Seasonal Trail Crew Leader

$15.00 - $18.00 hourly
  • Ice Age Trail Alliance
  • Cross Plains, WI, USA
  • 03 Apr, 2019
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Job Description


The Ice Age Trail Alliance (IATA) is seeking a full-time Seasonal Trail Crew Leader to lead a crew of 3-4 young adults to perform trail maintenance projects in remote areas along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. The Crew Leader is responsible for pre-project logistics, personnel, project management and reporting. This is a full-time seasonal position that begins in early May and ends in late August 2019.



Maintain and construct the Trail to National Scenic Trail standards. Be enthusiastic and willing to work and live outdoors in all weather conditions. Develop and relay daily work plans and conduct daily safety briefings. Ensure that directions are being followed. Conduct necessary trainings including safe tool use and sustainable trail construction techniques. Remain alert to conditions and events and anticipate needed actions. Ensure work is being conducted efficiently. Anticipate unsafe circumstances and take precautions to prevent accidents. Resolve conflicts among crew members.  Maintain a positive team environment and refer issues appropriately to immediate supervisor. Ensure that crew members have the necessary equipment and supplies before leaving base camp and throughout the day. Facilitate maintenance of truck, trailer, tool inventory, equipment and base camp(s). Maintain records of work performed and complete before and after photo documentation.  Perform related duties as required.


High school diploma or equivalent, and three seasons experience in the trail construction, landscaping, construction or related field.  Physical ability and willingness to work in adverse weather and field conditions.  Ability to use all safety equipment.  Demonstrated ability to rely on experience, training, and independent judgment in determining how to plan and execute responsibilities in resourceful and effective ways.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.  Ability to prepare effective written reports, and to work and communicate effectively with diverse groups of people, including the ability to deal courteously with the public and land users.  Effective organization skills.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office.  Valid driver's license and reliable personal transportation. Have and maintain an acceptable motor vehicle record. Leadership experience with youth and/or adults. Desire to travel, camp, and work throughout Wisconsin. Personal gear required (please inquire about specific gear needs). Ability to lift 50lbs and hike up to 10 miles a day. Legally able to work in U.S. for duration of season.



$15-18/hr DOE. Weekends and 4th of July week OFF. Weekly food stipend. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), tools, and equipment provided.


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For questions or for more information contact Alaina Dedo, Field Operations Coordinator at or 608-798-4453 x 241