2018 Giddyup Trail Team

The Giddyup Trail Team depends on several committed and trained Team members and LOTS and LOTS of volunteers. Trail Team Leads and Crew members work closely with Jeffco Open Space staff, reviewing trail projects, planning efforts and procuring tools and materials needed.

For 2018, we are looking to fill up to 10 spots for Trail Team “Leads” (a minimum 100 hour commitment) and 20 “Crew” level (45 hours) spots. As a dedicated member of the Giddyup Trail Team, our Leads and Crew members work closely with our Trail Team Supervisor and Jeffco Trails Specialists to execute and help manage work projects for the Trail Team and participating volunteers. Their primary role is as a regularly participating member of this team, working to advance their skills and abilities out on the trail, and helping to run trail efforts throughout the season. We typically run evening efforts once a week and weekend efforts twice per month.

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  • Giddyup Trail Team Crew Member Job Description

    Title: Giddyup Trail Team Crew Member
    Reports To: Brad Reeder/Giddyup Trail Team Supervisor
    Supervises: Volunteers

    Description

    The Giddyup Trail Team consists of a core crew of dedicated
    volunteers who help run and manage volunteer efforts throughout the season. Trail Team Crew Members are some of our most valuable members. As a Crew member, you will work closely with our Supervisor and JCOS Trails Specialists. Your primary role will be as a regularly participating and responsible member of this crew, working to advance your skills and abilities out on the trail, and, in turn, helping to run trail efforts and manage volunteers throughout the season.

    Benefits:

    • Help maintain, repair and build the trails you ride most.
    • Develop a breadth of hard-skills associated with trail building and
      maintenance.
    • Gain hands-on skills in leading volunteers and outdoor trail projects.
    • Develop and refine leadership and communication skills.
    • $500 stipend at end of season/when commitments have been met.
    • Up to a $250 bonus for 65 volunteer hours or more.
    • Access to incentive programs and deep discounts through local shops, event sponsors, supporters, etc.
    • Giddyup Trail Team shirt provided by JCOS.
    • Free entry into the 2018 Golden Giddyup.

    Duties/Responsibilities

    1. Help to organize, promote, and participate in no fewer than 4 larger weekend efforts @ 6 hours each.
    2. Help to organize, promote, and participate in no fewer than 8 evening/weekday efforts of @3 hours.
    3. Must attend no fewer than 2 evening efforts and 1 weekend effort between March 11, 2018 and May 15, 2018 for on-the-trail training.
    4. Combined total hours of the above must be more than 45 hours, and it is expected that your commitment be spread out over the course of the season.
    5. Help move/shuttle tools in preparations for efforts.
    6. Use and reference training resources provided by JCOS and GTT.
    7. Make sure signage is available and posted for all efforts, managing work
      areas safely and appropriately.
    8. Ensure JCOS and GTT guidelines are followed, etc.
    9. Ensure groups are practicing safe standards, bringing water, gloves, pants, sunscreen, rain jacket, and other items as necessary.
    10. Track your own hours and remind volunteers to do the same.
    11. Take pictures before/during/after efforts and promote on social media.

    Requirements:

    1. Physically capable of carrying out duties and responsibilities.
    2. Excellent communication skills.
    3. Professional demeanor and positive attitude.
    4. First Aid/CPR Certified (optional for Crew Members- free training provided by JCOS)
    5. Good at/experience managing people.
    6. Understand and believe in the mission/goal of the Golden Giddyup, and understand that you represent the Giddyup as a member of our team.
    7. Comfortable with social media and positive online communication.
    8. Must be able to meet all duties professionally and responsibly, with tact and good will.
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  • 2018 GTT Lead Job Description

    Title: Giddyup Trail Team Lead
    Reports To: Brad Reeder/Giddyup Trail Team Supervisor
    Supervises: Volunteers

    Description

    The Giddyup Trail Team consists of a core crew of dedicated
    volunteers who help run and manage volunteer efforts throughout the season. Trail Team Leads are our most committed and vital members. As a Trail Team Lead, you will work closely with our Supervisor and JCOS Trails Specialists. Your primary role will be as a regularly participating and responsible member of this crew, working to advance your skills and abilities out on the trail, and, in turn, helping to run trail efforts and manage volunteers throughout the season.

    Benefits:

    • Help maintain, repair and build the trails you ride most.
    • Develop a breadth of hard-skills associated with trail building and
      maintenance.
    • Gain hands-on skills in leading volunteers and outdoor trail projects.
    • Motivate and instruct volunteers.
    • Further develop and refine leadership and communication skills.
    • $1,500 stipend at end of season/ when commitments have been met.
    • $1,000 bonus for 150+ hours
    • Access to incentive programs and deep discounts through local shops, event sponsors, supporters, etc.
    • Giddyup Trail Team shirt provided by JCOS.
    • Free entry into the 2018 Golden Giddyup

    Duties/Responsibilities

    1. Help to organize, promote, and participate in no fewer than 4 larger weekend efforts @ 6 hours each.
    2. Help to organize, promote, and participate in no fewer than 12 evening/weekday efforts of @3 hours.
    3. Lead no fewer than 6 impromptu/surgical strike/black-ops efforts (these are small, relatively quick projects that only require 3-4 people and can be done in a relatively short period of time — often riding in with Trail Boss tools and packs).
    4. Must attend pre-season training sessions as scheduled by Trail Team
      Supervisor. These will begin in February and will include short learning
      sessions on trail anatomy and core competencies.
    5. Must attend no fewer than 4 evening efforts and 2 weekend efforts between March 11, 2018 and May 15, 2018 for on-the-trail training.
    6. Attend regular meetings/trainings/checkins throughout the season with Trail Team Supervisor.
    7. Help train Crew Members.
    8. Combined total hours of the above must be at least 100 hours, and it is
      expected that your commitment be spread out over the course of the season.
    9. Help move/shuttle tools in preparations for efforts.
    10. Encourage, support and motivate crew through Google group distribution lists (e-mail) and social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.).
    11. Use and reference training resources provided by JCOS and GTT.
    12. Make sure signage is available and posted for all efforts, managing work
      areas safely and appropriately.
    13. Ensure JCOS and GTT guidelines are followed, etc.
    14. Ensure groups are practicing safe standards, bringing water, gloves, pants, sunscreen, rain jacket, and other items as necessary.
    15. When working independently/leading efforts (in addition to above):
      1. Coordinate with Trail Team Supervisor to “walk through” project
        sections before efforts as needed.
      2. Document work needed with pictures and video.
      3. Coordinate, promote and organize efforts.
      4. Share pictures/video with team, referencing goals, tools needed, etc.
      5. Report all work and efforts to Trail Team Supervisor and Coordinator.
      6. Take pictures/video before, during and after effort. Share with
        Supervisor and Coordinator.
      7. Collect waivers of participants and turn in to Supervisor.
      8. Produce/print a sign-in sheet for the effort and ensure that all
        participants sign in.
      9. Track and report project progress.

    Requirements:

    1. Trailwork/ trail-building experience a plus.
    2. Physically capable of carrying out duties and responsibilities.
    3. Excellent communication skills.
    4. Professional demeanor and positive attitude.
    5. First Aid/CPR Certified (optional for Crew Members- free training provided by JCOS)
    6. Good at/experience managing people.
    7. Understand and believe in the mission/goal of the Golden Giddyup, and understand that you represent the Giddyup as a member of our team.
    8. Comfortable with social media and positive online communication.
    9. Must be able to meet all duties professionally and responsibly, with tact and good will.
    APPLY

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