Women's Fuels and Fire Crew Leader
The Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) is currently accepting applications for Women’s Fuels and Fire Leader positions! Here at MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills. Our crew leaders go through a leadership development program crafted over two decades to enhance their confidence, resilience, and technical capabilities. This crew, for women identifying participants only, will work with the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the majority of the season. Work will primarily consist of wildland fuels mitigation projects with an emphasis on chainsaw use. Participants will receive basic wildland fire qualifications including a nationally recognized chainsaw certification, basic wildland firefighting classes (S130, S190), in addition to having an opportunity to receive a wildland fire red card. There may be opportunities to deploy on fire assignments AFTER the term of service ends. This is a great opportunity to get exposure to the world of wildland fire, and provides an excellent stepping stone for future career opportunities. If you are looking for something unique, want to address urgent climate change issues, and want to make a positive impact on the environment, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!
Location: Bozeman MT
Program Dates: 2/28/2022 - 8/12/2022
Living Allowance: $837.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out
AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,214.50 upon completion of the program
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There are multiple benefits with an AmeriCorps Term of Service!
MCC seeks to provide access and opportunity to a diverse group of staff and participants, while continuing to identify and reduce barriers to being involved in our organization and programs. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.
- High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
- Preferred candidates will have experience operating a chainsaw
- US Citizen, National, or Legal 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
- Ability to obtain Wilderness Advanced First Aid/CPR training. (Training is reimbursable to allotted amount/ MCC provides training)
- 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
- Minimum age of 21 years old on the start date of the program