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DIGGER (Construction Field Crew)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Singletrack Trails is a growing, sustainable business focused on recreation development and access opportunities. Trails are the majority of recreation end-user targets, including recreational product usage. We provide trails for walking, mountain biking, equestrian,  and trail running. We also build pump tracks, bicycle skill parks, gladed ski runs, replace climbing sport routes, top rope bolts, climbing anchors, and provide other recreational support services. Our services include GIS mapping, trail design, trail construction, project management, marketing, maintenance services, as well as infrastructure installation.  

 

Diggers are responsible for the safe implementation and construction of Singletrack Trails construction projects. This includes completing projects unparalleled in quality and timing without compromising the safety of the project, yourself, or your coworkers. Diggers will report to project sites on time; assess expectations for the overall project, the weekly objective, and the daily tasks and fulfill those expectations, completing final work product matching design plans and Field Lead/Project Manager instructions.

Singletrack Trails wants to provide users with a trail experience that creates a fun and soul-satisfying connection with the outdoors.  Trails may range from graded walking trails, access and hiking trails, and complex mountain bike trails. Singletrack Trails believes public lands and trails are an asset for communities that increase quality of life, vibrancy, health, and other direct and secondary benefits.  Singletrack Trails is involved in a number of events, conferences, and networks pursuing and supporting the greater good for the recreation industry and enjoy such employee support and compassion. We continue to look for opportunities and areas to be recreation developers and supporters.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Primarily manual labor with hand tools.  Particularly of a digging and grading nature, including rock and other feature moving and construction.  

  • Occasional use of mechanized tools and equipment, depending on an individual’s experience and training.

  • Handle review of plans and instructions, be prepared to ask questions for clarification or when additional understanding is needed, and complete work accordingly without needed oversight or inefficient support.  

  • Maintain tradition of high-quality trail work, representing Singletrack Trails.

  • Report to and communicate regularly with Singletrack Trails Project Manager and/or Singletrack Trails Field Lead.

  • Ensure compliance with all laws and company policies with respect to workplace safety and work to achieve a zero-incident safety record.

  • Follow all policies and procedures that are specific to the Singletrack Trails Employee manual.

  • Always maintain tools and machines in good working order at all times.

  • Travel to locations within a known region and spend as little as 2 and up to 4 to 6 weeks living on location, with per diem housing and expenses.

  • Work minimum 40 hour weeks when work is available and in season, with potential for overtime work to complete projects and during peak season.

 

This job description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities and is not intended to be an inclusive list of job tasks and expectations. With the evolution of this company and position, the responsibilities of this position may change.

IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the overall experience of Singletrack Trails construction crews, including on-time meetup, friendly and knowledgeable representation to clients, excellent demeanor and creating a fun atmosphere.

  • Be friendly, courteous and respectful in interacting with coworkers. Ensure their safety, comfort, and enjoyment on and off the hill. Be sensitive to individual needs, while respecting personal space.

  • Manage online personnel profiles and respond to Human Resource inquiries in a timely manner.

  • Adhere to direct and strict compliance with all safety standards.

  • Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential.

  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

  • Enhances organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.​​

 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to follow instruction without close supervision

  • Honest, and follows established policies and procedures

  • Organized and attentive to detail

  • Hard-working, team player

  • Strong communication skills

  • Able to handle and manage confidential information

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record

  • Able to work in variable backcountry weather conditions and environment

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

This position may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

This position involves working in the outdoors under natural exposure conditions.  

Mountain Environment:

  • The primary physical environment in which this position works is out of doors with a high exposure level to cold and heat, snow, wind, rain, bugs, sun, high altitude, extreme heights, lightning, etc...

  • The degree of strenuous activity within the job is considered to be high. Often lifting a weight of 50 pounds throughout the day is common.

  • Additional strenuous physical activity may include walking or hiking upon uneven, challenging terrain.

  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees.

  • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception.

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily- reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education:

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) required.

  • Some college desired.

 

Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a professional trail builder or 5 years’ experience as a volunteer trail builder.

  • Or a similar knowledge base.  

    • If this position interests you and you have a passion for the industry and work, please provide us with details.

 

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED:

 

This position description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities for the role described above.  With the evolution of Singletrack Trails, the responsibilities of this position may change as may the dates associated with many of the tasks. During these times of change, this position requires the flexibility and willingness to accept new responsibilities and potentially transfer others. It will also be the responsibility of any employee of Singletrack Trails to be a positive influence on the transformation of Singletrack Trails and its associated lines of business.

Overtime work may be available if Employee opts and wishes for it on occasion.  If Employee desires this potential, Employee should check on overtime opportunities with Interviewer and then Field Lead or Project Manager.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:


Singletrack Trails is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment.

We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by state or local law.

Singletrack Trails will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to Singletrack Trails. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. I understand that this document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

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To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter to: greg@singletacktrails.com