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CA for All Trails Coordinator
The Trails Program was born from the Big Bear community’s desire to take care of the San Bernardino National Forest and its trails. The Trails Program is dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of trails in and around Big Bear, increasing trail connectivity and equity, and fostering community stewardship and connection. This mission is enacted with community involvement every step of the way. The San Bernardino National Forest (SBNF), Southern California Mountains Foundation, City of Big Bear Lake (CBBL), San Bernardino County, Big Bear Mountain Resorts and Visit Big Bear form the Trails Advisory Group (TAG); TAG meets monthly to discuss opportunities for collaboration and mutual support on conservation and public access projects throughout the Big Bear Valley. Additionally, the Trails Program has dedicated volunteers that conduct routine trail maintenance and environmental outreach and provide informational services on trails and at trailheads.
This position will be responsible for coordinating and enacting the CA 4 All Program. The program is designed to address climate change mitigation and Covid-19 recovery goals via youth development in the City of Big Bear Lake and the surrounding areas. Projects may include trail buildouts, trail maintenance, restoration activities (fencing, seed broadcasting, planting, etc.), interpretative services (environmental outreach and education), environmental data collection, and scouting and mapping. The Trails Coordinator will be responsible for working with the administration team at SCMF and with the CA 4 All crew (6 youth corpsmembers and 1 supervisor) on any projects related to the CA 4 All program.
Essential functions and duties will include:
- Identify and carry out trail maintenance (tread work, trimming, water bar construction, etc.) and restoration activities (invasive weed removal, planting, slashing, fencing, etc.).
- Train and oversee UCC supervisor and corpsmembers to complete trails and restoration projects.
- Provide trail interpretive services / environmental outreach activities.
- Complete trails work independently when not working with the crew.
- Work in cooperation with SCMF, CBBL, and SBNF personnel to ensure joint goals are met.
- Assure compliance with project tracking records, including progress accomplishment reports.
- Maintain tools and equipment. Inventory supplies and order needed supplies for projects.
- Perform other related and peripheral duties as required and necessary for the successful performance of this position.
- Follow all COVID-19 and safety guidelines in line with state and federal guidelines.
- Observe and adhere to all policies and procedures including but not limited to; facility and equipment procedures, safety procedures and training, Job Hazard Analysis(JHA) requirements, etc.
- Other duties as assigned to support the mission of the Southern California Mountains Foundation.
- Demonstrate ability to work effectively and tactfully with a wide range of individuals, personalities, and public agencies.
- Demonstrate leadership ability and experience building and managing successful team efforts.
- Organized and Self-Sufficient: Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Excellent time management and project management skills.
- A passion for the personal, social, and economic benefits of outdoor recreation. Knowledge of the San Bernardino Mountains’ geography is preferred.
- Positive can-do attitude. Personable and outgoing with excellent communication skills. Ability to professionally represent programs and projects.
- Public Speaking: Good at speaking to both individuals and large groups of people.
- Manage and Lead: Ability to both lead and manage large groups of people of all ages.
- Computer Savvy: working knowledge of contemporary technology, including GIS, digital photography, file sharing, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and working knowledge of contemporary office technology including word, excel, email, GPS applications, and the internet.
- Problem Solver: Ability to analyze situations, develop strategies, and implement solutions.
- Versatile and Flexible; time will be spent both inside doing desk work and outside physical fieldwork.
- Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (If you need to request an accommodation, please reach out to us)
- Undergraduate degree from an accredited university or college preferred. A variety of educational backgrounds and job experience may be considered.
- CPR and First Aid training certification is required within 60 days of hire.
- Possession of a valid Class C California driver’s license with a clean record with the ability to obtain a government drivers license.
- Must have the means to travel by motorized vehicle on paved and dirt roads to site locations in the San Bernardino National Forest.
- Working knowledge of computers and possession of a cell phone with which to maintain internet and email communication and conduct business.
- Experience working and recreating outdoors.
- A candidate should show evidence of the following characteristics: hard working, problem solver, flexibility, positive outlook, creativity, concern for community safety, good interpersonal skills, a willing attitude, adaptability, decision-making skills, maturity, integrity, and approachability.
- Position requires prolonged or intermittent sitting, standing, walking/hiking on level, uneven, or slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting, lifting, stooping, and crouching. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement, and fine coordination in preparing reports and using a computer keyboard and hand tools in the performance of daily duties. The need to lift, carry, push and pull materials up to 50 pounds is required. The employee will be required to travel to different sites and locations; when working outdoors the incumbent may encounter extreme weather conditions; including wet, hot, cold, wind, snow, ice and heavy vehicle traffic. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate when indoors and moderate to loud when outdoors.
- Candidates must be able to see in the normal visual range with or without correction and hear in the normal range with or without correction. Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth, and perception. Hearing requirements include the ability to properly use a two-way radio and telephone while around groups of people to communicate with other personnel.
This is a full-time hourly position with a work schedule for one position of 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. July 1st, 2022 start date and May 1st, 2024 end date.
- Pay Rate $25-28/hr based on experience
- Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, and 403(b) options
- 10 days paid vacation per year and annual accrual of 9 days paid sick leave, plus 10 paid holidays annually
How to Apply:
Email a cover letter, resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of Trails Coordinator. Position is open until filled.
About Southern California Mountains Foundation
The Southern California Mountains Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes connecting communities to our public lands is the key to their survival. We mobilize individuals to inspire and engage in environmental citizenship. The Southern California Mountains Foundation supports youth development through conservation initiatives integrating environmental education, training, and hands-on service projects; protects our natural resources through adult and family-led programming; and provides interpretive services that focus on outdoor recreation, responsible use, and stewardship of our natural environment. The Southern California Mountains Foundation consists of 30 full-time staff, 75-100 part-time employees, and 750 volunteers. We achieve our mission through seven programs: (1) Urban Conservation Corps of the Inland Empire, (2) Big Bear Discovery Center, (3) Off-Highway Vehicles, (4) Fire Lookouts, (5) National Children’s Forest, (6) Music in the Mountains and (7) Big Bear Trails.
The Southern California Mountains Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status