[sust-mar] Trail Crew Supervisor, McIntosh Run Watershed, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Job Title: Trail Crew Supervisor
Organization: McIntosh Run Watershed Association
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

The McIntosh Run Watershed Association (MRWA) is hiring Trail Crew Supervisors to work on new and existing singletrack trails between Spryfield and Herring Cove. The trails form part of the approved network of recreational trails on NS Crown Land and Halifax Park Land.

The trail crew supervisor(s) will work 1-5 days per week, for 5-8 hours per day in the forest, hiking up to 40 minutes to the job site carrying gear. Work consists of heavy manual labour with hand tools: clearing organic ground layer, trees and brush, lifting and moving large rocks and shoveling dirt. The supervisor will train and supervise a crew of 2-4 members and work with them as a coordinated team to perform many challenging tasks. The result is a backcountry singletrack trail that will draw people into the forest to explore by foot and by bike.

• Experience building singletrack recreational trails with hand tools.
• Physically fit for manual labour, able to lift heavy loads.
• Comfortable in a wild forest setting with adverse weather, bugs and dirt.
• Experience working well with others.
• Punctual and reliable.
• Knowledge of trail standards and ratings.

Preferred qualifications:
• Experience training and supervising other trail builders (either paid or volunteers).
• Mountain biking experience.
• First aid certification.
• Clearing saw or chainsaw certification.

Rate of pay: $20 per hour

Work schedule: 1–5 days per week, 5–8 hours per day. Schedule will be coordinated with other successful candidates. Please describe your availability in your cover letter.

Applications must include:
• A cover letter in which you explain how you are qualified for the job and specify your expected availability through the end of November.
• A resume
• Contact information for 2 references

Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Apply immediately by email to mcintoshrun at gmail.com . Please indicate that you are applying for the supervisor position in the subject of your email application.

Work starts when sufficient crew members are hired, and continues until approximately the end of November. Applicants who are available for only part of this period, or have less time in the fall (for example students), will be considered but expected availability must be indicated in the cover letter.



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