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Natural Resource Technician

Posted 02/18/2021
County Pottawattamie
Location Honey Creek ,Iowa
Salary $23.23 - $28.85/hour


Coordinates and implements department programs; participates in habitat management programs; performs invasive species control; removes invasive species through mowing, cutting, pulling, and by applying chemicals; conducts prescribed fires in natural areas.

Develops and implements environmental education programs and special events for the public and schools; schedules and organizes program dates, registrations, volunteers, and contracted presenters.

Monitors, repairs, and maintains assigned equipment and vehicles; maintains equipment and vehicle service log.

Assists the general public with inquires by phone, email, and in person; directs inquires to appropriate resource as needed; monitors, maintains, and delivers reports, records, logs, and other related documents; performs data entry and maintenance.

Performs general park maintenance on grounds, buildings, roads, and trails; feeds and waters animals housed on county property; stocks facilities with supplies.

Assists the general public with inquires and performs first aid in emergencies.

Prepares and maintains an inventory of flora and fauna species in County parks; utilizes specific research techniques to identify, record, and photograph species found while conducting hikes or surveys.

Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Must be able to obtain within 6 months of hire:

State of Iowa CPR and First Aid Certification

National Wildfire Coordinating Group Basic Wildland Firefighter and Arduous Work Capacity Test certification 

Iowa Department of Agricultural and Land Stewardship Pesticide Applicators license

Must possess valid driver's license

Bachelor's degree with coursework in environmental science, conservation, or related field and minimal experience assisting with environmental education programs and conservation efforts, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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