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The Pacific Crest Trail Association, headquartered in Sacramento, California is dedicated to protecting, preserving and promoting the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.

Regional Representative for the North Cascades Region

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Work with a wide variety of agency partners and volunteer organizations to protect and enhance the Pacific Crest Trail experience for generations to come.
  • Facilitate and support the growth and effectiveness of volunteer trail workers and leaders throughout the region.
  • Spend time outdoors and on the trail.

The Regional Representative is a key full-time professional staff position based in Washington State. The Pacific Crest Trail Association is hoping to find a candidate with significant skills in trail and land management and protection who will be able to take on trail-wide responsibilities in coordination with the Director of Trail Operations in addition to trail management and protection responsibilities in the North Cascades region. Duties and compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include health insurance, 11 paid holidays, paid vacation, and paid sick leave. After one year of employment employee is eligible for the 401k plan.

We are seeking applicants with:

  • A bachelor’s degree in natural resources, recreation, planning or related field or commensurate experience
  • Minimum two years relevant work experience
  • Trail design, construction and maintenance skills
  • Proven experience in working with and as a volunteer
  • Experience with public land managing agencies and volunteer organizations
  • Strong organization, writing and speaking skills
  • Self-motivated professional performance
  • Knowledge and experience of the PCT and/or the National Trails System
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a wide variety of partners

Please do not apply for this position without minimum qualification requested.

Documents

Please download and read the full job description and announcement:

How to apply

Submit application by December 5, 2014. Please e-mail resume, list of three references, letter of interest detailing applicable qualifications, and salary history to Mike Dawson at hr@pcta.org with “Regional Representative” in the subject line. Please include your name in the name each document (i.e. “jsmith resume,” “jsmith references,” etc.). Additional information on this position and Pacific Crest Trail Association is available at www.pcta.org. For questions, contact Mike at (206) 463-9087.

Trail Crew Technical Advisor – Two positions to be filled

  • Position 1 – January 18 to October 10, 2015 working in Southern California and Northern California
  • Position 2 – May 24 to September 26, 2015 working in Southern Oregon and Southern California

Lead the nation’s premier volunteer-based trail crew programs on the spectacular Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. This is a great career-building opportunity for rising professionals.

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Work with youth and volunteer trail crews, teaching excellent trail work
  • Coordinate and oversee projects on the ground along the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Spend time outdoors and on the trail

The Trail Crew Technical Advisor is a full-time seasonal staff position working on trail projects in California and Oregon for the 2015 work season. Weekly compensation will average $650-750. Housing options are available. Dependable personal transportation is required and mileage is reimbursed.

We are seeking applicants with:

  • Minimum of two years of relevant professional experience or five years of substantial volunteer experience
  • Experience in training, managing, and leading trail crews
  • Backcountry living and Leave No Trace skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • The ability and willingness to travel on the PCT in remote, backcountry locations, often requiring several days of backcountry travel and living
  • Trail design, construction, and maintenance skills
  • Proven experience in working with volunteers
  • The ability to perform physical trail work with partners
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Good interpersonal and relationship-building skills

Documents

Please download and read the full job description and announcement:

How to apply

Please e-mail resume, list of three references, letter of interest detailing applicable qualifications, salary history, time frame you are available for employment and area of the PCT you are interested in working to Technical Advisor Hiring Team at hr@pcta.org with the subject Technical Advisor. All attachments must include applicant’s last name on the file name. We will be hiring two positions, so this posting will remain open until all positions are filled. Additional information on this position and Pacific Crest Trail Association are online at www.pcta.org. For questions, contact Jennifer Tripp at 916-285-1853.

Pacific Crest Trail Association is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

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