Piikani Lands Crew


Joining the Piikani Lands Crew gives you the opportunity to work alongside others from the Blackfeet Nation who share your interest in making a lifelong impact on the community and nearby ancestral lands. 

Through this experience you will have the opportunity to gain valuable job skills including trail maintenance, wildlife surveying, fencing, facilities maintenance, and much more. In addition to technical skills, you stand to gain experience in team work, effective communication, and leadership. Project partners include The Blackfeet Tribe, Tribal Historic Preservation Department, Glacier National Park, the USDA Forest Service, Montana Wilderness Association, Nature Conservancy, and Iinnii Initiative.

For more information about this position, please call Lauren at 406.755.3619 (or email Lauren at lauren@mtcorps.org).

We also have other opportunities to serve with Montana Conservation Corps - check them out here!  

Position Offerings

Location: Kalispell
Start/End Dates: May 6, 2019 through August 16, 2019
Compensation: $12.00/hour
Job Status: Temporary Full-time, non-exempt
Closing Date: Accepting applications until the position is filled

The Piikani Lands Staff Crew Leader (CL) will be instrumental in the implementation of a corps program on the Blackfeet Reservation. Primary duties of the CL include, with a co-leader, assuring the successful completion of MCC natural resource and community service projects, on-site management of a crew, monitoring of crew dynamics to ensure a high level of crew motivation and functioning, as well as the delivery of the full range of MCC program components. The CL and co-CL are part of a leadership team working under the supervision of the Program Manager. The CL is the primary in-field liaison between regional staff and the on-site project partner or technical advisor, generally an employee of the land management agency or group working with the crew. The CL will also establish and maintain a good working relationship with other partner personnel, Crew Members, MCC staff and volunteers who come into contact with the crew. The CL prioritizes Crew Member development through program delivery, project work, and adherence to MCC policies and procedures.

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Location: Blackfeet Reservation (daily meeting location in Browning)
Program Dates: May 20th - August 16th, 2019 (2 weeks of Orientation/Training; 11 weeks of Projects)
Wage: $10/hour

This position will begin with two weeks of interpersonal and technical skills training at a few locations in and around the Flathead Valley. Training will be proceeded by 10 weeks of project work based out of Browning with multiple partnering agencies. 
The crew will operate primarily on a normal 5 day work week schedule (home in evenings and on weekends) with the exception of a couple work weeks where the crew will be camping (Dates TBA). The crew will finish their season on 8/16. The crew will also be off 7/11-7/12 for North American Indian Days. Project work can include trail maintenance and chainsaw work in the Badger Two Medicine, wildlife surveys in the park and on the reservation, fence repair on the buffalo range and invasive weeds control throughout the area.

Ideal candidates will be from communities in and around the Blackfeet reservation.

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