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Continental Divide Trail Coalition

Position title : Field Crew Leader

Deadline to apply : 03/08/2019

Type of Position : Crew Leader

Town, City, Park, etc : Golden

State / Territory : Colorado

Position Description :

The CDTC Field Crew Leader will assist both the Field Programs Manager and Field Coordinator in the coordination and implementation of all field-based operations including volunteer trail crew projects, corporate partner crew projects, and CDTC Adopter trainings.

Job Duties :
  • Coordinates, organizes, leads, and evaluates CDTC’s field-based volunteer projects with the Field Programs Manager and/or Field Coordinator. This may include direct communication with land management agency partners, non-profit partners, corporate partners, volunteers and CDTC Adopters. Must be able to implement an Emergency Response Plan, review a Job Hazard Analysis, and lead tool and safety talks with all volunteers and partners. Must be able to uphold safety and PPE requirements amongst crew.
  • Provides technical leadership and expertise to volunteer trail crews on trail maintenance, construction, and restoration, including but not limited to rock work, drainage, tread construction, corridor clearance, turnpike or puncheon construction, and other technical trail features as needed. All work must meet National Scenic Trail Standards.
  • Helps create safe, enjoyable camp environment for volunteers in frontcountry and backcountry settings. Assists with and directs camp chores.
  • Ensures tools and gear are maintained properly before and after projects, including sharpening and cleaning tools, cleaning and organizing the gear shed, and cleaning and organizing crew chef gear.
  • Implements the CDTC Adopter Program in coordination with the Field Programs Manager and Field Coordinator, including maintaining the CDTC Adopter database, collecting and tracking CDTC Adopter accomplishments, and recruiting future individual and group CDTC Adopters.
  • Coordinates and leads CDTC Adopter trainings which include a class-based introduction to trail maintenance, safety, risk assessment, reporting, and land agency communication; and a field-based walk-and-talk to implement tool familiarity and maintenance requirements.
  • When necessary assists in the implementation of the Rapid Trail Assessment of the CDT in coordination with the Field Programs staff and volunteers.
  • Increases CDTC effectiveness and presence trail-wide and provides public information and resources to trail users and maintainers.
  • Maintains website updates for volunteer content.
  • Communicates and coordinates effectively and positively with agency partners.
Benefits :

$15.00/hr. CDTC provides benefits including monthly health insurance stipend, cell phone reimbursement, Workers Compensation Insurance, paid travel expenses to and from worksites, paid food expenses during field operations, and access to CDTC gear.

Additional Information :

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references by March 8th to Morgan Anderson at manderson@continentaldividetrail.org with the subject: CDTC Field Crew Leader Application.