Montana Conservation Corps

  • Fire Prevention Crew Member

    Job Locations US-MT-Missoula
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/14/2020 11:59 AM)
    # of Openings
    6
    Category
    AmeriCorps
    Wage Type
    Living Allowance
    Wage
    USD $600.00/Bw.
  • Overview

    The Crew Member (CM) will assist in the successful completion of MCC natural resource and
    community service projects. This is not a 9-5 job; rather it is an experience where long hours and extended time away
    from your home base can be expected. HIZ Crew members will be working out of Missoula for the Spring and Fall, but in
    the summer will be camping in the field to complete project work. Crews are going to be working within Missoula
    County reducing wildfire risks on public and private land. Crew members do this through using chainsaws to reduce
    fuels, intentional landscaping around homes, and using wildfire mitigation tactics such as creating burn piles. The HIZ
    Crew Member will go through chainsaw training, home assessment training, and wildlands urban interface fire training. Crews
    may also be deployed for natural disaster relief. CMs are expected to participate in all elements of the MCC program to
    the best of their ability, performing designated crew role functions and maintaining a positive attitude throughout the
    program. The CM will also establish and maintain a good working relationship with other partner personnel, Crew
    Leaders, MCC staff and any volunteers who come into contact with the crew. The Crew Member is an AmeriCorps
    member and is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps members.

     

     

    Benefits

    Housing provided at a minimal cost

    Bi-weekly living allowance $600.00

    $4266.50 AmeriCorps Education Award

    Free Health Insurance

     

    Responsibilities

    Programmatic Duties:

    • Ensure safety is the top priority during all MCC activities and projects; promote a ‘culture of safety’
    • Accomplish project goals to the standards and satisfaction of 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 MCC by wearing the MCC uniform and acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times
    • Attend, assist, or lead MCC service days and other MCC events, help organize and implement service projects when possible
    • 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
    • Attend at least one public meeting and volunteer with local non-profit groups or agencies

     

    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

     

    • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
    • Minimum age of 18
    • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
    • Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in terrain that can be steep, rocky or uneven, often wearing a 45lb backpack while carrying tools and sometimes backpacking with full packs of 60-70lbs
    • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
    • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
    • Available for duration of entire term of service; commitment to completing term
    • Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
    • Willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions; ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time

     

    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.

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