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Overview

Summary
Primary duties of the Corps Member (CM) include working as part of a crew, under the supervision of the Crew Leader(s), to complete natural resource and habitat restoration projects in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management. CM will be 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 utilize the support of their Crew Leader(s) and Regional staff to complete their term of service successfully. The CM will establish and maintain a good working relationship with Crew Leaders, Regional staff, fellow crew members and project partners. This position should be viewed not as a 9-5 job but as an experience where long hours spent camping and working on project, often in remote locations on difficult terrain and in all weather conditions, are to be expected. This program will be based remotely out of multiple locations in Wyoming but will start in Bozeman, MT. The CM is an AmeriCorps member and is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps members. This position will not have recurring access to vulnerable populations.

Responsibilities

Programmatic Duties
Work in a safe manner and contribute to a ‘culture of professionalism’ within the crew
Follow all MCC policies and procedures to help promote a safe, well-functioning crew
Accomplish project goals to the standards and satisfaction of the MCC, Crew Leaders and partner/technical advisors
Willingly participate in all elements of the MCC Member Development program, education, and crew activities to the best of one’s ability
Attend at least one public meeting and complete non-MCC volunteer service hours
Contribute to the overall functioning of the crew to help create a healthy and supportive crew environment; perform designated crew roles: crew journalist, tool or vehicle swamper
Promote a positive public image for the MCC by wearing the MCC uniform and acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times
Exhibit a strong work ethic and positive service ethic throughout the term of service

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
Assist in maintaining inventory of shared gear and tools

Benefits
$504 bi-weekly living allowance
AmeriCorps Education Award
First aid Certification
S212 (Wildland Fire Chainsaws)
S130 (Firefighter Training)
S190 (Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior)

Qualifications
US Citizenship or lawful permanent US resident
Minimum age of 18
High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
Ability to pass a National Criminal History Check
Commitment to complete the entire term of service and participate in all aspects of MCC program
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
Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use chainsaws/hand tools for extended periods of time
Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in rugged terrain, often carrying a chainsaw/tools and a backpack

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.