Adirondack Trail Crew Member

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Warrensburg, New York

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $16.35/hour
Deadline May 17, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Spend your summer outside working on Adirondack Forest Preserve trails.

Work includes being part of a 3-person trail crew working on a variety of trail projects on State lands in the Southern and Central Adirondacks. Projects may be 1-6 miles from the nearest road and will require hiking with a loaded pack, including relevant tools, in all weather conditions. Trail projects include, but are not limited to, bridge construction, trail hardening and drainage work, clearing of blowdown, installation of rocks for retention or hardening of trail tread, new trail construction or trail re-routes, turnpike installation, installing signs and trail markers, and constructing or relocating privies. Trail Crew Members will work with and maintain hand tools and other tools to complete projects. They will also record photos and information on infrastructure conditions while in the field for use by the land managers in planning future projects. They will work under the supervision of a Trail Crew Supervisor but may work alone or as part of a group during the day.

These are full-time seasonal positions, approximately 5 months in duration starting mid-May. The position end date is negotiable depending on the candidate's schedule and prior commitments. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid Class D Driver’s License
  • Must be able to carry a loaded pack 6 miles, over rugged terrain
  • Must be willing to work in all weather conditions
  • Comfortable working in a backcountry setting for extended periods of time

Preferred additional qualifications:

  • One year of practical experience in performing general construction or maintenance tasks
  • Experience in trail work, preferably sustainable trail building and hardening techniques
  • First Aid and CPR certifications
  • Chainsaw training

If you are interested in this position, please reach out to Kirstin Seleen for information on how to apply.

Email: kirstin.seleen@dec.ny.gov

Phone: 518-623-1278

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category General / Stewardship , Outdoor Recreation
Tags Trail Maintenance