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Resource Technician - Southwood Conservation Area

Posted 01/17/2024
County Woodbury
Location Smithland ,Iowa
Salary Entry Salary: $22.82 hourly ($47,713 Annually) Plus Benefits
Deadline 02/02/2024


FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Under general supervision, performs unskilled to skilled tasks required in the maintenance of parks, facilities, and natural resource areas in the County.  Non-standard work week.   This position is under the direct authority of County Conservation Executive Director and County Conservation Deputy Director.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

The following duties are typical for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. 

Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Maintaining parks, park facilities and natural resource areas on a daily basis

  • Maintaining and using a variety of tools and equipment

  • Assisting in provision for the public safety

  • Assists in area management in the absence of the Resource Manager or Assistant Resource Manager

  • Assume responsibility of park management in the absence of the Resource Manager or Assistant which includes planning, maintenance, and management of the park’s buildings, tables, fire places, tools and equipment, grounds, boat docks, campgrounds, roads, trails, restrooms and water systems

  • Supervise seasonal employees

  • Inspect condition of parks for general park safety and accident prevention

  • Assist in park patrol and enforcement of park, county and state rules and regulations

  • Provide information to ensure compliance of rules by the public

  • Collect fees, draft reports to administrative staff, and assist with keeping records

  • Operate a variety of heavy equipment, vehicles and power tools, and perform and direct maintenance duties

  • Attendance is required

Non-Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining and using a variety of tools and equipment

  • Perform basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry and some light construction when needed

  • Performs various other duties relating to scope of responsibility as assigned by the County Conservation Executive Director and County Conservation Deputy Director

Minimum Education and Experience Required to Performing Essential Functions:

  • Bachelor degree in Park Management or a Natural Resource related field with one to three years of experience in a related field required.  

  • Possess a valid driver's license

  • Possession of or ability to obtain, within six months of hire, a valid Class A Iowa Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and insurance

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of park management and related subjects

  • Computer and recordkeeping skills are required

  • Knowledge of conservation board policies, rules, regulations, and administrative procedures

  • Knowledge in the operation of manual and power tools and equipment

  • Ability to learn operation of technical equipment

  • Knowledge of computer skills to effectively operate Microsoft Office

  • Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of several seasonal employees

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with others and to maintain good public relations

  • Skill in decision making, communicating effectively both orally and in writing, and time management

  • Basic First Aid and CPR certification

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Commercial Pesticide Applicator license

  • S 130, S 190 Wildland Fire Training

  • Candidate for hire must successfully pass a background check, a physical examination, vision, back screen, hearing screen/test and drug screen

Physical Demands:

This is a physically demanding and physical mobile position requiring the ability to work with hands, to stand for extended periods, to perform routine heavy manual labor (50 to 85 pounds of dead lifting and to walk stairs carrying 50 pounds on a frequent basis) and to use considerable force frequently or constantly to move objects and to work during possibly adverse weather conditions. Horizontal and vertical reaching motion is required.  Aptitudes  required are those typically associated with operations related to County systems, numerical and forms perceptions, clarity of vision 20” or less to view computer screens and for preparing and analyzing written data and to determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work and observing general surroundings and activities, legal documents and cards; eye/hand/foot coordination, hand and finger dexterity, motor coordination, grasping and repetitive motions, hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word  in clearly spoken English. This is physically mobile work requiring operation of motor vehicles and equipment; this worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, atmospheric conditions, travel hazards or hazards encountered while conducting investigations.   

Woodbury County is an EOE.  In compliance with the ADA, the County will consider reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.

Bachelor Degree in Park Management or a Natural Resource related field with 1-3 years of experience in a related field required. Possession of or ability to obtain, within six months of hire, a valid Class A Iowa Commercial Driver's license (CDL)

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