Seasonal Trail Builder
Posted: February 13, 2020
Time Commitment: Full-time, seasonal
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is seeking a Seasonal Trail Builder to support our field programs in 2020. This position will provide technical trail-building expertise, project management, training, and support to volunteers, partners, and Conservation Corps trail crews. They will provide guidance on trail layout, design, and solutions. The position will report to the Senior Trail Builder and work closely with Trail Conference staff and volunteers as well as numerous partner agencies and contracted clients.
The Trail Conference Conservation Corps recruits, trains, and deploys AmeriCorps members to work alongside volunteers in the construction and maintenance of award-winning trails. The right candidate is an expert trail designer and builder who can function as both a trainer and manager to multiple field crews on separate projects. The candidate must be committed to building crews through training, mentoring, and ongoing support.
Work closely with staff and partners to coordinate a comprehensive training program. Candidates should be knowledgeable and comfortable with teaching skills such as trail layout, construction, stone work, rigging, tool/equipment use and safety, wetland construction, and other necessary skills.
Manage trail projects and contracts involving seasonal Conservation Corps trail crews and volunteers in order to provide productive, educational, and rewarding experiences for everyone who chooses to serve. Instruct and supervise Corps members in daily construction tasks including tool and equipment maintenance and repair.
Oversee the planning and implementation of trail projects with agency partners, lead volunteers,and staff. Develop scopes of work and schedules. Track projects through regular budget/progress updates, photo documentation, and reports. Develop and implement risk management plans for all projects and be on call during the trail construction seasons for technical and urgent situations. Maintain, inventory, and purchase tools, materials and supplies needed for crews and volunteers to complete trail projects.
It offers competitive compensation and substantial potential for professional growth.
To apply, please submit the following items via email attachments (start all attachment file names with your last name) to j [email protected] jt c.org, subject line: Seasonal Trail Builder: "Your Last Name"
All application materials will be kept confidential.
This position is available until filled. Candidate interviews will begin immediately and continue until an offer is made. No calls, please. Check www.nynjtc.org/job-openinqs to determine if the position is filled.