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  • Senior Crew Leader

    Central Divide Office, Montana, Greater Yellowstone Office, Montana, Northern Rockies Office, Montana, and Western Wildlands Office, Montana
    $1,420.00 / month

    Location: Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula
    Program Dates: February 4 through November 6, 2019
    Living Allowance: $710.00 biweekly
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $5,920.00 upon completion of the program

    A Senior Crew Leader’s term of service provides the opportunity to explore different roles and responsibilities within the organization. During the Leadership Development Program the Senior Crew Leader supports regional staff in training Field and Youth Crew Leaders with the technical and fundamental skills required for their field season. Throughout the summer and fall the Senior Crew Leader is there to continue to support leaders as they reach project goals, and mentor crew members through the program. It is a unique position where one can grow individually and professionally while working on independent tasks and supporting staff.

    The design of this position is to remain flexible in the changing atmosphere of work. Whether it’s clearing downed trees with a chainsaw, coordinating with other groups for volunteer opportunities, building a new trail in the deep wilderness, assisting with regional inventory, teaching a group of youth during an afterschool program or restoring sage grouse habitat on the eastern plains; this leader completes projects of all sorts. Joining MCC is not a job – it’s a serious commitment to service and an opportunity to immerse oneself in a diverse experience. 

    Apply Online: https://careers-mtcorps.icims.com/jobs/1319/senior-crew-leader/job

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  • Senior Youth Crew Leader

    Central Divide Office, Montana, Greater Yellowstone Office, Montana, Northern Rockies Office, Montana, and Western Wildlands Office, Montana
    $1,420.00 / month

    Location: Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula
    Program Dates: February 4th - November 6, 2019
    Living Allowance: $710.00 biweekly
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $5,920 upon completion of the program

    A Senior Youth Crew Leader has the opportunity to not only impact and interact with youth, but also  to mentor and train other Youth Crew Leaders. Throughout the Leadership Development Program, the SYCL will provide vital support to the  Youth Program Manager and the rest of the staff team,  assisting in technical and fundamental trainings required for the summer field season. The SYCL can also expect to assist with administrative tasks and the recruitment and hiring of the youth members. Throughout the summer the Senior Youth Crew Leader will continue supporting and mentoring the Youth Crew Leaders and Youth Crew Members with field visits and technical assistance on projects. This is a unique and dynamic position where one can grow individually and professionally while working on independent tasks and supporting staff, leaders, and members.

    The design of this position is to remain flexible in the changing atmosphere of work. Whether it’s coordinating with other groups for volunteer opportunities, building a new trail in the deep wilderness, assisting with regional inventory, teaching a group of youth during an afterschool program or restoring sage grouse habitat on the eastern plains; this leader completes projects of all sorts. Joining MCC is not a job – it’s a serious commitment to service and an opportunity to immerse oneself in a diverse experience.

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  • Veterans Green Corps Leader

    Central Divide Office, Montana
    $1,373.20 / month

    Location: Helena
    Program Dates: February 4 through August 2, 2019
    Living Allowance: $686.60 biweekly
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,960 upon completion of the program

    Veterans Green Corps (VGC) is a field-based opportunity for post 9/11 era Armed Forces Veterans and Service Members modeled after the Civilian Conservation Corps. The VGC program is an experience that provides on the job training focusing in Wildland Firefighting and chainsaw technical skills. The Veterans Green Corps is based in the Central Divide (Helena, MT) region. Trainings are largely field based and are provided through a joint partnership with the Forest Service. Project work typically includes fuels reduction and thinning projects however it may also include other types of conservation service. Participants in the past have been called upon to support wildland fire suppression efforts in Montana. 

    Veterans Green Corps members receive their Incident Qualification Card (Red Card). The Incident Qualification Card is an accepted interagency certification that allows an individual to complete the required job when arriving on an incident or fire. Along with the Red Card, members will receive wildland firefighting certifications and other training at no cost. Leaders and Members continue to build on their experience of working as an effective team when they join the Veterans Green Corps. It is a great opportunity to network with Montana Conservation Corps partner agencies for future career opportunities.

    Veterans with an honorable discharge or general discharge — under honorable conditions — are encouraged to apply.  Montana Conservation Corps’ Veteran Green Corps program is a VA approved non-college degree (NCD) training program. We also welcome veterans into any of our other programs! 

    Leading a Veterans Green Corps (VGC) crew is a rewarding and challenging opportunity to lead a team of veterans who value community, service, and hard work. The Veterans Green Corps Crew Leader is responsible for assuring the successful completion of MCC natural resource and community service projects, on-site management of a crew, monitoring of crew dynamics to ensure a high level of crew functioning and the delivery of the full range of MCC program components. The Veterans Green Corps Crew Leader acts as the primary in-field liaison between Regional staff and the project partner or technical advisor. 

    Apply Online: https://careers-mtcorps.icims.com/jobs/1321/veterans-green-corps-leader/job

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  • Field Crew Leader

    Central Divide Office, Montana, Greater Yellowstone Office, Montana, Northern Rockies Office, Montana, and Western Wildlands Office, Montana
    $1,373.20 / month

    Location: Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula
    Program Dates: February 4 through November 6, 2019
    Living Allowance: $686.60 biweekly
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $5,920.00 upon completion of the program

    A Crew Leader’s term of service has two distinct pieces: leadership development and leading their own crew. During the Leadership Development Program the Crew Leaders operate as their own crew. They learn and grow individually, produce strong bonds, develop running jokes and create high expectations for quality work. Midway through the spring they are paired with a co-leader and practice these new skills leading their peer group on various projects. During this time they gain valuable skills to prepare for leading and training their own crew.

    By the end of May the Crew Leaders begin their field season and start mentoring the members of their own crew. Whether it’s clearing downed trees with a chainsaw, building a new trail in the deep wilderness, or restoring sage grouse habitat on the eastern plains; crews complete projects of all sorts in every type of Western landscape. Although our participants spend most of their time outside and living in a tent, they will get involved in their local communities by finding volunteer opportunities and attending public meetings. Joining MCC is not a job – it’s a serious commitment to service and an opportunity to immerse oneself in a diverse experience.

    Apply Online: https://careers-mtcorps.icims.com/jobs/1318/field-crew-leader/job

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  • Wildland Restoration Team Leader

    Greater Yellowstone Office, Montana and Western Wildlands Office, Montana
    $1,373.20 / month

    Location: Bozeman, Missoula
    Program Dates: February 4 through November 6, 2019
    Living Allowance: $686.60 biweekly
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $5,920.00 upon completion of the program

    The Wildland Restoration Team Leaders gain valuable, practical, and professional experience in the burgeoning field of ecological restoration. The primary focus of the WRT Leader is the identification, treatment, and inventory of invasive plant species throughout our most iconic and endangered landscapes in the Northern Rockies ecosystem. WRT Leaders become well versed in the identification of both native and invasive plant species, the impacts of invasive species on public lands, and safe and effective methods to treat infestations via chemical, mechanical, and manual methods. Depending on term of service and team placement, additional experience and project work in community-based restoration efforts, stream restoration, water quality monitoring, mapping, and revegetation projects round-out the regional project base. Our Western Wildlands (Missoula) region focuses on backcountry projects in Selway Bitterroot, Frank Church and Scapegoat Wilderness Areas, while our Greater Yellowstone (Bozeman) region works extensively in nearby National Parks, including Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Theodore Roosevelt. 

    The Wildland Restoration Team Leader is a solo leadership position, responsible for the development and oversight of three WRT Members, implementation of the MCC mission statement and programmatic objectives, including delivery of our educational curriculum. As a solo leadership experience, the WRT Leader requires a higher level of self-direction and independent decision making ability. WRT Leader responsibilities and professional development opportunities include restoration worksite management, professional herbicide applicator certification, GPS data collection and record keeping, and the maintenance of relationships with project partners, staff, and other professionals in the field. The WRT Leader is supervised regionally by the Wildland Restoration Coordinator, and serve as the primary liaison between regional staff and project partners.

    Apply Online: https://careers-mtcorps.icims.com/jobs/1320/wildland-restoration-team-leader---9-months/job

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  • Youth Program Leader

    Central Divide Office, Montana, Northern Rockies Office, Montana, Greater Yellowstone Office, Montana, and Western Wildlands Office, Montana
    $1,373.20 / month

    Location: Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula
    Program Dates: April 22 through August 16, 2019
    Living Allowance: $686.60 biweekly
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,215 upon completion of the program

    The Leader will assist in the successful completion of MCC natural resource and community service projects, on-site management of a crew, monitoring of crew dynamics to ensure a high level of crew motivation and functioning, as well as the delivery of the full range of MCC programs.  This is not a 9-5 job, rather it is an experience where long hours and camping for an extended time away from home, often in remote locations on difficult terrain and in all weather conditions, are to be expected.

    High School and Middle School Expedition Leaders and their crews will camp for the full duration of their youth members’ terms, often times in remote locations on varied terrain and in all weather conditions.  All Nation and Youth Conservation Corps Leaders will be locally-based programs with the potential for episodic overnights with their crews throughout the season.

    1. All Nations Leader (Leads ages 14-18): Lead American Indian middle school and high school aged teens from the greater Great Falls and Billings areas in daily outdoor service projects in multiple locations near the population center which they serve.  Leaders will work side-by-side with teachers and public land representatives.  Leaders will be based in the Central Divide region.
    2. Middle School Expedition Leader (Leads ages 12-14): Lead middle school aged crews on week-long outdoor expedition service projects, camping each night and using conservation-based projects to facilitate experiential education opportunities. 
    3. High School Expedition Leader (Leads ages 14-17): Lead high school aged crews on month-long expeditions, camping each night and providing each crew with successive one- to two-week projects managing natural resources for the duration of each month.  These leaders will have opportunity to creatively engage and mentor youth in an immersive setting which may see projects ranging all over Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, or the Dakotas.
    4. Youth Conservation Corps Leader (Leads ages 15-18): Lead high school aged crews for 8-10 weeks, working intensively in one community to fully explore a variety of hands-on natural resource projects.  YCC crews are based in remote, rural communities around Montana.

    Other duties include establishing and maintaining good working relationships with regional staff, members, project technical advisors, youth, and volunteers to ensure the successful on-site management of crews and monitoring of crew dynamics to ensure a high level of crew functioning and ensures that policies and procedures are followed by all members of their crew. Work may include building or maintaining trails, building fences, and habitat restoration, among many other types of projects.  Not all Leaders will work on all types of projects.  The Leader will assist with the recruitment of youth program participants. The Leader is an AmeriCorps participant and is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps participant. The Leader and co-Leader are part of a leadership team working under the supervision of the Youth Program Coordinator. This position will have recurring access to vulnerable populations. 

    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.

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  • Conservation Intern

    $1,008.00 / month

    Location: Varies based on host site placement
    Position Dates: Summer Term: 5/15/19 – 8/16/19 OR Extended Term:  5/15/19 – 10/4/19
    Living Allowance: $504.00 biweekly

    The MCC Conservation Intern works under the supervision of Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) 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 daily and bi-weekly paperwork. 

    Some Past Host Sites Have Included:

    Kootenai National Forest
    Gallatin Valley Land Trust
    Flathead National Forest
    Montana Wilderness Association
    Friends of the Missouri Breaks
    Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    BLM Pompeys Pillar
    Dakota's Bureau of Reclamation
    Custer-Gallatin National Forest

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  • Crew Member

    Greater Yellowstone Office, Montana, Central Divide Office, Montana, Western Wildlands Office, Montana, and Northern Rockies Office, Montana
    $1,008.00 / month

    Location: Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula
    Program Dates: May 20 through November 1, 2019
    Living Allowance: $504.00 biweekly
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,960 upon completion of the program

    The Crew Member (CM) will assist in the successful completion of MCC natural resource and community service projects. This is not a 9-5 job; rather it is an experience where long hours and extended time away from your home base are to be expected.  Crews will camp for most of their terms, oftentimes in remote locations in varied terrain and in all weather conditions. Work may include building or maintaining trails, treating or removing invasive species, building fences, operating chainsaws to reduce wildfire risks by thinning trees, among many other types of projects. Not all CMs will work on all types of projects.  Crews may be deployed for natural disaster relief.  CMs are expected to participate in all elements of the MCC program to the best of their ability, performing designated crew role functions and maintaining a positive attitude throughout the program.  The CM will also establish and maintain a good working relationship with other partner personnel, Crew Leaders, MCC staff and any volunteers who come into contact with the crew. The Crew Member is an AmeriCorps member and is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps members.

    1. Forest Stewardship Program: Participants in MCC’s Forest Stewardship Program become proficient at using chainsaws to restore native ecosystem, reduce threats of wildfire, and improve forest health. Our Forest (and Prairie) Stewardship Program prepares the next generation of wildfire fuels reduction and habitat restoration professionals. Program participants learn chainsaw safety, maintenance, and sharpening techniques, and hone saw skills for bucking, limbing, and felling. Participants will also receive a Sawyer B Chainsaw Certification (valid for Wildlands Firefighter positions)

    2. Resource Conservation Program: MCC’s Resource Conservation program is our foundation for conservation – quintessential MCC. Corps members serve on diverse projects including trail building, fencing, weed management, wildlife restoration, and more. Typically serving on 5-9 day “hitches” at diverse project sites, from community parks to national parks, urban trails to lost trails in the backcountry, Resource Conservation crews are often our farthest ranging crews, discovering a diversity of wildlands.

    3. Backcountry Trails Program: For a fully immersive, remote, Rocky Mountains experience, check out the Backcountry Trails Program. You’ll clear, build and maintain trails with traditional tools. You’ll camp out every night and spend a lot of time hiking. Backcountry Trails Program participants develop strong connections with project partners and with the land.

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  • Veterans Green Corps Member

    Central Divide Office, Montana
    $1,300.00 / month

    Location: Helena
    Program Dates: May 20 through August 1, 2019
    Living Allowance: $650 biweekly
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,252.91 upon completion of the program

    This AmeriCorps program is designed for US Military, post-9/11 veterans who are interested in gaining experience, education and professional development in resource management, wildland firefighting and other outdoor related fields.  Crews are generally comprised of individuals 19-37 years old. Primary duties of the Corps Member (VCM) include working as part of a crew, under the supervision of the Crew Leader(s), to complete natural resource and community service projects, participating in all elements of the MCC program to the best of their ability, performing designated crew role functions and maintaining a positive attitude throughout the program. The VCM will utilize the support of their Crew Leader(s) and Regional staff to complete their term of service successfully. The VCM will establish and maintain a good working relationship with Crew Leaders, Regional staff, other members of their crew, project partners and community members. The VCM is an AmeriCorps member and is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps members.

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  • Wildland Restoration Team Member

    Greater Yellowstone Office, Montana, Northern Rockies Office, Montana, and Western Wildlands Office, Montana
    $1,008.00 / month

    Location: Bozeman, Missoula, Kalispell
    Program Dates: May 20 through November 1, 2019 or May 20 through August 16, 2019
    Living Allowance: $504.00 biweekly
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,960 or $1,252.91 (depending on term of service) upon completion of the program

    The Wildland Restoration Team (WRT) Member gains valuable professional and practical experience in the burgeoning field of ecological restoration.  This is not a 9-5 job, rather an experience where long hours and extended time away from your home base are to be expected. Serving as a WRT Leader at MCC means having passion for service to others, for wild lands and wild places, for personal growth, or for any number of MCC’s values.  Leaders and their crews will camp for most of their term, oftentimes in remote locations in varied terrain and in all weather conditions. The primary focus of the WRT is the identification, treatment and inventory of invasive plant species throughout our most iconic and endangered landscapes in the Northern Rockies and Plains ecosystems utilizing chemical, mechanical and biological treatment techniques.  Other potential projects include chainsaw use, stream restoration, re-vegetation and Early Detection and Rapid Response of new invaders.  Not all WRT Members will work on all types of projects. This position is supervised by the Wildland Restoration Field Coordinator with support from other regional staff.

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  • Women's Fire Crew Leader

    Greater Yellowstone Office, Montana
    $1,373.20 / month

    Location: Bozeman
    Program Dates: February 4 through November 6, 2019
    Living Allowance: $686.60 biweekly
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $5,920.00 upon completion of the program

    This position will be based out of our Bozeman office but may spend extended periods of time in Wyoming. The Crew Leader (CL) will assist in the successful completion of MCC natural resource and community service projects, on-site management of a crew, monitoring of crew dynamics to ensure a high level of crew motivation and functioning, as well as the delivery of the full range of MCC program components. This is not a 9-5 job, rather an experience where long hours and extended time away from your home base are to be expected. Serving as a CL at MCC means having passion for service to others, for wild lands and wild places, for personal growth, or for any number of MCC’s values.  Leaders and their crews will camp for most of their term, oftentimes in remote locations in varied terrain and in all weather conditions.  Primary work will include habitat restoration and fuels mitigation with the potential for fire response and prescribed burning – with a heavy emphasis in chainsaw use. The CL is the primary in-field liaison between regional staff and the on-site project partner or technical advisor, generally an employee of the land management agency or group working with the crew. The CL will also establish and maintain a good working relationship with other partner personnel, Crew Members, MCC staff and volunteers who come into contact with the crew. The CL prioritizes Crew Member development through program delivery, project work, and adherence to MCC policies and procedures.  The CL is entitled to the benefit package offered to all AmeriCorps participants. 

    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.

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  • Wind River Tribal Crew Leader

    Greater Yellowstone Office, Montana
    $1,373.20 / month

    Location: Bozeman
    Program Dates: February 4 through November 6, 2019
    Living Allowance: $686.60 biweekly
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $5,920.00 upon completion of the program

    This position will be based out of our Bozeman office but may spend extended periods of time in Wyoming.  Primary duties of the Crew Leader (CL) include working alongside a co-leader for daily on-site management of a crew consisting of 6-7 American Indian young adults. Crew Leaders are responsible for maintenance of crew dynamics to ensure a high level of crew function and safety, and the delivery of the appropriate program components, including ancestral lands lessons utilizing community resources. The CL works under the supervision of the Regional Program Manager and is the primary in-field liaison between staff and project partners.  The CL ensures that policies and procedures are followed by all crew members on the crew.  The CL also will establish and maintain a good working relationship with project partners/technical advisors, crew members and community members.  This position should be viewed not as a 9-5 job but as an experience where long hours, often in remote locations on difficult terrain and in all weather conditions, are to be expected.   The CL is an AmeriCorps member and is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps members.

    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.

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How to Apply

Please apply online using our online application portal. Our applications are quick and easy but please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions. 


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