Utah State University

Forestry Technician Trail Crewmember

City Duchesne County
Posted Date 3 months ago(3/11/2022 4:49 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Program Management & Support
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 Hours per week
Student Affairs
Utah Conservation Corps
Advertised Salary
$15.47 per hour


The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) in partnership with the Ashley National Forest is advertising a Forestry Technician (Recreation) Crewmember. This is a 4 to 5 month (up to 20 weeks) full-time work experience from approximately mid-late May through September 2022. The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) is Utah's award-winning, and nationally recognized statewide Conservation Corps headquartered in Logan, Utah at Utah State University's main campus. The UCC has been Utah's largest environmental AmeriCorps program since 2001, completing service work on public lands, in communities, and with various organizations throughout the state. UCC will recruit and hire the selected RA candidate providing personnel and Human Resources (HR) needs during the placement. https://ucc.usu.edu/

If you have questions about this Forestry Technician Trail Crewmember opportunity, please contact:

Program Benefits

  • $15.47/hour along with health care coverage (if needed), workers compensation, and FICA/Medicare.
  • Housing may be available (if not fully occupied by date of hire) at a rate of $5.46 per day.

In addition to submitting your online application, please send an email to the contact below to notify of your intent to apply for the position. Write "Recreation Crew (trails crew) Corps Member" in the subject line of your email.


  • Trails Crewmembers perform developmental assignments in support of the district trail programs within the Ashley National Forest.
  • Candidates for the crew positions should have a sound knowledge of working outdoors and use of small tools. All candidates must possess a valid state driver's license and may be required to attain a government driver's license to operate a 4x4 pickup truck and able to haul a 1,000 lb. utility trailer. Training and certification are provided by the agency
  • The crewmember positions include on-the-job work experience and training in an outdoor environment in performing recreation management activities. Specific learning opportunities may vary based on locations and needs of the crew positions, including:
  • Working on a trail crew in constructing / maintaining non-motorized and motorized trails.
  • Use of ATVs/UTVs in transporting materials and access to work locations. Training provided by the agency with certification required.
  • Working in the High Uintas Wilderness for a large majority of the season. The position is physically demanding, the individual will need to be able to hike in various types of terrain for approximately 10 – 12 miles each day with a pack that weighs approximately 60 – 80 lbs. The crew works in the backcountry of the wilderness for 8 days straight (10-hr days) and then has 6 days off before the next tour.
  • Crew members will also be required to work with various hand tools to conduct trail maintenance on various types of trails at varying levels of elevation.
  • Assisting with other projects as they come up (building fence, collecting, and caching trash from dispersed campsites, digging trenches for waterlines, pruning vegetation around developed recreation sites, and maintenance on facilities).
  • The ability to work in small teams safely and independently in remote locations scattered across a large geographic area is required. These are field going positions and ability to navigate by a map and operate a GPS device is essential.
  • The crewmember positions will receive on the job training from professional recreation specialists.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • An independent, self-motivated, creative, and resourceful individual able to work with diverse groups of people.
  • A cooperative manner and the ability to serve as part of a team, but the ability to work independently.
  • Work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record. Drive government vehicle as required for position.
  • Must successfully pass a fingerprint criminal history background check.
  • U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.
  • Regular and reliable attendance and dependability.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in working outdoors

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills .
  • Excellent organizational and computer skills.
  • Ability to commit to the full term of service.
  • Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple projects.
  • Ability to adapt to changing conditions or work assignments.
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities.
  • Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce in multicultural settings.
  • Team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Productive worker with solid work ethic who exerts effort in successfully completing tasks.
  • Dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success.
  • Self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to learn new skills or techniques.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$15.47 per hour


The environment and physical requirements may change depending on the specific function of the work each department performs. Incumbents may be in both indoor and outdoor environments. Indoors, in an office space, event space, or public space are protected from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. Incumbents may nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).


Outdoors, incumbents may not be protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Additionally, indoor or outdoor work environments may include being confined or in narrow spaces for periods of time. The incumbent may also be exposed to loud noises or vibrations from equipment, and conditions that may affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation. Bending, crawling, and crouching may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 50 pounds and be required to walk and/or stand for long periods of time.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 04/18/2022


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