Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is currently seeking applications for a Regional Trails Specialist to plan, develop, implement and coordinate the motorized trails program for Southern Idaho

From Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation:

The listing can be found here; Job Opportunities | State of Idaho (governmentjobs.com)

This position is located at our headquarters office in Boise, ID and will report to the OHV & Trails Program Supervisor. 

The Motorized Trails Program was created in 1970 to ensure quality motorized recreational opportunities remain available by providing for maintenance, education, and enforcement partnerships.

The Motorized Trails Program mission is to provide leadership statewide in the area of OHV recreation; to work with land managers to provide maintenance on designated trails, develop new opportunities, provide safety and education classes, and provide comment on all motorized travel planning within Idaho through the use of designated funding.

To learn more about the Idaho Motorized Trails Program please visit: https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/activities/atv-motorbike/

Example of Duties

Work involves identifying, assessing and inspecting recreational facilities for the trails program within the region for acquisition, upkeep and compliance with Department agreements or grant requirements.  

The primary position responsibilities include:

  • Working with other regional staff, partner agencies and users to identify, develop and maintain OHV recreational facilities.
  • Promoting appropriate recreation use by implementing and coordinating outdoor education programs.
  • Monitoring program performance for compliance with funding, legal parameters and department agreements/MOUs.
  • Serving as a liaison among the department, various user groups, the public, and other agencies to provide information, technical assistance and identify/assess needs.
  • Hiring and training seasonal positions.
  • Managing the regional trails program budget.

NOTE:  In order to perform this work, employees will operate a motorized trail bike, snowmobile and ATV on narrow, steep mountainous trails. Final candidates may be required to demonstrate their ability to navigate a motorized off-highway vehicle in the backcountry.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Some knowledge of:
    • management practices; 
    • program or project planning and implementation.
  • Experience developing and evaluating policies and procedures.

MQ Specialties:

  • Good knowledge of recreation planning theory and methods including management principles, resource impacts, and public benefits of outdoor recreation use.
  • Some knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations/laws related to motorized off-highway vehicles.
  • Experience:
    • hiring and training employees; 
    • facilitating discussion with groups with varying needs and desires; 
    • operating and maintaining vehicles and equipment used in trail maintenance and repair;
    • safely operating and maintaining snowmobiles, trail bikes and ATVs
    • planning, building, and constructing buildings or facilities; and inspecting such sites for compliance with state, local and federal standards.

Supplemental Information

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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