Guide for 4Points!

We are currently looking for outdoor professionals who share a love for education through challenge.

APPLY FOR: WFA INSTRUCTOR/GUIDE APPLY FOR: BACK COUNTRY GUIDE APPLY FOR: STANDARD GUIDE


WHAT WE OFFER:

  • A competitive pay scale
  • Free or discounted certification trainings including CPR, WFA & WFR Re-certifications, AMGA

4POINTS HIRING APPLICATION PROCESS

We operate at the highest standards in the guide industry and require our lead guides to have specific professional training and experience in a variety of disciplines.

Applicants will go through a typical application and interview process. References and a background check will be required for most positions.

All applicants are required to submit the following information during the interview process:

  1. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older for guide positions.
  2. Demonstrate employment eligibility documentation (i.e., submit any of the following 3 options: (1) Social Security card and Driver’s License, or (2) Passport, or (3) current work visa.
  3. Complete the appropriate job application on the 4Points website.
  4. For certain positions employees may be required to have WFR, & CPR certifications prior to hiring.
  5. All employees will need to obtain a valid CA Food Handlers Certificate.
  6. Submit any current certifications (CPR; WFA; WFR; LNT); California Food Handlers certificate; AMGA.
  7. All employees will be Live-scan fingerprinted for a background check with the Department of Justice.

NEW EMPLOYEE HIRE EXPECTATIONS:

  • All newly hired employees are required to participate in mandatory pre-employment training. This paid training will include a thorough orientation to our company, our mission, internal business processes and to our teaching / guiding responsibilities and expectations.

GUIDE PAY AND COMPENSATION:

  • Pay for Lead Guide trips is based on a guide’s experience and training/certification level.

Standard Guide Job Description

4Points Standard Guides are tasked with the professional, safe, conscientious leadership of 4Points client groups in a camp setting. Guides will lead groups on various day trips and overnight camping experiences. Guides must be capable of making leadership decisions based on sound judgment, problem-solving and decisiveness. This position will interact closely with support staff and the Logistics Coordinator.

Other essential services needed:

  1. Experience working with Camps or Schools is a plus
  2. Knowledge of use and maintenance of all trip equipment
  3. Understanding of all permit requirements and regulations
  4. Knowledge of meal preparation and food safety
  5. Ability to think on your feet and problem-solve in extreme conditions

Guides understand and accept the risks inherent in the services they will be providing. Guides further understand the salary and work hours associated with trip leadership. The base salary for Standard Guides will be based on experience. Other guiding categories may be offered based on specific qualifications. 

Backcountry Guide Job Description

Backcountry Guides will provide delivery of services for specific wilderness programs. Guides in this role may be offered additional work options based on experience and certifications.

Backpacking Guides are tasked with the professional, safe, conscientious leadership of 4Points client groups in a backcountry setting. Our expectation is that qualified staff will provide the best possible client experience at all times. Success on our trips is not measured in reaching a specific campground or viewpoint; rather in the safe delivery of clients to their end location. Guides must be capable of making leadership decisions based on sound judgment, problem-solving and decisiveness. 

Guide requirements:

  1. Provide proof of adequate training and certification levels set for guides by The National Park Service.
  2. Knowledge of areas we guide including: Local history; geography and geology; flora and fauna; routes and terrain; weather patterns; campsites; use and general maintenance of all equipment; first aid and rescue
  3. Understanding of all permit requirements and regulations
  4. Knowledge of our menu, meal preparation and food safety
  5. Ability to think on your feet and problem-solve in extreme conditions

Backcountry Guides must maintain certifications in:

  1. WEMT (preferred) or WFR (acceptable) from an accepted providing agency.
  2. Red Cross or American Heart Association CPR
  3. Guide must be capable of running REMOTE programs, completely unsupported

Backcountry Guides understand and accept the risks inherent in the services they will be providing. Guides further understand the salary and work hours associated with Backcountry leadership.

Wilderness Medicine and CPR Instructors. Contact us if:

  1. You are a currently certified EMT or Paramedic; RN or LPN; MD or DO

AND

  • You have completed a SOLO, NOLS, WMA or similar wilderness medicine course
  • You have professional trip leading experience or extensive personal outdoor experience
  • You have classroom or experiential teaching experience (Not Required)

You may be who we’re looking for to help with our rapidly expanding programs.

CPR and WFA Instructors for 4Points must be a current WFR (minimum)

CPR, WFA and WFR Instructors for 4Points must be WEMT certified, an NREMT Paramedic OR a licensed nurse or physician with emergency room experience.

Please contact us at (805) 320-7602 or info@4pointsguides.com for details!

APPLY FOR: WFA INSTRUCTOR/GUIDE APPLY FOR: BACK COUNTRY GUIDE APPLY FOR: STANDARD GUIDE


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