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Natural Resource Aid - UPDATED


Posted 08/16/2017
County Dickinson
Location Milford - Okoboji ,Iowa
Salary $11.00/hr


Description

Dates: October 2017 - April 2018 

Duties & Responsibilities

 

Duties include but aren’t limited to:

 

·         Assist with all aspects of ecological restoration and management of prairie, wetlands, and oak savanna through prescribed fire, herbicide application, tree and shrub removal, and other tasks as assigned

·         Assist with park, facility, and equipment maintenance, cleaning, and repairs

·         Assist with all aspects of the integrated roadside vegetation management program

·         Assist with trail maintenance on hard surface and undeveloped trails

·         Assist with winter sports recreation operations

 

 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

 

·         Possess an interest in conserving local ecosystems

·         Possess the ability to walk, stand, kneel, crouch, reach, stoop, and climb to accomplish tasks

·         Possess the basic ability to operate mowers, farm equipment and highway and off-road vehicles

·         Possess the basic ability to safely operate power tools, chain saws, and weed eaters

·         Possess the ability to work without direct supervision

·         Possess the ability to regularly lift 50 lbs.

·         Possess the ability to communicate effectively with peers and the public

·         Possess the ability to work in difficult weather conditions when necessary

·         Possess a willingness to learn on the job

 

Qualifications

·         Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license

·         Possess basic knowledge of Iowa ecosystems, plants, and animals

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

·         S-130/S-190 Wildland Fire certification

·         Working knowledge of safe chainsaw operation and maintenance

·         Working knowledge of common prairie forbs and grasses

·         Iowa Pesticide Applicator License category 1a or 6

 

To Apply

 

Send a completed Dickinson County Application (found at the link provided below), cover letter, and resume by e-mail to:

 

Aric Ping at aping@co.dickinson.ia.us

 

Or by mail to:

 

Dickinson County Conservation

1924 240th St.

Milford, IA 51301

 

Application: Dickinson County Application



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