On the Tevis Cup Trail (TCT) in Granite Chief Wilderness (GCW), there are identified problematic trail alignment concerns including soil erosion and user safety. The TCT crosses through a series of sensitive sub-alpine riparian zones where the trail presents heavy soil erosion and concentrated runoff. The TCT in GCW is used as a competitive event route for both the Western States Endurance Run and the Western States Endurance Ride (separate 100 mile run and equestrian events) that occur in the spring and summer. TCT alignment travels through a series of alpine wetland “bogs” that are eroding. Project will consist of a trail reroute trails involving two steps constructing the trail alignment, mostly above tree line; and (2) diverting users to the newly aligned trail segment and discouraging use of the decommissioned route.

The Granite Chief re-route will be a 14 week project with a crew of 20-20 people. This will require a manger for camp logistics and food for the trail crews. The Camp manager will work alongside 2 crew leads.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working outdoors in challenging conditions, have prior experience camping, and share the belief that everyone should feel safe and included in the conservation community. They will also share the mission to be a part of an affirming crew culture with members of diverse identities, experiences, and backgrounds.

Essential Duties:
Cooking for large groups of people in a wilderness setting, and managing crew meal planning
Managing food safety and a camping in bear country
Coordinating with Pack Support and other partners
Provide a varied menu of nutritious home cooking –ability to take into consideration common allergies. A varied meal plan should be created for each week in advance and contain balanced nutrition for trail crews.
Exemplify strong work ethic, professionalism, and sound judgment
In charge of logistics for managing a camp in backcountry conditions.
Lead young adults on a variety of challenging conservation projects
Understand and abide by all NCC policies and procedures; ensure all safety protocols followed
Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times; be able to boost crew morale
Effectively communicate with NCC staff, partnering agencies, peers, and crew members
Coordinate project logistics with agency partners, Crew Coordinator, and peers
Engage members in an active crew life
Manage and maintain crew gear, tools and other various NCC/agency equipment
Complete weekly reporting of accomplishments
Uphold NCC and AmeriCorps standards of work production and quality

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Cooks and Food Service


General Qualifications:
• Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service
• Showing respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members
• Participating in in-field education sessions, presentations and crew meetings
• Participate in Service Day events outside of regular work schedule

Required Skills:

Leadership Qualifications:
• Clean driving record (must qualify to drive GBI Vehicles)
• Current driver’s license
• A willingness and desire to lead
• Experience working within a Conservation or Youth Corps
• Previous experience camping/backpacking in remote locations.
• Previous experience constructing recreational trails
• Previous experience felling trees using chainsaw and/or crosscut
• Previous experience with restoration type work (ex. plantings, invasive species removal)
• Strong critical thinking sk

Preferred Skills:

Physical Qualifications:
• Ability to work for 10.5 hours a day and to contribute to post-work day tasks and chores
• Ability to hike up to 10 miles a day with heavy backpacks
• Ability to carry 25 pounds continuously and 50 pounds occasionally
• Ability to camp up to seven consecutive nights in primitive locations without access to running water and restrooms, all while in an all possible weather conditions. Assisting in food preparation, planning, and clean up
• Ability to effectively operate machinery a

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