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AgCorps Recycling and Groundwater Specialist

Montana Department of Agriculture


Opportunity summary

Term length

1/13/2025 - 11/21/2025

Application window

5/1/2024 - 12/15/2024


Helena, Montana

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Engage young Americans in pesticide container recycling and groundwater monitoring to reduce the amount of pesticides leaking into waterways, enhance the number of containers that can be recycled, and educate the public on the importance of proper pesticide disposal. 

Opportunity description

Creation of recycling and groundwater educational materials, pesticide container recycling and groundwater sample collection, education and outreach regarding pesticide container recycling and groundwater protection, and MESONET weather station maintenance.


  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits
  • Child care

Requirements and qualifications


Comfortable driving a pickup and pulling a trailer. valid driver’s license. comfortable with long amounts of time on the road and being outdoors in variable weather. able to work with different types of PPE (gloves, Tyvek suits, hearing protection). and ability to bend, crouch, dig, and climb on and off trailers and ladders.

Preferred qualifications

Familiar with environmental sample collection and record keeping.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Waterway restoration  
  • Recycling and composting programs
  • Environmental education and training 

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Rural
  • Urban
  • Traveling
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor