Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Front Country Trails Coordinator Job Announcement

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The Los Padres National Forest in collaboration with the City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation, and Santa Barbara County Parks are seeking to hire a part-time contract Front Country Trails Coordinator. Located within the front range of the Santa Ynez Mountains, the Santa Barbara Front Country Trails (FCT) include: Arroyo Burro, Jesusita, Tunnel, Rattlesnake, West Fork Cold Springs, East Fork Cold Springs, San Ysidro, and Romero Canyon trails. Largely within the Los Padres National Forest (and also passing through and over city and county parks and trail easements), FCT provide over 30 miles of trails for equestrians, hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers, and are extensively used by residents and visitors to the area.

Management of the FCT is coordinated by the three agencies under a Challenge Cost-Share Agreement (CCA). Multi-agency management is intended to provide efficient and cooperative management of the FCT, standardize procedures and practices, promote cooperation from trails users and ensure that the FCT system can be enjoyed by Santa Barbara residents and visitors. Toward that end, the CCA provides that the agencies establish an inter-agency FCT Coordinator position (Coordinator). The Coordinator would be responsible for the implementation of the FCT Management Recommendations include the FCT Strategy and funding plan, grant writing, education and outreach, and coordination with trail user groups and volunteers. The three agencies fund the position under the authority of the CCA. Funding is in place for the first year.

For more information, please see the attached job description and application instructions. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2009.

Jill E. Zachary
Assistant Parks and Recreation Director
City of Santa Barbara
620 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara CA 93101

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