Youth Employment in Parks Field Supervisor

Alaska Trails
Anchorage, Alaska
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Alaska Trails Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) Field Supervisor is a person who loves working with people and shares our commitment to trail stewardship and volunteerism. The YEP Field Supervisor spends 10 weeks directly supervising the Youth Employment in Parks program. In addition to 10 weeks with the YEP crews, the Field Supervisor will spend two weeks spread between the start and end of these 10 weeks preparing for projects and maintaining tools for winter storage. After these 12 weeks, the Field Supervisor will coordinate with the Alaska Trails Trail Program Officer (TPO) and the Municipality of Anchorage to complete various parks projects either for the municipality or in conjunction with one of the paid Alaska Trail Stewards (ATS) crews. Work sites include trails managed by the Municipality of Anchorage, AK State Parks, BLM, US Forest Service, and other city, state, and federal land management agencies in the area. This is a seasonal (May - August with possible extension) full-time (40 hrs. per week plus, Monday-Friday, and occasional weekend) position based in Anchorage, AK. POSITION OVERVIEW: The YEP Field Supervisor directs trail projects completed by paid youth crews through the Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) program and volunteers through the Alaska Trail Stewards program. The YEP Field Supervisor will help train YEP crew leaders, YEP crew members, and volunteers. Additionally, they will work with land managers to set up and conduct trail maintenance projects and work with other partners to increase the reach and effectiveness of the Alaska Trail Stewards program. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Project Coordination and Planning: Coordinate trail crew and volunteer work projects and plans with ATS staff, YEP staff, and all partners Work closely with the Municipality, YEP Program Manager, Anchorage Park Foundation staff, and field educator for project planning and preparation, site visits, and material needs Assist ATS staff in identifying appropriate volunteer trail projects Execute the annual project schedule to meet program goals and objectives Training and Leading Volunteer and YEP Work Projects: Develop and implement a YEP training program in coordination with the TPO Arrive at each volunteer event with tools, refreshments, volunteer agreements, and work plan Direct YEP crew leaders and volunteers with daily tasks for positive work flow and attention to detail Direct YEP projects including: trail construction, park improvements, streambank restoration, and basic construction in a variety of park improvement projects Establish and promote a safe, fun, and inclusive working environment for everyone Train, motivate, and lead the YEP crews and volunteers to complete a variety of trail projects including annual maintenance, repairs, and new construction Ensure all technical work is to standards, including tread construction, drainage structures, and construction of steps, turnpikes, puncheons, etc. Ensure job hazard analysis is delivered to crew and volunteers and documented each week and for every new job site Calmly manage emergency situations following ATS and YEP emergency response protocols Positively represent ATS mission, programs, and membership in all interactions with volunteers, trail users, and others Follow ATS risk management policies, Emergency Action Plans, and other necessary items to ensure a safe workplace and evacuation procedures Report all incidents affecting the safety, health, and well-being of volunteers in a timely manner
Demonstrated experience leading Trail Crews in the field and back/front-country settings Experience and desire to work with youth (16-19 year olds) Demonstrated skills in trail maintenance and trail building Basic construction and woodworking experience Organizational skills, attention to detail, and technology skills to provide program and administrative support Proficiency with Microsoft Office and email communication Strong interpersonal skills to ensure a fun, safe, and inclusive work experience Excellent verbal and written communication skills - ability to communicate across multiple channels to internal departments and external partners Cultural competency experience and demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse races, ages, genders, abilities, and economic backgrounds Ability to work independently and contribute to a team effort Ability to remain calm and manage emergency situations Ability to work in an outdoor environment and follow minimum impact guidelines Demonstrated flexibility in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, feeling comfortable with mid course corrections Current WFR and CPR certifications Current S212 or equivalent chainsaw certification Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a truck with a trailer on highways and dirt roads Ability to work weekends and 10-hour days Ability to work overtime (typically for volunteer events) A strong commitment to Alaska Trails’ mission Ability to use mechanized equipment for trail construction if necessary
Contact Person
Steve Cleary
Contact Phone
Contact eMail
Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.