WA Trails Association seeks Southwest District Trail Crew Leader

From the Washington Trails Association


January 14, 2010

 

Position description
The Southwest District Trail Crew Leader is a full-time seasonal field-based position located on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Southwest Washington. This position is responsible for leading volunteer trail maintenance work parties in the assigned district and working with Forest Service trail crews principally on trails in the Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument and the Mt. Adams Ranger District. In addition this position is responsible for supporting outreach, recruitment and volunteer training activities in the region. The position reports directly to the SW Washington Regional Coordinator.

Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Prepare for and lead volunteer work parties
Leads two to three work parties a week
On work party days, arrive at the trailhead with tools, refreshments, and work plan
Works with Forest Service trail crew to coordinate projects
Safely motivate and lead a crew of volunteers of diverse ages and backgrounds
Ability to remain calm and manage emergency situations
Ensure technical aspects of work is to standards
Coordinate project and plans with SW Washington Regional Coordinator and Land Manager
Facilitate various trail projects to completion including drainage structures, annual maintenance, turnpike and puncheon
Documentation Work Party
Prepare summary report of work party
Maintain and submit Sign-in and Liability Release for volunteers
Ensures safety talk is complete and documented

About WTA
Washington Trails Association (WTA) is a non-profit organization helping to protect the hiking trails of Washington. Our primary focus is keeping trails open to hikers through maintenance and advocacy. With more than 700 work parties annually, WTA has one of the largest volunteer trail maintenance programs in the country. Throughout the year, volunteers maintain, repair and build hiking trails throughout Washington State.

Schedule
The work schedule will be variable and will include some projects spanning an entire week, backcountry projects up to four days in length and some weekend projects. As a general rule leading volunteer work parties will occur on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Working with Forest Service crews and other support activities would then occur on either Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday.

Desired Qualifications
Experience working within an outdoor setting
Have ability to work independently, but also contribute to a team effort
Skills in trail maintenance and building
Must be comfortable backpacking, camping, and living in an outdoor environment
Must have interpersonal skills sufficient to insure a fun, safe, and quality volunteer experience
Must be available from the end of May through the end of August
WFA or WFR certification (First Aid/CPR required)
Valid driver’s license
Reliable vehicle (WTA provides mileage reimbursement)

Compensation starting at $13.15/hour.

To Apply
Provide a resume, a brief cover letter describing your experience and qualifications, and at least two references.

Email the above materials to:
Ryan Ojerio
SW Washington Regional Coordinator
ryan@wta.org
(360) 722-2657

Washington Trails Association ● 2019 Third Ave., Suite 100 ● Seattle, WA 98121


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