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2022 Summer Trail Ambassador

Job Location

Inyo or Mono Counties


Type of Job



$18/h + $200 Gear Stipend

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Published Date

Feb 4, 2022

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Friends of the Inyo Hiring for 2022 Summer Trail Ambassadors Application

Due Date: 5 PM on Friday, March 4, 2022


Position Description: Friends of the Inyo’s Trail Ambassadors (TAs) support the Inyo, Sierra, & Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests and other partners by providing positive public service, outreach, interpretation, and trail maintenance on popular hiking trails. The TAs will walk with a smile and carry their shovels and crosscut saws like a banner on trails throughout the Eastern Sierra. Ideal candidates will be self-driven, enthusiastic, outgoing, and affable with the public, with knowledge and passion for the many “ologies” of the Eastern Sierra. We are looking for applicants residing or willing to reside in Inyo or Mono Counties, from Lone Pine to Bridgeport, and anywhere in between.


Work will consist of light trail maintenance, natural-history interpretation, public outreach, and coordination of volunteer service projects, including:

• Trail maintenance and improvement in wilderness and front country areas: work with hand tools, rock and wood, in a variety topographies, environments, and weather conditions

• Use of GPS and GIS technology • Developing and leading interpretive activities

• Engaging and communicating with members of the public

• Managing and working with diverse volunteer groups

• Working in a team or individually in isolated, remote areas

• Backpacking or camping for multiple days


Trail Ambassadors will report to and be supervised by the Stewardship Director and Stewardship Program Manager.


Required Qualifications:

• Must be at least 18 years of age

• Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license with a clean driving record

• Must have GED, Highschool diploma, or equivalent

• Must have no felony convictions

• Must have at least one season of experience maintaining trails or similar work

• Must possess current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications

• Must be able to communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse audiences

• Must be comfortable with off-road mountain travel for extended periods of time


Desired Skills:

• Ability to perform physical labor for up to 6 hours a day

• Bi or Mulit-lingual communication skills

• Ability to lift more than 40 lbs safely and regularly

• Certified in Crosscut B-bucking

• Experience working with volunteers

• Experience working with youth

• Experience developing and providing interpretive activities

• Experience backpacking in wilderness

• Ability to operate handheld GPS technology


Compensation: $18/h + $200 Gear Stipend


Please send a resume and cover letter via email to: Alex Ertaud, Stewardship Director,


Applications are due by 5 PM on Friday, March 4, 2022.


Friends of the Inyo is committed to creating and fostering a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We invite any and all interested parties to apply

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