Site Foreman – Caliente Trails

American Conservation Experience - Staff Saint George, UT
American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities that harness the idealism and energy of a volunteer labor force to help restore America's public lands. ACE has a national reputation for providing exceptional training and support to enable crews, interns, and members to safely and economically implement technically complex and physically demanding conservation projects for the US Forest Service, BLM, National Park Service, USFWS and numerous state and local land management partners.

LOCATION(S): Caliente, NevadaJOB TITLE: Site Foreman - Caliente Trails

Exemption Status: Exempt

Required Duties and Responsibilities:As the primary staff of American Conservation Experience responsible for the implementation of the Caliente Nevada trail construction project, the Site Foreman will supervise several crew leaders and their crews in coordinating the completion of the Caliente trails project. The Site Foreman will work to train crew leaders, corps members, and crew members in proper mountain bike trail building and be one of the primary sources of quality control for this trail network. The work will be both in an office setting coordinating with project partners, community members, and other ACE Staff as well as outside in the field surveying and laying out sections of trail as well as supervising the completion of trail sections.

The Site Foreman will be the primary contact for the BLM, ACE and the community with regards to the trails being constructed in Caliente. The Site Foreman will also assist in organizing and administering community trail building events and courses. The Site Foreman is responsible for ensuring that the trails ACE constructs in Caliente are of the highest quality and completed on time and within the budget established for this project.

The project duty location will be in Caliente, Nevada. ACE housing will be provided for this position in Caliente.

As the primary staff of American Conservation Experience responsible for the implementation of the Caliente Nevada trail construction project, the Site Foreman will supervise several crew leaders and their crews in coordinating the completion of the Caliente trails project. The Site Foreman will work to train crew leaders, corps members, and crew members in proper mountain bike trail building and be one of the primary sources of quality control for this trail network. The work will be both in an office setting coordinating with project partners, community members, and other ACE Staff as well as outside in the field surveying and laying out sections of trail as well as supervising the completion of trail sections.

The Site Foreman will be the primary contact for the BLM, ACE and the community with regards to the trails being constructed in Caliente. The foreman will also assist in organizing and administering community trail building events and courses.The foreman is responsible for ensuring that the trails ACE constructs in Caliente are of the highest quality and completed on time and within the budget established for this project. The project duty location will be in Caliente, Nevada. ACE housing will be provided for this position in Caliente.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.

* Ability to lead and train a team.

* Extensive knowledge and experience constructing sustainable and enjoyable trails.

* Knowledge of environmental conservation skills, basic environmental education, and outdoor living/camping skills.

* Ability to perform a wide variety of heavy manual labor for extended periods of time, and often under adverse weather conditions and in various climates.

* Ability to adapt to surrounding work environment and conditions that can change frequently.

* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with corps members, partner agency staff, and the general public.

* Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

* Ability to professionally and effectively communicate with ACE staff, BLM staff, and community members.

* Ability to understand and follow ACE systems and processes including supervisor key responsibilities.

* Experience laying out and constructing mountain bike specific trails

Essential Functions Specific to the Job:

* Leading and training a team for mountain bike trail construction projects.

* Surveying and laying out (tight flagging) sections of mountain bike specific and hiking trails under the direction of ACE Trail Staff.

* Survey ahead of crews to identify work locations, access points, and coordinate daily and weekly work objectives and goals for trail construction crews and ensure that these goals are understood and met by these crews. Identify areas of intensive work and plan crew movements and ensure that crews are properly trained and have tools and equipment to complete all areas of the trail.

* Survey completed sections (by foot and on bike) to ensure that trails are complete. Identify areas where the trails need additional work and coordinate with crews to complete these projects.

* Arranging details of transportation, tools, equipment, field communication, and work project completion.

* Arranging training activities and opportunities for the crews and community as needed to accomplish the project. These may include: Basic trail construction, rigging, tread finishing, rockwork training.

* Maintaining and repairing hand and power tools and other equipment as necessary.

* Hiking, backpacking, camping and cooking outdoors while at front country and wilderness spike camps.

* Reviewing and verifying that all project paperwork returned from crews is completed correctly, including weekly reports, safety sheets, accident reports, end of week check lists, feedback forms and others as necessary.

* Replacing or repairing tools, vehicles, equipment, and items required for the project as necessary.

* Maintain the rented house in Caliente to ensure a professional venue for the project.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Must maintain a positive, constructive work environment conducive to team dynamics.

* Must be flexible and possess a high work ethic

* Must maintain timely, effective communication with crews, crew leaders, project partners and supervisors,

* Must enforce the use of appropriate safety procedures in all tasks.

* Must maintain optimal physical health, including a drug-free lifestyle.

* Must possess a valid driver's license.

* Must be able/ willing to secure first aid/CPR certification within 30 days of employment and maintain certification.

* Must submit to a criminal background check prior to hire. Persons convicted of a felony are not eligible for appointment to this classification.

Education Requirements:

This position does not have a specific education requirement.

Compensation: $680.00/Week

Benefits: We offer health, dental & vision, paid vacation, sick leave & designated Holidays for qualified employees.

To Apply: https:/usaconservationstaff.applicantpool.com/jobs/ to fill out an application. You must include a resume, one-page cover letter and three professional references. Qualified applicants will be contacted by email to arrange an interview. Applicants must follow all application instructions in order to be considered for this opportunity.

Deadline: July 6, 2018.

The anticipated start date for the position is the first part of August. The position is intended to be operational until the end of May, 2019.

American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.