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Roles and Responsibilities
Implement trail maintenance and restoration projects at high altitude (11-14,000+ feet); extensive rock work and restoration work including rock steps and walls, alpine tundra stabilization, and re-vegetation
Hike 2-8 miles per day at altitude, using heavy hand tools and contributing as part of a team
Identify project challenges and pro-actively prescribe solutions
Clear trail corridors using primitive tools such as cross cut saws and axes
Educate self in alpine ecology and Leave No Trace principles
Contacting hikers/climbers on-mountain and presenting information about Leave No Trace and CFI
Communicate USFS regulations and management strategies to visitors
General Position Duties
Project planning and management: Determine human resources and equipment/materials needed to accomplish projects; set regular project completion goals; oversee project logistics (travel planning, tool preparation, food re-stocks, lining out project work sections); materials planning; health and safety; and interaction with the public
Occasionally lead volunteer groups during CFI volunteer projects, ensuring a safe, quality, and productive experience
Photograph worksites before, during and after work is performed to document on-the-ground work accomplishments.
Update the CFI project blog site on a regular basis
Compile detailed project reports during and after the project season
Compile all project receipts and provide detailed financial reports on a schedule set by CFI’s Controller
Other tasks as assigned to contribute to the overall implementation and operations of CFI’s projects
Trailwork experience – maintaining and/or constructing natural-surface trails. Minimum 1-2 seasons of trailwork experience preferred. Rockwork (steps, walls, etc.) experience desirable.
Excellent physical condition
Positive, professional attitude
Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a group setting
Proficient in travelling and living in mountain backcountry environments and in outdoor skills (i.e. backpacking, camping, hiking)
Ability and desire to lead volunteers on trail project work