SEASONAL TRAIL TECHNICIAN
MOUNTAINS TO SOUND GREENWAY TRUST
Seasonal trail technicians will work with a small trail construction crew. Work will be primarily strenuous physical labor, outside, in all weather, building new trail. Work will include: falling and bucking trees, hand digging and excavation, operating small machinery, stone and timber work and all other manners of labor necessary for the purposes of new trail construction. As a member of the Greenway Stewardship Program, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a highly successful team in an energetic, productive and fast-paced stewardship program.
•Temporary/seasonal, full-time, 4.5-month trails technician position.
•Crew is based from Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, WA and works on surrounding public land
•10 hour workday, spike camps: 8 days on/6 days off (May-September).
•High physical demand; technicians will work in variable weather conditions, in remote locations, on difficult terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
•Work safely and productively on a technically demanding, new trail construction project. Work will include: falling and bucking trees, hand digging and excavation, operating small machinery, stone and timber work and all other manners of labor necessary for the purposes of new trail construction.
•Trail technicians will live and work outside in all weather conditions for eight days at a time.
•Positive attitude, good communication skills, aptitude for problem solving and ability to represent the program in a professional manner.
•Proven ability to work and live outside in inclement weather for extended periods of time.
•Proven accountability for productivity in a high expectation work environment.
•Ability to work independently and with a team to complete multiple tasks effectively.
•Clean driving record.
•Transportation to Lake Sammamish (transportation from there to worksites is provided).
•Wilderness First Aid or equivalent.
•Experience in production labor work.
Compensation / Benefits
•Salary is $14.00 per hour.
•Professional experience with new trail construction.
•Excellent opportunity to strengthen skills relating to public natural lands management.
Program Mission and Challenge
The Greenway Stewardship Program provides long-term stewardship of public lands in the Mountains to Sound Greenway, which consists of over 800,000 acres of public lands along Interstate 90 from Seattle to Central Washington. This program works on federal, state, county and city lands completing tree plantings, invasive plant removal, riparian restoration, logging road removal, trail maintenance and construction, and a host of other stewardship activities. The involvement and education of thousands of volunteers yearly is a major component of the program.
In the early 1990’s, with the population of the Seattle area rapidly growing, the farms and forests leading out of the city along Interstate 90 were threatened to be lost forever to urban sprawl. A group of citizens led the charge to find a better way. The Greenway Trust was formed and a diverse coalition of people created a vision to preserve, protect and enhance this corridor and its ecological and recreational resources. In the past 20 years over 125,000 acres of land has been added into public ownership tying together a 100-mile corridor of permanent public natural areas. At the same time, the budgets of public land management agencies have shrunk. The ability of our government agencies to manage the land in their care is threatened. The Greenway Stewardship Program was created to bring together the strengths and resources of several partners to help meet the challenge of caring for this important landscape.
About the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
The Greenway Trust is a non-profit organization working to protect forests and open spaces and to connect trails in a 100-mile corridor along Interstate 90, from Seattle to central Washington. (See www.mtsgreenway.org  for more information). The Trust works with local, state and federal agencies, private companies, civic and environmental groups and volunteer organizations. The Greenway Trust actively seeks a diverse team of people who enjoy working together to high standards of productivity and quality.
Please email a current resume and cover letter describing your past experiences as they relate to the position to:
Email responses are preferred, but hard copies will also be accepted.
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
911 Western Avenue, Suite 203
Seattle, WA 98104