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Wildland Restoration Team Member

Deadline:
Employer:
Montana Conservation Corps
Job Field:
Forestry
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Water and Soil Resources
Wildlife
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location:
Montana
Location Detail:
Bozeman, Kalispell, Helena, Missoula
Job Description:

GAIN PROFESSIONAL JOB SKILLS, CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE RESILIENCE, AND LAUNCH YOUR NATURAL RESOURCE CAREER!

 

At MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills. Wildland Restoration Teams participate in habitat restoration projects. These could include managing invasive plants through herbicide application, seed collection, and watershed restoration including beaver-dam analog construction. Projects are rigorous. Participants carry a heavy backpack sprayer and work in hot weather across rugged terrain while wearing protective gear. These crews work with a diverse range of stakeholders (private, government, and non-profit). Their efforts help to achieve large scale land conservation efforts with rural communities throughout the state of Montana. This is a great opportunity for anyone who has an interest in restoration to gain field experience in a rapidly growing area of conservation. 

 

Wildland Restoration Team Member (Summer Only)

 

Location: Bozeman, Kalispell, Missoula MT

Dates: 5/16/2022 - 8/12/2022 

Living Allowance: $737 biweekly before taxes

AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,718.25 

Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential behavioral health counseling, financial assistance, medical/legal advocacy, and more!

Food Per Diem while on Projects

Access to Pro Deals

Housing Opportunities Available!!

 

Wildland Restoration Team Member (Extended Term)

 

Location: Missoula, MT

Term Dates: 5/16/2022- 10/19/2022

Living Allowance: $737 biweekly before taxes

AmeriCorps Education Award: $3247.50

Health Insurance: Provided at NO COST

Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential behavioral health counseling, financial assistance, medical/legal advocacy, and more!

Food Per Diem while on Projects

Access to Pro Deals

Housing Opportunities Available!!

 

Wildland Restoration Team Member (Mesic Restoration)

 

Location: Helena, MT

Term Dates: 5/16/2022- 10/19/2022

Living Allowance: $737 biweekly before taxes

AmeriCorps Education Award: $3247.50

Health Insurance: Provided at NO COST

Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential behavioral health counseling, financial assistance, medical/legal advocacy, and more!

Food Per Diem while on Projects

Access to Pro Deals

Housing Opportunities Available!!

 

**Our Wildland Restoration Team (Mesic Restoration) in Helena will work with mesic restoration techniques and in-stream beaver-dam analog construction, a simple, effective, and non-invasive approach to riparian restoration. This crew will work with a diverse range of stakeholders (private, government, and non-profit) in order to achieve large scale land conservation efforts with rural communities throughout the state of Montana. This is a great opportunity for recent college graduates who have experience in restoration to gain practical field experience in a rapidly growing area of conservation, with and a strong potential for future career paths. 

 

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

Create a healthy and supportive crew environment

Perform designated crew roles.

Participate in all elements of the MCC Member Development program, education, and crew activities to the best of their 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 a local non-profit

Complete and submit required reports and paperwork on time

Provide information for evaluation of Crew Leaders, including positive feedback and areas of improvement

 

 

 

 

Qualifications:

High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED

Ages 17-30, up to 35 for military veterans

US Citizen, National, or Legal Permanent 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

Willing 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 is committed to being diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. We are working to reduce barriers to participating in our programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Salary:
$1,474 p/month AmeriCorps living stipend
Benefits:

Education Award Use for student loans, certifications, work trade programs, education expenses, and more

Forbearance for certain student loans while serving with AmeriCorps.

FREE Health Insurance* (members serving in 675 slots and above)

Member Assistance Program (MAP) FREE access to 24/7 behavioral health resources. Also includes financial planning, legal assistance, life coaching, and more! 

Living Allowance

AmeriCorps Child Care Benefits

Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)

Meals provided while on projects

Access to Pro Deals

We provide uniform work shirts and transportation to work sites.

Tools and safety gear are covered. Things like hard hat, work gloves, ear protection, safety glasses and group camping gear. We have some items to loan if needed

DEI funds to help purchase gear or travel to Montana.

Housing Opportunities Available!!

 

Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

Basic First Aid & CPR 

 

Training and Opportunities (Depending on Position and Crew Type):

Training on Resume Building, Interviewing, and Federal Hiring

Hand & Power Tool Use (including chainsaw and crosscut saw)

Backcountry Travel & Navigation

Leave No Trace

Habitat Management & Improvement

Learn about natural resource management

Develop life skills, work skills, and a strong service ethic

Connect with project partners: federal, state, and non-profits for career opportunities

Join our network of alumni in natural resource careers all over the country

Work in beautiful, wild, and protected places.

Work in National Forests, wilderness areas, and National Parks. 

Make lasting changes to the environment, climate, and our communities.

How to Apply:

Apply on website: https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/young-adult-opportunities/wildland-restoration-team.html 

 

Upload Resume & optional Cover Letter

 

Contact:

Caleb Stewart (he/him/his)

Recruitment & Admissions Manager

Montana Conservation Corps

406-587-4475 ext.106

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