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Overview: Under the direction if the Trail Crew Leader and Apprentice Trail Crew Member performs trail maintenance and trail building tasks. The Apprentice Trail Crew Member is part of a 4-5 person crew assigned to various locations based on available grant funding and grant deliverable deadlines.


Trail Building and maintenance 

  • Perform trail maintenance on trails including brushing, looping, tread repair using loopers, chainsaws, McLeods, pulaskis, pick mattocks and shovels
  • Construct drainage features using dry stone masonry
  • Construct new trails using sustainable trail techniques
  • Completes trail work in a timely and efficient manner
  • Follows established protocol to ensure that project work quality remains consistent and meets SBTS standards
  • Maintain tools and equipment in accordance with established procedures
  • Adhere to field safety protocols to ensure safety of self and others
  • Follow all employee and safety handbook guidelines

Volunteer and Event Support 

  • Actively engages with volunteers during trail days, epics and events to create a memorable experience
  • Participate in set-up and clean-up for assigned events and trail days
  • Provide event support for assigned SBTS events

***The job responsibilities listed above are not an exhaustive list and Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship may ask for additional tasks to be performed as part of a routine employment.***

Essential Requirements for Employment: 

Physical Requirements 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Daily Physical Demands include:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Use of hands to finger, handle or feel objects
  • reach with hands and arms
  • Walk, climb, or balance and stoop
  • Ability to lift and move objects up to 50lbs
  • Ability to converse and exchange accurate information while working in the field
  • Vision ability requirements include the ability to inspect, identify, observe and asses situational work environments both close up and at a distance.
  • Endurance to conduct field work in remote settings under strenuous conditions
  • Ability to carry up to 50lbs over rough terrain and hike for an extended length of time in extreme heat

Work Environment

  • Fast paced, physically demanding work environment
  • Occasional job related travel for training, meetings and/or events
  • Work with moving mechanical equipment (I.E. tools, chainsaws, mcleods, pulaskis, pick mattocks)
  • Ability to work in an environment with unpredictable weather
  • Ability to work in remote locations for extended periods of time

Required Skills and Certifications

  • Valid drivers license
  • No previous experience required

SBTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 0
Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: Yes
Minimum Hourly Wage: 18.00
Maximum Hourly Wage: 19.00
Accessible by Public Transportation: No