Job Posting – FVMBA Fall Trail Crew

Job Posting – FVMBA Fall Trail Crew

A women using rocks to repair a trail

Application Deadline: August 16, 2020
Contract: September 8 – December 18 (15 weeks)
Hours: 24 hours per week (3 weekdays, 8 AM – 4 PM)
Pay: Stipend of $7500.00 for the duration of the 15 weeks with allowance of $2000.00 to purchase personal gear and tools (including PPE)


Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement via a Community Workforce Response Grant, Youth Community Partnership stream.

 

Position Overview

 

The FVMBA Fall Trail Crew will work under the supervision of the FVMBA Operations Manager to revitalize and maintain recreational trail networks in the Fraser Valley where the FVMBA holds authorized trail maintenance agreements including: Woodloot 0007, Maple Ridge; Red and Bear Mountain, Mission; Sumas Mountain, Abbotsford; and Vedder Mountain, Chilliwack. 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 BC Community Workforce Response Grant – Youth Partnership Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Participants must be 15-29 years old
  • Canadian Citizens or permitted to work in Canada
  • Unemployed, Underemployed (casual, seasonal or part-time), or Precariously Employed (at risk of losing their job)
  • Permanently employed participants are NOT eligible, participants taking other funded programs at the same time as this project are ineligible

Applicants currently receiving EI/IA/CERB:

Participants in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits or Income Assistance (IA) benefits must obtain approval before participating.

Participants in receipt of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) are required to work and therefore should contact the federal government regarding receipt of these benefits should they wish to participate in this program.

 

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 FVMBA Operations Manager or other FVMBA Trail Builders.

 

Skills, Knowledge, Experience

  • Personal vehicle required to travel to trail networks / trail access points
  • Ability to work collaboratively and to receive and follow direction
  • Self-directed, ability to work independently
  • Ability to work outdoors in variety of weather conditions
  • First aid certificate recommended

 


 

Application deadline 11:59 PM, Sunday, August 16, 2020. Ā 

Email resume and cover letter to penny@fvmba.com.

 


The 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 and stakeholders. 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.

The FVMBA is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from First Nations, 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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4 Comments

  1. Peter says:

    Hi Iā€™m really interested in this job posting but I am just wondering if the 24 hours a week can be done outside of school hours, like on weekends or after school? Thanks, Peter

    • Penny Deck says:

      Hi Peter, thanks for your message. Unfortunately we need the whole team (all three positions + supervisor) to be able to work the same hours and our crew usually works 8 am to 4 pm for three days during the week. Cheers, Penny

  2. Teresa Atchison says:

    The restriction on age limit is extremely unfortunate šŸ˜”šŸ˜‘šŸ˜• what is the reason you guys have cut the age off at 29? Myself at 37 would love to be able to be apart of this crew. Along with so many others above the 29 yr old threshold.

    So disappointed!!!

    • Penny Deck says:

      Hi Teresa,
      Thank you for your message. The age restriction is not set by the FVMBA but by the government grant through which we are able to fund the position. Funding is provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement. It is a Community Workforce Response Grant in the Youth Community Partnership stream. The grant sets the eligibility requirements for the position with the specific aim to support youth in BC. It’s very similar to the Canada Summer Jobs program in that regard. Unfortunately we do not have any flexibility to adjust the eligibility requirements. A news release from the government about the funding is here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020AEST0036-001185

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