POSITION INFORMATION: The MCCC stewardship crew is a traveling field crew for resource management and ecological restoration in Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas. The MCCC is an entry level program that provide natural resources job training in the field and financial assistance for college. Field work will vary different depending on the season. Applicants must be physically fit and be willing to work in tough field conditions. Work will include occasional overnight travel to state parks. Crewmembers will be provided lodging and travel reimbursement for meals while on travel status. There are opportunities to work at different times of the years for terms of varying lengths. We are currently hiring for positions to start in the fall and winter.
• Controls invasive terrestrial and wetland plants within various state parks.
• Prepares burn breaks and will assist in conducting prescribed burns in the spring.
• Collects, processes, and assist with planting native seed.
• Burns brush piles.
• Collects data and completes documentation of field work.
• Assist with the maintenance of stewardship equipment and shop.
• May lead volunteer stewardship workdays.
• May assist with oak wilt and hemlock woolly adelgid control efforts.
ABOUT MCCC/AMERICORPS: MCCC Crew members can join AmeriCorps, the domestic program of the Peace Corps. AmeriCorps provides educational grants upon completion of set time and performance requirements. The education award may be used for qualifying forms of higher education from vocational training to graduate school or may be used to repay existing student loans. Other benefits include paid personal annual leave and paid administrative leave for career development and job searches. Term commitments available are 1700 hour (12 months), and 900 hour terms (6 months).
• Applicants must be between 18 and 27 years of age and meet all MCCC requirements to qualify.
• Minimum of high school graduate/GED, resident of Michigan.
• Willing to be away from home for the work week.
• Willing to use herbicides and pesticides.
• Willingness to safely use power equipment, including clearing and chain saws.
• Good physical condition to conduct long days of strenuous field work, often under adverse conditions in remote areas.
• Must pass a physical examination/fitness test, to work on prescribed burns.
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
• Must be committed to the stewardship of the natural ecosystems within Michigan State Parks.
• Applications are accepted year-round and filled as positions are available.
• Job applications are available at the Michigan DNR website.
• Resumes, and two job references can be emailed.