Overview

Boulder County Parks and Open Space department is seeking to hire 2 motivated Assistant Volunteer Coordinator – Trails, to assist with running volunteer events on the Trails Crew. We are a small but inclusive crew with many years of experience and a fun-loving attitude. We work on 100+ miles of recreational and regional trail systems that immerse you into the beautiful mountains and plains of Colorado. Our 3-day weekends allow for more time to get out and enjoy the trails you help create. If this sounds like a good fit for you, we look forward to you joining our team!

These seasonal positions will work under direct supervision of a Volunteer Coordinator and will not be responsible for supervising other employees but will help supervise volunteers.

This position is a seasonal, hourly, non-benefitted position that will work Tuesday- Friday 7:00am – 5:30pm (April – October) with the occasional evening or Saturday project. Must be willing to occasionally adjust work schedule to accommodate volunteer work projects during evenings/weekends with advanced notice. This position will work out of the Parks & Open Space Building located at 5201 St Vrain Road, Longmont, Colorado. Under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidelines, this position is non-exempt (eligible for overtime).

Hiring Salary Range: $20.04 – $21.05 Hourly

Examples of Duties
-Lead and assist with volunteer projects related to trail construction or maintenance. At times, assist projects related to land management (grounds maintenance, noxious weeds, forestry, restoration, park building maintenance)
-Ability to work weekends spring through fall with advanced notice
-Support Volunteer Coordinators in preparing for volunteer events: Conduct tool inventories, prepare and distribute tools, materials, safety supplies, and communication devices. May be asked to drive a tool trailer following an in-house trailer training
-Support recruitment of new volunteers while on projects. Build and maintain connections with community groups and partners
-Staff a volunteer recruitment table at local trailheads to engage the public and promote volunteer opportunities
-Communicate tactfully and effectively with the public and coworkers, with excellent customer service skills. Demonstrate respect for all identities
-Ability to stay engaged and motivate others with the task at hand
-Record project accomplishments daily and report back to Volunteer Coordinators
-Perform construction and maintenance tasks on natural and improved surface trails with guidance from Trails staff
-Perform semi-skilled duties in the operation of hand tools, power tools, and vehicles
-Perform trail maintenance with little supervision in accordance with Boulder County Trails guidelines
-Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment including use of all required safety equipment
-May perform general maintenance and construction

Tagged as: Conservation, Support Staff, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

Qualifications:

-Applicants must have a valid driver's license and good driving record
-Candidates for this position will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment physical
-Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Preferred Skills:

-Experience working with volunteers
-Comfortable leading and engaging diverse groups of people
-Experience in trail maintenance or working with Youth Corps crews is a plus, but we are willing to train the right motivated individual.

About Boulder County

Boulder County is a forward-thinking community with over 2,000 employees serving the needs of more than 300,000 residents. From the peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the thriving agricultural lands and urban centers on the plains, Boulder County's 740 square miles include some of the most diverse, natural landscapes and smart-growth development along the Front Range.

Our county's leaders and employees have long held a commitment to being stewards of our land, environment, and community. From visionary open space, land use, and sustainability policies to award-winning wellness and public service programs, our county government helps foster a vibrant, healthy, and active community. As individuals and an organization, we value and respect diversity, striving for a high quality of life for all employees and residents. Our policies and practices reflect our dedication to providing the very best in public service.

Application Instructions

Please apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/boulder/jobs/3860580/assistant-volunteer-coordinator-trails?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs