YCC Crew Leader, Montana Conservation Corps

Job Type(s): Programs / Services
Deadline: May 22, 2017 12:00 am
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Legislated nationally as a permanent program of the US Forest Service in 1974, the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) engages young people in paid work on needed conservation projects while providing environmental education opportunities that allow them to “learn while they earn.” In 2017, the US Forest Service is partnering with MCC to offer the program by engaging MCC members as Crew Leaders to YCC crews.
Serving as a YCC Crew Leader with MCC will have a lifelong impact not only on you, but also on the communities, landscapes, and teens enrolled in YCC. You’ll discover unexpected abilities in yourself along with the enduring self-confidence to effectively lead young people toward accomplishing even the most challenging tasks. In the end, it is your commitment to serving others, starting with the youth on your crew, that yields the most satisfaction and the greatest enjoyment.

Primary duties of the Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leader (YCCCL) include assuring the successful completion of MCC natural resource projects, daily on-site management of a YCC crew of 5-7 youth members, maintenance of crew dynamics to ensure a high level of crew function and safety, and the delivery of the appropriate program components. The YCCCL works under the supervision of the Regional staff. The YCCCL is the primary in-field liaison between Regional staff and the US Forest Service project partner or technical advisor. The YCCCL ensures that policies and procedures are followed by all Youth members on the crew. The YCCCL also will establish and maintain a good working relationship with project partners/technical advisors, Corpsmembers, youth parents and staff. This position will have recurring access to vulnerable populations. The YCCCL is an AmeriCorps member and is entitled to the benefit package offered all AmeriCorps members.