This position is located on a Forest Service unit performing a variety of duties in support of the unit’s wilderness program in the area of recreation, ecology, data collection, trails and fire.

Serves as a member, trails maintenance team, to maintain, repair, and build trails throughout the Forest Service unit to ensure protection of wildlife habitat and water quality in addition to improving recreational access to forest lands.

Builds trails with gravel and associated materials, restores impacted areas, and replaces signage as needed.

Prepares construction materials, ensures proper tool maintenance, and reports work completed.

Plans and implements the logistics of projects associated with trail maintenance and reconstruction projects. May performs trail log, condition, and prescription surveys.

Explains regulations concerning trails maintenance specific to the Wilderness Act. Inspects assigned areas to determine compliance with regulations or specifications. Patrols wilderness to ensure that areas are operated, used, and maintained in accordance with wilderness management plans. Maintains visitors use records and prepares visitors use information for data processing.

Oversees routine maintenance of trails at dispersed recreation sites including cleanup and naturalizing.

May interact with forest visitors and when assigned, educates visitors covering trail maintenance and cleanup.

Assist agency law enforcement personnel with violation information. Collects evidence and provides documentation for cases of misuse of wilderness areas. Documents destruction to or impacts on campsites. Analyzes ways to educate users.

Identifies restoration projects for planning future restoration projects.
Performs routine maintenance at dispersed recreation sites including site cleanup and naturalizing.

Oversees routine maintenance at dispersed recreation sites including site cleanup and naturalizing.
Job involves daily driving in a Forest Service vehicle.

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


Knowledge of forest resources involved in the development and coordination of trail maintenance to ensure access to forest recreation resources.

Ability to identify soil type, direct site preparation, and to determine appropriate conservation practices to ensure proper trail maintenance and construction.

Skill in using construction tools (i.e., crosscut saws, adze, axes), and ability to instruct crews, if necessary, in their proper use in repairing and building trails.

Skill in communicating

About Feather River Resource Conservation District

The Feather River Resource Conservation District (RCD) is a non-regulatory, local government entity which advocates for resource conservation through education and collaborative efforts with willing landowners and organizations that promote economic and ecological sustainability. In existence since the 1940s, RCDs are local grassroots conservation delivery systems that identify local conservation problems and guide solutions on a voluntary basis. The RCD covers 86% of Plumas County, and includes the majority of the Upper Feather River Watershed.
The RCD is exclusively grant and contract funded. The RCD is governed by a board of directors that is comprised of local landowners in the District. We offer a friendly and flexible work environment where our team of 5 dedicated professionals work together to benefit our community and its natural resources. Our mission is carried out through various programs and projects that are consistently growing.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter that indicates which recreation technician position you are applying for (developed, trails, OHV, or any combination – a single application for all is acceptable), resume, and three (3) references in PDF to [email protected] with “Rec Tech Application 2021” in the subject line. Applications are due by April 11, 2021 at 11:59pm. Full position description and application can be found at www.frrcd.org/opportunities

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