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We are hiring

CPS Summer Trail Crew – Trail Maintenance Workers (up to 3 positions)

Posted Date: June 1, 2023
Closing Date: June 9, 2023
Hours: 30 hours per week 
Contract Length: 8 weeks, June - August 2023
Wages: Hourly $18-20 per hour

 

Application deadline is JUNE 9, 2023 at 11.59pm.  E-mail resume and cover letter to chilliwackparksocietytrails@gmail.com. 

 

Position Overview
The CPS Summer Trail Crew members will work under the supervision of a senior trail crew lead and/or the CPS Executive Director to repair and maintain multi-use trails within the scope of the Chilliwack Park Society work plan and area (Greater Chilliwack and Fraser Valley). Employees will learn the art and practice of safe and sustainable trail building, will clear and maintain non-motorized multi-use trails and design and construct new trails. The Summer Trail Crew will work together as a team,  which also will include working with community trail maintenance volunteers from time to time. Crew members may be engaged to participate/host/lead community trail  maintenance/building days for youth groups and volunteer community members in general.


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 cultural significance to the area, and provide an enjoyable trail experience for all trail users in order to benefit the health and well-being  of the community.


Eligibility
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to meet certain grant funding requirements: 

  • be between the ages of 15-30; 

  • 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 regulations in 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: 

  • routine trail maintenance including trimming plant overgrowth along trail corridors, gravel and soil work

  • clear debris from trails (natural and storm damage clean-up)

  • address and repair drainage issues on trails

  • repair or replacement of wood trail features such as bridges

  • install and replace trail signs

  • learn and use a variety of hand and power tools, may include chainsaws and brush saws (training provided)

  • lead and instruct volunteer groups in basic trail maintenance and clean-up (age of groups ranging from elementary school to adult volunteers)

  • additional trail repair, maintenance, and other activities under the direction of the senior trail crew lead and CPS Executive Director

 

Skills, Knowledge, Experience

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a cohesive team on a daily basis 

  • Communicate and delegate trail tasks to both youth and adult volunteer groups

  • Ability to work both with supervision and independently as necessary

  • Complete tasks listed above with due attention to safety of self and others

  • Trail building experience recommended but not necessary

  • First aid certification recommended

  • Travel within the Chilliwack region to various trail sites is a requirement

  • Training opportunities may be available for first aid, chainsaw certification and/or other skill set requirements, as funding is available and time and scheduling permits

 

Application deadline is JUNE 9, 2023 at 11.59pm.  E-mail resume and cover letter to chilliwackparksocietytrails@gmail.com. 

The Chilliwack Park Society is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups, women and other minority groups. 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 CPS  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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