Montana Conservation Corps

Blackfeet Crew Member

US-MT-Kalispell
1 month ago(12/18/2017 12:30 PM)
# of Openings
6
Category
Adult
Wage Type
Minimum rate of pay
Wage
USD $8.15/Hr.

Overview

About this Position

Primary duties of the Corps Member (CM) include establishing and maintaining
good working relationships with regional staff, members, project technical advisors, and volunteers to
complete natural resource and community service projects, participating in all elements of the MCC
program to the best of his/her ability, performing designated crew role functions and maintaining a
positive attitude throughout the program. The Corps Member will utilize the support of their Crew
Leader(s) and regional staff to complete their term of service successfully. The Corps Member is
supervised by the Crew Leader(s) and Regional Staff. It is likely that this position will camp in remote or
backcountry locations over night for a portion of their projects. This position will not have recurring
access to vulnerable populations.

 

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.

Responsibilities

Service Duties:

  • Perform physical labor intensive field work on a crew on various natural resource and community service projects.
  • Projects may range from trail building, weed eradication, mapping of weeds via GPS, fence building, landscaping, streambank stabilization, native seed collection and planting trees.
  • Daily use of hand tools such as shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, pulaskis, and mcleods.
  • When camping out overnight, participate in camp-life duties such as water filtration, meal preparation, and washing dishes.
  • Members may not perform any prohibited activities as outlined in the Member Service Agreement

Programmatic Duties:

  • Ensure safety is the top priority during all MCC activities and projects and 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 or vehicle swamper
  • Willingly participate in all elements of the MCC Member Development program, education, and crew activities to the best of his/her ability
  • Promote a positive public image for the MCC by wearing the MCC uniform and acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times
  • Work alongside youth and adult volunteers on projects and provide leadership when possible
  • 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 Leaders, including both positive feedback and areas of potential improvement

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • 18-24 years old, Montana resident
  • Ability to complete a criminal history check, self-certification
  • US Citizenship or lawful permanent resident
  • Commitment to complete the entire term
  • Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
  • Ability to hike 3-9 miles per day in rugged terrain, often wearing a large backpack and carrying tools
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds repeatedly
  • Willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions; ability to be away for up to four nights in a row

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