Trail Crew Leader - Southern Oregon
Pacific Crest Trail Association

Seeking Talented Trail Work Leaders

Spend your summer working on the iconic PCT!


Trail Crew Leader - Southern Oregon

Pacific Crest Trail Association
Pacific Crest Trail in Southern Oregon
$700.00 / week
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 5 months (Jul 06, 2020)

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:

Week of July 6 to week of October 5 in Southern Oregon

Lead volunteer-based trail crew programs and support Corps 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 and supervise volunteer trail crews while teaching trail maintenance skills
  • Support corps crews
  • Coordinate and oversee projects on the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Spend time outdoors and on the trail

This is a full-time seasonal staff position working on trail projects. Weekly compensation will average between $600-$800. Vehicle restricted to work-related travel will be provided.

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 volunteer trail crews
  • Extensive knowledge of safety protocols
  • Trail design, construction, and maintenance skills
  • Familiarity with menu planning and cooking for groups in backcountry settings
  • Backcountry living and Leave No Trace skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel on the PCT in remote, backcountry locations, requiring several days of backcountry travel and living
  • Ability to physically perform trail work
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Good interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Experience working with land management agency partners
  • Wilderness first aid and CPR certifications
  • Crosscut and/or chain saw certification of U.S. Forest Service B – Bucking level or higher

Pacific Crest Trail Association is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

How to Apply

E-mail resume and letter of interest detailing qualifications to with the subject “Crew Leader - Oregon.” For specific instructions to apply, see job announcement at  Position is open until filled.


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