Fuels and Fire Crew Member
Reports to: Regional Program Manager
Classification: AmeriCorps Member
This position will help complete natural resource and community service projects. This is not a 9-5 job. This experience will work long hours with extended time away from home. Crews will camp for most of their terms. Crews will often be in remote locations in all weather conditions. Work will mostly include: fuels reduction projects, high amount of chainsaw use, fireline construction and other forest health monitoring activities. Work may also include: building or maintaining trails, treating or removing invasive species, building fences, and many other types of projects. Not all crews will work on all types of projects. Members will participate in all parts of the MCC program to the best of their ability. Members should keep a positive attitude while in the program. Members will need to work in a professional way with partners, leaders, staff and volunteers.
The Fuels and Fire Crew Member is an AmeriCorps member. They are entitled to the benefit package offered to all AmeriCorps members.
- Make sure safety is the top priority during all MCC activities and projects
- Accomplish project goals
- Follow all MCC policies and procedures
- Create a healthy and supportive crew environment
- Perform crew roles: crew journalist, tool or vehicle specialist
- Participate in all elements of the Member Development Program, education, and crew activities to the best of their ability
- Promote a positive image for MCC by acting in a respectful way at all times
- Participate in service days and events. Help with service projects when possible
- Work alongside volunteers on projects and provide leadership when possible
- Exhibit a strong work ethic and positive service ethic
- Attend a public meeting and volunteer with a non-profit
- Complete timesheets, reports, and paperwork on time
- Provide both positive feedback and areas of improvement for Crew Leader evaluations
- High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards one
- Age 17-30, up to 35 for military veterans
- US Citizen, National or Legal Permanent Resident
- Able to hike up to 3-15 miles a day on steep, rocky, or uneven ground, often wearing a 45lb backpack and carrying tools. Sometimes full packs could be up to 60-70lbs
- Able to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
- Pass a National Service Criminal History Check
- Available for the entire term of service and committed to completing the term
- Strong desire to serve the community and the environment
- Willing to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions
- Able 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. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, and military service. We encourage people 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.