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Summer Ranger (Up to 6 positions)

Posted 01/16/2024
County Woodbury
Location Correctionville/Salix/Smithland ,Iowa
Salary Start $15.75/hour


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.

  • Positions available at various Woodbury County parks for the season. 
  • Positions typically start in April and end in October, limited to six months. 
  • The position includes responsible experience as an assistant to the Resource Manager. 
  • The position includes some supervision of park maintenance personnel, a wide variety of park maintenance duties, park rule enforcement and interaction with park visitors. 
  • Attendance is required.

Minimum Education and Experience Required to Perform Essential Functions:

A degree or studying for a degree in a natural resources related field preferred. Possession of a current valid driver's license with good driving record.  Ability to routinely lift 50 pounds, perform physical labor in all types of weather conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes and loud noises.  Experience in operating mowers, tractors, trucks and other motorized equipment, power tools and hand tools.  Ability to follow written and oral instructions.  Ability to communicate successfully with the public.  Minimum 18 years of age, previous experience desired.  Must pass drug test, physical screening questionnaire and background check after offer of hire. 

Mental and Physical Competencies Required to Perform Essential Functions:
Language Ability

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating, and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the County.  Ability to read and understand maps,  legal descriptions, policies, and procedures.  Able by voice communications to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret graphs.  Knowledge of basic principles.  Knowledge of legislative requirements.  Knowledge of County procedures.

Cognitive Demands

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.  Ability to set priorities regarding assignments and follow through to completion; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.

Equipment Used

Ability to skillfully and safely operate and maintain a wide variety of equipment and tools; chain saws, ladders, heavy equipment, office machines, computer, etc., knowledge of computer skills to effectively operate Microsoft Office software.

Special Requirements:

Satisfactory driving record and possession of a valid driver's license.
Ability to successfully complete all pre-employment requirements. 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

Additional Physical Requirements:

This is a physically demanding position requiring the ability to lift at least 50 pounds on a frequent basis and to use considerable force frequently to move objects; work requires digital dexterity, fingering, grasping and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken words; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of tools and equipment, determining accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; worker will be exposed to adverse and extreme environmental conditions.

Applicant for hire must successfully pass a background check, physical exam and drug screening prior to employment.  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.

A degree or studying for a degree in a natural resources related field preferred. Possession of a current valid driver's license with good driving record. Ability to routinely lift 50 pounds, perform physical labor in all types of weather conditions

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A completed county application is required. Resume and cover letter preferred.

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