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Seasonal Park Officer (Internship)

Posted 01/11/2021
County Adams
Location Corning ,Iowa
Salary $10-$13/hr depending on exp.

ADAMS COUNTY POSITION DESCRIPTION   Position:       Conservation Aide I/Seasonal Park Officer (Temporary & Seasonal)                               Reports to:    Director                                                                                                                                         Department: Conservation Board                        Revision date: Status:  NONEXEMPT                                           Review date: Jan. 11, 2021     General Summary Under specific direction of Director, and Park Officer; performs manual labor needed to maintain and improve recreation areas managed by the Conservation Board.  Will perform all duties of a seasonal conservation aide I; and in addition to those responsibilities will also assist in campground patrol, camper registrations, cabin and cottage area patrol, beach area patrol and minor law enforcement issues.  This position is staffed only during summer months. *This position is intended to be used as a paid internship position and you would be allowed to receive college credit while working full-time.   A.            Essential Functions   1.        This position will assist Director and Park Officer with patrol of campgrounds, cabins and cottages, camper registrations, beach area patrol and minor law enforcement issues. Performs unskilled and semiskilled tasks required in the maintenance of parks and park facilities, performs physical labor tasks in a wide variety of activities.   2.        Assist in park maintenance work, such as repair of facilities, equipment, grounds, roads, trails, etc.   3.        Operates tractors, trucks and mowers in cutting grass, hauling materials, picking up garbage, paints, repairs, install signs, trims trees and shrubs.   4.        Cuts trees and clears brush from trails, set up boat docks and plant trees, shrubs, and flowers.   5.        Custodial duties such as cleaning restrooms cabins and cottages.   6.        Provides helpful and general information to visitors.   B.   Physical Demands Walking, standing, lifting, carrying, bending, climbing, seeing and able to use hands to manipulate tools are all required in the maintenance operation of the Conservation Board areas.   Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds routinely.     C.  Cognitive Demands Ability to think for one's self in order to carry out the maintenance operations in a safe and efficient manner.  Knowledge of a variety of equipment and tools with the ability to detect minor and major malfunctions.  Basic understanding of natural resources and management practices.  Responsible for collecting camping fees and making change when needed.     D.  Work Environment and Equipment Most of the work outside during summer weather conditions can include: sun, wind, high temperatures and rain.  Operate noisy equipment such as tractors, mowers, small engines and power tools.  Work in maintenance shop operating saws, drills, welder, grinder, torch and other power and hand tools.  In office briefly to coordinate work activities and fill out time sheets.  Uses commercial mower, self-propelled walking mowers, grass trimmer, tractor with loader, tractor, hydraulic dump wagon, pickup; all types of hand and power tools; water barrel and transfer pump, 3 pt. rotary mower, 3 pt. post auger, Jon boat and motor, equipment trailer, harrow; live bacteria and disinfectants; lumber; metal (pipe, rod, tubing, etc.).   E.     Supervision of Others       Park Visitors   F.   Entry Qualifications             Must be enrolled in or attending college pursuing a degree in Parks/Wildlife/Criminal Justice    or a related outdoor/law enforcement field. Or have a degree in one of these or a related field.   Must have driver's license, is at least age 17 and have a general working knowledge of tools and equipment.   Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and irregular or special event hours if necessary.   The Employee must make the Employer aware of any know medical issues that may affect the employees job performance.     1.     Marginal functions of positions that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties have been excluded from our job descriptions.   2.         All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.   3.         Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or others.   4.         Job descriptions in no way state or imply that the description includes every duty to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by their supervisor.  

Enrolled in or attending college pursuing a degree in Parks/Wildlife/Criminal Justice or related field.
at least 17 years of age and have a valid drivers license

To Apply
Please email:
or call the Park Office at: 641-322-4793

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