Veterans Green Corps Roving Crew Leader

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Deadline to Apply:

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 11:45pm



Helena, MT
United States

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Summary Statement: Primary duties of the Roving VGC Crew Leader (RVCL) include working with the Veterans Crew Leader staff position(s) to train VGC Corps Members, provide field visitation and logistical support to help insure the successful completion of MCC projects and programming, and logistical support to ensure regional operations run smoothly.  The RVCL, under the supervision of the Regional Program Manager, works with regional staff and state staff and must maintain communication between the office and the field.   The RVCL helps ensure that MCC policies and procedures are followed by all members and leaders while establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with project partners and community organizations. The RVCL will be called upon to lead or join an existing crew when necessary.  The RVCL is an AmeriCorps member and is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps members. This position should be viewed not as a 9-5 job but as an experience where long hours and extended time away from home, often in remote locations on difficult terrain and in all weather condition, are to be expected.  RVCLs must be self-motivated and flexible in order to meet the changing needs of the position. This position will not have recurring access to vulnerable populations. 

Program Dates & Details: The term of service runs February 6th, 2017 through August 4th, 2017. Roving VGC Crew Leaders receive a $626 biweekly living allowance and a $2887.50 AmeriCorps education award upon completion of the term of service. Leaders have the opportunity to enroll in MCC’s health insurance program during the term of service.

Programmatic Duties:

  • Ensure safety is the top priority during all MCC activities and projects; promote a ‘culture of safety’
  • Follow and model all MCC policies and procedures and assure crew compliance
  • Assist staff in planning and implementing trainings for members and leaders
  • Facilitate and deliver MCC education components to crews in the field
  • Assist regional staff with recruitment of program participants, including visits to Veteran-serving organizations, and assisting with crew member interviews, as needed
  • Assist in planning, coordinating and leading volunteer service opportunities
  • Assist in project logistics, including coordinating the regional tool cache, assisting with regional inventory, and communicating with project partners from the office
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to crews and leaders as needed
  • Support VGC Leader(s) with leadership or crew dynamic challenges and help facilitate debriefs

Administrative Duties:

  • Maintain accurate crew, project, program, and safety records
  • Maintain accurate inventory and records
  • Complete and submit required reports and other paperwork in a timely manner before end of term of service
  • Provide information for evaluation of VGC Crew Leaders and Members; include both positive feedback and areas of potential improvement.                             


  • High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED
  • Minimum age of 21
  • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
  • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check
  • At least two years of college or military experience, or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in rugged terrain, often wearing a 45lb backpack and carrying tools
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Available for duration of entire term of service; commitment to completing term
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment
  • Willingness to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions; ability to be away on overnight trips for up to two weeks at a time

Helpful Experience:

  • Previous Corps Experience
  • Leadership and/or teaching experience, skills, or training
  • Technical and outdoor skills, including camp craft, trail work, and knowledge of power and hand tools
  • Current First aid & CPR certification

How to Apply:

Please submit your application via our online application portal. We are accepting applications for Roving VGC Crew Leaders in our Central Divide (Helena, MT) region.