Trail Crew Member

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

Carbondale, Colorado

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $21-24/hour
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

The Trail Crew Member is responsible for working with a crew of 2-3 individuals as well as youth 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 the desire and ability to live and work in a backcountry setting for up to eight days–responding professionally to fluid conditions and crew dynamics within various frontcountry/backcountry worksites, the ability to assess and manage risks, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Application Deadline: The application is open until the position is filled. Positions will be removed from our website (rfov.org/careers) when they have been filled. 

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 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 General / Stewardship , Outdoor Recreation
Tags Trail Maintenance