Zion Trail Crew Intern (PO-00723508)

Performs all aspects of trail maintenance and construction on front country and backcountry trails. Examples of the work that will be performed include: clear brush and fallen logs from  trail corridor; cleans, repairs, and constructs log or rock drains and waterbars; installs log or rock stairs and check steps; constructs and maintains rock and log structures such as turnpikes, crib walls, rip rap, rock and log retaining walls; constructs and repairs wet stone masonry and concrete structures; constructs new segments of trail and performs rehabilitation and restoration on abandoned or heavily impacted sections of trail. Work will occasionally include wire fence maintenance and repair.

Uses and maintains shovels, picks, rakes, axes, pulaskis, various types of saws (e.g., crosscut, pole, limbing etc.), loppers, chisels, sledgehammers, single jacks, rock bars, measureing tapes, levels, squares, scribes, gasoline powered hammer drills, rock saws, chainsaws and other trade tools when performing trail maintenance and construction duties.

The work performed requires very heavy physical effort, routinely lifts, pushes and pulls objects weighing over 50 lbs, and regularly hikes up to 15 miles while carrying up to a 50 lb pack.

Must have basic computer skills and able to learn some GPS and GIS skills.

Position ID: PO-00723508

Expected Dates: June 26, 2017 - December 10, 2017

Zion National Park
State Route 9
Springdale, UT 84767

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Backcountry/Trail work

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Bicycle would be adequate

A vehicle is not necessary but would add convenience and the ability to more affordable grocery shopping.

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

Shared housing with 2 or 3 other seasonal employees or interns. 

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association