Trail Employment Available

PTBA maintains this online list of available private, non-profit, and government trail-related job openings. Anyone offering a paid position can ask to list that position, and anyone can apply for that position regardless of their affiliation.

If you have an opening, you should first check our Employment Wanted list which lists many people looking for trail jobs. We encourage you to bookmark this page and check back frequently. Also, for great information on trail design and to meet many agency staff, check out PTBA’s upcoming Trailbuilders Conference.

Expiration dates on listings

If your position fills, please notify us so that we can remove your listing. Employment Available listings are removed after 4 months.

 

Current Employment Available

 Maine Conservation Corps

Field Team Member

Job Description
Purpose: The MCC provides community service opportunities and career training for those interested in pursuing a career in natural resources. Members serve Maine’s communities, participate in the AmeriCorps program, and gain hands-on experience.

Location: Training typically takes place in the Hallowell area; field work is conducted throughout Maine

Time Commitment:
June 17th – August 14th or August 18th to November 13, 2015
• 300 hours or 450 hours of service is required.
• 40 hours a week, overnights required

Qualifications:
• Must be eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award
• High School diploma
• Must be at least 18 years old
• Must be a US Citizen
• Must submit to criminal and sex offender background checks

Essential Functions:
• Have the ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions
• Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference
• Ability to perform tasks as part of a cooperative team
• Follows directions
• Non-judgmental attitude and sensitivity to others
• Responsible and reliable
• Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training

Desired Functions:
• Good communication skills
• Excellent work ethic
• Possesses motivation and initiative

Contact Person
Jasmine Greenman
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
18-Aug-2015
Application Deadline
02-Jul-2015
Key Responsibilities: 
• Build new trails and rehabilitate existing trails, such as:
o Build structures (bridges, wooden ladders, retaining walls, etc.)
o Construct with rock (waterbars, retaining walls, causeways, stone steps)
o Clear trails (cut and haul brush, dig to mineral soil, pull stumps, etc.)
o Other treadway work (crush rock, haul gravel)
• Represent the MCC and the host site organization in a professional and supportive manner.
• Adhere to the MCC drug free workplace policy.
• Complete all paperwork in a thorough and timely manner, including submission of timesheets and other forms required by the MCC.
• Develop and use leadership skills in roles within the team and with volunteers.
• Live cooperatively with other members during training and service sessions. Willingly perform joint living tasks, such as cooking and cleaning and maintaining hygiene (Not to be counted as direct service hours).

Training Provided:
• Attend training, such as: orientation to the MCC and AmeriCorps, First Aid and CPR, Leave No Trace, communication, conflict resolution, diversity, introduction to trail tools and safety standards.

Benefits:
• Stipend of $260 per week (less taxes)
• Health Insurance
• $1,195 or $1,493 AmeriCorps Education Award
• Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
• State Park Pass
• Housing during training and orientation (during service days only)

Application Deadline for August Start:  Thursday, July 2, 2015
Application Deadline for June State: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

For more information and to download an application off the MCC website:
http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/get_involved/conservation_corps/field_team_program/positions.shtml
Or email:
Corps.conservation@maine.gov

Topic SeparatorFlorida Trail Association

Central/South Regional Representative

Job Description
Central/South Regional Representative
Full Time Permanent
Application Deadline: June 30, 2015
Hire Date: August 30, 2015
Salary: 35-45k DOE + Healthcare Benefits
Location: Melbourne, FL

Position Summary:
The position is under general supervision of the Trail Program Director. The Regional Representative will focus on coordinating successful trail management, protection, and volunteer work on the Florida National Scenic Trail within the Central and Southern Florida regions. The individual will work with diverse groups of volunteers in order to build sustainable trail stewardship programs. He or she will be responsible for building collaborative partnerships with volunteers and agency personnel within the region. The Regional Representative will need to work closely and communicate proactively with land management agencies and volunteers on a regular basis. It will be important for this person to be able to effectively prioritize and follow through on the implementation of regional projects, which may span over multiple years. He or she will identify, engage, and respond to external planning efforts that could have an effect on the trail corridor. The Regional Representative will gather information on the physical trail, local features, and work to ensure optimal routing of the Florida Trail in perpetuity. He or she will carry out tangible work intended to permanently protect the Florida Trail in accordance with the values outlined in the National Trails System Act and the Comprehensive Management Plan.

Please See the Attached Position Announcement for full job description

Contact Person
Janet Akerson
Job Start Date
01-Sep-2015
Application Deadline
30-Jun-2015
Additional Comments
Application Process
Please email letter of interest, resume, salary history, and three professional references to Janet Ackerson at janetakerson@floridatrail.org. This position will remain open until filled. Candidates adhering to submission deadlines will be given preference. Highly qualified candidates will be selected for a phone interview. Final candidates will be selected for in-person panel interviews.

Electronic submissions are preferred and must be sent by 11:59 p.m. June 30th, 2015. Hard copies will be accepted and must be postmarked by June 19th, 2015 and sent to:

Florida Trail Association
Attn: Janet Akerson
5415 SW 13th St.
Gainesville, FL 32608

Topic Separator

Trails 2000

Trails Coordinator

Job Description
Full time seasonal role. Working with and reporting to the Executive Director to schedule and undertake planning, construction and maintenance on trails; tracking upcoming trail projects, creating maps for future trail alignment proposals, mapping trail maintenance areas; recon reports for crew leaders. The Trail Coordinator is responsible for preparing maps, providing KMZ map files for trail proposals and writing trail proposals. Responsibilities also include trail lay out and design. This person must have a keen understanding of the importance of interacting with volunteers, the public and land managers and understanding of their role as an ambassador on and off the trail.TYPICAL DUTIES:
• Prepares trail proposals
• GPS trail alignment with pin flagging
• Understanding of grade, sustainable alignment and provide trail lay out

• Mobilize Volunteers
Contact Person
Trails 2000
Contact Phone
N/A
Contact Email
Job Start Date
19-Jun-2015
Application Deadline
15-Jun-2015
Additional Comments
No phone calls or solicitations please

Topic Separator

WA DNR

Recreation Crew Member

Job Description
This position is assigned to a four person recreation Maintenance and Operations crew. This crew completes routine trail and support facilities maintenance, while contributing to development of some of the most exciting and heavily visited new trail systems in the state. The position landscape is located east of Issaquah in the Snoqualmie Interstate 90 Corridor within the South Puget Sound Region. The position is entirely field based and physically active, requiring lifting, carrying, pulling, and pushing to complete essential duties.
Application Deadline
05-Apr-2015

Topic SeparatorSingletrack Trails Inc

Trail Crew member

Job Description
This position entails working on a large variety of trail maintenance and construction projects throughout the Rocky Mountain West.
Responsibilities:
– Maintain tradition of high quality trail work, representing Singletrack Trails Inc
– Report to and communicate regularly with supervisor
– Must be able to handle project tasks in an organized, flexible, and creative fashion
– Maintain tools and machines to a good working order
– Maintain and enforce safety standards at all times
Required skills
– Experience working on a variety of trail reconstruction and construction projects
– Ability to perform the duties of a trail worker
– Strong leadership skills
– Ability to manage tasks and problem solve without direct supervision
– Strong, professional communication skills
– Self-motivated
– Ability to follow instruction without close supervision
– Knowledge of hand tool use and care
– Valid drivers license and good driving recordDesired Skills
– Two years of trail construction experience
– Experience operating small equipment including, but not limited, skid steers, compact skid steers, trail dozer, excavator, chainsaws
– Self-sufficient in backcountry work environmentCompensation and benefits: Based on qualifications; housing and food provided while onsite of projectTo Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and three references via e-mail at info@singletracktrails.com

Singletrack Trails Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Person
Greg Mazu
Contact Phone
Application Deadline
31-Mar-2015

Topic SeparatorBoulder County Parks and Open Space

Seasonal Parks Technician-Trails/Volunteer Work Projects

Job Description
Boulder County’s Parks and Open Space Department has three (3) Seasonal/Hourly Trails Technician/Volunteer Work Projects positions. The primary function of a Seasonal Trails Technician is to perform project management and to support the Volunteer Coordinator in offering volunteer leadership and coordination on volunteer trail projects in the field.These positions will also perform a variety of semi-skilled duties in the construction and maintenance of county trails, trail heads and other park facilities. On occasion, the position may be required to perform skilled functions and duties.These positions will work under direct supervision of a Volunteer Coordinator and will not be responsible for supervising other employees but will help supervise volunteers. These positions will report to the Parks ad Open Space building in Longmont.These positions are scheduled to work Monday-Thursday 7:00am-5:30pm.Performs construction and maintenance tasks on natural and improved surface trails.

Performs semi-skilled and some skilled duties in the operation of hand tools, power tools, heavy equipment and vehicles.

Coordinates and/or participating with a volunteer project team through the project planning process.

Manages logistical requirements of assigned projects.

Provides staff leadership at project sites.

May perform general maintenance and construction on other park facilities.

May perform construction and maintenance tasks on trail heads and parking lots.

Supports recruitment of new leadership volunteers while on projects.

Performs related work as assigned.

Contact Person
Mike Rutter
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
21-Apr-2015
Application Deadline
16-Mar-2015
Additional Comments
To apply for this position, please go to the Boulder County Jobs Website :
http://www.bouldercounty.org/jobs/opp/pages/default.aspx
Look under “Parks” for “Seasonal Parks Technician-Trails/Volunteer Work Projects”Position will start roughly April 21 to mid-October or later if funds are available.

Topic SeparatorFlorida Trail Association

Trail Program Director

Job Description
The Trail Program Director (TPD) is responsible for developing a Trail Operations Program focused on volunteer engagement, construction, protection, and maintenance of the Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST). The TPD shall work with the Board of Directors and Staff of the Florida Trail Association, as well as the administrator(s) of the trail in the United States Forest Service (USFS) to set program goals. The TPD is primarily responsible for setting overall program direction as well as day-to-day management of Trail Operations Program and staff, working in cooperation with and in support of the USFS FNST administrator.
Primary Duties:
• Trail Construction, Maintenance, and Protection
• Responsible for the development, coordination and management of trail operations on the FNST including trail building, maintenance, training, and volunteer programs.
• Responsible for hiring and oversight of regional staff and associated field programs
• Ensures all necessary agreements are in place
• Manages Trail Operations budget and assets
• Serves as Liaison to the USDA Forest Service and builds relationships with federal, state, local agencies and NGOs, as well as private landowners
• Works with USFS to ensure standards are met regarding FNST
• Responsible for researching, writing, and managing grants for TOP
• Prepares updates on accomplishments for BOD meetings and compiles a yearly Trail Operations Report
• Works with Vice President of Trails and Trails Committee to develop a Regional Trail Operations Program and set strategic goals
• Serves as support for the Trail Operations Staff
• Works in the field as needed on optimal trail location reviews, trail protection issues, and volunteer projects.Volunteer Program Development and Management
• Responsible for hiring and general oversight of Volunteer Program Manager (VPM)
• Works with VPM to develop program of work and associated goals
• Oversees trail crew work and contracts with other organization crews as applicableFinancial Management
• Responsible for financial management regarding FNST program of work and timely accounting for expenditures
• Works with FTA Bookkeeper/Admin Director to ensure timely and accurate reporting
• Responsible for Trail Operations grant management
• Tracks grant opportunities and application deadlines
• Oversees grant reporting deadlinesMinimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, natural resources, outdoor recreation or similar major is strongly preferred. A minimum of four years full-time experience in trail operations is desired, or six years full-time relevant non-profit management experience. Highly qualified candidates will be knowledgeable of federal agency policies and agreements, and have non-profit and personnel management experience.

Contact Person
Janet Akerson
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
13-Apr-2015
Application Deadline
13-Mar-2015
Additional Comments
Florida Trail Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization that partners with the US Forest Service and other agencies (National Park Service, various Florida government agencies, etc.) to maintain, build, support, and promote the Florida National Scenic Trail. See our website at floridatrail.org.

Topic SeparatorCity of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks

Summer Youth Crew Leader and Field Project Management Staff

Job Description
Summer Youth Crew Leader and Field Project Management Staff
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
Junior Ranger Program – Boulder, COExceptional outdoor leaders needed to supervise teen crews. Crew leaders work with a partner in establishing team agreements, organizing crew for effective project completion, training crew members in job skills, and integrating stewardship programming into work week. Program Assistants serve on a leadership team that oversees field and project management, program and staff operations, adjunct crew leadership, and logistics support. Must be able to work independently, respond to emergencies with grace, thrive on challenge, and model excellent professional and communication skills. Program emphasizes team commitment, positive work skills, excellent project completion, land awareness, and individual growth.
Qualifications: Must have accomplished leadership skills and experience working with teens. Experience with trail maintenance and supervising in an outdoor setting preferred. Willingness to do physical labor in demanding physical and mental conditions. Ability to maintain a safe and productive work environment that inspires learning and commitment, and to participate in a dynamic staff team environment. Must be 21years of age or older. Must have a valid driver’s license and excellent driving record. Wage: $13-16 doe. All positions are non-residential, full-time seasonal, May 18-August 12, 2015 (Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm). Apply online: www.osmp.org. Positions open until filled.
Job Start Date
24-Feb-2015
Application Deadline
13-Mar-2015
Additional Comments

Topic SeparatorAdirondack Mountain Club

Volunteer Trail Crew Leader

JOB DESCRIPTION: Volunteer trail crew leaders are paid seasonal employees of the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s principal partner in the maintenance and reconstruction of backcountry facilities on Forest Preserve lands. The committed individuals who volunteer with ADK are a huge asset to both our organization and the preserve as a whole. Volunteer trail crew leaders educate, supervise and motivate these individuals and groups. The leader’s first priority is to ensure a safe, positive, and educational experience while accomplishing the highest quality work possible.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Participate in all staff training programs to learn critical trails skills and to develop an understanding of the ADK Trails Program philosophy on appropriate maintenance of backcountry resources.
• Guide and provide support to volunteers from when they arrive through the end of their stay. • Pass along to volunteers an appreciation of the Adirondacks and an understanding of the purpose of the Adirondack Mountain Club, and the philosophy of the trails program.
• Encourage an open, welcoming and appreciative atmosphere for all volunteers, both in and out of the woods. Always present a professional image.
• Encourage volunteers to maintain a constant awareness of safety. Avoid accidents and injury through prevention. Always work and travel with a first aid kit.
• Complete all work so that it meets or exceeds ADK & DEC standards.
• Develop weekly menus and complete necessary food ordering forms for volunteer crews.
• Complete weekly work counts.
• Complete weekly evaluations of projects.
• Assist the Trails Coordinator with the maintenance of a complete file of waivers, workers compensation forms and evaluations.
• Maintain and repair the volunteer tool and equipment inventory as necessary.
• Assist the Director of Field Programs with an end of the year program evaluation.
CANDIDATE PROFILE:
• Experience leading groups in a wilderness setting
• Sensitive to group dynamics and needs
• Knowledge of what trail maintenance and reconstruction is
• Effective communicator and teacher
• Ability to supervise a group to accomplish the task at hand
• Ability to carry tools and supplies long distances as well as complete long hours of hard labor
• Knowledge of low-impact camping techniques
• Desire to work in the out-of-doors in extreme conditions
• Certified in basic first-aid procedures
• Positive attitude in a full spectrum of situations
CLASSIFICATION AND WORK SCHEDULE:
• Non-exempt classification
• Full-time, 44 hours per week, Seasonal
• Schedule varies throughout the summer depending on the project
Contact Person
Andrew Hamlin
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
15-May-2015
Application Deadline
15-Mar-2015
Additional Comments
To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter to: trails@adk.org

Topic SeparatorPtarmigan Ptrails, LLC

Assistant Project Manager

Job Description
Ptarmigan Ptrails, LLC, a specialty contractor focused on sustainable trail construction, seeks a qualified individual to work under the supervision of Ptarmigan Ptrails’ lead project manager. This position is responsible for assisting in the management, coordination and project oversight of Anchorage’s Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) crews.Anchorage’s YEP program employs a crew up to 25 teens, comprised of three youth crews, each led by a crew leader and senior crew member.
Responsibilities include:
Position reports to and works as a subordinate to Ptarmigan Ptrails’ lead project manager. Utilizes knowledge and experience in sustainable trail construction, basic bridge construction, parks maintenance and leadership in order to successfully complete parks projects for Anchorage Department of Parks and Recreation.http://anchorageparkfoundation.org/programs/youth-employment-parks/www.PtarmiganPtrails.comDuties include:
•Training and supervision of crew members in sustainable trail construction
•Training and supervision of crew members in safe and proper use of hand tools
•Providing a leadership role in trail construction techniques
•Facilitating a professional and safe environment for youth to interact and work.
•Understanding of project logistics, planning
•Be highly motivated, enthusiastic and work independently.
•Perform and lead physically demanding work such as trail construction.
•Ensure project standards and goals are met
•Work directly with groups and individuals
•Administer first aid and CPR when necessary.
•Safely operate up to 1-ton truck with trailer
•Complete project documentation and reporting as neededMinimum Qualifications:
•Two years or “seasons” of trail construction using hand tools preferably in a crew atmosphere
•No criminal record or felony convictions
•High School DiplomaPreferences:
•Previous Leadership experience, preferably in a crew setting
•Ability to operate mini-skid steers, mini-excavators or other mechanized equipment
•Experienced faller and chainsaw operator
•Can provide Truck for vehicle for expeditor duties (mileage compensation provided)

Contact Person
Ed Kessler
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
25-May-2015
Application Deadline
30-Mar-2015
Additional Comments
  • Position is from approximately May 25 – August 15th, 2015
  • Guaranteed 35hr work week with opportunity of up to 50 hours if desired (Not to exceed 500 hours over contract period)
  • Possibility of additional work on other contracts outside of YEP management if desired

Topic Separator

Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Northern Forest Canoe Trail Stewardship Interns

Job Description
Northern Forest Canoe Trail Internship ProgramThe Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) is now accepting applications for its 2015 Internship Program. The NFCT, based in Waitsfield, Vermont, stewards a 740-mile canoe route traversing New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The internship positions will run from June 8th to August 14th. Seven interns will be hired this summer:3 Stewardship Interns will spend their summer in the field, completing trail projects alongside area land managers and community volunteers. Projects will include campsite maintenance, river access improvements, and signage development. Interns will play a key role in preparing for and leading a series of volunteer “waterway work trips” throughout the summer in New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine. Stewardship Interns will receive three weeks of training covering topics of trail construction and maintenance, trail assessment, group dynamics, and leadership skills.2 Allagash Wilderness Waterway Interns will be based in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, where they will perform stewardship projects throughout the 90-mile state managed Wild and Scenic River corridor. Projects will focus on campsite upgrades and portage trail improvements.2 Northern Forest Explorer Interns will be part of the NFCT’s Northern Forest Explorers Youth initiative. Interns will work with children age 10-14 in a program connecting young people to outdoor recreation and nature. Interns will work with a guide on five-day paddling trips on select parts of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Each intern will spend approximately twenty-days on the water.Position Benefits:
Academic credit can be arranged
$2,500 stipend
Variety of trainings including paddle skills
Exposure to the nonprofit arena
Leadership and team experience
Great environment for building outdoor, environmental, and group skillsTo learn more and to apply, download application materials from:http://www.northernforestcanoetrail.org/GetInvolved-2/Internships-49
Contact Person
Walter Opuszinski
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
08-Jun-2003
Application Deadline
13-Mar-2015

Topic SeparatorMatanuska Susitna Borough Department of Community Development

Trail Crew

The Matanuska Susitna Borough Department of Community Development trails maintenance and construction program is ramping up for the summer. We will be hiring a twelve person crew to work on various motorized and non-motorized trails in south central Alaska.  Successful applicants will be fit, have a strong outdoor background, be capable of working safely and efficiently as a team in rough terrain in all weather conditions, and have a strong desire to produce a high quality finished product in the form of world-class trails for the enjoyment of Alaska residents and visitors.  While prior trail work experience is desired, candidates with aptitude and experience in carpentry, stone masonry, rigging, mechanized equipment, and landscaping will be given consideration as well. The work season lasts from early April into September, but accommodation can be made for students on summer break. Minimum age requirement is 16. Please call 907-861-7662 or email kirsten.laulainen@matsugov.us for more information.

The Trail Maintenance Technician 1 and 2 positions will be posted February 1627, 2015 on the Matanuska-Susitna Borough webpage (http://www.matsugov.us/) under the “Job Opportunities” tab.

Please feel free to spread the word.

Thank you,

Kirsten Laulainen

Outdoor Recreation Trails Specialist

Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation

Department of Community Development

Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Phone: 907-861-7662

Recruitment Notice MSB Trail Crew.docx

Topic SeparatorWildlands Restoration Volunteers

Trails Project Coordinator

Job Description
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers seeks a full-time seasonal Trail Project Coordinators to work in our Boulder office. The Projects Coordinators will develop and manage volunteer restoration and other stewardship projects, lead teams of skilled volunteers to plan projects, provide logistical support, manage outreach and volunteer recruitment events, and coordinate the expectations of land management agencies while achieving other project goals. This work includes coordination of people and resources, scheduling, project-related budget management, field work, working collaboratively and in isolation, and a commitment to the WRV mission. The Projects Coordinators will also assist WRV with other non-projects and activities as needed. This position will get the chance to work with the Forest Service and other local agencies at spectacular locations across Colorado.
Contact Person
Amy Gage
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Amyg@wlrv.og
Job Start Date
15-Mar-2015
Application Deadline
31-Mar-2015
Additional Comments
For a full description and full application go to www.wlrv.org or go directly to www.wlrv.org/wrv_forms/Job_Announcement_Restoration_Coordinator_2015.doc

Topic SeparatorIowa DNR Trails Program

AmeriCorps Trail Crew Member

Job Description
Become part of the national service corps by joining the Iowa DNR AmeriCorps Trail Crew! Help restore and maintain trails in Iowa’s state parks. Perform a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and technical tasks.• Restore and construct trails in Iowa’s state parks.
• Build erosion control structures such as pedestrian bridges, boardwalks, retaining walls, and staircases.
• Restore native ecosystems and prairies.
• Safely operate and maintain tools and equipment.
• Recruit and organize volunteers.
• Design and implement AmeriCorps community service projects.
• Possible disaster relief deployment.Trail Crew life both challenges and rewards. Our crew has the opportunity to job shadow with DNR specialists, camp in Iowa state parks, work outdoors, and build lasting friendships!Twelve summer AmeriCorps positions are available. AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance and an education award upon successful completion of service. These positions are funded by an AmeriCorps grant and as such require the successful candidate to complete all of the required activities as outlined in the member handbook and member service agreement. More information about AmeriCorps can be found at http://www.americorps.gov.3 month positions will run from May 22 – August 13, 2015Living Stipend:$3,362 divided and paid every two weeks during a
3 month (450 hour) term of service plus a $1,493 education award paid upon successful completion of service contract. This award can be used to pay off qualified student loans or to finance college, graduate school, or vocational training at eligible institutionsMinimum Qualifications
• Must be available for all trainings as required.
• Open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens.
• Must be at least 17 years old. Legal guardian must sign for minors.
• Must have a high school diploma or GED.Additional Qualifications:
• Capable of lifting loads up to 70 lbs. for short periods of time.
• The ability to work cooperatively under stressful working conditions.
• Must demonstrate teamwork and display high standards of ethical conduct.
• Willingness to learn preventive maintenance for machines and equipment used on the job.
• Willingness and ability to commute and live at state parks across Iowa for the duration of the work week.
• Regular, full time attendance is required.
• Capacity to adjust to change.
• Capable of using a variety of hand and/or power tools.
• Ability to produce quality work in a timely manner.
• Willingness to work extended hours and occasional weekends.
Post Close Date Rolling interview process beginning mid-February until positions are filled.
To Apply: To receive full consideration please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and two employment, volunteer, or school references to the trails program director whitney.davis@dnr.iowa.gov. You may call 515-725-8491 with questions.
Contact Person
Whitney Davis
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
22-May-2015
Application Deadline
15-Apr-2015
Additional Comments
We have a rolling hiring process starting mid Febuary till all positions are filled.
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Topic SeparatorGreen River Preserve

Trail crew leader

Job Description
Trail Building Expedition Leader Green River Preserve
2015 Summer Season Position
The Trail Building Expedition consists of 3 leaders and 12 high school participants, it is based out of Cedar Mountain, NC, and involves extended trail building, service learning and leadership, backpacking, and white water rafting. The trip focuses on community building and helping campers become independent leaders while learning about their natural resources through constructing, rehabilitating, and sustaining trails on the 3,400-acre wildlife preserve. Our goal is to provide teens with an opportunity to “unplug” and experience the camaraderie, simplicity, and satisfaction of backcountry crew life, while working to better our local trails. This is a service learning and leadership trip, and the trail is the vehicle to help implement these goals in the first two and a half weeks of the expedition. The final week and a half of the expedition is spent shadowing activities at base camp and whitewater rafting.
The Expedition Leader positions are ideal for individuals with experience working with and leading youth, have a love for the outdoors, and have prior trail work experience. Our priority is supporting the energetic teens that come through the program and leading them through an experience that is challenging, fun, and positive. We have partnered with Queens University of Charlotte to offer college credit for the program, which makes this a fabulous resume builder for participants and leaders. Ten days of training and preparation are conducted prior to the trip. This is a seasonal, non-exempt, weekly salary position reporting to the Expedition Directors.
The three person instructor team works closely together to coordinate all aspects of the trip including: instruction in all outdoor activities, risk management, managing group dynamics, menu planning, purchasing food, laundry, transportation, coordinating with outfitters, maintaining equipment, and handling medical issues. The purpose is to develop future outdoor leaders. As the program evolves, the participants will transition into the leadership role and the instructors shift to a facilitator role. Leaders will still be expected to ensure a physically and emotionally safe environment. Instructors receive support while in the field from the Expedition Directors.
Essential Requirements: Seasonal position. Applicants must be 22 years of age or older, possess a WFR (Wilderness First Responder) or WFA (Wilderness First Aid) (WFR preferred), have trail building experience and knowledge, have a valid driver’s license and excellent driving record, previous successful experience working with teenagers and leading outdoor trips, and three professional references (family members and friends are not acceptable).
To apply visit our website: www.greenriverpreserve.org
Contact Person
Stephen Mead
Contact Phone
Application Deadline
15-Feb-2015

Topic SeparatorCity of Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks

Trail Crew Member

Job Description
Work as part of a 3-6 person crew to construct, repair, and maintain trails and related facilities and to perform related duties as assigned. 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. Position emphasizes and involves a variety of knowledge and abilities in the field of trail construction and maintenance, including excavation and grading of trails, carpentry, dry stone work, and operation of a motor vehicle, mechanized equipment and trailers. Position requires hiking up to 10 hours per day, carrying a backpack and hand tools, and working outside in occasionally inclement weather. Positions require working up to 10 hours per day. Positions require the ability to lift, push, pull and/or carry loads of 50 pounds repeatedly on grades and sloped terrain. Positions require bending for long periods using hand tools and using equipment that vibrate severely such as chainsaws, power carriers, rock breakers and plate compactors for up to 10 hours a day. Trail Labor positions will work with Jr. Rangers, AmeriCorps crews, volunteers and other groups and individuals assigned to trail projects. Depending on experience, Trail Worker positions may be required to assist in training and working with Jr. Rangers, AmeriCorps crews, volunteers, and other groups and individuals assigned to trail projects.
Contact Person
Gabe Wilson
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
13-Apr-2015
Application Deadline
02-Mar-2015
Additional Comments

Topic SeparatorCity of Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks
Title: Trails Specialist

Trail Crew Lead

Job Description
Lead a 3-6 person trail crew in the construction, repair, and maintenance of trails and related facilities and perform related duties, as assigned. The Trails Crew Lead positions lead a 3-6 person trail crew in the construction, repair, and maintenance of Open Space and Mountain Parks trails and related facilities. Coordinate with the Trails Supervisor and Trail Maintenance Staff to manage pertinent logistics, personnel management, tools/equipment, crew training, and scheduling to complete trail construction/maintenance projects. Position requires a wide variety of knowledge and abilities in the field of trail construction and maintenance to include: materials excavation/grading, carpentry, dry stone work, and operation of a motor vehicle, mechanized equipment and trailers. Position requires working outside in inclement weather, and minimum impact construction skills. Position requires working/hiking up to 10 hours per day. Position requires the ability to lift, push, pull and/or carry loads of 50 pounds, or more with the assistance of others, repeatedly on grades and sloped terrain. Trails Crew Lead positions will assist in training and supervising Jr. Rangers, AmeriCorps, volunteers, and other groups and individuals assigned to trail projects. Trails Crew Lead position requires the Knowledge, Skills and Ability to perform the duties of Trails Crew Member position.
Contact Person
Gabe Wilson
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
16-Mar-2015
Application Deadline
20-Jan-2015
Additional Comments

Topic SeparatorIA DNR

Summer Trail Crew member

Job Description
Become part of the national service corps by joining the Iowa DNR AmeriCorps Trail Crew! Help restore and maintain trails in Iowa’s state parks. Perform a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and technical tasks.• Restore and construct trails in Iowa’s state parks.
• Build erosion control structures such as pedestrian bridges, boardwalks, retaining walls, and staircases.
• Restore native ecosystems and prairies.
• Safely operate and maintain tools and equipment.
• Recruit and organize volunteers.
• Design and implement AmeriCorps community service projects.
• Possible disaster relief deployment.Trail Crew life both challenges and rewards. Our crew has the opportunity to job shadow with DNR specialists, camp in Iowa state parks, work outdoors, and build lasting friendships!Twelve summer AmeriCorps positions are available. AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance and an education award upon successful completion of service. These positions are funded by an AmeriCorps grant and as such require the successful candidate to complete all of the required activities as outlined in the member handbook and member service agreement. More information about AmeriCorps can be found at http://www.americorps.gov.3 month positions will run from May 22 – August 13, 2015Living Stipend:$3,362 divided and paid every two weeks during a
3 month (450 hour) term of service plus a $1,493 education award paid upon successful completion of service contract. This award can be used to pay off qualified student loans or to finance college, graduate school, or vocational training at eligible institutions
Contact Person
Whitney Davis
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
22-May-2015
Application Deadline
20-Apr-2015
Additional Comments
We are on a rolling hiring process, so the sooner you apply the sooner you may secure a position.
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Topic SeparatorSelway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation

Seasonal Wilderness and Trails Positions

Job Description
The Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation is now recruiting highly motivated and well qualified candidates for our 2015 seasonal staff positions.To view our full job descriptions please visit our website: www.selwaybitterroot.org/jobs
Job Start Date
04-May-2015
Application Deadline
27-Feb-2015
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Topic SeparatorNew York New Jersey Trail Conference

Long Path/SRT Trail Crew Members

Job Description
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is currently selecting trail crew members with a 300 hour time commitment. Trail Conference AmeriCorps Trail Crews will work with volunteers in performing trail work in the beautiful and historic Hudson River Valley. Learn more at www.nynjtc.org/corps
Contact Person
Ama Koenigshof
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
21-May-2015
Application Deadline
16-Feb-2015
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Topic SeparatorNew York New Jersey Trail Conference

Long Path/SRT Trail Crew Leader

Job Description
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is currently selecting trail crew leaders with a 450 hour time commitment. Trail Conference AmeriCorps Trail Crews will work with volunteers in performing trail work in the beautiful and historic Hudson River Valley of New York State. Learn more at www.nynjtc.org/corps
Contact Person
Ama Koenigshof
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
30-Apr-2015
Application Deadline
16-Feb-2015
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Topic SeparatorNew York New Jersey Trail Conference

Seasonal Trail Crew Members

Job Description
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is currently selecting trail crew members with a 900 hour time commitment. Trail Conference AmeriCorps Trail Crews will work with volunteers in performing trail work in the beautiful and historic Hudson River Valley. Learn more at www.nynjtc.org/corps
Contact Person
Ama Koenigshof
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
30-Apr-2015
Application Deadline
16-Feb-2015
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Topic SeparatorNew York New Jersey Trail Conference

Seasonal Trail Crew Leaders

Job Description
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is currently selecting trail crew leaders with a 900 hour time commitment. Trail Conference AmeriCorps Trail Crews will work with volunteers in performing trail work in the beautiful and historic Hudson River Valley of New York State. Learn more at www.nynjtc.org/corps
Contact Person
Ama Koenigshof
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
30-Apr-2015
Application Deadline
16-Feb-2015
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Topic SeparatorNew York New Jersey Trail Conference

Megalithic Seasonal Trail Crew

Job Description
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is currently selecting the Bear Mountain Trails Project trail crew with a 900 hour time commitment. Trail Conference AmeriCorps Trail Crews will work with volunteers in performing trail work in the beautiful and historic Hudson River Valley of New York State. Learn more at www.nynjtc.org/corps
Contact Person
Ama Koenigshof
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
30-Apr-2015
Application Deadline
16-Feb-2015
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Topic SeparatorCity of Boulder, CO, Open Space and Mountain Parks

Two Positions: Trails Specialist, and Trails/Volunteer Specialist

Job Description
The City of Boulder, CO Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) department is hiring two full-time trails positions:
–Maintenance Person III, Trails Specialist
–Maintenance Person III, Trails and Volunteer SpecialistThe full job descriptions and information on how to apply can be found at:
https://bouldercolorado.gov/human-resources/jobs-and-volunteerOSMP manages a 145-mile non-motorized trail system on 45,000 acres of open space grasslands, foothills, and mountain terrain around the city of Boulder, Colorado. The OSMP trails workgroup is focused on trail repairs, re-routes, construction, and maintenance; utilizing over 25 seasonal trails staff, several partner organizations, and volunteers. More information on the City of Boulder OSMP department can be found at:
https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmpThe application deadline is Jan 13, 2015
Contact Person
Greg Seabloom
Application Deadline
13-Jan-2015

Topic SeparatorKen-Caryl Ranch Master Association

Trails Specialist

Job Description
responsible for all aspects of trail maintenance and construction at Ken-Caryl Ranch Open Space. Must be able to work with and train volunteers working on trails.
Contact Person
Sean Warren
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
02-Mar-2015
Application Deadline
16-Jan-2015
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Topic SeparatorMaine Appalachian Trail Club

Assistant Trail Crew Leader

Job Description
Assistant Trail Crew Leader
Provide additional supervision and training to volunteers on the Appalachian Trail at remote sites in the mountains of Maine. Projects include building stone steps, waterbars and retaining walls. Activities focus on teamwork and learning opportunities for volunteers. Training with stone cutting, stone work, and Griphoist rigging systems will be presented by trail pioneer Lester Kenway. Instruction with first aid and leadership techniques will be provided. Sorry, no pets are allowed.Qualifications:
• One season of trail work experience
• One season in an outdoor leadership role
• Interest in building a career in the trail world
• Ability to teach trail skills
• Previous experience building stone structures
• Good health and physical fitness
• Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
• Durable sense of humor
• Willing to take over a project when the Leader is gone.
• Ability to maintain a safe work environment under challenging conditions
• Ability to motivate and work with people of all ages and backgrounds
Contact Person
Lester C. Kenway
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
16-May-2015
Application Deadline
22-Aug-2015
Additional Comments
Pay: $10.00 per hour plus housing and meals provided (valued at $150 per week)Dates: May 16 – August 22, 2015. Work Includes WeekendsTo Apply: send your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:Lester C. Kenway
PO Box 8057
Bangor ME 04402or by email to trailser@myfairpoint.net.Applications accepted until the positions are filled with preference given to those received by January 31, 2015.

Topic SeparatorMaine Appalachian Trail Club

Maine Trail Crew Leader

Job Description
Teach and lead a volunteer trail crew doing trail reconstruction work on the Appalachian Trail at remote sites on the mountains of Maine. Projects include building stone steps, waterbars and retaining walls and as well as new trail. Activities focus on teamwork and learning opportunities for volunteers. Training with stone cutting, stone work, and Griphoist rigging systems will be presented by trail pioneer Lester Kenway. Instruction with first aid and leadership techniques will be provided. Sorry, no pets are allowed.Qualifications:
• One or more seasons of trail work experience
• One or more seasons in an outdoor leadership role
• Willingness to take responsibility for of all aspects of a trail crew
• Maintain records of each week’s project
• Ability to teach trail skills
• Previous experience building stone structures
• Good health and physical fitness
• Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
• Durable sense of humor
• Ability to maintain a safe and enjoyable work environment under challenging conditions
• Ability to motivate and work with people of all ages and backgrounds
Contact Person
Lester C. Kenway
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
16-May-2015
Application Deadline
31-Jan-2015
Additional Comments
Pay: $12.75 per hour plus housing and meals provided (valued at $150 per week)Dates: May 16 – August 22, 2015. Work includes weekends.To Apply: send your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:Lester C. Kenway
PO Box 8057
Bangor ME 04402or by email to trailser@myfairpoint.net.Applications accepted until the positions are filled with preference given to those received by January 31, 2015.

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Appalachian Mountain Club

Trail Crew, White Mountains, N.H.

Job Description
Trail work within the White Mountain National Forest.
Contact Person
Zack Urgese
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
25-May-2015
Application Deadline
01-Mar-2014

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Maine Conservation Corps

MCC Community Leader Program

Job Description
MCC is dedicated to accomplishing outdoor recreation and conservation projects for the public, promoting and managing volunteer opportunities, providing conservation education, building self-esteem and leadership, and raising the aspirations of members and volunteers.
This is a 1700 hour position with a living allowance of $310/week for 45 weeks and if eligible, an AmeriCorps education award of $5,550 upon successful completion of the program. Child care reimbursement is available if eligible.
Other benefits include health insurance, student loan forbearance & interest payment if eligible, experiential learning, a wide range of training and networking opportunities, and a Maine State Park Pass.
Dates: January 6, 2015 – November 14, 2015
Qualifications: • Must have served in the US Armed Forces and have a DD 214 honorable discharge • High School diploma or equivalent • Must be at least 18 years old • Must be a US Citizen • Must agree to undergo criminal and sex offender background checks • Have the ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions • Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference • Follows directions • Responsible and reliable • Good communication skills • Excellent work ethic • Possesses motivation and initiative • Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training • Eligibility for AmeriCorps and ability to complete term of service
Typical Functions: • Attend 11 weeks of training to be held in the Augusta area • Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference • Strong oral and written communication skills • Interest in performing community service • Demonstrated ability to perform tasks independently as well as part of a cooperative team • Non-judgmental attitude and sensitivity to others • Ability to work and get along with others • Responsible and reliable
Desired Functions: • Previous experience managing volunteers • Good communication skills • Strong organizational skills • Excellent work ethic • Motivation and initiative • Experience conducting outreach and giving presentations • Familiarity with social media • Extensive written communication skills, e.g. press releases and newsletters • Ability to conduct volunteer coordination trainings
Responsibilities • Specific functions and responsibilities will vary based on Host Site objectives
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry provide equal opportunity in employment and programs.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Accommodation arrangements must be requested in advance by contacting MCC staff.
Contact Person
Brenda Webber
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
06-Jan-2015
Application Deadline
14-Nov-2014

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Maine Conservation Corps

MCC/AmeriCorps Environmental Stewards Program

Job Description
The Maine Conservation Corps Environmental Steward Program provides opportunities for members to gain experience in environmental education, volunteer leadership and community service projects. The rewards are unlimited. The mission of the MCC is to: accomplish natural resource related projects, with long term public benefit, in partnership with public and private non-profit organizations; provide job training, education and service opportunities; provide conservation education; and promote and manage volunteer opportunities related to natural resources.
An Environmental Steward serves a 1700 (11 month) or 900 hour(6 month) term with a Host Site that shares our conservation mission. As an Environmental Steward, you will bring enthusiasm, expertise and focused effort toward recruiting and working with volunteers, working with watershed organizations to monitor water quality conditions, and assisting with research and public education of environmental issues. Some positions will also be involved in implementing recreational land use plans. Environmental Stewards earn a living allowance while gaining environmental experience, receive free health insurance, receive assistance with child care costs, earn an Education Award to use toward student loans or for future college tuition, and receive ongoing training and experience networking opportunities.
Training topics can include: •Volunteer Management •First Aid/CPR certification •OnCorps and Quarterly Reporting •Watershed and BioMonitoring •Trail assessment and improvement •Workplace Respect •Principles of Leadership •Communication and Diversity •GPS Data Collection and Analysis.
See MCC Website for more detailed information on each position.
Essential Qualifications for ALL MCC Environmental Stewards are: • High School diploma or equivalent • Must be at least 18 years old • Must be a US Citizen • Must agree to criminal and sex offender background checks • Have the ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions • Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference • Ability to follow directions • Responsible and reliable • Good communication skills • Excellent work ethic • Possesses motivation and initiative • Interest in personal growth and participating in on-going training • Previous planning and fundraising experience • Experience with volunteer management • Eligibility for AmeriCorps and ability to complete term of service • All state positions require a valid driver’s license with a good 5 year driving record.
Currently recruiting for 1700 hour program: 1/6/2015 – 11/14/2015
Benefits: Living Allowance of $260.00, Training, Education award upon successful completion of service, Childcare assistance if eligible, Health Coverage.
Deadline date to apply11/14/2014
Contact Person
Brenda Webber
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
06-Jan-2015
Application Deadline
03-Nov-2014
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Maine Conservation Corps

MCC Training Coordinator (45 weeks)

Job Description
MCC is dedicated to accomplishing outdoor recreation and conservation projects for the public, promoting and managing volunteer opportunities, providing conservation education, building self-esteem and leadership, and raising the aspirations of members and volunteers.
The Training Coordinator will be responsible for planning, managing and teaching a wide range of training events to MCC Community Leaders and Environmental Stewards, consisting of classroom instruction, online coursework, and outdoor workshops and trail projects. Community Leader training begins January 5, and consists of 11-weeks of courses, scheduled by the Training Coordinator. Environmental Steward training begins either January 5, or mid-May. Much of the initial January training will be conducted for both groups jointly. Community Leaders are all military Veterans or active Guardsmen/women. Upon conclusion of the training period, the Training Coordinator will conduct trail assessments, plan future conservation projects, and provide field supervision to MCC Community Leaders and Environmental Stewards. The Training Coordinator will also design, market and implement a training program to build the capacity of local trail organizations in trail skills and volunteer management.
Qualifications: • High School diploma • Must be at least 20 years old • Must be a US Citizen • Must agree to undergo criminal and sex offender background checks • Must be approved to drive State vehicles by the Risk Management Division
Essential Functions: • Ability to teach trail skills, including stonework, timber work, and trail layout and design • Knowledge of volunteer management practices • Have the ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions • Non-judgmental attitude, sensitivity to others, approachable • Ability to perform tasks as part of a cooperative team • Responsible and reliable • Must be able to work independently and be prepared to deal with difficult situations • Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference • Four seasons of trail work experience • Previous experience with construction work • Experience working with Veterans preferred
Key Responsibilities: • Assist in the screening, interviewing and selection of Community Leader trail training participants • Improve and further develop existing lesson plans for training topics • Draft and execute contracts for training delivered from outside sources • Develop plans for training via real projects at various locations • Schedule 11 weeks of training activities • Provide support and training for MCC members • Complete MCC paperwork and review member timesheets • Create and regularly administer skills based testing and evaluations
Contact Person
Brenda Webber
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
08-Dec-2014
Application Deadline
24-Oct-2014
Additional Comments
Time Commitment: • December 8 – October 24, 2015
• 40 hours per week • Monday-Friday, some weekends and overnights required.
Benefits: • Stipend of $540 per week (less taxes) • State Park Pass • Pro-deals
To Apply: submit resume, letter of interest and dates of availability.

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Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation

Trails Coordinator

Job Description
The Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation (MLTPA) is seeking experienced and energetic candidates to submit their credentials, qualifications and letter of interest for the position of Trails Coordinator. A successful candidate will report to MLTPA’s Board of Directors as chief executive and will work closely with a variety of local, regional and national partners. MLTPA is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that advocates for, initiates, facilitates, and participates in the planning, implementation, management, and stewardship of a four-season trail system in Mammoth Lakes and the surrounding Eastern Sierra. For more information, send an email to hr@mltpa.org with “Trails Coordinator” in the subject line or visit www.mltpa.org.
Contact Person
John Wentworth
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
03-Nov-2014
Application Deadline
01-Oct-2014
Additional Comments
Please visit mammoth trails.org to review the Mammoth Lakes Trail system

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Florida Trail Association

Technical Advisor

Job Description
Position SummaryTechnical Advisors are responsible for leading high quality trail work projects on the Florida Trail. The ability to effectively lead, teach, and supervise volunteer crews is an essential function of this position. The position requires regular field work alongside diverse groups of volunteers on a variety of projects. Technical Advisors will work alongside FTA chapter volunteers, alternative break crews, university groups, BSA Troops, and others. Work projects vary in length from 2-10 days in front and backcountry locations. Generally, trail work consists of corridor brushing with hand tools and mechanized equipment. Infrastructure construction, repair, and removal can also be expected. Technical Advisors should have a broad trail work background and excellent trail construction, crew leading, and trail layout experience.
Contact Person
Eric Mason
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
07-Oct-2014
Application Deadline
02-Sep-2014

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Great Basin Institute

Nevada Conservation Corps Leadership Advancement Program

Job Description
Spend a year working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas and join a program designed to equip participants with knowledge and skills needed to lead a crew in the field, developing communication and leadership skills for life. Your experience begins with 9 months as a crew member on a 5-person crew, during which you’ll gain valuable field experience working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Nevada Division of Forestry. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, and habitat restoration. During your tenure as a crew member you will receive trainings in leadership development, spend extended periods of time camping in the field with fellow crew leader candidates, and take turns acting as lead on service projects that are meant to prepare you for the challenges of leading a crew.Your days will be spent working long hours, honing project management and technical skills; evenings will be spent around the fire learning and practicing the fundamental skills of effective leadership. You will be trained in trail building and maintenance, dry masonry, chainsaw use, Wilderness First Aid, off-road driving, leadership, conflict management, and more. You will also have the opportunity to shadow current NCC field staff, practice leadership techniques and receive the feedback and support needed to improve your skills.Upon successful completion of the leadership development training you will be assigned a summer project (based out of Reno, Las Vegas, Ely, or Great Basin National Park) and take on the responsibility of leading a crew. You will lead 4-9 AmeriCorps Crew Members, building trail or running chainsaws in some of Nevada’s most beautiful locales. You will coordinate with agency partners and collaborate with peers to see that project goals are accomplished safely and efficiently. Based on your specific project you will be camped in the field with your crew on either 4-day or 8-day tours often in primitive and remote locations and will responsible for managing and facilitating a healthy and cohesive community within your crew.Different than any other professional experience you could imagine, being a crew leader with the NCC is a full-time, intensive commitment where you will always be a resource to the members serving with you both while on service project sites or back at camp after a long day. Both preparing for and leading a crew requires unwavering dedication, and a willingness to put the needs of others first. Successful applicants will demonstrate dependability, excellent judgment, and high standards. We are looking for individuals who will lead by example and be a role model for the members who join our program. Though this position is challenging, the rewards are abundant and the bonds forged with your crew, peers and with the outdoors will last a lifetime.
Contact Person
Genevieve Parker
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
02-Sep-2014
Application Deadline
18-Aug-2014
Additional Comments
To Apply:
Step 1: Submit a current resume and a cover letter stating why you are interested in a position with the NCC program and what you hope to gain from the experience to Genevieve Parker atgparker@gbinstitute.org. Please include three professional references complete with contact information (email and phone). Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please inform all references that a representative from the NCC program will be contacting them to conduct a brief survey regarding their knowledge and experience working with you. Professional references may include past or current job supervisors or volunteer supervisors, academic instructors, or counselors.
Step 2: Upon receipt, a representative from the NCC program will contact you for the next steps in the application process. All questions regarding your application may be directed to Genevieve.These AmeriCorps positions are made possible by a generous grant from Nevada Volunteers. Positions are contingent on funding. This program prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.These positions do not duplicate work of previous or existing employees or volunteers, supplant the hiring of workers, or include service or duties that have been performed or were performed by a current employee, an employee who recently resigned or was discharged, an employee subject to a reduction in work force, or an employee who is on leave.

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Great Basin Institute

2014 Fall Reno-Area Restoration Crew Member

Job Description
Description: Spend your fall working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas. Serve alongside volunteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevada’s natural heritage. Gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Nevada Division of Forestry. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, and habitat restoration.Compensation: This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living stipend of $3,500 for the fall. This is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. This stipend paid to members in bi-weekly installments throughout their term of service. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $1,493 that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.Timeline: Service may begin either on August 25, 2014 or September 2, 2014 and ends November 24, 2014(please be prepared to serve for entire term)Conservation Projects:
* Trail construction and maintenance
* Hazardous fuels reduction & habitat restorationEssential Duties:
* Percentage of time spent on: labor– 70%, traveling– 20%, hiking– 10%
* Lifting 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally
* Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service.
* Communicating effectively with crew members, crew leaders, NCC staff and agency project staff.
* Complying with both production and quality work standards established by NCC
administration, crew supervisors and project partners.
* Camping up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water.
* Contributing to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment.
* Showing respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members.
* Participating in in-field education sessions.Work Schedule & Location: Crew members will be assigned to serve from the Reno Field Station, and will serve in the field on 4-day tours, 8-day tours, or a mixture of the two. Schedules will be dictated by project site and distance from the field station. All schedules are subject to change due to unpredictable circumstances. The NCC will help during the transition time with housing recommendations. We will not provide housing nor sign leases, but we can assist with identifying housing options.Possible Project Site Locations:
* Carson City, Nevada
* Ely, Nevada
* Great Basin Nat’l Park, NevadaTraining: Members will participate in orientation from September 2, 2014 to September 5, 2014. During orientation members will receive training in technical skills related to the specific crew they are placed on. Members will also be trained in Leave-No-Trace ethics and CPR/First Aid.
Contact Person
Genevieve Parker
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
25-Aug-2014
Application Deadline
20-Aug-2014
Additional Comments
Qualifications: To qualify, you must be over 17 years of age and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two 1700-hour education awards).To Apply:
Step 1: Submit a current resume and a cover letter stating why you are interested in a position with the NCC program and what you hope to gain from the experience to Genevieve Parker atgparker@gbinstitute.org. Please include three professional references complete with contact information (email and phone). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please inform all references that a representative from the NCC program will be contacting them to conduct a brief survey regarding their knowledge and experience working with you. Professional references may include past or current job supervisors or volunteer supervisors, academic instructors, or counselors.
Step 2: Upon receipt, a representative from the NCC program will contact you for the next steps in the application process. All questions regarding your application may be directed to Genevieve.These AmeriCorps positions are made possible by a generous grant from Nevada Volunteers. Positions are contingent on funding. This program prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.These positions do not duplicate work of previous or existing employees or volunteers, supplant the hiring of workers, or include service or duties that have been performed or were performed by a current employee, an employee who recently resigned or was discharged, an employee subject to a reduction in work force, or an employee who is on leave.

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Great Basin Institute

Nevada Conservation Corps Fall Spring Mountains NRA Restoration Crew Member

Job Description
Description: Spend your fall working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas. Serve alongside volunteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevada’s natural heritage. The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA), is recruiting Restoration Crew Members that will implement restoration of unauthorized off-highway vehicle routes across the SMNRA. Restoration will take place in diverse ecosystems and elevations, ranging from blackbrush and Joshua trees at 4,500 feet to mixed conifer at 7,500 feet.This project will involve using hand tools and onsite materials to block and restore unauthorized motorized routes. Camping overnight in the field is required, and may consist of 4 or 8 day spikes. This position requires the ability to follow detailed site specific directions, while encouraging fellow crew members under harsh conditions with daily temperatures that can be in excess of 100°.Compensation: This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living stipend of $3,500 for the fall. This is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. This stipend paid to members in bi-weekly installments throughout their term of service. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $1,493 that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.Timeline: August 25, 2014 – November 20, 2014 (please be prepared to serve for entire term)Essential Duties:
* Percentage of time spent on: labor– 70%, traveling– 20%, hiking– 10%.
* Lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally.
* Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service.
* Communicate effectively with crew members, crew supervisor, NCC staff and agency project staff.
* Comply with both production and quality work standards established by NCC administration, crew supervisors and project partners.
* Camp up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water.
* Contribute to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment.
* Show respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members.
* Participate in in-field education sessions.Work Schedule & Location: Crew members will be assigned to serve from the Las Vegas Field Station and will serve in the field on 4-day tours, 8-day tours, or a mixture of the two. All schedules are subject to change due to unpredictable circumstances.Project Site Locations: Spring Mountains National Recreation AreaTraining: Members will participate in orientation the week of August 25, 2014. During orientation members will receive training in technical skills, crew life, Leave-No-Trace ethics and CPR/First Aid.
Contact Person
Genevieve Parker
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
25-Aug-2014
Application Deadline
20-Aug-2014
Additional Comments
Qualifications: To qualify, you must be over 17 years of age and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Applicants must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two 1700-hour education awards).To Apply:
Step 1: Submit a current resume and a cover letter stating why you are interested in a position with the NCC program and what you hope to gain from the experience to Genevieve Parker atgparker@gbinstitute.org. Please include three professional references complete with contact information (email and phone). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please inform all references that a representative from the NCC program will be contacting them to conduct a brief survey regarding their knowledge and experience working with you. Professional references may include past or current job supervisors or volunteer supervisors, academic instructors, or counselors.Step 2: Upon receipt, a representative from the NCC program will contact you for the next steps in the application process. All questions regarding your application may be directed to Genevieve.Positions are contingent on funding. This program prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.These positions do not duplicate work of previous or existing employees or volunteers, supplant the hiring of workers, or include service or duties that have been performed or were performed by a current employee, an employee who recently resigned or was discharged, an employee subject to a reduction in work force, or an employee who is on leave.

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Terraflow Trails

Mini-Excavator operator

Job Description
Looking for an experienced mini-excavator operator for new trail construction projects in the Big Sky Resort area. The ideal candidate will be an avid mountain biker familiar with modern flow trail design, be comfortable working in steep and rocky terrain, be self motivated, safety conscious and willing to perform manual labor when necessary, be willing to work long hours when necessary, and be willing to relocate for the remainder of the summer to Big Sky Resort. Housing available and wage DOE.
Contact Person
Pete Costain
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
01-Aug-2014
Application Deadline
01-Aug-2014

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Iowa DNR AmeriCorps Trails Program

AmeriCorps Full time trail crew leader

Job Description
Job Description Become a member of the DNR Keepers of the Land AmeriCorps Trail Crew! Restore and maintain trails in Iowa’s state parks. Live and work on site. Provide leadership to the summer trail crew. This position requires performing a variety of skilled and semi-skilled maintenance and technical tasks which include the following responsibilities;• Restore and construct trails in Iowa’s parks statewide.
• Build erosion control structures such as pedestrian bridges, boardwalks, retaining walls, and staircases using a wide range of materials.
• Maintain program equipment.
• Restore native ecosystems and prairies.
• Provide leadership to the summer trail crew.
• Design and implement AmeriCorps community service projects.
• Generate and organize volunteers.
• Provide disaster relief.Trail Crew life is both challenging and rewarding. Our members have the opportunity to job shadow and collaborate with DNR specialists, camp in Iowa state parks, and work outdoors!Full time positions are available. AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance and an education award upon successful completion of service. These positions are funded by an AmeriCorps grant and require the successful candidate to complete all activities as outlined in the member handbook and contract. Upon completion of these requirements, a financial education award is provided. More information about AmeriCorps can be found at http://www.americorps.orgFull time positions run from Sept/Oct 2014 through Aug/Sept 2015Living Stipend: $12,700 divided and paid every two weeks during a 12 month term of service – $5,550 education award at successful completion of contract.
Contact Person
Whitney Davis
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
30-Oct-2014
Application Deadline
29-Aug-2014
Additional Comments
Start date is negotiable

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Ecorana Environmental Ltd.

Trail Design and Management Internship

Project Description
Want to learn more about creating and maintaining trails systems? Want to spend time living and learning about the jungle? Want to learn how to swing a machete and track animals from real Belizean bush guys? Happy to get down and dirty? Then this is the internship for you!The T.R.E.E.S Hosting Center is currently upgrading its trail system. The center sits on 200 acres of lowland broadleaf forest and is in the process of opening up 3 new loops for a total of about 10 kms of trails. An additional trail which is planned to become a multi-day hike into the mountains from the center will link with the incredible Sibun forest Reserve and the rest of the southern block of protected areas. These areas are composed of over a million hectares of intact contiguous tropical forest. T.R.E.E.S is currently working with the Belize Forestry Department to create this first trail system into the Sibun Forest Reserve.We are looking for interns who are independent yet willing to work in a team environment. Applicants should have a strong desire to learn techniques for proper trail design, creation, and management while learning about the incredible biodiversity of Belize in the process. This internship is ideal for a student pursuing a career path in national park management or as a protected areas warden/ranger.See full internship description and how to apply at: http://ecorana.ca/trail-design-and-management-internship/
Contact Person
Monica Radovski
Contact Email
Application Deadline
20-Jul-2014

 

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American Conservation Experience

ACE CA 450 Hour AmeriCorps Professional Development Internship

Job Description
AmeriCorps Professional Development Members will spend just over 3 months training on complex trail construction, forestry, and environmental restoration projects under the guidance of ACE’s most highly skilled staff members. The goal of the position is to accomplish meaningful project work for a variety of agencies while becoming proficient in advanced field techniques such as trail construction, ecological restoration, dry stone masonry, and chainsaw use.AmeriCorps Professional Development Members will also gain leadership skills while helping to supervise, train, and generally support ACE Conservation Volunteers who are rotated into long-term projects. All work is physically demanding, often requiring stints in the backcountry and/or extended stays in the field. This position requires hiking, backpacking, camping and cooking outdoors while at front country and wilderness spike camps.
Contact Person
Marcel Coppolino
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
09-Aug-2014
Application Deadline
21-Jul-2014
Additional Comments
Please email your resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to Marcel Coppolino (marcel@usaconservation.org) with “August 450 AmeriCorps Professional Development Internship” in the subject heading of your email.Or visit http://usaconservation.org/volunteers/registration/american.html and select “CALIFORNIA” as your preferred location, select AUGUST 9 as your desired start date. We will email you next steps in the application process ASAP.Check out our website and our Facebook page for more details about ACE!
www.usaconservation.org
www.facebook.com/usaconservation

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Great Basin Institute

2014-15 Year-Round Nevada Conservation Corps AmeriCorps Crew Member

Job Description
Description: Spend a year working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas. Serve alongside volunteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevada’s natural heritage. Gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Nevada Division of Forestry.Compensation: $14,000 living allowance & $5,550 education awardTimeline: September 2, 2014 – August 20, 2015Projects:
* Trail construction and maintenance
* Exotic & invasive species removal
* Hazardous fuels reduction
* Habitat restoration
* Riparian restoration
* Illegal road decommissioning
* Fence construction or decommissioningDuties:
* Labor– 70%, traveling– 20%, hiking– 10%
* Lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally
* Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service.
* Communicate effectively with crew members, crew leaders, NCC staff and agency project staff.
* Comply with both production and quality work standards established by NCC administration, crew supervisors and project partners.
* Camp up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water.
* Contribute to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment.
* Show respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members.
* Participate in in-field education sessions.Work Schedule & Location: Crews will be assigned to several projects throughout the season; therefore there may be a mixture of both 4-day and 8-day tours. All schedules are subject to change due to unpredictable circumstances. Due to the seasonal nature of field work in Nevada, you may be required to relocate more than once during the term. Teams will begin service in Southern Nevada, based in Las Vegas, and will remain there until the end of April, when they will be given the option to continue serving in the Las Vegas area or relocate to our Northern or Eastern Nevada field stations for the summer months. The NCC will not provide housing nor sign leases, but we can assist with identifying housing options.Training: Members will participate in orientation from September 2, 2014 to September 5, 2014. During orientation members will receive training in technical skills related to the specific crew they are placed on. Members will also be trained in Leave-No-Trace ethics and CPR/First Aid.Qualifications: To qualify, you must be over 17 years of age and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two 1700-hour education awards).
Contact Person
Genevieve Parker
Job Start Date
02-Sep-2014
Application Deadline
20-Aug-2014
Additional Comments
To Apply:
Step 1: Submit a current resume and a cover letter stating why you are interested in a position with the NCC program and what you hope to gain from the experience to Genevieve Parker atgparker@gbinstitute.org. Please include three professional references complete with contact information (email and phone). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please inform all references that a representative from the NCC program will be contacting them to conduct a brief survey regarding their knowledge and experience working with you. Professional references may include past or current job supervisors or volunteer supervisors, academic instructors, or counselors.
Step 2: Upon receipt, a representative from the NCC program will contact you for the next steps in the application process. All questions regarding your application may be directed to Genevieve.These AmeriCorps positions are made possible by a generous grant from Nevada Volunteers. Positions are contingent on funding. This program prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.These positions do not duplicate work of previous or existing employees or volunteers, supplant the hiring of workers, or include service or duties that have been performed or were performed by a current employee, an employee who recently resigned or was discharged, an employee subject to a reduction in work force, or an employee who is on leave.

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Great Basin Institute

2014 Fall Nevada Conservation Corps AmeriCorps Crew Member

Job Description
Spend your fall working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas. Serve alongside volunteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevada’s natural heritage. Gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Nevada Division of Forestry. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, and habitat restoration.Compensation: $3,500 living allowance & $1,468 education awardTimelineSeptember 2, 2014 – November 27, 2014Conservation Projects:
* Trail construction and maintenance
* Hazardous fuels reduction & habitat restorationEssential Duties:
* Percentage of time spent on: labor– 70%, traveling– 20%, hiking– 10%
* Lifting 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally
* Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service.
* Communicating effectively with crew members, crew leaders, NCC staff and agency project staff.
* Complying with both production and quality work standards established by NCC
administration, crew supervisors and project partners.
* Camping up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water.
* Contributing to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment.
* Showing respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members.
* Participating in in-field education sessions.Work Schedule & Location: Crew members may be assigned to serve from the Las Vegas Field Station, the Reno Field Station, Great Basin Nat’l Park, or Ely, NV and will serve in the field on 4-day tours, 8-day tours, or a mixture of the two. Schedules will be dictated by project site and distance from the field station. All schedules are subject to change due to unpredictable circumstances. The NCC will help during the transition time with housing recommendations. We will not provide housing nor sign leases, but we can assist with identifying housing options.Training: Members will participate in orientation from September 2, 2014 to September 5, 2014. During orientation members will receive training in technical skills related to the specific crew they are placed on. Members will also be trained in Leave-No-Trace ethics and CPR/First Aid.Qualifications: To qualify, you must be over 17 years of age and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two 1700-hour education awards).
Contact Person
Genevieve Parker
Job Start Date
02-Sep-2014
Application Deadline
27-Nov-2014
Additional Comments
To Apply:
Step 1: Submit a current resume and a cover letter stating why you are interested in a position with the NCC program and what you hope to gain from the experience to Genevieve Parker atgparker@gbinstitute.org. Please include three professional references complete with contact information (email and phone). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please inform all references that a representative from the NCC program will be contacting them to conduct a brief survey regarding their knowledge and experience working with you. Professional references may include past or current job supervisors or volunteer supervisors, academic instructors, or counselors.
Step 2: Upon receipt, a representative from the NCC program will contact you for the next steps in the application process. All questions regarding your application may be directed to Genevieve.These AmeriCorps positions are made possible by a generous grant from Nevada Volunteers. Positions are contingent on funding. This program prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.These positions do not duplicate work of previous or existing employees or volunteers, supplant the hiring of workers, or include service or duties that have been performed or were performed by a current employee, an employee who recently resigned or was discharged, an employee subject to a reduction in work force, or an employee who is on leave.

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Iowa DNR

Trail crew member

Job Description
Become part of the national service corps and work as part of the Iowa DNR AmeriCorps Trail Crew helping to restore and maintain trails in Iowa’s state parks! This will include performing a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and technical tasks which may include the following job duties;• Restore and construct trails in Iowa’s state parks.
• Build erosion control structures and devices such as pedestrian bridges, boardwalks, retaining walls, and staircases.
• Restore native ecosystems and prairies.
• Safely operate and maintain tools and equipment.
• Recruit and organize volunteers.
• Design and implement AmeriCorps community service projects.
• Deploy for disaster relief assistance.Trail Crew life both challenges and rewards. Our crew has the opportunity to job shadow with DNR specialists, camp in Iowa state parks, work outdoors, and build lasting friendships!Twelve summer AmeriCorps positions are available. AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance and an education award upon successful completion of service. These positions are funded by an AmeriCorps grant and as such require the successful candidate to complete all of the required activities as outlined in the member handbook and member service agreement. More information about AmeriCorps can be found athttp://www.americorps.gov.3 month positions will run from May16 – August 7, 2014Living Stipend: $3,362 divided and paid every two weeks during a 3 month term of service plus $1,468 education award upon successful completion of term of service. This award can be used to pay off qualified student loans or to finance college, graduate school, or vocational training at eligible institutions• Must be available for all trainings as required.
• Open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens.
• Must be at least 17 years old.
• Must have a high school diploma or GED.Additional Qualifications:
• Capable of lifting loads up to 70 lbs. for short periods of time.
• The ability to work cooperatively under stressful working conditions.
• Must demonstrate teamwork and display high standards of ethical conduct.
• Willingness to learn preventive maintenance for machines and equipment used on the job.
• Willingness and ability to commute and live at state parks across Iowa for the duration of the work week.
• Regular, full time attendance is required.
• Capacity to adjust to change.
• Capable of using a variety of hand and/or power tools.
• Ability to produce quality work in a timely manner.
• Willingness to work extended hours and occasional weekends.
Close date: February 17, 2014
To receive full consideration please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and two work, volunteer, or school references to whitney.davis@dnr.iowa.gov. You may call 515-281-8959 with questions.
Contact Person
Whitney Davis
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
16-May-2014
Application Deadline
17-Feb-2014
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New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

Trail Conference AmeriCorps Trail Crew Leaders and Members

Job Description
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is currently selecting trail crew leaders and members. Trail Conference AmeriCorps Trail Crews will work with volunteers in performing trail work in the beautiful and historic Hudson River Valley, the Palisades and Taconic regions of New York State Parks (including the Bear Mountain Trails Project), and in Northern New Jersey.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
-Working as a team building high quality trails
-Instructing groups of volunteers in a safe manner
-Filling out weekly timesheets, project accomplishments, and volunteer paperwork
-Documenting project accomplishments and creating final reports
-Volunteer management and recruitment
Contact Person
Ama Koenigshof, Erik Mickelson
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
01-May-2014
Application Deadline
28-Feb-2014
Additional Comments
Training and housing provided: see attachment
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City of Boulder, CO Open Space and Mountain Parks

Trail Crew Member Positions

Job Description
The City of Boulder, Colorado Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) is seeking applications for seasonal Trails Crew Member positions for the 2014 field season. OSMP provides a great opportunity to work on an extensive mountain and plains trail system for people seeking a challenging and engaging trail crew work opportunity. Position descriptions and information on how to apply are posted at:https://bouldercolorado.gov/jobs-and-volunteerMore information on Boulder, CO Open Space and Mountain Parks can be found at www.osmp.org
Application Deadline
07-Feb-2014

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City of Boulder, CO, Open Space

Trail Crew Lead Positions

Job Description
The City of Boulder, Colorado Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) is seeking applications for seasonal Trails Crew Lead positions for the 2014 field season. OSMP provides a great opportunity to work on an extensive mountain and plains trail system for people seeking a challenging and engaging trail crew work opportunity. Position descriptions, start dates, and information on how to apply are posted at:https://bouldercolorado.gov/jobs-and-volunteerMore information on Boulder, CO Open Space and Mountain Parks can be found at www.osmp.org
Application Deadline
16-Jan-2014

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Student Conservation Association

Recruiting & Selection Coordinator

Job Description
Conservation Begins Here.America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks a Recruiting Selection & Coordinator in our Recruiting Department based out of our Seattle, WA office.This position is responsible for the Recruitment of candidates (HS & college aged) for a portfolio of programs in the Northwest region of the United States with a special interest in local high school students, Diversity and Veterans. Coordination and placement of members placed in National High School programming, Conservation Internships, Conservation Corps Veterans Initiatives.Qualifications:

  • 5+ years related experience in customer service, recruiting, interviewing or related field required. Bachelor’s degree required.
  • SCA service experience preferred
  • Excellent customer service and fearless telephone communication skills
  • Ability to speak confidently in public to audiences of various sizes
  • Ability to work well as part of a team or independently with only phone and other electronic communication from supervisor
  • Very strong time management skills and the ability and desire to perform multiple and variable tasks
  • Evidence of multicultural experience and competency a plus
  • Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards
  • Experience with interviewing strongly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Willingness to travel at 8 least weeks per year
  • Experience utilizing database for information gathering, tracking and reporting purposes required
  • Strong MSOffice skills required particularly Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Must have or willing to obtain Wilderness First Aid certification
  • Willing to successfully complete SCA Leader Training

* Health and Dental * Basic Life Insurance * Short Term Disability * Long Term Disability * Flexible Spending Account * 403(b) Savings Plan * Generous Paid Time Off * Community Service Leave * Casual Dress

Please send cover letter and resume to Hiring@thesca.org, referencing the title of the position in the subject line.

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org

Contact Person
Recruiting
Job Start Date
20-Jan-2014
Application Deadline
16-Dec-2013

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Southwest Conservation Corps

Project Leader

Job Description
The Veterans Fire AmeriCorps program provides training and on-the-job experience for post 9-11 era veterans interested in entering into careers and gaining experience in natural resource management. The Project Leader’s primary role is to provide leadership, logistical and field support to the SCC—FC Veteran’s Fire AmeriCorps. Though the position is primarily field based (camping), it may also require occasional office presence based on organizational and program needs. This position will require the employee to work weekends, nights and occasional extra days to accomplish duties. The Project Leader will be responsible for the management of projects and partners as well as successful SCC crew outcomes and will directly supervise and share crew leadership with an SCC Crew Leader or Assistant Crew Leader. The Project Leader will also have opportunities to further develop their professional and technical skills through additional trainings (Feller Boss, S-230, S-290, Wilderness First Responder as available).
Contact Person
Chas Robles
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
07-Apr-2014
Application Deadline
01-Feb-2014
Additional Comments
Visit http://sccorps.org/position/vetsfire/ for more information on the Veterans Fire Corps.
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Southwest Conservation Corps

Field Supervisor

Job Description
The Field Supervisor’s primary role is to provide field support to our field staff and seasonal conservation crews by offering technical assistance, moral support, and ensuring program integrity through policy enforcement and positive mentoring. The Field Supervisor will also assist with corpsmember interviewing and selection, program logistics, and planning and facilitating staff trainings. Field Supervisors will support both adult and youth crews
Contact Person
Chas Robles
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
17-Mar-2014
Application Deadline
24-Jan-2014
Additional Comments
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Student Conservation Association

NH Corps: Crew Supervisor

Job Description
SCA NH corps is seeking experienced, quality oriented outdoor leaders to supervise teams of corps members responsible for completing trail maintenance and construction projects. Working in partnership with land management agencies and non-profit organizations throughout New Hampshire, each SCA team will complete an array of conservation/trail projects. The Crew Supervisors will work alongside corps members providing on the ground support on a daily basis. These positions are 90% field based and require significant travel around the State of New Hampshire. The SCA NH corps conservation season crew consists of 18 corps members and 5 full time, staff in addition to the 2 seasonal Crew SupervisorsProgram Dates: April 21st, 2014 – November 1st, 2014.Primary Responsibilities:
Crew Manager:
-Lead and manage work outcomes and crew dynamics
-Facilitate team operations: food planning/purchasing, tools & equipment, vehicles
-Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment
-Maintain position of authority, including disciplinary action when necessary
-Evaluate corps interns and service projects by visiting field sites and analyzing project reports and participant evaluations annual performance evaluations for all Corps internsTechnical Advisor:
-Supervise and assist the work skills training of corps members
-Manage the quality & technique of trail work performed
-Promote leadership development within team and evaluate success & potential
-Ensure compliance with all SCA Risk Management policies & proceduresPartnership Representative:
-Manage relationship with agency partner
-Work collaboratively with agency on program logistics
-Ensure successful and timely completion of work projectQualifications:
-Minimum 21 years of age
-Experience in outdoor programs or related field
-At least 3 seasons of trail crew experience and at least 2 seasons of outdoor leadership experience required
-Bachelors degree in related field
-Chainsaw certification required
-Knowledge of grip-hoist and rigging systems
-Experience in basic carpentry
-Proven supervision and organizational skills
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
-Knowledge of national service programs helpful
-Experience living and working in a residential setting
-Wilderness First Responder and CPR Certification
-Organization and timeliness
-Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA’s standards
-Personal Vehicle required (mileage reimbursed)
-Criminal background check that meets SCA’s standardsCompensation: Salary $545 per week, paid biweekly. Meals and housing provided. Tents and group gear provided for backcountry work projects.
Contact Person
Toby Bokum-Fauth
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
21-Apr-2014
Application Deadline
01-Apr-2014
Additional Comments
To Apply: Visit http://mysca.force.com/member/Login. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select the Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. Once your application is complete, please email Leaders@thesca.org with “NH Crew Supervisor” listed in the subject line so we may review your application.
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Appalachian Mountain Club

White Mountain Professional Trail Crew

Job Description
The AMC Trail Crew is one of the oldest, best-known and most respected professional trail crews in the nation, with a reputation for hard work and high standards. Focusing primarily on heavy reconstruction of hiking trails in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Maine, the trail crew works to protect and restore natural resources and the environment through high quality trail work. The 16- to 20-person crew is made up of motivated and energetic young people with diverse backgrounds. Typically, crew members work two to four years, gaining more responsibility and leadership with each returning season. After training and early season trail clearing, rotating crews of four to six people spend five days out each week working on reconstruction projects. Crews pack in all tools, food, equipment, and supplies to camps set up near the work sites. Trail crew members have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects with all other crew members and see much of the White Mountain area. Dirt, mud, black flies, and mountain weather are all part of the challenges of working and living in the backcountry. The demands of the job require excellent physical conditioning, a desire to work hard outdoors along side others and a true dedication to preservation and restoration of trails. The crew is based at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center where housing is provided when the crew is not camping out and also on weekends. Food, tools and camping equipment are provided.
Qualifications:

  • Ability and desire to live and work in the backcountry for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work under varying conditions.
  • Ability to carry heavy loads (80+ lbs.) for long distances.
  • Commitment to resource- and trail-protection efforts.
  • Knowledge of White Mountains and the AMC, desirable.
  • Hand- and power-tool training and familiarity, preferred.
  • Knowledge of trail work, desirable.
  • Wilderness first-aid certification, desirable.
  • Must be 18 or older at time of employment.
Contact Person
David Salisbury
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
19-May-2014
Application Deadline
15-Sep-2014

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Baxter State Park Authority

Trail Crew Leader

Job Description
Please see attached job description (.docx)
Contact Person
Jean Howes
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
12-May-2014
Application Deadline
17-Jan-2014
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December 12, 2013
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Maine Appalachian Trail Club

Maine Trail Crew Camp Coordinator

Job Description
Maine Trail Crew Camp Coordinator
Support operation of volunteer trail crews by planning and preparing meals, purchasing food, maintaining base camp facility, recruiting volunteers, assisting with transportation, and arranging leisure time opportunities. Participate at job sites on a limited basis. Personal vehicle required. Sorry, no pets are allowed.Qualifications: 
• At least one season working in food service
• At least one season working in an outdoor recreation setting
• Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
• Effective communications skills
• Ability to function as a team member
• Ability to maintain accurate records and petty cash
• Ability to maintain a flexible sense of humor and a safe and enjoyable camp environment
• Ability to work with people of all ages and backgroundsSalary: $12.75 per hour plus housing and meals providedDates: May 10 – August 16, 2014To Apply: send your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:Lester C. Kenway
PO Box 8057
Bangor ME 04402or by email to trailser@myfairpoint.net.Applications accepted until the positions are filled with preference given to those received by January 31, 2014.
Contact Person
Lester C. Kenway
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
10-May-2014
Application Deadline
31-Jan-2014
Additional Comments
Position supports two trail crews. Location is on an island in a beautiful Maine Lake
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December 12, 2013

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Maine Appalachian Trail Club

Maine Trail Crew Leader

Job Description
Maine Appalachian Trail Club
2014 SeasonMaine Trail Crew Leader
Teach and lead a volunteer trail crew doing trail reconstruction work on the Appalachian Trail at remote sites on the mountains of Maine. Projects include building stone steps, waterbars and retaining walls and as well as new trail. Activities focus on teamwork and learning opportunities for volunteers. Training with stone cutting, stone work, Griphoist rigging systems, First aid, and leadership techniques will be provided. Sorry, no pets are allowed.Qualifications: 
• At least one season of trail work experience
• At least one season in an outdoor leadership role
• Ability to teach trail skills
• Previous experience using power tools and building rock structures
• Good health and physical fitness
• Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
• Durable sense of humor
• Ability to maintain a safe and enjoyable work environment under challenging conditions
• Ability to motivate and work with people of all ages and backgroundsSalary: $12.75 per hour plus housing and meals providedDates: May 10 – August 16, 2014To Apply: send your resume, cover letter and 3 references to:Lester C. Kenway
PO Box 8057
Bangor ME 04402or by email to trailser@myfairpoint.net.Applications accepted until the positions are filled with preference given to those received by January 31, 2014.
Contact Person
Lester C. Kenway
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
10-May-2014
Application Deadline
31-Jan-2014
Additional Comments
Projects on the Appalachian Trail will be supported by Lester C. Kenway, long time trailbuilder and PTBA member. Work is primarily rock work building stone water bars, steps and retaining walls. Project sites are remote and very scenic.
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Appalachian Mountain Club

Volunteer Vacation Leader/LNT Instructor

Job Description
Adult Volunteer Trail Crew Leader / LNT Instructor is a seasonal staff position with the AMC’s White Mountain Trails Department. This staff Leader/Instructor leads AMC Adult Volunteer Vacations as well as AMC’s Leave no Trace Master Educator Courses for adults aged 18+ in the backcountry for up to five days at a time. This staff Leader will co-lead with a Volunteer Leader for all Adult Volunteer Vacations, or be paired with another LNT instructor from a partner organization to instruct LNT Master Educator Courses.
Throughout the season, this Leader/Instructor is expected to communicate leadership techniques and decision-making processes with their co-leader while leading groups of adults in the backcountry. When in the backcountry, this Leader/Instructor is expected to facilitate proper outdoor skills associated with low impact methods. Adult Volunteer Vacation Trail Crews are involved in a variety of projects maintaining hiking and skiing trails and backcountry facilities throughout New England. Adult Volunteer Vacation Trail Crews work together to teach volunteers trail maintenance skills, such as installing and cleaning water bars, setting rock steps, building bog bridges and blazing and standardizing trails. This Leader/Instructor will emphasize safety and maintain a high level of morale and work standards.
This Leader/Instructor will also be responsible for co-instructing the AMC Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses. Paired with a co-instructor from AMC or another partner organization, they will run the 5-Day Master Educator Courses. A Master Educator Course and additional LNT training will be provided if needed.
Contact Person
Brendan Taylor
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
05-May-2014
Application Deadline
14-Feb-2014
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Appalachian Mountain Club

Teen Trail Crew Leader

Job Description
AMC Teen Trail Crew Leaders are a three-month, seasonal staff position with the AMC’s Trails Department. Teen Trail Crew Leaders lead AMC Teen Volunteer Trail Crews for teens, ages 14 – 19, on one to four week backcountry trail crews. All AMC Teen Trail Crews are co-led by two AMC Teen Trail Crew Leaders.
The Crew Leader position is ideal for individuals with experience working with and leading youth and a love for the outdoors. Prior trail work experience is preferred, but not required. Throughout the season, Teen Trail Crew Leaders are expected to communicate leadership techniques and decision-making processes with their co-Leader while leading groups of teens in the backcountry. When in the backcountry, all leaders are expected to facilitate proper outdoor skills associated with low impact methods. Teen Trail Crews are involved in a variety of projects maintaining hiking and skiing trails. Leaders work together to teach volunteers trail maintenance skills, such as installing and cleaning water bars, setting rock steps, building bog bridges, blazing and standardizing trails, all while emphasizing safety and maintaining a high level of morale and work standards.
The Crew Leader position is ideal for independent and motivated individuals with experience in outdoor leadership and working with youth. Prior trail work experience is also preferred, but not required. Our priority is supporting the energetic teens that come through the program and leading them through an experience that is challenging, fun, and positive.
Hours are variable within the 40-50 hour workweek. All Teen Trail Crew Leaders are responsible for volunteer supervision in the backcountry at all times. Work can be physically and mentally challenging but the rewards are often unforgettable. Three weeks of training are provided, including leadership development, extensive trail work skills training, and a Leave No Trace Trainer Course. Food, tools and equipment are provided while leading. The AMC Teen Trail Crew Leaders report to the Regional Trails Volunteer Program Supervisors.
Contact Person
Brendan Taylor
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
26-May-2014
Application Deadline
14-Feb-2014
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December 11, 2013

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Appalachian Mountain Club

Project Coordinator

Job Description
The Project Coordinator is a senior seasonal position with the AMC’s White Mountain Trails Department. The Project Coordinator is responsible for identifying, generating, and assigning work projects for North Country (Maine, New Hampshire, and elsewhere as needed) volunteer trail crew programming. This position works closely with the other senior seasonal staff, and acts as the field coordinator to assist the Crew Leaders and backcountry trail crew programs. This person must be willing to work weekends and have a flexible work schedule. The PC reports to the North Country Trails Volunteer Programs Supervisor (NCTVPS). If needed, housing will be provided with $45.00 deducted weekly for room and board.
Contact Person
Brendan Taylor
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
28-Apr-2014
Application Deadline
31-Jan-2014
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December 11, 2013

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Student Conservation Association

Project Leader – Trails

Job Description
Conservation Begins Here.The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks quality outdoor leaders to Supervise a team of corps members responsible for trail building and mapping in Alaska.Working in the Tongass and Chugach National Forest teams will use traditional trail skills, restoration techniques, carpentry skills, and hard labor to complete an array of projects. Typical past projects have included, new trail construction, extensive timber bridge construction, removal of invasive vegetation, fire tower restoration, and trail maintenance.Program Dates: Mid-April, 2014– Late August, 2014Primary Responsibilities:
Crew Manager:

  • Lead and manage work outcomes and crew dynamics
  • Facilitate team operations: food planning/purchasing, tools & equipment, vehicles
  • Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment

Technical Advisor:

  • Supervise and assist the work skills training of corps members
  • Manage the quality & technique of the work performed
  • Actively manage project/member risk to maintain a safe work environment
  • Promote leadership development within team and evaluate success & potential

Partnership Representative:

  • Manage relationship with agency partner
  • Work collaboratively with agency on program logistics
  • Ensure successful and timely completion of work project

Program Administrator:

  • Assist SCA Program Manager to complete required program reporting and documentation
  • Assist SCA Program Manager in budget management and reconciliation
  • Ensure compliance with all SCA Risk Management policies & procedures
  • Represent SCA in a positive and professional manner

Qualifications:

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Previous fieldwork experience and the knowledge and ability to work in both wilderness and non-wilderness settings
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, strong work ethic required
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to manage data GIS for resource projects
  • Must have ability to legally work in the US
  • Must be able to attend mandatory Project Leader Orientation in April
  • Wilderness First Responder/CPR certification
  • Experience managing a program budget preferred
  • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
  • Valid driver’s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards

Compensation: $540/week paid biweekly. Meals, travel and housing provided. Tents and group gear provided for backcountry work projects, some seasonal benefits possible.

Contact Person
Toby Bokum-Fauth
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
15-Apr-2014
Application Deadline
31-Mar-2014
To Apply: Click <a href=”http://thesca.force.com/members“>Login</a> or <a href=”http://mysca.force.com/member/NewRegistration“>Sign Up</a>. Create a profile, complete the basic application and then select the Leader Application when prompted. Please be sure to upload your cover letter, resume & 3 references. Once your application is complete, please email leaders@thesca.org with “Trails Project Leader” listed in the subject line so we may review your application.SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org
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December 11, 2013

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Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation

Wilderness Crew Leader

Job Description
More information, and complete description at www.bmwf.org
The Crew Leader position involves leading and coordinating volunteer projects in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Our West Side crew leader works primarily in the Hungry Horse and Spotted Bear ranger districts and is based out of Spotted Bear ranger station. The East Side crew leader works primarily in the Rocky Mountain, Seeley Lake and Lincoln Ranger Districts and is based out of Choteau Montana. Our roving Crew Leader and Weeds Crew Leader travels between all districts with in the Bob Marshall Wilderness complex.The Crew Leader position will require primarily field work with limited office/computer work to finish trip accomplishment tracking. Fieldwork will include coordinating project logistics, providing hands on training to volunteers in primitive tool use, safety practices and backcountry living and camping, many of whom have little to no wilderness experience. BMWF Crew Leaders should expect to be the sole Crew Leader for a group of volunteers, however, at times partner groups may provide group leaders to help manage and coordinate project details. Crew Leader will work with both adult and youth volunteers.Other Crew Leader responsibilities will include educating the volunteers in Leave No Trace practices and interpreting the natural, geographical, and cultural history of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Project work takes place both in the front country and the backcountry. This position requires camping in primitive sites, extensive hiking over varied terrain and working in a variety of weather conditions. There may be opportunities to work with pack stock on some projects, but stock will not be provided for every project.Office work will include working closely with the BMWF Program Director and Program Coordinator, US Forest Service managers and volunteer groups to coordinate project logistics and paperwork prior to a volunteer project and completing reports after a project.Additional duties will include maintaining hand tools, organizing the tool cache, and providing volunteers with the appropriate safety gear and information. Extra time will be scheduled for training, project planning, menu planning and shopping, volunteer recognition and supplemental office work.The trail Crew Leader will have the opportunity to meet numerous professionals in the wilderness management field and make connections for future opportunities in wilderness and recreation management.
Contact Person
Rebecca Powell
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
22-May-2013
Application Deadline
03-Feb-2013
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December 11, 2013

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Maine Conservation Corps

MCC/AmeriCorps Field Team Members

Job Description
The MCC provides community service opportunities and career training for those interested in pursuing a career in natural resources. Members serve Maine’s communities, participate in the AmeriCorps program, and gain hands-on experience.
Time Commitment: May 19 to August 15, 2014 or May 19 to early November 2014; 300 hours, 450 hours or 900 hours of service is required; 40 hours a week, some weekends and overnights required.
Qualifications: Must be eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award; High School diploma; Must be at least 18 years old; Must be a US Citizen; Must submit to criminal and sex offender background checks.
Essential Functions: Have the ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions. Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference. Ability to perform tasks as part of a cooperative team. Follows directions. Non-judgmental attitude and sensitivity to others. Responsible and reliable. Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training.
Key Responsibilities: Build new trails and rehabilitate existing trails; Represent the MCC and the host site organization in a professional and supportive manner. Adhere to the MCC drug free workplace policy. Complete all paperwork in a thorough and timely manner, including submission of timesheets and other forms required by the MCC. Develop and use leadership skills in roles within the team and with volunteers. Live cooperatively with other members during training and service sessions. Willingly perform joint living tasks, such as cooking and cleaning and maintaining hygiene (Not to be counted as direct service hours).
Training Provided: Attend training, such as: orientation to the MCC and AmeriCorps, First Aid and CPR, communication, conflict resolution, diversity, introduction to trail tools and safety standards. Optional Training – Chainsaw Safety and Griphoist Operations (May 12 – 16, 2014)
Benefits: Living Allowance of $260 per week (less taxes), Health Insurance, $1,175, $1,468 or $2,775 AmeriCorps Education Award, Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible), State Park Pass, Housing during training and orientation (during service days only)
Contact Person
Brenda Webber
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
19-May-2014
Application Deadline
06-Feb-2014
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December 11, 2013

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Maine Conservation Corps

MCC/AmeriCorps Field Team Leaders

Job Description
The MCC Field Team Leader position provides leadership to a team to accomplish significant conservation, education, and outdoor recreation service projects, especially trail building. Members serve Maine’s communities, participate in the AmeriCorps program, receive leadership training and gain hands-on experience.
Time Commitment: May 5 to August 15, 2014 or May 5 to early November 2014; Minimum of 450 or 900 hours of service is required; 40 hours a week; overnights and weekends required.
Qualifications: Must be eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award, High School diploma, Must be at least 20 years old, Must be a US Citizen, Must submit to criminal and sex offender background checks, One season of trail work experience in an outdoor leadership role, Previous experience with construction work.
Essential Functions: Have the ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions; Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference; Ability to perform tasks as part of a cooperative team; Follows directions; Non-judgmental attitude, sensitivity to others, approachable; Responsible and reliable; Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training.
Key Responsibilities: Educate members about and uphold the MCC code of conduct. Assure that the team adheres to MCC safety rules and guidelines. Assure their team’s compliance with the MCC drug free workplace policy. Inform Program Coordinator of conduct issues in a timely manner. Complete all paperwork in a thorough and timely manner, including submission of timesheets and other forms required by the MCC. Regulate service hours and adhere to MCC/AmeriCorps service hours policies. Coordinate education events during each session according to MCC program guidelines. Conduct pre-service visits to all project sites and collect information about the project, including an emergency response plan. Serve as a primary caretaker of the MCC vehicle and observe all rules regarding safe transport of people and equipment. Train members in all aspects of trail construction and rehabilitation. Build new trails and rehabilitate existing trails. Live cooperatively with other members during training and service sessions. Willingly perform joint living tasks, such as cooking and cleaning and maintaining hygiene. Represent the MCC and the host site organization in a professional and supportive manner.
**Please note the majority of MCC Team Leader positions are filled by Trail Training attendees**
Benefits: Living Allowance of $440 per week (less taxes), Health Insurance, $1,468 or $2,775 AmeriCorps Education Award, Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible), State Park Pass, Housing during training and orientation (during service days only)
Contact Person
Brenda Webber
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
05-May-2014
Application Deadline
27-Feb-2014
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December 11, 2013

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Maine Conservation Corps

MCC/AmeriCorps Trail Training Members

Job Description
Trail Training Members serve Maine’s communities, participate in the AmeriCorps program, receive leadership training and gain hands-on experience. MCC is dedicated to accomplishing outdoor recreation and conservation projects for the public, promoting and managing volunteer opportunities, providing conservation education, building self-esteem and leadership, and raising the aspirations of members and volunteers.
Time Commitment: February 17 to August 15, 2014 with potential for extension to early November; Minimum of 900 hours of service is required; 40 hours a week; overnights and weekends required.
Qualifications: Must be eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award; High School diploma; Must be at least 20 years old; Must be a US Citizen; Must submit to criminal and sex offender background checks; One season of outdoor living experience.
Essential Functions: Have the ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions; Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference; Ability to perform tasks as part of a cooperative team; Follows directions; Non-judgmental attitude, sensitivity to others, approachable; Responsible and reliable; Interest in personal growth and in participating in on-going training.
Desired Functions: Approved to drive State vehicles by the Risk Management Division; Good communication skills; Strong organizational skills; Excellent work ethic; Possesses motivation and initiative; Previous conservation experience.
Key Responsibilities: Learn all aspects of trail construction and rehabilitation. Adhere to the MCC safety rules and guidelines. Adhere to the MCC Code of Conduct, and all guidelines set forth in member agreement and MCC Handbook. Adhere to the MCC drug free workplace policy. Submit paperwork in a timely manner. Represent, in a professional and supportive manner, the MCC, to the public and media. Live cooperatively with other members during training and service sessions. Willingly perform joint living tasks, such as food shopping, cooking and cleaning and maintaining hygiene. Build new trails and rehabilitate existing trails. Assume the key responsibilities of a MCC Field Team Leader, upon the successful completion of trail training. (see Team Leader position for key responsibilities)
Benefits: Living Allowance of $260 per week during training; $440 per week upon successful completion (less taxes); Housing during training and orientation (during service days only); Health Insurance; $2,775 AmeriCorps Education Award; Student Loan Forbearance; State Park Pass
Contact Person
Brenda Webber
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
17-Feb-2014
Application Deadline
20-Dec-2013
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December 11, 2013

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Student Conservation Association

Adirondack, NY – Project Leader

Job Description
Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks experienced, quality oriented outdoor leaders to supervise a team of up to 20 corps members responsible for completing habitat and cultural resource restoration and trail projects in the 6 million acre Adirondack State Park. Working in partnership with the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps) SCA Adirondack Program teams will use traditional trail skills, restoration techniques, carpentry skills, and hard labor to complete an array of projects. Typical past projects have included, new trail construction, extensive timber bridge construction, removal of invasive vegetation, fire tower restoration, historic building restoration, and trail maintenance.
Contact Person
Hiring Leaders
Contact Email
Job Start Date
01-Apr-2014
Application Deadline
31-Jan-2014
Posted On:
11/19/2013
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Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

Conservation Crew Leader

Job Description
The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
The VYCC is a non-profit service, conservation, and education organization modeled after the 1930’s Civilian Conservation Corps. The VYCC instills the values of personal responsibility, hard work, education, and respect for the environment. Corps Members, young adults 16-24, live and work together in small groups, completing priority conservation projects throughout Vermont and other states under the guidance of highly-trained leaders. The VYCC is a partner in The Corps Network’s AmeriCorps Opportunity Youth Service Initiative (OYSI) with a plan to field two 10-month AmeriCorps Crews under VYCC Field Staff leadership.
Position Overview
The 10 month Crew Leader position is a residential, full-time seasonal position with VYCC. The Crew Leader is responsible for: crew project completion; facilitation of crew safety and well-being, productivity, morale and quality of work; Corps Member training and education in the field; and, maintaining the standards and expectations of VYCC. The position reports to the VYCC’s Program Staff who serve as advisors to the Crew Leader and their crew. VYCC 10 month crews will be comprised of eight AmeriCorps Corps Members ranging in age from 16-24 years old and two paid Crew Leaders acting as co-leaders. The Crew Leaders positions are not AmeriCorps positions and do not qualify for an AmeriCorps Education Award.Crew Leaders will be working primarily in the field on conservation projects in multiple states including North Carolina, Vermont, and New York both in urban and rural settings. Projects will be completed in all weather conditions and are physically demanding. Typical work projects include trail restoration and maintenance, stream bank restoration and planting, urban path construction, bridge and boardwalk construction, invasive species removal, and vegetation management.Work regularly involves hiking, heavy lifting, & repetitive motions, including lifting up to 50 lbs., as well as hiking up to 4 miles while carrying 40 lbs. of weight.To Apply
Please visit www.vycc.org to apply.
Contact Person
Christa Finnern, Conservation Program Director
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Start Date
20-Jan-2014
Application Deadline
01-Nov-2013
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November 4, 2013

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Maine Conservation Corps

MCC Training Coordinator (45 Weeks)

Job Description
MCC is dedicated to accomplishing outdoor recreation and conservation projects for the public, promoting and managing volunteer opportunities, providing conservation education, building self-esteem and leadership, and raising the aspirations of members and volunteers. The Training Coordinator will be responsible for planning, managing and teaching a wide range of training events to 6 Veterans who are preparing to lead community volunteers on conservation projects during the summer and fall seasons. The Veteran training will consist of classroom instruction, online coursework as well as outdoor workshops and trail projects. The Veteran trail training session runs from January 13 – March 28, 2014. Upon conclusion of trail training, the Training Coordinator will conduct trail assessments, plan future conservation projects, and provide field supervision to MCC members. The Training Coordinator will also design, market and implement a training program to build the capacity of local trail organizations in trail skills and volunteer management.
Time Commitment:
• December 9 – October 24, 2014 (includes 1 week off for Holidays in December)
• 40 hours per week
• Monday-Friday, some weekends and overnights required
Qualifications:
• High School diploma
• Must be at least 20 years old
• Must be a US Citizen
• Must agree to criminal and sex offender background checks
• Must be approved to drive State vehicles by the Risk Management Division
Essential Functions:
• Have the ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions
• Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference
• Ability to perform tasks as part of a cooperative team
• Non-judgmental attitude, sensitivity to others, approachable
• Responsible and reliable
• Must be able to work independently and be prepared to deal with difficult situations
• Four seasons of trail work experience
• Previous experience with construction work
• Ability to teach trail skills
• Knowledge of volunteer management practices
• Experience working with Veterans
Desired Functions:
• Good communication skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Excellent work ethic
• Possesses motivation and initiative
Benefits:
• Stipend of $540 per week (less taxes)
• Health Insurance
• State Park Pass
•  Pro-dealsTo Apply: submit resume, letter of interest and dates of availability.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry provides equal opportunity in employment and programs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Accommodation arrangements must be requested in advance using the contact information provided.
Contact Person
Brenda Webber
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
06-Jan-2014
Application Deadline
15-Nov-2013
Posted On:
October 28, 2013

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Maine Conservation Corps

MCC Training Coordinator (17 weeks)

Job Description
MCC is dedicated to accomplishing outdoor recreation and conservation projects for the public, promoting and managing volunteer opportunities, providing conservation education, building self-esteem and leadership, and raising the aspirations of members and volunteers. The Training Coordinator will be responsible for planning, managing and teaching a wide range of training events to students who are preparing to lead MCC teams on trail projects during the summer and fall seasons. This work includes classroom instruction as well as outdoor workshops and trail projects. The trail training session runs from mid-February – April. Time Commitment: January 6 – May 2, 2014; 40 hours per week; Monday-Friday, some weekends and overnights required.
Qualifications:
High School diploma or equivalent, Must be at least 20 years old, Must be a US Citizen, Criminal and sex offender background checks, Approved to drive state vehicles by the Risk Management Division. Ability to live and perform strenuous work under challenging conditions, Desire to learn, serve others, & make a difference, Perform tasks as part of a cooperative team, Non-judgmental attitude, sensitivity to others, approachable, Responsible and reliable, Able to work independently & prepared to deal with difficult situations, Four seasons of trail work experience, Previous experience with construction work, Teach trail skills. Communication skills, Organizational skills, Excellent work ethic, Motivation and initiative. Assist in the screening, interviewing and selection of trail training participants. Develop lesson plans for training topics and draft and execute contracts for training delivered from outside sources. Develop plans for training via real projects at various locations. Schedule 11 weeks of training activities.Ssupport & training for 6 trail training members. Manage housing facility, including rent for trainees on their days off. Create and regularly administer skills based testing and evaluations. Assist with maintaining MCC leased vehicles, chainsaws, hand tools, safety gear and camping equipment. Complete all paperwork in a thorough and timely manner, including submission of timesheets and other forms required by the MCC. Maintain a MCC cell phone or personal cell phone for communications with the office. Represent the MCC and the host site organization in a professional and supportive manner.
Typical Training Topics:
Timber Joinery – Small Engines – Camping Skills – Driving Dynamics – Advanced First Aid – Chainsaw Safety – Environmental Education – Trail Design and Layout – Accessible Trail Design – Bridge Building – Stone Cutting – Stone step and stone wall construction – Carpentry – Griphoist and Rigging – Conflict Resolution, Diversity, and Communication – Leadership – Volunteer Management
Benefits:
$540 per week (less taxes), Health Insurance, State Park Pass, Pro-deals.
Contact Person
Brenda Webber
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
06-Jan-2014
Application Deadline
21-Nov-2013
Posted On:
October 10, 2013

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Mecklenburg County Park and Rec

Senior Maintenance and Operations Tech

Job Description
The Nature Preserves and Natural Resources Division is looking for an experienced, highly motivated Maintenance and Operations Technician with heavy equipment operating skills. Successful candidates will have a CDL, experience using an array of hand and power tools, and experience operating skid steers, loaders, tractors, dump trucks and other heavy equipment. A working knowledge of trail building techniques and current pesticide license is desired. This position works closely with other Maintenance and Operations staff and performs daily, routine maintenance such as general grounds keeping and custodial work, as well as projects requiring advanced maintenance and repair skills.
Responsibilities / Qualification:
Incumbents perform the more complex of the semi-skilled and entry level paraprofessional activities that may require a license to perform the activities such as pool operations, refrigeration, and light to heavy equipment operations. Incumbents perform activities in buildings, grounds, storm water, and equipment operations. Incumbents may supervise lower level staff.
High School Diploma, or G.E.D., specialized training and experience related to area of assignment and three years of relevant maintenance experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Licensing Requirements: Some positions may require a valid NC or SC Driver’s License and the ability to obtain and maintain a County Operator’s Permit, CFC, CPO, and/or Class B CDL.Necessary Special Requirements:
The Nature Preserves and Natural Resources Division is looking for an experienced, highly motivated Maintenance and Operations Technician with heavy equipment operating skills. Successful candidates will have a CDL, experience using an array of hand and power tools, and experience operating skid steers, loaders, tractors, dump trucks and other heavy equipment. A working knowledge of trail building techniques and current pesticide license is desired. This position works closely with other Maintenance and Operations staff and performs daily, routine maintenance such as general grounds keeping and custodial work, as well as projects requiring advanced maintenance and repair skills.
Note: Physical requirements of the job include lifting, stretching, stooping, bending and climbing ladders. Must be will to work weekends, holidays and evenings, outdoors and in all seasons and weather conditions.
Apply at : Charmeck.org
Salary Range: 80% Mkt. $33,387.20 – Mkt- $41, 734.00 – Annually
Contact Person
Vivian Dorsey
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Vivian.Dorsey@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
Job Start Date
27-Nov-2013
Application Deadline
20-Oct-2013
Posted on:
October 6, 2013

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Maine Conservation Corps

MCC/AmeriCorps Volunteer & OUtreach Coordinator

Job Description
The Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) is accepting applications for an AmeriCorps Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator. This position is based in the MCC’s office in Hallowell, ME. MCC is dedicated to environmental education, outdoor recreation and conservation projects, volunteer opportunities, and developing career and leadership skills.
This is a 1700 hour position with a living allowance of $11,700 ($260/week for 45 weeks) and if eligible, an AmeriCorps education award of $5,550 upon successful completion of the program. Child care reimbursement is available to 1700 hour members, if eligible. Other benefits include health insurance, student loan forbearance & interest payment if eligible, experiential learning, a wide range of training and networking opportunities, and a Maine State Park Pass.
January 13, 2014 – November 22, 2014
Qualifications: 2 or 4 year college degree – Must agree to criminal and sex offender background checks – Computer skills including Internet and Microsoft Office package – Personal transportation for travel within the state of Maine – All state positions require a valid driver’s license with a 5 year driving record – Essential Functions: Must be at least 18 years old – Must be a US Citizen – Have the desire to learn, serve others, and make a difference – Strong oral and written communication skills – Interest in performing community service – Demonstrated ability to perform tasks independently as well as part of a cooperative team – Non-judgmental attitude and sensitivity to others – Ability to work and get along with others – Responsible and reliable
Desired Functions: Previous experience managing volunteers – Good communication skills – Strong organizational skills – Excellent work ethic – Motivation and initiative – Experience conducting outreach and giving presentations – Familiarity with social media – Extensive written communication skills, e.g. press releases and newsletters – Ability to conduct volunteer coordination trainings
Responsibilities: Recruit and coordinate volunteers for all MCC programs – Manage MCC Volunteer Calendar and VolunteerMaine postings – Conduct outreach and promotional presentations for the MCC – Conduct volunteer management trainings for MCC members – Produce press releases, newsletters, and other written communications – Assist with MCC recruitment efforts through career fairs and school presentations – Serve as the media contact for the MCC – Coordinate MCC alumni communications – Maintain MCC social media presenceApplications are reviewed on a rolling basis to November 1, 2013. Please note on the application that you are applying for the Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator position.
Contact Person
Brenda Webber
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
13-Jan-2014
Application Deadline
01-Nov-2013
Posted on
October 6, 2013

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Mecklenburg County NC

Natural Resources Coordinator

Job Description
The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Mecklenburg County Division of Natural Resources in managing 7000+ acres of county-owned nature preserves in order to protect water quality, improve forest health, maintain or enhance the diversity, productivity, and integrity of native community systems, and serve the citizens of Mecklenburg County through biological research and community outreach. Responsibilities in this position include conducting and assisting with natural community management and planning, biological inventories, non-native invasive species control, wildlife management and property/boundary management, as well as oversight of implementation of these projects. This position may also assist with biological assessments, reports, and management on 12,000 acres of greenway and active use parkland. May supervise permanent and/or seasonal staff. Must have experience using GPS, ArcGIS, MS Office Programs. This position reports to the Natural Resources Manager and must effectively interact with state, federal and local agency personnel, environmental groups, journalists, and the general public. Minimum of 3 years of experience is preferred. Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Biology, Forestry, Ecology or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
Experience with the following is preferred:
• Trail design, construction and maintenance
• Grant application preparation and government contract administration
• Property and land management such as survey and boundary marking, wildlife management hunts, prescribed burning and timber sales
This person will be required to work both independently and as a leader of a coordinated team. Applicants must be able to traverse rigorous terrain and endure difficult field conditions. Position requires a Valid NC or SC Driver’s License and the ability to obtain and maintain a County Operator’s Permit.
https://jobs91.mecklenburgcountync.gov/psp/XTERNAL/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1
Contact Person
Christa Rogers
Application Deadline
04-Oct-2013
Posted on:
Sept 30, 2013

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American Conservation Experience

ACE – Fall Trail Internship

Job Description
American Conservation Experience – Fall Trail InternshipOverview: American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a Non-Profit conservation corps offering team-based internships for Americans to take part in challenging outdoor projects in many of the most beautiful National Parks, National Forests and Wilderness areas in California.We are dedicated to providing professional development and service learning opportunities for emerging land managers and conservation-minded interns in culturally diverse and naturally inspiring settings. Anyone who is enthusiastic and has a passion for the outdoors is welcome to apply. This is a great opportunity to see what working in conservation is really like.The projects will range from restoration to trail construction and interns will live in the field for weeks at a time. It is essential to be enthusiastic and to take pride in your team’s accomplishments.Housing is provided in Santa Cruz and Lake Tahoe as well as food on project days.If you are ready for a challenge, please apply ASAP. WE ARE FILLING POSITIONS THIS WEEK.Check out our website and facebook page for more information:
http://usaconservation.org/
https://www.facebook.com/usaconservation
Contact Person
Andrew Mumm
Contact Phone
Job Start Date
21-Sep-2013
Application Deadline
21-Sep-2013
To Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references to Andrew Mumm with “ACE Intern — PBTA referred” in the subject heading of your email.
Posted on:
Sept 30, 2013