Montana Conservation Corps

  • Field Coordinator - Bozeman

    Job Locations US-MT-Bozeman
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(12/5/2018 2:28 PM)
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Staff
    Wage Type
    Minimum rate of pay
    Wage
    USD $15.00/Hr.
  • Overview

    About the Position

    The Field Coordinator (FC) staff position is responsible for the regional coordination and logistical support of all Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) field-based activities. Primary duties include direct support of Crew Leaders and Crew Members for adult, youth and specialty programs, with emphasis on the development and delivery of technical skills training, technical and logistical coordination for MCC crews in the field, as well as shared monitoring and implementation of MCC’s leadership development program and administrative components. Additional activities will include teaching and modeling fundamental skills to participants, field visitation to help ensure the successful and safe completion of MCC projects, and ensuring compliance with MCC policies and procedures. The FC is supervised by the Regional Program Manager and is expected to maintain good communication between all MCC offices, project partners and crews.

     

    About Montana Conservation Corps

    Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization which operates from offices in Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell and Missoula, Montana.  Our work takes place in a variety of prairie and forested locations in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota and South Dakota.  MCC strives to give its participants the experience of a lifetime through challenging conservation work and the rigors of life outdoors, coupled with education developed specifically to create engaged citizens and lifelong environmental stewards.  A term with MCC provides the ideal opportunity to discover personal growth, greater self-awareness, increased confidence, communication and leadership skills, as well as the ability to meaningfully engage with those of diverse backgrounds.

     

    Compensation

    $15.00/hour. Benefits include health/dental insurance with co-pay and 401K retirement plan with 5% employer match. 

     

    Diversity and Inclusion

    MCC seeks to provide access and opportunity to a diverse group of staff and participants, while continuing to identify and reduce barriers to being involved in our organization and programs.  We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

     

    To Apply

    When creating your profile, please be sure to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. All of this information must be merged into a single file to be uploaded under the link "upload resume."

    Responsibilities

    Project Oversight and Technical Support 

    • Provide technical and logistical support for trail maintenance/construction, conservation, natural resource, and special initiative projects
    • Develop Project Information Sheets and Emergency Response Plans to communicate to crews the specific details regarding project work
    • Manage regional inventory of vehicles, tools and gear
    • Instill a culture of professionalism and caring, cultivate safety awareness within crews. Ensure compliance with MCC policies and safety standards within all crews
    • Ensure field work and activities are in compliance with MCC policies and regulations
    • Visit adult, youth and specialty crews in the field to provide guidance, support, and assistance to crew leaders as well as ensure that project accomplishments meet project partner expectations
    • Communicate with project partners as needed to coordinate project work logistics
    • Respond to in-field issues and emergencies; provide emotional and behavioral support to participants
    • Coordinate and organize gear and tool cache inventory systems and usage     

    Program Support

    • Under supervision of Program Manager, provide direction and support to regional leaders and members, including ongoing training, feedback, and periodic written evaluation of leader and member performance
    • Ensure high quality implementation of MCC programming; thorough knowledge of MCC program objectives and outcomes as well as education and training curriculum
    • Plan and implement regional technical trainings for all participants
    • Provide assistance with the delivery of non-technical training components
    • Demonstrate an ability to work across differences to promote inclusion of all staff, participants and partners
    • Oversee participant wellness through reviewing bi-weekly paperwork such as crew reports or incident reports, and conducting one-on-one check-ins and debriefing. Assist with filing workers compensation claims when appropriate
    • Attend and support statewide trainings when requested
    • In coordination with Program Manager, provide behavior improvement guidance and fair and appropriate discipline for participants as necessary

    Administrative Support

    • Ensure crew paperwork is of high quality and properly filed/submitted in a timely fashion; including programmatic evaluations, Timesheets, Crew Reports, Incident Reports, Workers Compensation, Partner Evaluations, Project Accomplishments, and participant evaluations
    • Monitor projects and provide written documentation of field visits and program activities
    • Participate in an emergency on-call schedule
    • Coordinate all in-field project documentation requirements with Crew Leaders, including written and photographic documentation of project accomplishments

    Qualifications

    Minimum Required Experience and Education

    • At least two years of college or military experience, or equivalent work experience
    • Minimum age of 21
    • Previous leadership experience, skills, or training
    • Previous experience teaching or training young adults
    • Current Wilderness Advanced First-Aid/CPR certification required, advanced levels of First-Aid preferred
    • Effective written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to work as part of a team, and able to balance responsibilities to competing priorities
    • Possess relevant technical skills including, but not limited to, trail maintenance and construction, crosscut and chainsaw use and maintenance, fencing, stream bank restoration, back country travel and other natural resource work. Applicant should also possess experience with a wide range of power and hand tools
    • Sawyer skills necessary to obtain operator certification at, or above, B-Sawyer Felling and Bucking level
    • Experience and skills leading and training groups
    • Ability to be away on overnight trips for up to two weeks at a time, often camping in a tent
    • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, cloud-based collaborative systems, and G Suite for businesses
    • Ability to pass a Criminal History Check
    • A valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check and ability to be insurable per MCC parameters

    Physical Demands

    • Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in terrain that can be steep, rocky or uneven, often wearing a 60lb backpack and carrying tools
    • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
    • Willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions; ability to be away on overnight trips for up to two weeks at a time

    While this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position, it is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All Montana Conservation Corps positions may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities.

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