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Trail Construction Handcrew Job in United States
International Mountain Bicycling Association , United States

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1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
As mentioned in job details
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Mar 31, 2021
Last Date
Jun 30, 2021

Job Description

The Trail Construction Handcrew is a construction-based, seasonal, non-exempt, hourly paid position responsible for assisting IMBA Trail Solutions (TS) with mountain bike trail construction and operational duties.

Work includes physical labor, the use of hand tool, small equipment operation, tool and equipment maintenance/repair, and executing projects within the outlined scope of work. A Trail Construction Handcrew works with the TS Director of Construction and Operations, TS Construction Manager, Project Managers, TS staff, and subcontractors. The position assumes a variable schedule depending on workload, from 0 - 50+ hours per week, 7 days a week depending on project schedules, weather and other variables. A typical work week is Mon-Fri, 45 hours a week. Extensive travel is required. Seasonal work is typically from May-October.


The Trail Construction Laborer position is a remote home-based position requiring frequent travel throughout the United States.


The Trail Construction Laborer position has an hourly rate of $16 - $20 per hour.


Project Execution

Ability to construct sustainable and creative mountain biking tails.

Design and construct trail and features per specifications and client expectations.

Provide TS Director of Construction and Operations, TS Construction Manager, and TS Project Managers with project status updates.

Perform and inspect work for compliance with terms and specifications of contract.

Purchase and ensure materials are on-site as needed.

Work in a variety of situations including remote and urban trail construction.

Ability to travel for prolonged periods of time while scheduled on projects.


Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.

Support other TS staff in the completion of duties.

Business Development

Maintain positive and professional representation of IMBA at all times.


Assist with collecting trail data including billable units and trail length and reporting them accurately in daily logs.

Implement policies, procedures, risk management protocols and safety guidelines for the Trail Solution program.


100% of hours devoted to contracted project tasks.


Experience in the mountain biking and cycling industry preferred.

Intermediate to advanced MTB riding skills including the ability to ride technical trails or jump trails preferred.

Experience with the trail construction, trail maintenance preferred.

Ability to take written and verbal direction from IMBA TS Management staff, Trail Solutions staff, and clients to complete project goals.

Experience working in a team environment.

Strong communication (written and verbal) skills.

Personable and able to work within a customer service based environment.

Ability to work outdoors for long hours performing physical labor.

Possess a strong attention to detail.

Familiar with small engine and tool preventative maintenance techniques.

Possess a valid driver's license with a clean driving record.


Continually exposed to the outside environment in all weather conditions including heat, high humidity, cold, wind, rain, snow and freezing conditions.

Continually required to work outdoors for 10+ hour shifts with no access to common facilities.

Continually required to effectively communicate.

Frequently required to travel and work remotely.

Frequently required extended travel including driving and flying.

Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, crouch, climb, squat.

Frequently required to walk on uneven or unstable surfaces.

Frequently required to sit.

Frequently required to hike 1- 5 miles a day.

Frequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterity.

Frequently required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl.

Frequently required to lift and carry 25lbs repeatedly.

Frequently required work near moving mechanical parts and heavy equipment.

Occasionally required to hike 8-12 miles per day.

Occasionally required to mountain bike trail ride 20+ miles per day.

Occasionally work in high, precarious places.

Occasionally required to lift 50lbs repeatedly.

Occasionally required to lift 100lbs.

Occasionally work around fumes, airborne particles, or toxic chemicals.

While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment can be loud when working on construction projects.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Close vision; Distance vision; Color vision; Peripheral vision; Depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Occasionally required to differentiate between orange, pink, and red marking flags.

Specialized equipment, machines, or vehicles used: gas powered chainsaws, gas powered leaf blowers, gas powered weed whackers, gas powered Canycoms, gas powered OHV UTV’s and dirt bikes, power tools, hand tools, GPS units, clinometers, and mountain bikes.


Due to the seasonal nature of this hire, full time employee benefits will not be offered. IMBA does offer a generous per diem budget for travel, meals and accommodation.

IMBA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, IMBA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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