Trail Crew Leader

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $25-29/hour
Deadline Dec 12, 2023
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Position Type: Full-time seasonal position, May 1 - September 26, 2024. End date may be flexible.

Location: Field-based; The RFOV office is in Carbondale, CO, and the RFOV service area extends from Independence Pass to Parachute, Marble to Glenwood Canyon.

Compensation: Hourly, $25-29/hour, commensurate with experience.
Benefits include paid time off, mileage reimbursement, $750 gear stipend, $10/day food stipend while on backcountry hitches, end of season bonus.

Job Description: The Trail Crew Leader is responsible for supervising and leading a crew of 2-3 individuals as well as youth corps groups and volunteer groups on both frontcountry and backcountry trail and restoration projects. Approximately half of the season will be spent in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, with the other half of the season focusing on frontcountry projects throughout our service area. This position requires excellent leadership skills, an ability to think on your feet and effectively respond to fluid conditions and crew dynamics within various frontcountry/backcountry settings, and an ability to build and support an effective team. In addition the Trail Crew Leader will possess a strong skill set in trailwork, particularly in a wilderness setting; ability to assess and manage risks; and organizational skills in logistics and time management.



Application Deadline

The application is open until the position is filled. We will begin reviewing applications on Tuesday, December 12. Positions will be removed from our website (rfov.org/careers) when they have been filled. RFOV aims to have offers out to exemplary applicants by late January/early February 2024.

How to Apply
Send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to: Jack Douglas, Program Manager by email at jdouglas@rfov.org . Phone and email questions and inquiries are acceptable: jdouglas@rfov.org , 970-927-8241.

Your cover letter can address the following prompts:

  • What is your experience working with a team to cooperatively complete trail or restoration projects?
  • Please touch on your ability to proactively solve problems, work independently, and be creative and resourceful.
  • What is your experience level with the following trail work techniques: rock steps, retaining walls, drainage structures (e.g., water bars, drainage dips), tread creation and maintenance, and trail design?
  • Do you have any knowledge of or experience with restoration or fire mitigation techniques?
  • What techniques and technologies have you used to measure and record project progress and information?
  • What is your experience leading both youth and adult volunteers in technical work?

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

Category Outdoor Recreation, Restoration
Tags Trail Maintenance