Trail Resources Manager II – Asheville, NC

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Regional Director, the Trail Resources Manager II is responsible for coordinating and implementing Appalachian Trail Conservancy Trail Crews in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, organizing and delivering training programs for volunteers, and providing support for other Trail Resources projects and programs. Working with the TRM I, the TRM II will also perform trail assessments and work closely with clubs to identify, plan and host work projects for groups seeking to volunteer on the Appalachian Trail. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and cooperatively as an effective member of a team. Applicants must be mature, organized, punctual and reliable, and work with integrity, initiative, and motivation.

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  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry, conservation, resource management, biology or related field required
  • 2-4 years of related experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to conduct research and apply knowledge to new situations
  • Ability to cultivate and inspire cooperation and good communications
  • Ability to resolve conflicts with and among A.T. partners
  • Self-starter who can organize, track, manage and report on programs while handling changing priorities with patience, perseverance and minimal supervision
  • Excellent field skills. Must work on remote A.T. sections and off Trail, in all weather conditions, independently, if necessary. Must be proficient with map and compass, as well as GPS.
  • Trail design, construction and maintenance skills and certifications and mechanical ability very beneficial
  • Familiarity with the Appalachian Trail, hikers and volunteering on the A.T.
  • Experience with GIS
  • Fluency in computer operations and Microsoft Office and e-mail software is essential.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple field-based employees, coordinating work plans and providing oversight throughout the Region
  • Proficiency with handheld GPS devices, ArcMap software, and landscape-level data analysis is necessary

Physical Demands

  • Extensive travel and weekend work may be required. Reliable personal vehicle required.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals by phone, email and in person.
  • At times, requires the ability to lift or move moderate to heavy weight.
  • Ability to make long climbs to remote high elevations and bushwhack in difficult terrain throughout the year.

Work Environment

Moderate noise level due to open office environment with a high level of activity on the phone, computers and printers.

To Apply

Applicants should respond to Morgan Sommerville, Southern Regional Director, at with the subject line: <SORO Trail Resource Mgr.II, last name, first name> and should attach a cover letter and resume titled: <Last name, First name_CL> and <Last name, First name_Resume>.

The deadline for applying is April 30, 2016.

ATC Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) encourages collaboration, flexibility, and fairness with all employees and volunteers to enable participation and contributions to their fullest potential. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive organization, and recognize that diversity contributes to an effective and successful organizational culture and mission. The ATC prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, political affiliation, union membership, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the locations where we operate.

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