The OSMP Crew Lead role provides support and leadership to execute trail program objectives as well as department wide plans that support all charted land uses and open space purposes. Crew leads are responsible for field and project management, skills development, and administrative and logistical support of their crew and overall trails program. The Trail Crew Lead is expected to perform and guide others in trail construction and maintenance under minimal supervision. As a Crew Lead, you will coordinate and direct work with other agency partners such as OSMP Jr. Rangers, conservation corps crews, volunteers, and other groups and individuals assigned to trail projects. This position requires hiking up to 10 hours per day, carrying a backpack and hand tools, and working outside in inclement weather and in mountainous terrain.


Project and Personnel Management (70%)

Directs crew to complete routine maintenance, repair and construction on trails and related structures and facilities
Provide field support, training, and comprehensive performance evaluations to crew
Conduct daily safety briefings and complete safety logs.
Ability to stay engaged and motivate others with the task at hand for up to 10 hours at a time, especially when tasks are repetitive and physical in nature.
Maintain regular communication on status of projects with project managers and supervisors

Mentoring Staff (20%)

Develop and facilitate on-the-job tool training, leadership, and team development activities to crews and other agency partners
Deliver instruction on specialized skills such as rigging, dry stone construction, carpentry, and mechanized equipment.
Openly shares successes and challenges to support team learning and individual growth.

Reporting & Communications (10%)

Record daily work completed using asset management software
Take before and after photos of projects
Communicate project timeline, deliverables, and progress to project managers and supervisors
Create end of project reports that highlight challenges and work completed


Takes proper safety precautions to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all accidents and damage to city property.
Knowing all policies inclusive of safety and reporting any damage or infractions.

Tagged as: Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders



Driver’s license and ability to maintain an acceptable motor vehicle record.
Acceptable background information including criminal history is required.
One season of experience supervising work crews completing natural resource management or land management field tasks.

Preferred Skills:

Preferred Competencies:

Ability to operate and use specialized equipment including trail dozers, excavators, power carriers, gas powered rock drills/breakers, winch and rigging equipment, chainsaws, grinders and sharpening tools, etc.

About City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks

The City of Boulder is a great place to live, work, grow and play.

With over 300 miles of dedicated bikeways and more than 150 miles of hiking trails, Boulder values active lifestyles and access to nature. Forty-five thousand acres of land provide open space for parks and a green belt around the city. With world class restaurants and art and music venues, The City of Boulder values diverse culture.

Respect is one of our five City Values (including Customer Service, Collaboration, Integrity and Innovation) and we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and support our differences across all spectrums, including but not limited to ethnicity, gender, age, disability and sexuality. Through our focus on Racial Equity, our employee benefits, and the many programs resources we offer our staff, we continually strive to weave respect for one another into the fabric of our organization.

Application Instructions

To apply: https://bouldercolorado.gov/human-resources/city-jobs