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Job Description Trail Project Coordinator (TPC) Flathead Area Mountain Bikers Position Open until Filled
Part-time year-round position Wage: $18.00/hour Estimated time commitment: Average 5-10 hours/week, April - October. Periodic work during the offseason, estimated at 50 hours total. Position open until filled.
Ability to work independently much of the time, and collaborate where appropriate.
Professional, personable demeanor; organized.
The TPC will have a good working knowledge of mountain bike (and not-so-MTB-friendly) trails around the Flathead, including trailhead locations and best access points. This person will also demonstrate a willingness and ability to scope out trails that are not as familiar.
The TPC will have a good handle on what generally makes a trail a “good mountain biking trail”. S/he will ideally have some knowledge of trail maintenance and construction standards and techniques. Familiarity with land manager trail standards (US Forest Service and/or DNRC), and knowledge of freeride trail and feature maintenance and construction standards is a plus.
Familiarity with Google Earth and Google Drive including Google Sheets, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, and ability to check phone & work email daily during the work season.
Work in conjunction with the Executive Director to interface with land managers and partners to ensure that FAMB’s Flathead Trail Crew (FTC) can take on projects that are important to the mountain biking community and ensure that FAMB is operating in accordance with these entities’ rules and regulations.
Prepare land manager paperwork to allow the FTC to work on city/state/federal lands, and establish a good working relationship with contacts at all of these entities.
Our FTC Trail Crew Leader is often out of mobile phone range during the day, so it would be helpful for the Trail Project Coordinator to have some computer and/or mobile phone access at some point during weekdays to serve as the point of contact with land managers.
Help FAMB’s Trail Crew Leader schedule Flathead Trail Crew work.
Using FTC work logs, solicited rider feedback, and trail scouting, publish trail statuses for public view for popular mountain bike trails in the valley on a platform that FAMB will provide or select.
Solicit trail work suggestions from the broader public, make a decision whether or not to act upon these suggestions, and correspond in a professional manner with those who submit feedback.
Be available for the TCL to check in via text message for safety at the end of each work day (this can be shared with other FAMB employees/board members as needed for vacations, being out of mobile range, etc.). Ability to respond to quick text/phone calls here and there from the TCL during the day if s/he has questions is helpful.
Oversee trail maintenance and construction at Spencer Trails. Work with FAMB board members to hire trail crew, scout trails for work/improvements needed, direct trail crew, maintain a record of all volunteer hours, and inspect work done. Oversee FAMB volunteer trail work evenings once/week in the Spring and Fall (Typically 4-5 2 hour sessions in both the Spring and Fall). Conduct periodic trail checks and record any issues or trouble spots.
Oversee Armory Pump Track maintenance, which is usually accomplished with 2-3 volunteer days per year, plus 1-2 minor issues to address during the summer season. Potentially in the future, oversee construction of Phase II.
Keep an inventory of FAMB trail work tools and equipment, and ensure that equipment is maintained and stored properly, and replaced when needed.
How to apply, or Contact for Questions Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.