Trail Maintenance Worker Needed For Tallahassee Florida Parks Trails

Sept. 19, 2012

Essential Duties
Maintain and build sustainable trails for hiking, walking, running, horseback riding, fitness, mountain biking and related activities.  Implement regular trail maintenance such as mowing, trail tread repair, minor trail re-routing, trail corridor clearing, safety/risk management survey and response, wooden structure inspection/repair/construction, sign repair and installation, maintaining brochure and information locations and supporting/coordinating volunteer work days and volunteer trail adopters.  Cut or dig trees and brush blocking or endangering trails, or in preparation for new trail construction.  Install signage, sign posts, sigh kiosks, brochure racks, etc.  Maintain brochures and maps in parks, and at local retail and other outlets.  Perform and keep permanent record of regular safety and risk management surveys of all trails and trail structures.  Use power and hand equipment to mow and trim vegetation, repair erosion and perform preventative maintenance on trail tread.  Cut new trail re-routes when needed and use power and hand equipment to properly form dirt, add concrete rubble or other armoring material, install wooden boardwalks-bridges-log-rides, build berms and mounds for water control and user experience, and create suitable technical trail features.  Assure proper drainage on all new trails and during routine maintenance of all trails.  Use hand and power equipment to properly close and obscure old trail alignments.  Assist and coordinate volunteers to perform maintenance and construction work on all types of trails.  Ride a mountain bike on bike trails and walk hiking and shared use trails.  Become familiar with equestrian users and experience riding horses.  Maintain all power and hand equipment in good working order and perform all required routine maintenance.  Spray weeds and vegetation on and along trails using various herbicides.  Operate small boat to survey and maintain paddling trail. Perform related work as required.


This is a full time position with benefits. Maximum recommended hire rate $15.13 / hr. job will be listed on the website beginning October 8, 2012 and will be advertised for 2 weeks. Apply on-line. Contact person, Chuck Goodheart, 850-933-6631.

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