POSITION: MCCC STEWARDSHIP CREW – Brighton
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 a job training program that provides field based natural resources experience. Experiences gained will vary based on the seasons of service. 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.
ABOUT MCCC/AMERICORPS: MCCC Crew members have the option to join AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps is domestic national service which provides educational awards 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 qualified student loans. Service awards can be earned for 1700, 1200, and 900. Smaller terms may be available later in the year. Availability is subject to the time of hire.
• Controls invasive terrestrial and wetland plants within various state parks
• Prepares burn breaks and assist in conducting prescribed burns
• 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 the Stewardship Field Office
• May lead volunteer stewardship workdays
• May participate in aquatic invasive species in the summer
• May assist with oak wilt and hemlock woolly adelgid control efforts
TERMS Starting December and January. Working 6 months to a year.
WORK SCHEDULE Monday-Thursday, 10-hour days. Job requires overnight travel and has some weekend work.
• Applicants must be between 18 and 27 years of age and meet all other MCCC requirements
• 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