Trails And Corridor Technician
Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA)

RFTA provides services to Colorado's iconic Maroon Bells.

Seasonal Trails & Corridor Tech for the Rio Grande Trail connecting Glenwood Springs to Aspen, CO.

Rio Grande Trail Railroad Corridor

  • spring
  • summer
  • fall

Trails And Corridor Technician

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA)
Aspen, Colorado and Glenwood Springs, Colorado
$23.32 - $30.34 / hour
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in about 1 month. (Apr 01, 2024)

Position Summary

Helps to complete trail maintenance, repairs, vegetation management, and enhancement projects.

Essential Job Duties

  1. Assists the Trails and Corridor Technician with daily tasks maintaining the Rio Grande Trail and Railroad Corridor in a safe manner for all Trail users.
  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, mowing, noxious weeds, tree work, and other items critical in keeping the trail corridor 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.
  5. Reads, comprehends, and follows instructions as described in equipment manuals, employee safety manuals, management plans, and emergency procedure manuals.
  6. Coordinates projects and goals with supervisor.
  7. Dutifully works to improve professional knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  8. Meets attendance and participation standards.
  9. Must be self-motivated, able to work independently or with a team.
  10. Constant interaction with trail users.

Other Job Duties

Keeping the shop clean, safe, and organized. Communicates with co-workers and supervisors daily. Works toward established goals. Keep a log of daily activities, pictures, and be able to create a report of completed tasks at the terminus of position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Adheres to and actively works towards personal, department, and organizational goals and performance standards.
  • Intermediate computer skills and data entry ability.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with others and abide by department code of conduct.
  • Basic knowledge of safe material handling, routine maintenance working practices, and basic construction methods.
  • Ability to physically perform required duties.
  • Solid ability to organize and implement projects independently.
  • Ability to identify plant species, especially noxious weeds.


Ideally, candidates would be interested in a career in natural resource management, open space and trails, GIS or engineering, park ranger, or similar. Basic understanding of first aid and CPR.


Basic understanding of trail maintenance and rangeland vegetation management.

Working Conditions

Position requires hands on physical work. Person must be able to ride a bicycle. Works in a western slope Colorado outdoor environment. Works in all weather conditions. Ninety percent (90%) of time is spent working outside, throughout the Rio Grande Trail Corridor.

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