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Seasonal (6-month) Conservation Technician


Posted 03/11/2019
County Des Moines
Location Sperry ,Iowa
Salary $12-$15/hr.


Description

SUMMARY:
The Seasonal Conservation Technician is a seasonal (six months or less), up to full time (up to 40 hours per week) position. The person in this position is responsible for assisting maintenance staff with management and maintenance of parks, trails, natural areas, and various public facilities throughout the county during the busy park season from April through September. Under the direction of the department’s Executive Director, the person in this position performs construction work, equipment and facility maintenance and repairs, and various programs related to the operation and maintenance of county lands and facilities.

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have no major criminal convictions, be insurable under the county’s insurance policy, and must be able to get to and from the primary work site at Big Hollow Recreation Area near Sperry, IA. A current valid driver’s license is required. Must be able to follow written and oral instructions, work without direct supervision, and work outdoors in all weather conditions. Hours of work are generally between 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM Monday through Friday though some weekend work is occasionally required.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Job duties will be primarily maintenance-oriented and will include, but are not limited to, park and campground maintenance and upkeep, equipment maintenance, construction or repair of facilities, trail maintenance/creation and wildlife habitat management. The Seasonal Conservation Technician will also report/repair safety hazards, offer assistance and information to the public, maintain working relationships with other employees and the public, and perform other tasks as assigned. Work will involve, but is not limited to the operation of tractors, trucks, chainsaws, brush mowers and various hand and power tools.

Examples of some typical tasks for which the Seasonal Conservation Technician may perform:

  • Checking on and cleaning parks (restrooms, fire rings, campsites, cabin, etc.)
  • Posting park reservations
  • Mowing (with tractor & brush mower) & string-trimming
  • Filling, raking and grading washouts on trails
  • Cutting brush & downed limbs/trees in parks and on trails
  • Splitting firewood
  • Assisting maintenance staff with park facility construction & improvement projects
  • Changing oil in & detailing trucks, tractors and other equipment
  • Assisting with prescribed fires and wildlife habitat planting projects
  • Reporting park rule violations to Park Rangers
  • Other duties as assigned.

 For a full job description and application instructions, visit: http://www.dmcounty.com/Jobs.aspx



Qualifications
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have no major criminal convictions, be insurable under the county’s insurance policy, and must be able to get to and from the primary work site at Big Hollow Recreation Area near Sperry, IA.

To Apply
Full position description and application instructions are available at http://www.dmcounty.com/Jobs.aspx

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