Trail Crew Member

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

Carbondale, Colorado

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details Hourly, $19-$22/hour, commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid time off, mileage reimbursement, $500/mo living stipend, $500 professional development stipend, $500 gear stipend, simple IRA with 3% match, end of season bonus.
Deadline Apr 07, 2023
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

The Trail Crew Member is responsible for working with a crew of 3-5 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 and Hunter-Frying Pan Wilderness Areas, 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, the ability to assess and manage risks, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Specific Responsibilities:

Program Operations:

  • Work under the direction of the Field Crew Leader and Program Director on backcountry and frontcountry trail and restoration projects.
  • Support RFOV equipment and tool management: ensure tools, project equipment and supplies are clean and in good working order and regularly inventoried.
  • Ensure project safety and practice effective risk management strategies.
  • Serve as a crew leader on volunteer projects when necessary.
  • Assist with project reporting
    • Accurately measure project metrics and use internal databases to record metrics
    • Assist in reporting systems on progress and accomplishments of all projects and ensure consistency and clear communication internally among RFOV staff.
    • Assist in keeping all project notes and details as well as partnership information.

Volunteer Coordination and Management

  • Work to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for volunteers.
  • Ensure all RFOV volunteer programs foster a positive, educational, engaging, and motivating experience for volunteers.
  • Occasionally serve as a crew leader on volunteer projects, overseeing a group of 8-10 students or volunteers.

Send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to:

Melissa Daniels, Program Director by email at mdaniels@rfov.org. Phone questions: 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?
  • 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