Montana Conservation Corps

Piikani Lands Staff Crew Leader

Job Locations US-MT-Kalispell
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/20/2019 1:07 PM)
# of Openings
Wage Type
USD $12.00/Hr.


Position Summary: The Piikani Lands Staff Crew Leader (CL) will be instrumental in the implementation of a corps program on the Blackfeet Reservation. Primary duties of the CL include, with a co-leader, assuring the successful completion of MCC natural resource and community service projects, on-site management of a crew, monitoring of crew dynamics to ensure a high level of crew motivation and functioning, as well as the delivery of the full range of MCC program components. The CL and co-CL are part of a leadership team working under the supervision of the Program Manager. The CL is the primary in-field liaison between regional staff and the on-site project partner or technical advisor, generally an employee of the land management agency or group working with the crew. The CL will also establish and maintain a good working relationship with other partner personnel, Crew Members, MCC staff and volunteers who come into contact with the crew. The CL prioritizes Crew Member development through program delivery, project work, and adherence to MCC policies and procedures.


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.


$12.00 per hour


Programmatic Duties:

  • Actively participate in MCC’s Leadership Development Program, gaining knowledge of, and demonstrating investment in, MCC’s approach to fulfilling its mission
  • Guide, support and assist Crew Members to ensure quality work performance, safety, and crew well being
  • Communicate and organize service work in conjunction with the partner/land management agency’s technical advisor; assure project completion to the satisfaction of partner expectations
  • Ensure safety as the top priority during all MCC activities and projects; promote a ‘culture of safety’ with emphasis on adherence to MCC policies and procedures
  • Make recommendations to regional staff for fair and appropriate behavior management of Crew Members as needed
  • Oversee implementation of all elements of the Crew Member Development program, including delivery of MCC’s formal education curriculum, ensuring successful Crew Member performance of crew roles and by providing opportunities for Crew Members feel empowered to take on leadership roles
  • Instruct Crew Members in all relevant technical project skills necessary to promote safety and high quality project completion. Skills include, but are not limited to:  situational awareness, proper tool use, ergonomics/body mechanics and appropriate methods for project implementation which meet partner agency standards
  • Teach Crew Members all relevant camp-life skills, including, but not limited to: leave-no-trace ethics, group kitchen setup/use, hygiene methods and waste management
  • Provide technical, logistical and leadership support to crews and individual Crew Members
  • Promote a positive public image for MCC by wearing the MCC uniform and acting in a professional and respectful manner at all times while representing MCC
  • Attend and assist in MCC-hosted service days with members of the community and other MCC events
  • Fulfill other program-specific requirements such as those focused on civic engagement
  • Demonstrate an ability to work across differences to promote inclusion of all participants


Administrative Duties:

  • Provide information for development and evaluation of Crew Members; including both positive feedback and areas of potential improvement
  • Maintain accurate records, including timesheets, personnel, Crew Member development, inventory, vehicle, safety and  project records
  • Complete and submit required reports and other paperwork in a timely manner



  • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
  • Minimum age of 21
  • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
  • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check
  • Current Wilderness Advanced First Aid certification or higher, OR ability to obtain through MCC-provided training
  • 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 Criminal History Check
  • Seasonal availability; May to August
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • 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, often camping in a tent


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