Seasonal Rio Grande Trail TechRfta
Seasonal Rio Grande Trail Tech: Trail Technician to assist with maintenance, repairs, vegetation management, and enhancement projects along RFTA's Rio Grande Trail. Summer seasonal work in an outdoor setting, in all weather conditions. Ideally, candidates interested in career in natural resource management, open space, or similar. Position based in Carbondale, pay $16.58 to $22.38 per hour.
Overview Of Job Duties: (Detailed job description available in RFTA Human Resources)
Assists the Trails and Corridor Manager and the Technician with trail maintenance, repairs, vegetation management, and enhancement projects along RFTA’s Rio Grande Trail. This position is for summer seasonal work in an outdoor setting, with all weather conditions. Ideally, candidates would be interested in a career in natural resource management, open space and trails, GIS or engineering, park ranger, or similar.
1. Assists the Corridor Manager and Technician with maintaining the Rio Grande Trail and Railroad Corridor in a safe manner for all Trail users and interacts with the public to reinforce all applicable rules and regulations.
2. Responsible for trail and corridor maintenance along RFTA’s Rio Grande Trail including (but not limited to) trail construction, culverts, fences, retaining walls, signs, picnic areas, irrigation, vault toilets, tables, trash cans, landscaping, noxious weeds, tree work, and other items critical in keeping the trail safe.
3. Assists with grounds maintenance duties. Operates and maintains a variety of hand and power tools, motorized vehicles, and light equipment as required with Trail and land management.
4. Works with the public on volunteer projects and programs.
Education: High school education or equivalent and Colorado driver’s license, with excellent driving record, is required. Basic understanding of first aid and CPR.
Licenses, Examinations, and Certifications: The candidate possess and maintains a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. No more than two (2) minor driving violations within the past three (3) years. No major violations within the past five (5) years. Must be able to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination by obtaining a DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate for a minimum of a 2-year qualifying period and then maintain current DOT Medical Examiner’s Certification thereafter. Must pass Fitness for Duty Test.
Experience and Equipment: Basic understanding of trail maintenance and rangeland vegetation management. Hand and power tools, motorized vehicles, and light equipment are utilized. GPS and data collection tools/software.
Working Conditions: Ninety percent (90%) of time is spent working outside, throughout the Rio Grande Trail Corridor. Position requires strenuous physical work. Heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 100 pounds and frequently up to 50 pounds. Encounters exposure to moving equipment and vehicles, and related fumes and chemicals. Must be able to ride a bicycle. Works in all weather conditions, at varied shifts, and on the roadways.