COSA Now Hiring: Seasonal Trail Technician on the Rio Grande Trail based in Carbondale, CO

Good day, COSA.

I have an exciting employment opportunity to share with you. Are you passionate about the great outdoors? Do you want to work with your hands (and not a keyboard!)? Do you thrive in an environment where you can make a positive impact on your community? If so, we have the perfect job opening for you!

  • Position: Seasonal Trail Technician (Full Time, Non-Exempt) on RFTA’s section of the Rio Grande Trail
  • Location: Carbondale, CO
  • Start Date: April 1, 2024
  • End Date: October 31, 2024
  • Pay Range: $23.32 – $30.34/hour (based on experience)

Position Summary: Get ready for an adventure! Join us in maintaining and enhancing the Rio Grande Trail Corridor for the ultimate outdoor, multi-use trail experience.

Essential Job Duties:

· Assist with daily maintenance tasks to ensure a safe environment for all trail users.

· Vegetation Management and Noxious Weeds removal (chemical free).

· Maintain Trail and Corridor amenities such as intersections, signs, picnic areas, and more.

· Operate hand and power tools, vehicles, and equipment for trail and land management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work harmoniously with others.
  • Basic knowledge of safe material handling and construction methods.
  • Ability to identify plant species, especially noxious weeds.
  • Ability to physically perform required duties.
  • Basic first aid and CPR

Education & Experience:

  • Ideal candidates have an interest in natural resource management or similar fields.
  • Basic understanding of trail maintenance and vegetation management preferred.


  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, vision, and hearing insurance with FSA/HSA
  • 401 (a) and 457(b) retirement plans
  • And more!

Working Conditions: Get ready to embrace the great outdoors! This position will work outdoors in all weather conditions throughout the Rio Grande Trail Corridor on the Western Slope of Colorado. Oh, I almost forgot…do you like to ride bikes?!

Application Deadline: March 15, 2024 but do not wait to apply! We will fill the position ASAP.

For more information and how to apply: Visit our website and apply online:

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! Apply now and embark on a rewarding journey with RFTA.

Thank you for your interest.

Brett Meredith

RFTA Trails and Corridor Manager



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