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Full-Time Employment:

Friends of Nevada Wilderness (FNW) in partnership with the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, is recruiting
eight full-time (approximately 40 hours/week) trail crew members to maintain trails in central and northeast Nevada. The trail crew member will be required to work cooperatively with other trail crew members; be responsible for the safety of fellow trail crew members, volunteers, and Forest visitors. The priority of this trail crew is to perform trail maintenance in central and northeast Nevada. This is a seasonal position that begins in mid-June and ends in late September 2020.

Application Deadline: March 27, 2020
2 Position Terms: Mid-June through Mid-August & Mid-June through Late September
Location: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Work locations are in the following counties, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Nye and White Pine. The qualified persons will be focused on working in a backcountry setting. Due to the remote nature of the work sites, camping will be required most nights during the week at undeveloped, backcountry sites. Reliable transportation to office is essential.


Requirements:

  •  Must be reliable, punctual, show up prepared and willing to follow directions.
  • Must display a genuine commitment to team goals and fellow team members.
  • Must be able to put team objectives above personal objectives.
  • Must be able to adapt quickly and easily to changing situations and conditions in the field.
  • Must make safety a priority both on and off work time during while in the field.
  • Must be able to perform the hard labor required of trail work for 10 hours a day for 8 days straight.
  • Must respect and maintain tools and equipment.
  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Must be able to work in remote settings on multi-day trips, while carrying tools and equipment

Qualifications

  • Verifiable history of remote outdoor camping and travel along with demonstrated capacity to thrive in a rugged outdoor
    environment.
  • Level of physical fitness enabling the member to hike ten miles per day with a 40-60 lb pack.
  • Map reading and GPS skills helpful or willingness to learn.
  • 18 years of age or older with valid driver’s license.
  • Must possess basic computer skills. Must be able to collect simple data and have the skill to enter simple data
  • Personal hiking and backpacking equipment required (please inquire about specific equipment needs).

Compensation

$12.50 -$15.00/hour DOE. No housing or stipend provided. There are no benefits associated with this position.


To Apply
Email a cover letter, resume and (3) references Attn: Darcy Shepard to employment@nevadawilderness.org.
Do not mail hard copy materials. For questions on position details contact the Associate Director, Kurt Kuznicki (775) 324-7667 or

 

Position Title: Trail Crew Leader 
Location:  Lands managed by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Application Deadline: March 27, 2020
Position Term: June – September 2020

Spend your summer exploring Nevada’s vast and little known Wilderness while having an adventure of a lifetime. Your effort and commitment will make a difference for Wilderness trails and their users.

Position Summary: Friends of Nevada Wilderness (FNW) in partnership with the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, is recruiting a full-time (40 hours/week) Trail Crew Leader to maintain trails in eastern and central Nevada The Trail Crew Leader will be required to supervise up five crew members; be responsible for the safety of trail crew members, volunteers, and Forest visitors; additionally, the Leader will be responsible for pre-trip logistics and post-trip record-keeping. This is a seasonal position that begins in June and ends in September 2020.

Location: The qualified person will be focused on working in a backcountry setting. Due to the remote nature of the work sites, camping will be required most nights during the week at undeveloped, backcountry recreation sites.  Reliable transportation to the Reno NV office is essential.

Requirements

  • Must possess the knowledge and skills to maintain wilderness trails to US Forest Service standards.
  • Must be able to triage trails, set priorities, and have the ability to make hard decisions in the field.
  • Must have a clear vision, integrity, and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Must be able follow directions, and give clear goals and deadlines and follow protocols.
  • Must be able to recognize success, empower others, motivate and inspire.
  • Must make safety a priority both on and off work time while in the field.
  • Must be able to work with and manage and diverse group of crew members.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of tools, safety equipment and how to maintain them properly.
  • Must have the ability to perform the hard labor required of trail work for 10 hours a day for 8 days straight.
  • Must be able to plan trips, group meals, and have basic cooking skills.
  • Must be able to work in remote locations on multi-day trips, while carrying all tools and equipment for the job.

 Qualifications 

    • Preferable (3) years trail work with (2) years of verifiable outdoor leadership experience. 
  • Level of physical fitness enabling the crew leader to hike ten miles per day with a 40-60lb pack.
  • Map reading will be essential along with knowledge of GPS handheld devices.  
  • 25 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license.
  • Personal hiking and backpacking equipment required (please inquire about specific equipment needs). 

Compensation:  $16-$19 hourly rate DOE.  Vehicle restricted to work-related travel will be provided. No lodging or housing will be provided. There are no benefits associated with this position.

To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume and (3) references Attn: Darcy Shepard to employment@nevadawilderness.org. Do not mail hard copy materials. For questions on position details contact the Associate Director, Kurt Kuznicki (775) 324-7667 or kurt@nevadawilderness.org


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