Trail Technician, Sheridan Community Land Trust

Sheridan, WY

Job Title: Trail Technician

Organization: Sheridan Community Land Trust

Type of opportunity: Sheridan Community Land Trust works to preserve our heritage of open spaces, healthy rivers and creeks, working ranches, wildlife habitat, and vibrant history while expanding non-motorized recreation opportunities. We have built and manage over 10 miles of trail with an additional 3 more miles being constructed summer of 2019. For more information about SCLT and its programs, visit http://www.sheridanclt.org.

Duties:

  • Trail Maintenance/Improvements: Conduct projects such as reshaping the trail tread, upkeep of the trail corridor, management of weeds, and cleanup of debris on the Tongue River Water Trail.
    • Involvesoften strenuous labor using and transporting over distance hand tools, equipment(trimmer, weed sprayer, chainsaw) and/or supplies in wheelbarrows(lumber, gravel, etc.).
  • Assist with Community Engagement: Volunteer work projects/SCLT events/educational hikes/etc.
    • Involves assisting with organizing events, setting up needed equipment and supplies, and engaging with the participants to help make the event enjoyable, educational and efficient.
  • Act as an Ambassador: Activelypatroltrails, sharing information and spreading goodwill.
    • Involves engaging the public in conversation, photographing visitors for use in SCLT media, etc.
  • Maintain Records: All maintenance and inventory activities will be recorded per SCLT procedures.
    • Involves clear documentation trail safety(hazards, risks, etc.), trail conditions (are things functioning as intended), and the work undertaken to address issues.
  • Care of Equipment: Responsible for keeping tools/equipment clean, organized, and in working order.

Desired qualifications:

  • Ability to work effectively for extended periods, out-of-doors, often on uneven terrain, performing work which often involves heavy lifting, digging, carrying, brush cutting, etc.
  • Comfortable operating tools and equipment like mowers, trimmers, trail tools such as rakes/shovels/hoes, etc.
  • Ability to perform work independently and unsupervised following written and oral direction involving multiple task assignments.
  • Ability to work effectively with others; to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability and means to travel to work locations assisted. Valid driver’s license required.

Start and end dates: This is a temporary, seasonal 14 week position with flexible scheduling. Average of 40 hours per week with occasional evening or weekend. Preferred start date is May 20th.

Salary/pay: Pay is $14/hour

How to apply: Email a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to director@sheridanclt.org. Please use the subject line: “Trail Technician Application”.Applications are only accepted electronically. No calls, please. The position is open until filled. SCLTis an equal opportunity employer

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