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Roadside Vegetation Management Intern


Posted 09/08/2017
County Cerro Gordo
Location Mason City ,Iowa
Salary $10.88/hr with no benefits.
Deadline 09/29/2017


Description

POSITION:  A seasonal  roadside vegetation management internship with the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, Mason City, Iowa.

EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: Approximately September 1 to December 31, 2017.  Limited to 40 hours per week Mon. - Fri.

SALARY:  $10.88/hr with no benefits.

DESCRIPTION:  Intern will assist the Vegetation Manager and Natural Resource Biologists with all aspects of managing roadside vegetation.  This will include, but is not limited to; management of noxious weeds, controlled burns, managing roadside trees and brush, ROW vegetation planting, native seed harvesting, maintenance of existing plantings and routine maintenance of all agency equipment.  Intern may also assist with other agency projects.

REQUIREMENTS:  The ability to effectively apply knowledge and common sense to solve problems and/or achieve work objectives.  Knowledge of grassland management and native grassland plant identification.  Ability to routinely stand, walk, sit, kneel, stoop, balance, climb, and operate power/hand tools; ability to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes, and loud noises; ability to routinely lift 75lbs.; ability to follow written and oral instructions; possess a valid Iowa drivers license and maintain an acceptable driving record; operate manual transmission pickup truck; knowledge of tractor, truck, and small engine powered equipment operation and maintenance.  Cerro Gordo County is a pre-employment physical and drug screening employer.

TO APPLY:  To be considered for employment, individuals must submit an official Cerro Gordo County Job Application Form by mail to: Mary Ermer, Office Manager, Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, 3501 Lime Creek Road, Mason City, Iowa  50401, by email to: mermer@co.cerro-gordo.ia.us, or by fax to 641-423-1566.  For more information and/or to request an application & job description, call (641) 423-5309.

DEADLINE:  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.



Qualifications
Either be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the following fields: natural resource management, wildlife biology, forestry, biology, or a related field of study. Relevant experience may be considered in place of education.

To Apply
To be considered for employment, individuals must submit an official Cerro Gordo County Job Application Form to: Mary Ermer, Office Manager, Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, 3501 Lime Creek Road, Mason City, Iowa 50401.

More Information
mermer@co.cerro-gordo.ia.us

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