Job Type AmeriCorps
Salary Details $9100/ term
Required Experience 0 – 1 years

Position Summary: Trailkeepers of Oregon (TKO), in partnership with the USDA Forest Service (FS) and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), is recruiting three summer AmeriCorps membersto provide restoration and maintenance assistance on hiking trails through volunteer engagement at three different sites in Oregon. We are seeking candidates interested in pursuing careers in public lands management and have a desire to work outdoors by engaging the public in trail stewardship experiences. Each position below is expected to begin between April and June 2020 for a 6-month term:

  • Gorge Trails Recovery Steward -FS -Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area -Corbett, OR
  • Mount Hood Trails Steward -FS -Mt. Hood National Forest -Zigzag, OR
  • South Coast Trails Steward-OPRD -Harris BeachManagement Unit -Brookings, OR

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 60% -Collaborate with TKO staff, volunteers and FS/OPRD personnel to review current trail priorities and establish 1-3 weekly trail stewardship events for trails identified by the land manager. Typical stewardship program/trail party results satisfy these objectives: Recruit and engage between 5-12 volunteers in each work party and; Host at least 30 trail stewardship events, 150 volunteers and 1,050 hours of in-kind service to trails and; Maintain and rehabilitate trails identified by the FS/OPRD -each position varies in trail maintenance and enhancements goals.
  • 25% -Report to FS and/or OPRD workstations 1-2 times per week and work directly with FS trail crews and/or state park staff on forest/state trail maintenance and park operations.
  • 10% -TKO Stewardwould assist TKO staff and volunteers in hosting stewardship training and outreach events 1-4 times per month, building skills of the field staff and volunteer community in trail stewardship activities.
  • 5% -Support Gorge trails stewardship programming for administration of stewardship events. TKO Stewardwill work directly with TKO staff, volunteers and FS personnel in volunteer coordination and project planning and reporting, both beforeand after each event.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to walk, hike and lead volunteersin remote settings and inclement weather on uneven ground
  • Ability to give direction and talk to volunteers and the public
  • Trail maintenance, construction and/or outdoor rec skills.
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
  • Current CPR, First Aid certified
  • Current driver’s license, a clean driving record and use of a personal vehicle-mileage reimbursements included

Desired Qualifications:

  • Current crosscut and chainsaw certification.
  • College courses in related field.

Positions and reporting locations:

  • Gorge Trails Recovery Steward-FS -Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area -Reports to:
    • Herman Creek Duty Station two days per week -Herman Creek Rd, Cascade Locks, OR 97014
    • Multnomah Falls Lodge two days per week -53000 East, Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR
  • Mount Hood Trails Steward-FS -Mt. Hood National Forest -Reports to:
    • Zigzag Ranger District Office -70220 US-26, Zigzag, OR 97049
  • South Coast Trails Steward-OPRD -Harris Beach Management Unit -Reports to:
    • Harris Beach State Park -U.S. 101, Brookings, OR 97415

Terms of Service:

EachAmeriCorps member will complete a term of service starting April or June 2020. Starting date is negotiable to accommodate student schedules. Time commitment is a minimum of 26 weeks (900 hours) by the end of December 2020.

Program Benefits:

$9,100 totalliving allowance, divided into monthly payments, and a $3,047.50 education award upon successful completion ofthe 900 hours of service and position requirements. The living allowance and education award are taxable. Members are responsible for providing their own housing and food. Service eligibility is contingent upon the results of a criminal and driving background check.Issued directly by TKO, each position receives an additional living allowance of $300/month plus all mileage reimbursements incurredwhile performing internship activities with a personal vehicle.

HOW TO APPLYTo apply, please submit acover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references and completely fill out the application form found at Please select “NYC –TKO Trail Steward” when applying. When applying, please specify which position(s)/reporting location(s) you are interested in within your cover letter.

Example: Gorge Trails Recovery Steward