Vermont State Trail Crew Member
Posted: August 08, 2019
Location: Vermont State Parks and on State Lands within an assigned FPR region/district
Time Commitment: Now to October 31, 2019
Crew Members need to be comfortable performing trail work in both backcountry and front country settings in a close-knit team of two to five. Projects may incorporate volunteers or contracted youth conservation corps. requiring support and oversight by Crew Members. Work will be performed at State Parks and on State Lands within an assigned FPR region/district. Duties and work projects are performed under the general direction of the Trail Crew Leader and oversight by the District Trails Coordinator, but with need for significant independence interacting with the public while in the field.
Crew Members will be responsible for performing routine trail maintenance on an assortment of trail types ranging from hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian to multi-use. This trail maintenance will include cleaning and restoration of water bars, corridor maintenance and clearing, blazing trails, installing signage, and cataloging areas that need to be addressed. Work involves heavy lifting, digging, carrying, brush cutting and operation of power equipment in the construction and maintenance of natural surface and crusher fines trails. On certain projects technical trail work will occur, which could include but is not limited to the installation of erosion control devises, wooden bridges, stone staircases, stepping stones, and retainer walls. Chainsaw work is also a part of the job, and could include clearing blow-downs from trails and milling lumber to use on trail structures. Chainsaw work will be performed by a crew member certified to operate a chainsaw. (Chainsaw certification is required by at least one member of the crew: Game of Logging Level 2 or Forest Service Cert) Crew Members will represent the Department when interacting with the public during working hours.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
The on-line application process can be found at: https://vtstateparks.com/employment.html
Questions can be directed to:
Walter Opuszynski, Field Recreation Specialist at Walter.email@example.com or 802-522-6022