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.
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
Primary duties of the Veteran Green Corps Crew Leader (CL) include 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 CL is the primary in-field liaison between Regional staff and the project partner or technical advisor. The CL ensures that MCC policies and procedures are followed by all Crew Members on the crew. The CL also will establish and maintain a good working relationship with the project technical advisor, Crew Members, youth and volunteers working alongside the crew and MCC staff. This position is supervised by the Field Coordinator. The CL 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 remote locations on difficult terrain and in all weather conditions, are to be expected. This position will not have recurring access to vulnerable populations.