Mountain Bike Patrol Intern

Expected Dates
June 10, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland
Position ID

The SCA intern will work in conjunction with the district Bike Patrol Technician and the Travel Management Coordinator to patrol, monitor, assess, and maintain Bicycle Trails on the District. The Intern will be responsible for assuring forest areas and trails are maintained to established standards which will include the use of Bicycles, trucks, hand and power tools.  The Intern will assist in patrolling trails traveling on Mountain Bikes monitoring visitor use patterns and addressing unwanted behaviors by explaining the reason for the rules in place.  The Intern will be responsible for helping to identify and rehabilitate heavily impacted forest areas including user-created trails.  The Intern will collaborate  with partners, other agencies, and other interest groups to complete wilderness projects and tasks as assigned.  The Intern will be responsible for contacting a variety of user groups to provide information and education regarding newly implemented regulations regarding bicycle use on trails.  The Intern will monitor and check for compliance with regulations and track and report violations to supervisors .  The Intern will also assist in the collection of GPS data and assist in maintenance of assorted GIS data bases.  Core aspects of this position include self-sufficient travel on Mountain Bike, unsupervised remote area work, and public contact.  Applicants must have and can articulate extensive experience in back-country environments.  Communication skills, individual work ethic and independence are desired qualities of the incumbent.Compensation amounts:

  • $650 - one time RT travel allowance
  • $85 - weekly living allowance
  • AmeriCorps eligible ($1,566 education award)
  • Housing

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

  • Arapaho National Forest, Sulphur Ranger District, Grand Lake Colorado
  • Use and maintenance of primitive tools including
    cross cut saws.
    CPR/1st Aid training
    Trail Maintenance Training
    GPS Equipment use and data collection
  • The Sulphur Ranger District is home to amazing recreational opportunities including but not limited to; hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, fat biking, road biking, fishing, boating canoeing, skiing, snowmobiling, whitewater rafting and kayaking.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Backcountry/Trail work
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
competent without supervision
competent without supervision
Hand Tools
some experience
Trail Maintenance
competent with supervision
Orienteering compass skills
competent with supervision