District 5 Seasonal Trails Coordinator
Posted: March 06, 2020
Location: St. Johnsbury, VT
Time Commitment: Flexible, up to 20 weeks- generally May- September
The Trails Coordinator will work with other District staff to manage recreational trails and other infrastructure such as bridges, gates, parking areas, vistas, signs, kiosks, shelters, and boundaries. The Trails Coordinator plans, develops, and coordinates trail maintenance and development projects, and supervises and monitors in-house, contracted, and volunteer trail crews. Duties are performed under the general direction of the Forest Recreation Specialist, but with need for significant independence interacting with the public and outside service providers.
Periodically inspects and assesses trails to determine compliance with appropriate standards for safety and general condition. Plans and conducts needed work to bring up to acceptable standards. Develops, coordinates, and implements long-term maintenance plans for trails within district. Estimates costs of new trail construction and/or trail maintenance and improvement projects, including labor, materials, and equipment. Plans, designs and lays out new trails. Coordinates informational and interpretative trail signage improvements. Works with the Forest Recreation Specialist to prepares grant proposals, bid estimates and requests for proposals, and contracts for trail projects in region/district. Designs, plans and orders supplies and materials for new and replacement structures on trails. Manages grant and projects, including monitoring budgets, coding invoices, time sheets, obtaining permits and clearances for all projects.
Supervises and monitors the State Trail Crew, volunteers, trail crews from the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Northwoods Stewardship Center, and Green Mountain Club, and private contractors on a project basis. Plans work log for the state trail crew and directly supervises their work when the crew is operating within their district. Works with the Forest Recreation Specialist to develop and implement training for State Park Rangers and trail maintainers.
Plans work log for the state trail crew and directly supervises their work when the crew is operating within their district. Works with the Forest Recreation Specialist to develop and implement training for State Park Rangers and trail maintainers, as needed.
Performs trail maintenance using heavy equipment, chainsaws, and hand tools as needed. Ensures compliance with federal, state and local permits. Supports the collection of visitor information and numbers on trail use. Develops budget needs and monitors expenditures for trail grants. Collects location data of trails through use of GPS and creates trail maps in ARCGIS. Coordinates with various trail organizations on relevant trail issues as needed and with the guidance of the Forest Recreation Specialist. Represents the Park or Department at local meetings and through personal contact with the public, media, and outside service providers.
$17.44 per hour
The on-line application process can be found at: https://vtstateparks.com/employment.html
Interested candidates should forward a current resume, cover letter, and three (3) references.
Questions can be directed to:
Forest Recreation Specialist