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The following positions are currently available. To apply, please send resume to info@adirondackfrontier.com or submit through Indeed.com.

Trail Specialist

Full job descriptions can be found below.

  • Trail Specialist
Trail Specialist

Trail Specialist

This position involves responsibility for overseeing the planning, development, and maintenance of a county-wide multi-use recreational trails system. Work includes technical and organizational assistance to aid trail development, preparation and dissemination of cost/benefit models, grant writing and administration of grants as they pertain to the development and maintenance of the trail system. Duties also include the coordination of all recreational groups and organizations within and associated with the county. Duties also include maintaining an inventory of existing and proposed recreational trail assets in the county. Duties also include the development and maintenance of a countywide Recreation/Destination website for Tourism in the County. This will include but is not limited to County trails, State trails and important destinations in the county. Duties also include overseeing the development and implementation of a county trails master plan. The work is performed independently under the direction of the CEO.

Employees must be able to travel within Franklin County to attend meetings and events, meet with local stakeholders, and perform office duties as necessary.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and maintain a GIS-based inventory of existing and proposed recreational trail assets;
  • Manage the development and implementation of a county trail master plan;
  • Assist in grant writing and administration for the development of recreational trails and related assets and initiatives as described in the trail master plan;
  • Assist with securing landowner easements for the use of their land for trail purposes;
  • Develop and maintain best practices for recreational trails in Franklin County including the development, maintenance, and safety of trails;
  • Meets with landowners, recreational groups, government officials, financial supporters and other interested parties for development and maintenance of the local and regional trail system;
  • Coordinates work performed by staff, volunteers and agency partners;
  • Assist in the development of a fee-based user system;
  • Develop an enforcement plan for recreational trails;
  • Coordinates work performed by staff, volunteers and agency partners;
  • Organizes and conducts public meetings and campaigns to educate and inform the public about proper trail etiquette and Leave No Trace Principles;
  • Promotes the value of a recreational trail system as an economic development driver;
  • Identify trails that connect neighboring counties to further drive traffic to Franklin County and coordinate with regional trails outside of the county;
  • Assists and coordinates the marketing and promotion of trails;
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports;
  • Performs other tasks as required.
  • Represents FCEDC in a positive and professional manner.
  • Occasionally works in the evening and on weekends to attend meetings, trade shows and major events as required.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. A typical combination includes:

  • Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in recreation management, tourism, natural resources, forestry, land use planning, environmental studies, or related field.

Or:

  • Equivalent experience in recreation management, recreational trail planning and development, tourism, natural resources management, conservation projects, forestry, land use planning, or environmental studies.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • The principles and procedures used in planning and developing a county-wide, multi-modal recreational trail system;
  • Environmental protection and resource conservation as they relate to trails and trail use etiquette and Leave No Trace Principles;
  • Trail building and maintenance techniques;
  • Local and state laws and regulations relative to the development and use of of trails;
  • geographic information system;
  • Grant writing and administration;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing;
  • Ability to develop and nurture sound relationships with others;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to work as a leader and as a member of a team.
  • Communicate and work effectively with diverse groups of volunteers, staff, agencies, elected officials, and the general public;
  • Ability to interpret maps, charts and graphs;
  • Learn and effectively use software and communication technologies including computers, database software, and social media and conduct work using mobile and cloud technology;
  • Work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Work remotely and in an office setting;
  • Ability to travel to work locations and meetings as needed.

To apply, please send resume to info@adirondackfrontier.com or submit through Indeed.com.

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