FVMBA is Hiring a Seasonal Trail Crew – Trail Maintenance Labourers (2 positions)

FVMBA is Hiring a Seasonal Trail Crew – Trail Maintenance Labourers (2 positions)

Positions are subject to funding availability.

Posted Date: March 19, 2020
Closing Date: April 9, 2020
Hours: 32 hours per week
Contract Length: 14 weeks
Wages: Hourly $17.50 per hour

 Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association

The Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association (FVMBA) is a registered non-profit, volunteer-run organization that advocates for and maintains multiple recreational trail networks within the Fraser Valley in partnership with different land managers, including Recreation Sites and Trails of the Province of British Columbia. The mission of the organization is to build a culture of inclusive mountain bike communities and sustainable trail networks. We actively maintain over 600 km of multi-use trails to provide a safe, enjoyable experience for trail users, including mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners, and others.

Position Overview

The FVMBA Seasonal Trail Crew members will work under the supervision of the senior trail crew lead and the FVMBA Operations Manager to repair and maintain multi-use trails on Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford and Bear and Red Mountains in Mission. All work will follow best management practices for long-term sustainable trail solutions that improve the safety of the trail network, protect the environment, and provide an enjoyable trail experience for all trail users in order to benefit the health of the community.

Eligibility

In order to meet the terms and conditions of funding granted through the Canada Summer Jobs program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • be legally entitled to work according to the regulations of the Province of British Columbia

Note: International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

Job Responsibilities

This job requires strenuous physical demands on a daily basis, including hiking, lifting, digging, and striking.

Specific tasks include:

  • trail repair and maintenance following required trail standards set by land managers
  • repair or replacement of wood trail features such as bridges
  • install and replace trail signs
  • trimming plant overgrowth along trail corridors
  • writing work reports for completed trail work
  • additional trail repair, maintenance, and construction activities under the direction of the senior trail crew lead and FVMBA Operations Manager

Skills, Knowledge, Experience

  • Ability to work collaboratively and to receive and follow direction
  • Self-directed, ability to work independently
  • Trail building experience recommended
  • First aid certificate recommended

Application deadline is 11:59 PM, Thursday, April 9, 2020.  

E-mail resume and cover letter to penny@fvmba.com.

 

The FVMBA is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups, and women. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, nationality, religion, colour, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, political affiliation or physical limitations and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics. The FVMBA is committed to providing a positive and progressive work environment that reflects the communities we serve and promotes diversity at all levels in an inclusive environment.

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