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Operations Supervisor

Posted 03/17/2023
County Clayton
Location Elkader ,Iowa


County Employment Application Avaliable Here 

DEFINITION: A permanent, full-time position under the direct supervision of the Clayton County Conservation Board’s Executive Director. This employee coordinates and supervises the daily and long-range work activities in maintenance and operations of all parks, recreation, and natural areas of the Clayton County Conservation Board with emphasis on providing law enforcement security under Section 350 of the Code of Iowa. Work involves the overall responsibility and recommendations for parklands, facilities and equipment maintenance. Assists with the daily management and operations of all county conservation areas. Performs a wide variety of professional duties related to park and natural area management.

EQUIPMENT/JOB LOCATION: This employee will be assigned to the Osborne Conservation Center located at 29862 Osborne Road, Elkader, IA 52043. This position requires knowledge and experience in electrical, mechanical, carpentry, construction, plumbing, animal care, electronic devices including maintenance logs, security and phone systems located throughout the park system. This employee must be willing to work a flexible schedule, which includes weekend hours and occasional evening assignments. This employee may be required to attend monthly Conservation Board meetings to provide input on facilities, equipment, and operations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: Serves as operations supervisor of other maintenance and operations staff, coordinates schedules for opening and closing the Osborne Conservation Center Native Wildlife Exhibit, including animal chores and regular cleaning of animal exhibit, as well as the opening and closure of all public lands managed by the conservation board. Assist in the general upkeep of conservation parks and natural areas including but not limited to restroom/shower cleaning, vacuuming, mopping, window cleaning, dusting, recycling, landscaping, grading parking areas, seeding, prescribed burns, tree debris removal, tree and prairie plantings, mowing, stocking facilities with supplies, snow removal, and storm and flood clean-up. Track and assemble reports including but not limited to equipment replacement schedules, monthly receipts, park maintenance schedules, equipment maintenance schedules, capital improvement project plans, safety inspections of Conservation Property, USDA and Veterinary inspections of the Animal Exhibit, campground registrations, and inventory of supplies and materials on-hand. Recognize and relay problems or concerns with the parks including but not limited to the water systems, heating/cooling systems, phone systems, plumbing systems, elevator, electrical and lighting systems, audio systems, general safety or any other area of concern CLAYTON COUNTY CONSERVATION Promote the health and general welfare of the people; to model and encourage preservation, conservation, education and recreation through responsible use and appreciation of our natural resources and cultural heritage. Answer requests for information about conservation areas, education programs and recreation areas. Coordinate training and scheduling for seasonal staff. Work within an approved budget with expenses pre-approved by the Director. Maintain a daily log of work activities and require same of subordinates- presented monthly to Director

ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: Operate machinery. File records and materials. Provide assistance to the environmental education staff during school or public programs. Train and assist volunteers at the Conservation Center. Attend trainings and certification classes. Document incident reports and present to Director for the County Safety Committee. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Ability to analyze and interpret data and prepare reports, statements and projections. Ability to communicate with the public and coworkers in a tactful and courteous manner. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Operation of a personal computer, Office 365 software, and other basic office equipment. Ability to assist the general public in obtaining information about outdoor recreation including fishing, camping, hunting, environmental education programs and other related information. Ability to self-start and find work projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Must be at least 18 years of age. High School graduate or GED equivalent, College Graduate (preferred). Five or more years of experience in a Conservation related field (preferred). Valid driver’s license and a valid Commercial Drivers License (preferred). Must pass a pre-employment physical through the county’s provider.

USEFUL CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING: Familiarity with Iowa Code, Chapter 350 emphasis (preferred). Iowa Peace Officer Certification or ability to graduate from Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Must have or be willing to acquire S130/S190 Fire Training. Must have or be willing to acquire CPR/First Aid certificate. Must have or be willing to acquire Commercial Pesticide Applicator License (preferred). Must have or be willing to acquire Public Hunter Education Instructor Certificate. Must have or be willing to acquire Public Water System Operator Certificate.

MINIMUM PHYSCIAL & MENTAL ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM DUTIES: The work environment and physical demands described here are those of which must be met by the employee to successfully perform essential functions of said position. Accommodations within reason may be made to enable any individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their position. • The duties of this position require constant exposure to dust, noise, vibrations from tool usage, excessive heat/cold, working around moving equipment, and working near trip/fall obstacles including uneven terrain. This position will occasionally require exposure to chemical, biological, and traffic hazards. • Frequent standing, bending, walking, balancing, reaching, and lifting are required to perform regular duties. Will be required to frequently lift 0-50lbs, and occasionally carry 50+lbs (anything over 50lbs will be moved by two people). • This position duties require the worker to adhere to the conservation board’s personal protective equipment (PPE) policy and utilize the required PPE required for given duties. All PPE will be furbished as required.

SALARY: This position is considered a full-time, non-exempt position, paid a competitive salary plus standard county benefits. A county vehicle is provided at the Osborne Conservation Center for business use. A work uniform is issued to the employee and must be worn at all times while conducting county business. The employee is on call 24/7 and issued a county cell phone for business use. An Offer of Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment background check, driving record, pre-employment physical and drug screening.

It is the policy of Clayton County, in accordance with Iowa Code §729.4, to provide equal treatment to all County employees and applicants for County employment.

* 18 years of age
* High School Graduate or GED, College Grad (Preferred)
* 5 or more years of experience in Conservation (Preferred)
* Valid Drivers License & a CDL (preferred)
* Must pass pre-employment physical through county's provider

To Apply
Applicants should mail a current resume, cover letter, and county employment application to:
Jenna Pollock, Director
Clayton County Conservation Board
29862 Osborne Road
Elkader IA 52043-8247

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