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Conservation Aide

Posted 08/11/2017
County Story
Location Ames ,Iowa
Salary $10.50
Deadline 10/13/2017


One position is available for fall 2017. The position will offer opportunities in natural resource work, equipment use, and park facility and grounds maintenance.  The position starts September 5, 2017 and ends approximately December 15, 2017. Accommodations may be made for school schedules.  The position is based at McFarland Park, Ames. 

Job Duties/Responsibilities: 

Duties will include mowing, string trimming, trail maintenance, chainsaw work, litter control, general carpentry, prairie maintenance, burning, timber stand improvement, and planting native vegetation.  The position will focus on natural resource management and restoration, including invasive species control and native vegetation management. 

The conservation aide will report/repair safety hazards; offer assistance and information to the public; assist park rangers with area monitoring; maintain working relationships with other employees and the public; attend mandatory safety training and staff meetings; and perform related tasks as assigned.  Work will involve the operation of tractors, mowers/trimmers, chainsaws, and power tools. 

Hours will average 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, and may include some weekends and holidays. 


Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and have a current, valid driver's license. Employees will undergo a background check prior to hire.

To Apply
A cover letter and resume must accompany the online application.

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