New job Trails Technician- Summer Seasonal in Utah

Trails Technician- Summer Seasonal

Company : Grand County Utah
Salary : $17 - $19 an hour
Location : Utah

Full Description

Grand County Active Transportation and Trails is currently looking for a Trail Specialist to perform a variety of duties related to trail maintenance. Essential functions of the position include transporting materials to the worksite on Burro Trail over Burro Pass, reconstructing trail features such as switchbacks, tread repair and construction, and trail corridor clearing. Position includes intensive physical activity above 11,000 ft in the La Sal Mountains and camping in the La Sal National Forest. The ideal candidate for the position would have a background in trail work and experience with mountain biking, or specialized experience working on mountain biking trails, and experience working in a team setting. It is a full-time seasonal position, 32-40 hours/week, Monday-Thursday work schedule with 3 nights of backcountry camping per week required (per diem compensation is provided). Duration of the position is 8/2 through 9/2, with the possibility for a one week extension. Compensation range is $17 to $19, DOE.


Performs a variety of tasks related to the construction and maintenance of active transportation and non-motorized trails, either individually or as part of a work crew.


Works under the immediate to general supervision of the Active Transportation and Trails Manager.




Assist with technical earthwork projects to maintain or construct active transportation and trail infrastructure (e.g. pathways, buffer vegetation, armored ramps, staircases, retaining walls, and low head dams).

Assist with construction of bridges and boardwalks.

Safely use griphoist, skyline, and/or other specialized mechanical equipment; safely use power tools; safely use hand tools such as rock bars, pick mattocks, McLeods, and saws.

Maintain or construct pathway, trail tread, and water drainage features such as armored water bars, water dips, check dams, swales, French drains, and grade reversals.

Assist with managing user damage on active transportation and trail infrastructure (e.g. delineating trails, closing social trails, eliminating illegal off-trail tracks, and installing or maintaining signage).

Assist with public outreach and education.

. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of working in a Recreation Area setting, especially involving public lands and trails; construction and building trades; basic workplace safety practices and the safe use of basic tools and protective equipment; safe driving practices; and basic interpersonal communication practices.
Skill in working as part of a team; leadership; personnel management and program administration; trail design, construction, and maintenance; outdoor safety; basic mechanical knowledge of vehicles; and multi-tasking.

Ability accurately communicate to the public and co-workers regarding trail-related plans, projects, and policies, both verbally and in writing; work effectively with County employees, volunteers, businesses and special event organizers; interface and coordinate with other government agencies; supervise daily work programs; supervise the compilation, analysis and preparation of trail-related reports; coordinate a variety of trail-related projects and programs; perform and occasionally direct general maintenance helping to keep the area clean and safe; properly use and maintain basic tools and equipment; use power tools, chainsaws, rock hammer/ drill; griphoist and/or other technical trail building equipment; plan and carry out construction projects; lead volunteer work crews; direct adult and youth volunteers; hike and/or mountain bike long distances in challenging terrain and perform difficult physical labor in outdoor setting during all weather conditions; drive on 4x4 roads; camp near remote work sites.

Special Qualifications:
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must be able to lift 50 lbs., stoop, and perform repetitive motions.
Must possess a valid Utah Driver’s license.
Must complete a twelve (12) month introductory/orientation period as a prerequisite to this position.
Must successfully pass and maintain all requirements of criminal history background checks.
Must successfully complete pre-employment drug screening.

Work Environment:

Performs manual work. Work with medium to heavy weights with frequent pushing, pulling, lifting and/ or carrying that may be in difficult positions. Must be able to bend, reach, push, pull, squat climb grasp and lift 50 pounds to waist level.
Work is performed outside primarily and conditions may include continuous exposure to dust, fumes, dampness, cold, heat, pollen and organic materials, insects, vibration shaking, bouncing and all types of weather conditions; works a varied work schedule including holidays, weekends, split shifts and evenings. May be stressful, busy and fast paced, with extensive public contact.

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