Trail Crew Member II

Cottonwood Canyons Foundation
Salt Lake City, Utah
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$20 – 24 per hour DOE
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Cottonwood Canyons foundation is seeking professionals for a five- to seven-member Trail Crew for the 2023 field season. We are looking for applicants that have experience in building trails and are passionate about conservation, stewardship, and education. You will be part of a professional trail crew working on a variety of projects that will improve conditions on hiking trails in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Little Cottonwood Canyon, and Millcreek Canyon. The position is field-based and labor-intensive, with work ranging from technical stone masonry projects to coordinating volunteer events. Trail Crew Members must be able to navigate demanding physical work in often adverse conditions with a positive attitude. This position requires a combination of trail maintenance experience and proven ability to work with volunteers and organizational partners. Crew members are expected to navigate an often-changing schedule and dynamic work environment. Trail crew members will be responsible for working with and leading public volunteers on various projects while maintaining and overseeing a safe working environment. The Trail Crew Level II Member position is geared toward applicants with significant prior rock work experience. Trail Crew Level II Members are expected to work alongside less experienced crew members in building retaining walls, stone steps, drainage structures, and other heavy construction projects in addition to general trail maintenance. Experience using a griphoist highline and other specialized masonry tools is desired. In addition, the two Trails Crew Level II members will take on leadership duties in the Trails Stewardship Director’s absence. Applicants should expect to take on a teaching and leadership role, passing on rock work and general trail maintenance skills and knowledge to Trails Crew Level I Members. This position may require employees to work with partner groups as well as fellow CCF departments in the completion of large-scale projects not related to invasive species. For the 2023 season, this could include the USFS Trails Master Plan project, CCF education department events, and CCF Naturalist program participation.
-2 seasons trail work experience; exceptions can be made for an otherwise ideal candidate. -Significant outdoor leadership or supervisory experience. -Experience coordinating and leading volunteer projects -Strong oral and written communication skills. -Strong interpersonal skills. -Experience providing direction, leadership to staff, including motivational techniques and training methods. -Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from land managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
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Tim Cromwell, Trails Stewardship Director -
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