Montana Conservation Corps

  • Wind River Crew Member

    Job Locations US-MT-Bozeman
    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/12/2018 3:45 PM)
    # of Openings
    6
    Category
    AmeriCorps
    Wage Type
    Living Allowance
    Wage
    USD $504.00/Bw.
  • Overview

    This position will be based remotely, in and around the Wind River reservation. 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. This position should be viewed 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.  

    Benefits

    • $504.00 bi-weekly living allowance
    • $1,230.69 AmeriCorps Education Award, upon successful completion of term
    • Wilderness First Aid certification will be provided by NOLS

    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.
    • 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

    • 18-25 years old
    • 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 10 nights in a row

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