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Employer:  Pacific Crest Trail Association.
Categories:  Education/Training
Travel Required:  None
Job Type:  Contract
Experience Required:  2-3 years
State/Province:  CA - California
City:  Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
Salary:  $640 weekly
Job Description: 


The Pacific Crest Trail Association, headquartered in Sacramento, California is dedicated to protecting, preserving and promoting the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.  The following staff position is currently open:

Trail Crew Technical Advisor
 (At least four positions to be filled)

Lead the nation’s premier volunteer-based trail crew programs on the spectacular Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.  This is a great career-building opportunity for rising professionals.

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Work with youth and volunteer trail crews to teach excellent trail work
  • Oversee projects on the ground along the Pacific Crest Trail 
  • Spend time outdoors and on the trail

The Trail Crew Technical Advisor is a full-time seasonal staff position working on trail projects in California, Oregon, and Washington for the 2013 work season. Compensation is $640 weekly.  Dependable personal transportation is required and mileage is reimbursed. 

We are seeking applicants with:

  • Minimum of two years of relevant professional experience or five years of substantial volunteer experience
  • Experience in training, managing, and leading trail crews
  • Backcountry living and Leave No Trace skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • The ability and willingness to travel on the PCT in remote, backcountry locations, often requiring several days of backcountry travel and living
  • Trail design, construction, and maintenance skills
  • Proven experience in working with volunteers
  • The ability to perform physical trail work with partners
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Good interpersonal and relationship-building skills

Please e-mail resume, list of three references, letter of interest detailing applicable qualifications, salary history, time frame you are available for employment and area of the PCT you are interested in working to Mike Dawson at with the subject Technical Advisor.  All attachments must include applicant’s last name on the file name. We will be hiring at least four positions so this posting will remain open until all positions are filled.  Additional information on this position and Pacific Crest Trail Association are online  For questions, contact Mike at (206) 463-9087.

Pacific Crest Trail Association is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

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