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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.

Trail Permit and Information Assistant

In this position you will have the opportunity to educate people about hiking, backpacking and horseback riding on the Pacific Crest Trail and track and fulfill permit requests. You will be spending your time on a computer, emailing with and talking to, and helping, a worldwide community of passionate Pacific Crest Trail users.

The Trail Permit and Information Assistant is a part-time staff position working in the Sacramento office. The time commitment required is sixteen hours a week beginning in December, 2016. Salary range is $11 to $12 per hour.

We are seeking applicants with:

  • Hiking and backpacking knowledge and experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High school diploma
  • Some college preferred
  • Strong computer literacy
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Consistent and accurate data entry skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Ability to work with volunteers
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge database software or similar database desirable

Essential documents

How to apply

Submit application by November 18.  Please e-mail resume, list of 3 references, and letter of interest detailing applicable qualifications to [email protected] with the subject Trail Permit and Information Assistant. Phone interviews will likely be held November 21-23. In-person interviews will be held December 5-6 and the position will start shortly after that. Additional information on this position and Pacific Crest Trail Association at

Pacific Crest Trail Association is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

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