Mammoth Lakes Trail System Steward, Friends of the Inyo

Bishop, California 

Organization: Friends of the Inyo

Type of opportunity: Seasonal, full-time

Contact: Casey Penn, Stewardship Program Manager, Friends of the Inyo, (760) 873-6500,

Duties: Friends of the Inyo’s Mammoth Lakes Trail System Stewards support the Inyo National Forest and the Town of Mammoth Lakes in implementing restoration, monitoring, and trail maintenance programs. Work will consist of skilled manual labor, technical monitoring, public interaction, volunteer management, and partner organization engagement. Work duties include:

  • Trail maintenance and improvement, including work with hand and motorized tools, rock and wood, and in a variety of soil types
  • Hiking for extended distances while carrying weights up to 50lbs
  • Using handheld GPS and GIS technology
  • Communicating with members of the public
  • Managing and working with volunteer groups of all ages
  • Performing demanding physical work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Assist in hosting volunteer events for a variety of age groups
  • Interacting with partner organizations and the Inyo National Forest to plan and implement project

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • A valid U.S. driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Must possess a minimum of a High School Diploma
  • Must have the ability to work weekends
  • At least one season maintaining trails or similar work
  • Valid First Aid/ CPR certification with preference given to WFA or WFR

Desired qualifications:

  • Ability to perform demanding physical labor for periods up to 10 hours a day
  • Ability to lift weights more than 50lbs regularly and for sustained periods
  • More than one-year experience working on a trail crew
  • Proficiency in dry stone masonry
  • Experience working with a non-profit
  • Ability to operate hand held GPS technology
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully
  • Comfort with 4-wheel drive vehicles and rugged driving situations
  • Certified in Crosscut B-bucking.

Start and end dates: Summer, 2016

Link to more information: View the job announcement.

How to apply: Please send a resume with a cover letter outlining your interest via e-mail to Casey Penn, Stewardship Program Manager, Friends of the Inyo, at