Montana Conservation Corps

  • Backcountry Trails Staff Crew Leader - Missoula (Summer Only)

    Job Locations US-MT-Missoula
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/3/2019 11:27 AM)
    # of Openings
    Wage Type
    Minimum rate of pay
    USD $12.00/Hr.
  • Overview

    About the Position

    Primary duties of the Crew Leader (CL) include assuring the successful completion of Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) natural resource and community service projects, on-site management of a crew, and maintenance 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 sponsor or technical advisor.   The CL ensures that MCC policies and procedures are followed by all Corps Members on the crew.  The CL also will establish and maintain a good working relationship with other Crew Leaders and Members, project partners, community partners, regional and statewide staff.


    Crew Leaders understand that commitment, flexibility and self-motivation are integral to maintaining the high expectations placed upon them.  They use their training, experience and commitment to facilitate their crew’s development.  They are creative in their approach to problem solving and motivating others, and are invested in the idea that their personal development and growth as a leader are most fully realized when used in service to their crews, their communities and the environment.


    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.





    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."


    Programmatic Duties

    • Ability to work long hours in challenging conditions, often with very little direct supervision
    • Guide, support and assist Crew Members to insure quality work performance, safety, and crew well-being
    • Communicate and organize work in conjunction with the sponsor/technical advisor; assure project completion to the satisfaction of sponsor expectations
    • Instill a culture of inclusion, caring and professionalism, cultivate safety awareness within crews; ensure compliance with MCC policies and safety standards within all crews
    • Implement fair and appropriate discipline and behavior management of Crew Members as needed
    • Assure implementation of all elements of the Crew Member Development program, including Compass and other education components, successful performance of crew roles and Corps Member Individual Action Plan goals
    • Assist regional staff with recruitment of Crew Members, where possible
    • Teach Crew Members all relevant technical project and camp/life skills necessary to insure safety and high quality project completion
    • Provide technical, logistical and leadership support to crews and individual Corps Members

    Administrative Duties

    • Maintain accurate crew, payroll, personnel, Crew Member development, safety and work project records
    • Maintain accurate inventory and records
    • Complete and submit required reports and other paperwork in a timely manner before end of term of service
    • Write and deliver Crew Member evaluations; include both positive feedback and areas of potential improvement


    • Minimum age of 21
    • Previous leadership experience, skills and training
    • Previous leadership position within a conservation corps program, preference given to leaders who have completed MCC’s Leadership Development Program
    • 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
    • Current Wilderness Advanced First-Aid/CPR certification required, advanced levels of First-Aid preferred
    • Seasonal availability; May to mid-November
    • Effective written and oral communication skills
    • A valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check and ability to be insurable per MCC parameters
    • US Citizenship or ability to work in the US
    • Ability to pass a Criminal History Check
    • 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, often camping in a tent                                                                                                                                                                               

    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


    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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