Job Title: Trail Maintainer
The individual and/or group will perform trail maintenance on park trail(s). Volunteer(s) will provide basic maintenance such as cleaning out current water bars, repairing drainage problems, pruning and trimming encroaching vegetation, and removing downed trees and branches from the trail. (Approved trail maintenance standards will be followed for each trail.) Volunteer (s) will identify and minimize trail safety hazards and will report any additional maintenance needs and safety hazards to the Facility Manager.
Work Location: Trails within New River Gorge National River, Gauley River
National Recreation Area, or Bluestone National Scenic River
Must be able to work outside in differing weather conditions and hike 2-8 miles per day. Trail terrain may be rugged and uneven. Volunteers will use weed eaters, rakes, shovels, limb pruners, and other hand tools with training being provided in the proper use of all equipment and trail maintenance standards. Gloves, water, and any safety equipment needed will be provided to the volunteer while working. Transportation to the work site will be provided by the volunteer(s) and not the park. Proper footwear (boots or tennis shoes) must be worn at all times.
Work Schedule: 6-8 hours per day, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday –
Saturday, March - October
Clothing: Working-type clothing: jeans, pants, or shorts; work shirt or
t-shirt; boots or tennis shoes, and hat (optional)
Skill and qualifications needed:
Required: Ability to communicate and work with others. Ability to perform trail work. Ability to work safely with and around equipment and other people.
Desired: Knowledge of basic trail maintenance procedures. Knowledge of the park and park resources. (Needed training will be provided by park staff.)
Supervision: Trails Foreman, Maintenance Worker or VIP Coordinator