Overview

About the Position

The Wildland Restoration Team (WRT) Member gains valuable professional and practical experience in the burgeoning field of ecological restoration.  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.  This position is supervised by the Wildland Restoration Field Coordinator with support from other regional staff.  This position should be viewed not as a 9-5 job but as an experience where long hours and extended time away from home, often in adverse environmental and weather conditions, are to be expected.  This position will not have recurring access to vulnerable populations.

Programmatic Duties

  • Ensure safety is the top priority during all MCC activities and projects; promote a ‘culture of safety’
  • Accomplish project goals to the standards and satisfaction of the MCC, Crew Leaders, and project partners/technical advisors
  • Follow all MCC policies and procedures contributing to the overall functioning of the crew and creating a healthy and supportive crew environment
  • Perform designated crew roles of crew journalist, tool, safety or vehicle swamper
  • Willingly participate in all elements of the MCC Member Development program, education, and crew activities to the best of their ability
  • Promote a positive public image for MCC by wearing the MCC uniform and acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times
  • Attend, assist, or lead MCC service days and other MCC events, help organize and implement service projects when possible
  • Work alongside volunteers on projects and provide leadership when possible
  • Exhibit a strong work ethic and positive service ethic throughout the term of service
  • Attend at least one public meeting and volunteer with local non-profit groups or agencies

Administrative Duties

  • Complete and submit required reports and other paperwork in a timely manner
  • Provide information for evaluation of Crew Leader(s), including both positive feedback and areas of potential improvement

Benefits

  • $504 bi-weekly living allowance
  • AmeriCorps Education Award
  • First aid and CPR Certification
  • Health Insurance

Qualifications

  • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
  • Minimum age of 18
  • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
  • Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in rugged terrain, often wearing a 45lb backpack and 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 entire term of service
  • Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
  • 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

About Montana Conservation Corps

Inspiring young people through hands-on conservation service to be leaders, stewards of the land, and engaged citizens who improve their communities.