!

     

    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.

    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

     

  • Senior Crew Leader

    Central Divide Office, Northern Rockies Office, Greater Yellowstone Office, and Western Wildlands Office
    $1,724.00 / month

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

    Housing Options Available!

    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 in the training of Field Crew Leaders, 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.  This position can have professional development opportunities depending on the candidate’s goals (project partner interaction and project management, community engagement and volunteer event coordination, advanced chainsaw and tool maintenance, and more).  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 and want to make a positive impact on the environment, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! 

    Location: Bozeman, Missoula, Kalispell and Helena

    Program Dates: 2/28/2022 - 10/21/2022

    Living Allowance: $862 biweekly before taxes are taken out

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,546.50 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

    Company Vehicle to travel to Project Sites

    Housing Options Available!

    Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

    There are multiple benefits with an AmeriCorps Term of Service!

    Apply Here!

    Programmatic Duties:

    • Assist staff in planning and implementing trainings for members and leaders
    • Facilitate and deliver MCC education components to leaders and crews in the field
    • Ensure safety is the top priority during all MCC activities and projects; promote a ‘culture of safety’
    • Follow and model all MCC policies and procedures and ensure crew compliance
    • Assist regional staff with recruitment of crew members
    • Assist in planning, coordinating and leading volunteer service opportunities
    • Assist in project logistics, including coordinating the regional tool cache, assisting with regional inventory, field visits to crews, and communicating with project partners from the office
    • Provide technical training, assistance and guidance to crews and leaders as needed
    • Support Crew Leaders with leadership or crew dynamic challenges and help facilitate debriefs

     

    Administrative Duties:

    • Maintain accurate crew, project, program, and safety records
    • Maintain accurate inventory and records
    • Complete and submit required reports and other paperwork in a timely manner before end of term of service
    • Provide information for evaluation of Crew Leaders and Members; include both positive feedback and areas of potential improvement

                  

    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 Citizen, National, or Legal Permanent 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
    • Ability to obtain Wilderness Advanced First Aid (training is offered by MCC)
    • 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 10 days at a time
    • Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

    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.

     

  • Senior Expedition Leader

    Greater Yellowstone Office and Northern Rockies Office
    $1,800.00 / month

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

    Housing Options Available!

    The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is currently accepting applications for Senior Expedition Leader positions!  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. 

    Senior Expedition Leaders will have the opportunity to earn certifications such as Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Chainsaw and Crosscut certifications, and participation in workshops such as Facilitative Leadership, Youth Mental Health First Aid, and Managing Behavior Using Restorative Justice.  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 and Kalispell, MT

    Program Dates: 3/7/2022- 08/26/2022

    Living Allowance: $900 biweekly before taxes are taken out

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,247.50 upon completion of the program

    Health Insurance: Provided at NO COST

    Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential behavioral health counseling, financial assistance, medical/legal advocacy, and more!

    Food Per Diem while on Projects

    Housing Options Available!

     

    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.

    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 Citizen, National, or Legal Permanent 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

    • Experience working with youth 

    • Ability to obtain Wilderness Advanced First Aid. (Training offered by MCC)

    • 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 1-26 days at a time

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

    • Passion for working with youth and the outdoors

     

     

  • Field Crew Leader

    Central Divide Office, Greater Yellowstone Office, Western Wildlands Office, and Northern Rockies Office
    $1,674.00 / month

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

    Housing Options Available!

    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.  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! 

    A term of service with MCC places our participants in an excellent position for future federal hiring and conservation careers!

    Location: Bozeman, Missoula, Kalispell and Helena

    Program Dates: 2/28/2022 - 10/21/2022

    Living Allowance: $837 biweekly before taxes are taken out

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,546.50 upon completion of the program

    Health Insurance: Provided at NO COST

    Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential behavioral health counseling, financial assistance, medical/legal advocacy, and more!

    Food Per Diem while on Projects

    Housing Options Available!

     

    Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

    There are multiple benefits with an AmeriCorps Term of Service!

    Apply Here!

     

    Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

    There are multiple benefits with an AmeriCorps Term of Service!

    Apply Here!

     

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
    • US Citizen, National, or Legal 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 is required (Training is reimbursable to allotted amount/ or also offered by MCC)
    • 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:

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

     

    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.

     

  • Wildland Restoration Team Leader (Mesic Restoration)

    Central Divide Office
    $1,674.00 / month

    Location: Helena, MT
    Program Dates: 2/28/2022-10/21/2022
    Living Allowance: $837.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,546.50 upon completion of the program

    Position Overview

    The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is currently accepting applications for Wildland Restoration Team Leader positions!  Here at MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills.  This position will be tasked with leading a Wildland Restoration Team based out of Helena, MT with a focus on watershed restoration.  The work will include mesic restoration techniques and in-stream beaver-dam analog construction, a simple, effective, and non-invasive approach to riparian restoration.  This crew will 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 recent college graduates who have experience in restoration to gain practical field experience in a rapidly growing area of conservation, with and a strong potential for future career paths.

    Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

    There are multiple benefits with an AmeriCorps Term of Service!

    Apply Here!

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    • Ability to work long hours in challenging conditions, often with very little direct supervision
    • Guide, support and assist Corps Members to insure quality work performance, safety, and crew well being
    • Communicate and organize service work in conjunction with the sponsor/technical advisor; assure project completion to the satisfaction of sponsor expectations
    • Ensure safety is the top priority during all MCC activities and projects; promote a ‘culture of safety’ with emphasis on adherence to MCC policies and procedures.
    • Follow all MCC policies and procedures; assure crew compliance to promote safe, well-functioning crew
    • Oversee implementation of all elements of the Crew Member Development program, including delivery of MCC’s formal education curriculum, ensuring successful Crew Member performance of crew roles and by providing opportunities for Crew Members feel empowered to take on leadership roles
    • Teach Corps Members all relevant technical project and camp/life skills necessary to insure safety and high quality project completion
    • Provide technical, logistical, and leadership support to crews and individual Corps Members
    • Promote a positive public image for MCC by wearing the MCC uniform and acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times while representing MCC
    • Attend and assist in MCC-hosted service days with members of the community and other MCC events
    • Fulfill other program-specific requirements such as those focused on civic engagement  
    • Demonstrate an ability to work across differences to promote inclusion of all participants

     

    Administrative Duties

    • Maintain accurate records including timesheets, personnel,  Crew Member development, inventory, safety and work project records
    • Complete and submit required reports and other paperwork in a timely manner before end of term of service
    • Write and deliver Crew Member evaluations; include both positive feedback and areas of potential improvement

     

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
    • US Citizen, National or lawful permanent resident
    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check 
    • 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

     

    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.

     

  • Wildland Restoration Team Leader

    Greater Yellowstone Office, Western Wildlands Office, and Northern Rockies Office
    $1,674.00 / 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 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.  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 Applicators Licenses.  

    Location: Bozeman, Kalispell, Missoula, Helena MT

    Program Dates: 2/28/2022- 8/12/2022 OR 2/28/22 - 10/21/22

    Living Allowance: $837 biweekly before taxes are taken out

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,247.50 ($4,546.50 longer term) upon completion of the program

    Health Insurance: Provided at NO COST

    Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential behavioral health counseling, financial assistance, medical/legal advocacy, and more!

    Food Per Diem while on Projects

    Housing Options Available!

     

    Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

    There are multiple benefits with an AmeriCorps Term of Service!

    Apply Here!

     

    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.

     

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    Programmatic Duties:

    • Ability to work long hours in challenging conditions, often with very little direct supervision
    • Guide, support and assist Corps Members to insure quality work performance, safety, and crew well being
    • Communicate and organize service work in conjunction with the sponsor/technical advisor; assure project completion to the satisfaction of sponsor expectations
    • Ensure safety is the top priority during all MCC activities and projects; promote a ‘culture of safety’ with emphasis on adherence to MCC policies and procedures.
    • Follow all MCC policies and procedures; assure crew compliance to promote safe, well-functioning crews
    • Oversee implementation of all elements of the Crew Member Development program, , including delivery of MCC’s formal education curriculum, ensuring successful Crew Member performance of crew roles and by providing opportunities for Crew Members feel empowered to take on leadership roles
    • Teach Corps Members all relevant technical project and camp/life skills necessary to insure safety and high quality project completion
    • Provide technical, logistical, and leadership support to crews and individual Corps Members
    • Promote a positive public image for MCC by wearing the MCC uniform and acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times while representing MCC
    • Fulfill other program-specific requirements such as those focused on civic engagement 
    • Demonstrate an ability to work across differences to promote inclusion of all participants

     

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
    • US Citizen, National or lawful permanent resident
    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check 
    • 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

                                     

    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.

     

     

  • Fuels and Fire Crew Leader

    Central Divide Office
    $1,674.00 / month

    Location: Helena MT

    Program Dates: 2/28/2022-10/21/2022

    Living Allowance: $837.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,546.50 upon completion of the program

     

    The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is currently accepting applications for AmeriCorps fuels and fire leader positions!  Here at MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills.  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.  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. This crew will allow you to get loads of trigger time and expose you to connections in the fuels reduction and fire world.  Our crew leaders go through a leadership development program crafted over two decades to enhance their confidence, resilience, and technical capabilities.  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! 

    Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

    There are multiple benefits with an AmeriCorps Term of Service!

    Apply Here!

     

    Programmatic Duties

    • Actively participate in MCC’s Leadership Development Program, gaining knowledge of, and demonstrating investment in, MCC’s approach to fulfilling its mission
    • Guide, support and assist Crew Members to ensure quality work performance, safety, and crew well being
    • Communicate and organize service work in conjunction with the partner/land management agency’s technical advisor; ensure project completion to the satisfaction of partner expectations
    • Ensure safety as the top priority during all MCC activities and projects; promote a ‘culture of safety’ with emphasis on adherence to MCC policies and procedures
    • Make recommendations to regional staff for fair and appropriate behavior management of Crew Members as needed
    • Oversee implementation of all elements of the Crew Member Development program, including delivery of MCC’s formal education curriculum, ensuring successful Crew Member performance of crew roles and by providing opportunities for Crew Members feel empowered to take on leadership role.
    • Instruct Crew Members in all relevant technical project skills necessary to promote safety and high quality project completion.  Skills include, but are not limited to:  situational awareness, proper tool use, ergonomics/body mechanics and appropriate methods for project implementation which meet partner agency standards
    • Teach Crew Members all relevant camp-life skills, including, but not limited to:  leave-no-trace ethics, group kitchen setup/use, hygiene methods and waste management
    • Provide technical, logistical and leadership support to crews and individual Crew Members
    • Promote a positive public image for MCC by wearing the MCC uniform and acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times while representing MCC
    • Attend and assist in MCC-hosted service days with members of the community and other MCC events
    • Fulfill other program-specific requirements such as those focused on civic engagement 
    • Demonstrate an ability to work across differences to promote inclusion of all participants

    Administrative Duties:

    • Provide information for development and evaluation of Crew Members; including both positive feedback and areas of potential improvement
    • Maintain accurate records, including  timesheets, personnel, Crew Member development, inventory, safety and  work project records
    • Complete and submit required reports and other paperwork in a timely manner before end of term of service

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
    • Preferred candidates will have experience  operating a chainsaw
    • Minimum age of 21 years old on the start date of the program
    • US Citizen, National, or Legal 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 by the start of the season. Training is reimbursable to allotted amount.
    • 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

     

    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.

     

  • Conservation Fellow

    $1,270.00 / 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: 5/18/22 – 9/30/22     

    Location: Varies based on host site placement

    Application Deadline: February 13, 2022  

     

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

     

    Living Stipend: $635 bi-weekly before taxes 

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,417 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

    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 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.

    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 IS FEBRUARY 13TH 

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

     

  • Women's Fuels and Fire Crew Leader

    Greater Yellowstone Office
    $1,674.00 / month

    The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is currently accepting applications for Women’s Fuels and Fire Leader positions!  Here at MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills.  Our crew leaders go through a leadership development program crafted over two decades to enhance their confidence, resilience, and technical capabilities.  This crew is for anyone who identifies as a woman. We welcome trans applicants who are comfortable in a female-identifying space.  This crew will work with the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the majority of the season. Work will primarily consist of wildland fuels mitigation projects with an emphasis on chainsaw use.  Participants will receive basic wildland fire qualifications including a nationally recognized chainsaw certification, basic wildland firefighting classes (S130, S190), in addition to having an opportunity to receive a  wildland fire red card.  There may be opportunities to deploy on fire assignments AFTER the term of service ends.  This is a great opportunity to get exposure to the world of wildland fire, and provides an excellent stepping stone for future career opportunities.  If you are looking for something unique, want to address urgent climate change issues, and want to make a positive impact on the environment, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! 

    Location: Bozeman MT

    Program Dates: 2/28/2022 - 8/12/2022

    Living Allowance: $837.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,214.50 upon completion of the program

     

    Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

    There are multiple benefits with an AmeriCorps Term of Service!

    Apply Here!

     

    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.

     

    Qualifications:

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
    • Preferred candidates will have experience operating a chainsaw
    • US Citizen, National, or Legal Permanent Resident
    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check 
    • 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
    • Minimum age of 21 years old on the start date of the program
  • Fuels & Fire Crew Member

    Central Divide Office
    $1,474.00 / 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.  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.  Are you looking for something unique?  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
    Term Dates: 5/16/2022- 10/19/2022
    Living Allowance: $737 biweekly before taxes
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $3247.50

    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!!

     

    Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

    There are multiple benefits with an AmeriCorps Term of Service!

    Apply Here!

     

    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.

     

     

    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

     

     

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • Basic First Aid & CPR 

    • Chainsaw Certification

    • Basic Wildland Fire classes + Red Card

    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

    • 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.

  • Women's Fuels and Fire Crew Member

    Greater Yellowstone Office
    $1,474.00 / 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.  Crew Members and their crews will camp while working on physically demanding conservation projects across the Northern Rockies and Plains. This crew is for anyone who identifies as a woman. We welcome trans applicants who are comfortable in a female-identifying space.  This crew will work with the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the majority of the season. Work will consist of fuels mitigation projects with heavy chainsaw use.  Participants will receive basic wildland fire qualifications including a nationally recognized chainsaw certification, basic wildland firefighting classes (S130, S190), in addition to having an opportunity to receive a wildland fire red card.  There may be opportunities to deploy on fire assignments AFTER the term of service ends.  This is a stepping stone for future career opportunities in fire.  Are you looking for something unique?  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: Bozeman, MT
    Term Dates: 4/25/2022- 8/12/2022
    Living Allowance: $737 biweekly before taxes
    Education Award: $1718.25

    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!!

     

    Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

    There are multiple benefits with an AmeriCorps Term of Service!

    Apply Here!

     

    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.

    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

     

     

     

    Benefits:

    Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

    • Basic First Aid & CPR 

    • Chainsaw Certification

    • Basic Wildland Fire Qualifications + Red Card

    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)

    • 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.

     

  • Conservation Intern

    $1,210.00 / month

    MCC’s Conservation Intern (CI) program makes a measurable difference in conservation efforts while strengthening the experience of young adults. CIs serve at partnering federal/state agencies, nonprofits, tribal offices, and other community-based conservation organizations across the region. The three-month AmeriCorps term of service extends from May - August and members gain insight into natural resource-related fieldwork throughout Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and the Dakotas.

     

    Term Dates: 5/18/22 – 8/12/21     

    Location: Varies based on host site placement

    Application Deadline: February 13, 2021  

     

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

     

    Living Allowance: $605 bi-weekly 

    AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,678 upon successful completion of the program

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

     

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

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • High school degree or GED

    • Minimum age of 17

    • 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 MCC Conservation Intern 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. Conservation Interns 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 Interns are responsible for keeping host site supervisors and MCC staff informed through bi-weekly paperwork. 

     

    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.

     

    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 IS FEBRUARY 13TH 

     

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

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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