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Salary– $10,200 prorated monthly through term of service – 680 HRS (17 weeks)

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Trail Crew Steward will be exposed to a summer full of hard work, challenging physical labor, and the endless beauty of North Cascades National Park. This is a backcountry position requiring the member to hike and camp for up to seven nights at a time for the majority of the term of service (60 – 70 nights total). You will be part of a dedicated trail crew brushing and maintaining backcountry trails, constructing bridges and other trail structures, and assisting the packer with animal caretaking and/or packing duties such as pasture and barn maintenance. Additional opportunities include historical preservation projects, assisting with boat or helicopter operations, and providing Sherpa support for park crews. The member may have opportunities to work on historic preservation projects as well.

Major duties are related to learning and working alongside personnel in recreation and natural resource management at North Cascade National Park.

  • 70% of the work will consist of routine annual trail maintenance, opening, tread/drainage, and brushing
  • 15% of the work will be ‘”project work” (i.e. small bridge replacement and short relocations)
  • 15% of the work will consist of duties such as pasture and corral maintenance, tool maintenance, and assisting other park divisions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Willingness to learn and work as part of a team in an outdoor setting
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Current driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Ability to lift and carry 50lbs
  • Ability and interest to work and live outdoors in remote settings and inclement weather on uneven ground
  • Ability to hike on steep, rugged terrain both on and off trail up to 5-10 miles in a day
  • Willingness to submit to a government background survey
  • Ability to safely use hand tools

Desired Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail.
  • Physically fit for long days of hard work
  • Experience with hand tools and basic carpentry
  • Interest in trail work and natural resources.
  • Knowledge of parks and recreation management.
  • Excited and committed to mentally and physically challenging days in an outdoor setting with others.

Duty/Housing Location:

Duties are performed out of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex, 7280 Ranger Station Rd. Stehekin, WA 98267. Member must arrange their own transportation to and from the office. Housing is provided.

Terms of Employment:

One AmeriCorps member will complete a term of service (length dependent on commitment of hours), starting May through September 2022. The member must complete a minimum of 680 service hours by the end of their term. The member will receive a 30-minute lunch each day and this lunch break does not count towards AmeriCorps member service hours. Training will not exceed 20% of total member service hours.

Program Benefits:

  • $10,200 living allowance, prorated on a pay period (monthly) basis
  • $2417.14 education award upon completion of the 680 hours of service.
  • $200 Boot Stipend

The living allowance and education award are taxable. Members are responsible for providing their own food. Service eligibility is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Application Instructions

  • Application Deadline: May 16th 2022
  • Interviews: Will occur as qualified applications are received.
  • Type of position: AmeriCorps Internship
  • Service Dates: May – September 2022
  • Length of Term: 17 Weeks/680 Hours