Crew Leader - Wildland Restoration Team

Montana Conservation Corps

About the organization

Montana Conservation Corps' (MCC) mission is to inspire young people through hands-on conservation service to be leaders, stewards of the land and engaged citizens who improve their communities. Founded in 1991, MCC is a private, nonprofit organization. There are 4 regions, with approximately 40 staff and 300 members who serve each year in leader, member or intern positions. MCC receives Federal grant money through the Corporation for National & Community Service. This grant is used to provide participant stipends and education awards, as well as to support our programming: offering leadership development to Leaders and Members. MCC offers crew-based programming that uses natural resource and community service projects to foster personal and crew development. While most of the work we accomplish is in the field, our main goal is not to build trails but to help members develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to be active citizens in their community.


Wildlands Restoration Teams (WRT) gain valuable professional and practical experience in the growing fields of resource conservation and ecological restoration. The WRT leader utilizes various management techniques for habitat and wildland restoration such as; treatment/removal of invasive species, inventorying wildlife habitat, marking timber for fuels management, and GPS data collecting. Primary duties of the WRT Leader include assuring the successful completion of MCC natural resource and community service projects, on-site management of a crew, maintenance of crew dynamics to insure a high level of crew functioning and the delivery of the full range of MCC program components. The WRT leader works under the supervision of the Program Manager. The WRT leader is the primary in-field liaison between Regional staff and the project sponsor or technical advisor. The WRT-CL insures that MCC policies and procedures are followed by all Corps Members on the crew.

WRT 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.


• High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
• US Citizenship or ability to work legally in the US
• 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:
• Minimum age of 21 years old on the start date of the program (in order to drive MCC vehicles)
• Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check


$837 biweekly AmeriCorps Living Stipend

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