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The Restoration Trail Crew Leader will serve as the field supervisor of the Crew performing trail restoration
activities within the Almanor Ranger District of the LNF. The position will lead a crew working cooperatively
to learn how to safely perform trail maintenance, hand thinning, limbing, low-stumping, and bucking of dead
and small diameter live material. The position will be responsible for leading the crew in re-establishing and
maintaining access to designated trails in order to increase accessibility to public lands within the LNF
including diverse wilderness landscapes. Additional crew tasks may also include rearranging fuels in
preparation for prescribed fire or managed wildfire, including piling and lopping and scattering. The Crew
Leader will be expected to facilitate positive engagement between the Crew and youth as the Crew may
periodically work alongside youth corps to accomplish project objectives.
As some work will be conducted in designated wilderness areas, the Crew Leader is expected to lead by
example and ensure all crew members uphold the ethics of wilderness land management, working to
minimize the visual and ecological impacts of human intervention and practicing Leave No Trace principles.
Training will be provided to inform decision making in the wilderness in line with the 1964 Wilderness Act
and for adherence to minimum visual retention standards in the USFS Scenery Management System.

Minimum of 2-years combined field experience in forest or other natural resource management, this may include but is not limited to corps work, wildland fire, research and survey work within the environmental field, land conservation, etc. ● Minimum 6 months leading a field crew in carrying out trail maintenance and other forest restoration tasks ● Knowledge and technical skills needed to conduct trail maintenance activities. ● Ability to educate and train crew members in skills needed to safely and successfully complete trail maintenance projects. ● Ability to hike 4-8 miles a day with a weighted field pack, ample water, and tools. ● Ability to perform physically taxing work in all weather conditions in rugged mountainous environments. ● Experience with crosscut saws. ● Experience working in backcountry remote settings. ● Interest in, or familiarity with, principles of wilderness land management ● Ability to provide a clean driving record ● Ability to pass a federal background check ● A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation. ● Ability to safely drive a vehicle while towing a utility trailer on dirt and gravel roads ● Current wilderness medical training certification (e.g., WFR, WEMT); CPR

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $17.50
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $17.50

    About Sierra Institute

    Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute) in collaboration with Lassen National Forest
    (LNF) are providing a unique opportunity to contribute to forest restoration and recreation improvement
    activities within designated national forest and wilderness areas of LNF.

    Accessible by Public Transportation: No