Adirondack Trail Crew

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Warrensburg, New York

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $16.35-$19.27/hour, 40-hour work week
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

DEC anticipates hiring a 3-4 person trail crew to work on State land projects in the central and southern Adirondacks from May to October 2023. As field going positions, trail crews work in varying weather and terrain and the job requires heavy lifting, hiking long distances with packs and tools and physical labor constructing and maintaining trails and trail infrastructure. Typical work days may include reporting to your duty station to receive assignments and pick up tools before heading into the woods for the day to work on trail improvement projects. Some work site locations are remote and may require backpacking and overnight stays in the backcountry.

Work includes 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 condition while in the field for use by the land managers in planning future projects. In addition to trail projects, crew members may be interacting with the public and providing navigational and Leave No Trace information. They will work under the supervision of a Trail Crew Supervisor or area Land Manager but may work alone or as part of a group during the day.

Opportunities for training may include chainsaw, hand tools, First Aid & CPR, and trail construction techniques.  Start dates are negotiable depending on school calendars and applicant availability.

Housing in the Warrensburg area can be provided with these positions.


To inquire for more information and an application please reach out to Kirstin Seleen at kirstin.seleen@dec.ny.gov or (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