Trail Crew Leader – Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship

Quincy, California


The Trail Crew Leader is responsible for leading the trail crew as they perform trail maintenance and trail building tasks in the field. The Trail Crew Leader is part of a 4-5 person crew assigned to various locations based on available grant funding and grant deliverable deadlines.


Trail Building and Maintenance

  • Perform trail maintenance on trails, including brushing, lopping, tread repair using loppers, chainsaws, McLeods, pulaskis, pick mattocks, and shovels.
  • Construct drainage features using dry stone masonry
  • Construct new trails using sustainable trail techniques
  • Completes trail work in a timely and efficient manner
  • Acts as lead heavy equipment operator in collaboration with Assistant Trail Crew


  • Follows established protocol to ensure that project work quality remain consistent and meets SBTS standards and USFS specifications
  • Maintain tools and equipment in accordance with established procedures
  • Adhere to field safety protocols to ensure safety of self and others
  • Follows all employee and safety handbook guidelines


  • Provide exceptional leadership to trail crew members to foster an environment that supports efficiency and safety
  • Provides technical oversight of proper construction of drainage and that trails are built with sustainable trail techniques
  • Assist the Trail Boss in the training of crew members
  • Responsible for completing daily crew log
  • Responsible for adhering to established work prescription for trail building and maintenance set forth by the Trail Boss
  • Actively ensures all crew members are adhering to safety procedures, including but not limited to wearing PPE, delivering tailgate for safety meetings, reporting safety concerns to the Trail Boss, and reporting all injuries to the Human Resource Department
  • Create a safe and positive environment among crew members by keeping lines of communication open
  • Maintains high morale by frequently recognizing the collective and individual successes and accomplishments of the team

Volunteer and Event Support

  • Leads volunteer days as assigned, ensuring safety protocols are followed and deliverables are met
  • Actively engages with volunteers during trail days, epics, and events to create a memorable experience
  • Participate in set-up and clean-up for assigned events and trail days
  • Provide event support for assigned SBTS events

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