Field Crew Leader and Assistant Field Crew Leader
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Location: Bozeman, Missoula, Kalispell and Helena
Program Dates: 2/28/2022 - 10/21/2022
Living Allowance: $837 biweekly before taxes are taken out
AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,546.50 upon completion of the program
Ages: 21 to 35
The best leaders put most of their time and energy into helping other people be more successful by making connections, giving feedback, and providing the resources people need. If this sounds like you, our Crew Leader opportunity is a good fit for you. We will provide excellent leadership training, diversity training, technical training and more to help you gain confidence and be an amazing leader throughout your time with MCC and your life. Crew Leaders provide on-site management of a crew while also inspiring and encouraging their crew members.
Each crew will consist of 4 members and 2 leader. Crews will work and camp for up to 10 days at a time in frontcountry and backcountry locations in all types of weather conditions. Each member will get basic first aid/CPR certifications and, more importantly, a professional stepping stone to agencies like BLM, Forest Service, and the Parks Service!
Leaders and their crews will camp for most of their term, often times in remote locations in varied terrain and in all weather conditions. Work may include building or maintaining trails, treating or removing invasive species, building fences, operating chainsaws to reduce wildfire risks by thinning trees, and many other types of projects. The Crew Leader is the primary in-field liaison between regional staff and the on-site project partner or technical advisor, who is typically an employee of the land management agency or group working with the crew. If people describe you as a good listener, having a positive attitude, genuinely caring about others and treating them with respect, encouraging, confident, and passionate, then you have found the opportunity for you so apply today!
"I have become more confident in giving direction to others, more prepared/organized in planning. I have gained confidence in my ability to lead others in difficult situations, learned to be more decisive, and considerate of the whole group." MCC Crewleader