Trail Tech 3-Crew Leader

Watershed Committee of the Ozarks

Springfield, Missouri

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $18.50 an hour
Deadline Dec 15, 2023
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Term of employment: March 4th, 2024 – August 1st, 2024 

Organization: Watershed Committee of the Ozarks 

Mission: The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks (WCO) is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to sustain and improve the water resources of Springfield and Greene County through education and effective management of the region’s watersheds.” The Watershed Conservation Corps (WCC) will enact and further this mission through projects and education. Specifically, the mission of the WCC is “hands-on watershed stewardship and improvement.” 

Duties and Responsibilities: The Conservation Tech 2 will serve as a member on a 4–6-person traveling trails crew working within various wilderness areas of Mark Twain National Forest. Responsibilities include a wide range of diverse tasks, including some management responsibilities, trail maintenance/construction, and invasive plant management, (note that the primary focus will be on trail construction and maintenance).  

Work Schedule: Firm, 40 hours per week. Typical crew schedule is 10-hour days, Monday-Thursday. Schedule dates can vary as they are dependent on the weather and season.  

Location: The “home base” is The Watershed Center at Valley Water Mill in Springfield, MO, but crews will travel and work in the back country and wilderness areas within the Mark Twain National Forest. 


  • Bachelor's degree or pursuing a degree in Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, Resource Management, or related field preferred. 
  • Must be 18 years old or older with a valid driver’s license. 
  • Must exhibit the ability to work with others as a team. 
  • Ability to represent the organization positively. 
  • Ability to hike 3-10 miles per day on uneven, steep terrain carrying up to 45 lbs. 
  • Ability to work long hard hours, in all weather conditions 
  • Must be flexible for varied work hours. 

Benefits: 30 Hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) after 120 hours in position, paid federal holidays, networking with federal and other professional organizations. While traveling, housing and food will be provided during the work week. 


To apply: To apply, please send a resume and two contacts to be used as references to: Watershedcommittee@gmail.com 

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

Category General / Stewardship, Outdoor Recreation
Tags Trail Maintenance