IDPR Seeking Trail Ranger
The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) is looking for an experienced trail bike rider who would enjoy helping to maintain Idaho's coveted trail system. The agency has one immediate opening for a trail ranger in the Boise area.
Trail Ranger positions are seasonal, typically spanning from the end of May to the first of October. The standard work schedule is eight days on with six days off. Wages start at $10.50 an hour, with a $30 per diem allowance.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and expert riders, able to handle a Yamaha WR 250 loaded with about 40 lbs. of gear and able to navigate narrow, rocky, steep, rutted single-track trails. Experience in maintaining trails, using a chainsaw, installing water-bars, rebuilding short sections of trail, and basic knowledge of motorcycle maintenance is also useful.
Qualified applicants will be subject to an on-trail skills test.
The IDPR Trail Ranger Program, funded by the $12 Idaho registration fee for off-highway motorcycles and ATV's, maintained 1,843 miles of trail last summer on 26 Ranger Districts in eight National Forests located throughout Idaho. The crews removed 11,580 downed trees, cleaned or installed 656 water drainage structures, and reestablished tread on 2,195 feet of trail.
If you interesting in applying to be a Trail Ranger, contact Todd Wernex, at firstname.lastname@example.org, (208) 514-2413.