Under the general supervision of the Regional Director, the Trail Facilities Manager (TFM) manages projects to manage, repair and rehabilitate the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), primarily in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The TFM will be responsible for managing significant trail project funding and budgets, ensuring accountability for successful project completion and reporting.
The TFM provides administrative, project, and operational support to trail crews, contractors, partners, and volunteers, who are responsible for implementing facility maintenance work performed in the field. Position duties also include assisting with work planning, compliance requirements, resource protection, and ensuring that trail operations promote a safe and enjoyable visitor experience.
He/She performs trail assessments and works closely with A.T. clubs and agency partners to identify, plan and host work projects for groups seeking to volunteer on the Appalachian Trail. The TFM works collaboratively with a dynamic team to develop trail crews and volunteer capacity through recruitment and training programs.
Trail design, construction, and people skills are essential for success. The TFM should demonstrate the ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and cooperatively as an effective member of a team. ATC values organized and self-motivated staff that have a high degree of integrity.