Wildland Restoration Team (WRT) Leader gains valuable professional and practical experience in the burgeoning field of ecological restoration.
About Montana Conservation Corps
Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is a nationally-recognized nonprofit that instills hope and purpose in a new generation of young leaders who get things done to improve our lands and communities. Through hands-on service, our participants, including teens, young adults, and veterans, develop the self-awareness, grit, people skills, connection to place, and respect for their own power to enact change, to be leaders, stewards of the land, and engaged citizens who improve their communities. In turn, these young leaders improve hundreds of miles of trails and tens of thousands of acres of habitat each year. In 2017, over 600 youth, from local communities and reservations, and recruited nationally into our AmeriCorps program, will serve on a crew or as an intern for 3 to 11 months. MCC is based in Bozeman, MT, with regional offices in Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. We work throughout the Northern Rockies and Plains.
About the Position
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. Upon successful completion of an eight week training period the Team Leader (TL) will be responsible for leading 3 WRT Members through a 3- or 6-month term of service. Primary duties of the TL include serving as primary infield liaison between Regional Staff and Project Partners, ensuring that MCC policies and procedures are followed by all Team Members, and establishing and maintaining positive relationships with Project Partners, Team Members, MCC Staff, youth and volunteers. This position is supervised by the Wildland Restoration Field Coordinator. The TL is an AmeriCorps participant and is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps participants. 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.
Qualifications – Must Have
Qualifications – Desired