Title:  Seasonal State Trail Crew Member II - Temporary

Application Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled
Req ID:  49228
Department:  Forests Parks & Recreation
Location: 

Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Temporary
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $17.46

Overview

Crew Members perform trail work in both backcountry and front country settings in a closeknit team of two to five Trail Crew Members. Work will be performed at Vermont State Parks and State Forests throughout Vermont. Duties and work projects are performed under the direction of the Trail Crew Leader with oversight by the District Trails Coordinator and/or District Recreation Representative, with the need for significant independence interacting with the public while in the field. Position will run from the beginning of May to early November.

Examples of Work Performed:
Complete routine trail maintenance and construction on an assortment of trail types (ranging from hiking to multi-use) including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Cleaning, constructing and restoring water bars.
  • Clearing and maintaining trail corridors to meet specifications.
  • Marking trails with paint blazes and installing signage.
  • Support the oversight and on-project training of Crew Member I and any volunteers working on project under the direction of the Trail Crew Leader and/or Trail Coordinator.
  • Documenting and reporting trail Safety concerns and areas that need to be addressed through future maintenance.

Complete technical trail work duties, including but not limited to, the following:

  • The installation of erosion control devices such as waterbars, drains, check dams, and ditches.
  • Construct wooden bridges, puncheon, and boardwalks.
  • Install stone staircases, step stones, and retainer walls.
  • Utilize power tools such as Chainsaws and brush saws to clear trees, saplings and blowdowns from trails. (Chainsaw training and certification is provided by VT FPR).
  • Milling lumber and/or logs with a chainsaw.
  • Utilize drills and other power tools for rock work, timber construction, and light carpentry projects.
  • Utilize a variety of rigging, typically utilizing a griphoist and/or a rope winch to move rocks, logs, soil, and other heavy materials on project sites.
  • Operate small equipment such as power wheelbarrows as needed under the guidance and direction of the Trail Crew Leader and/or Trail Coordinator.
  • Adhere to all applicable OSHA, VOSHA, and FPR safety guidelines at work.

For a complete job description, go to: https://fpr.vermont.gov/sites/fpr/files/documents/trail-crew1_0.pdf

Who May Apply

This position, Seasonal State Trail Crew Member II - Temporary  (Job Requisition # 49228), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is a temporary position. Temporary work is typically for variable hours, and is not expected to be full-time. The State does not guarantee 40 hours of work per week.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Walter.Opuszynski@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed outdoors in all types of weather. Members must demonstrate the following:

  • Lift heavy items, at times up to 50 lbs.
  • Carry heavy loads over difficult terrain in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Manual dexterity is needed to operate equipment and use tools.
  • Camp in both front country and back country settings. (The crew will travel from various work areas and may have access to campsites, lean-tos, or cabins, ifavailable. Where developed campsite facilities are not available, the crew will establish and camp at a spike camp location close to the worksite location.)

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School Diploma
Experience: At least one year of trail work or equivalent experience (landscaping, construction, gardening, outdoor experiential skills etc.). Valid Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications

Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder Certification. Training in any methods of rock work or carpentry skills. Chainsaw certifications

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.