Trails Technician (PO-00734374)

Placements will assist trails and recreation staff in the Petersburg Ranger District of the Tongass National Forest. Placements may use power tools, chainsaws, and hand tools to build and maintain trails around the Petersburg area. Projects may include–but are not limited to–brushing trails, removing hazard or downed trees, building new trail, building new trail structures, clearing drainages, repairing trail tread, and performing trail assessments.

Placements may be required to operate ATV/OHVs, chainsaws, power brushers, and agency vehicles, for which the agency partner will provide adequate training.

Placements will be provided forest service housing but should expect to camp in remote areas for up to 10 days at a time in a wet environment with biting insects while on certain projects.

Compensation amounts:

  • $1,500 – RT travel allowance to work site and back
  • $425 – weekly living allowance
  • $500 – boot and rain gear allowance, reimbursable 
  • AmeriCorps eligibility (Education award of $1,718.25)

*All allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

Please provide a 1-2 page professional resume as an attachment to your SCA application. 

It is SCA's policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared prior to the position's start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position's start date will be delayed due to non-compliance.

*For SCA's COVID-19 guidance, please refer to  

Position ID: PO-00734374

Expected Dates: May 21, 2023 - September 9, 2023

12 N Nordic Dr
Petersburg, AK 99833

Training Provided: Interns will receive training to use basic hand tools and any power tools, chainsaws, and/or OHVs required for the service projects.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Hiking, fishing, hunting, backpacking, mountain biking, boating, kayaking

Professional Development Opportunities: Trail skill development
Operation of power tools, chainsaw certification, OHV certification (when applicable)

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Backcountry/Trail work

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Not needed

Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association