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Assistant Crew Leader

Assistant Crew Leader

Montana - Seasonal, Entry Level


At MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills. Assistant Field Crew Leaders and their crews will camp while working on physically demanding and essential natural resource and conservation projects on some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Northern Rockies and Plains. Project work could include trail maintenance and construction, habitat restoration, mesic restoration, planting, backcountry work, forest fuels reduction, and more. This position is a leadership learning position that prioritizes crew member development; the assistant crew leader is a full partner in the crew’s leadership, helping to communicate crew direction, project goals, member management, and communication with regional staff teams. In conjunction with the Primary Crew Leader, the assistant leader takes a large role in the technical training of crew members, and provides vital mentorship to new members. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to transition into a leadership role!

A term of service with MCC places our participants in an excellent position for future federal hiring and conservation careers!

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Location: Missoula, Kalispell and Helena
Program Dates: 5/9/2022 - 10/21/2022 (OPEN to a later start date of 5/16 OR and earlier start date if available)
Living Allowance: $787 biweekly before taxes are taken out
AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,247.50 upon completion of the program
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
Housing Options Available!!
WFA certification preferred; MCC will reimburse up to $400 for candidates to receive this certification before their start date.

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.

Certifications (Depending on Position and Crew Type):
First Aid & CPR
Defensive Driving
Chainsaw Certification
Crosscut Certification

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
Trail Maintenance & Construction
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.

High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
Ages 18-35
US Citizen, National or lawful permanent resident
Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
Ability to eventually hike 3-20 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
Effective written and oral communication skills
Demonstrates desire to serve the community and the environment
Embraces 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
Commitment to completing term; available for duration of entire term of service

Desired Additional Qualifications:
Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check
21 years old on the start date of the program

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.

Additional Info

Job Type : Seasonal

Education Level : High School

Experience Level : Entry Level

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