Assistant Project Manager - NWA Trailblazers

Job Title

Assistant Project Manager

Job Description

The NWA Trailblazers is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has been working to develop multi-use and soft surface trails for nearly two decades. The Trailblazers specialize and excel at building quality trails and trail projects in a much quicker time frame than standard by utilizing qualified designers/contractors within their organization. In the past 19 years, the Trailblazers have developed over 200 miles of paved and soft surface trails, and they continue to be the industry leader in trail development.

The Assistant Project Manager will help develop and implement greenway trail design, on- street networks, manage construction, and facilitate maintenance projects. Will direct the work of designers, contractors and personnel assigned to trail construction, maintenance, repair, and restoration. Other duties as assigned: Every effort has been made to make this description of duties as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties required of the position.
• Ability to work in a labor intensive environment under adverse conditions.
• Ability to lift over 50 pounds.
• Coordinate projects, grant writing, meet deadlines, and work within established budgets
• Ability to work effectively with a wide range of people.
• An understanding of and a creative approach to connecting people with the land in ways that develop a conservation ethic, including a working knowledge of, but not limited to, Leave No Trace ethics, trail etiquette and public access issues.
• Must possess a professional, outgoing, positive, energetic and people-oriented approach, including the ability to inspire and motivate action and success in others.
• Need to be an independent, self-motivated individual that is also a team player.
• Need to be a creative problem solver.
• Must be patient and flexible in adjusting to changes in task scheduling and priorities.
• Need to possess map-reading and mapping abilities, aerial imagery, Google Earth, GPS and GIS.

• Coordinate with property owners, Cities, engineers, etc.
• Lay out conceptual trail routing opportunities.
• Manage and oversee contractors – visit jobsite, look over payment applications for approval, take photos, etc.
• Assist with easement and property acquisitions.
• As needed, and in cooperation with the City of Rogers, collaborate with other trail programs, attend regional and state wide trail meetings and training.

• Be proficient at riding a bike.
• Experience using AutoCAD.
• A strong background in trail development including an understanding of current trail building practices, in particular sustainable trail design for multiple user types.
• Demonstrated management experience.

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
• Valid Driver’s License.
• Knowledgeable in MUTCD, AASHTO, & NACTO.
• Experience working in a collaborative environment with various stakeholders.

Other Duties

Minimum travel is required.