Trail Worker, WG5 - Tenders Global

Trail Worker, WG5

Sequoia National Park

Rebuilding tread on remote Sierra Nevada trail.


  • Maintain trails to standard by cleaning water bars, removing excess rock on tread, brushing, cutting trail edge berm, digging dip drains and clearing trail of trees, obstacles and debris.
  • Laying out and constructing new trail in rocky, mountainous terrain, and in performing landscape restoration of abandoned trails.
  • Operate rock drills, chain saws, winches and powered equipment.
  • Removing windfalls, felling trees, and utilizing block, tackle, and winches for moving and placing heavy objects
  • Construct water bars, retaining bars, causeway, dry/wet rock retaining wall and rip-rap.
  • Routinely assist trail leaders in supervising crew members in the concepts and techniques of trail work and backcountry living ethics.
  • Assigned to isolated backcountry locations for periods of 4 to 14 weeks at a time.
  • Applicant must be able to work and live cooperatively with other individuals under primitive conditions for prolonged periods of time.

Physical Effort: 

Heavy physical effort is required in bending, lifting, and using hand and power tools in trail work. Examples of typical strenuous activity include: Frequently lifting and carrying objects weighing over 100 pounds, must carry and roll rocks and logs, move rocks of several tons with rock bars, use hammers to crush or shape rock, and use shovel extensively. Frequently hikes up to 20 miles daily, and must be able to do so while carrying a backpack, power and/or hand tools.

Working Conditions: 

Incumbent must have the ability to live and work effectively in backcountry areas in close contact with small numbers of people for extended periods of time. Incumbent must live and work outdoors on projects in various terrain up to 13,000 feet elevation in all extremes of adverse weather conditions. Trail work is dusty, and hazardous conditions may exist when moving rocks and logs, working in and around rockslide areas, working around stock, working around explosives, felling and bucking trees, and working around machinery.


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