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Conservation Technician

Posted 03/07/2024
County Buchanan
Location Hazleton ,Iowa
Salary $19.00 - $20.50/hour
Deadline 04/08/2024


Full time position with county benefits.  At will position appointed by and reporting to the Conservation Board Executive Director. Under general supervision; assists in the implementation, development, maintenance and operations of areas under management of the Conservation Board. Some essential duties include:

• providing care and maintenance of live animals and exhibits

• conducting ground preparation and planting for conservation management, including application of herbicides

• operating equipment, including tractors, loaders, trucks, augers, tree planters, seed drills, tree trimmers, chain saws, sprayers, and various power tools

• cutting and felling of trees

• mowing and grounds maintenance

• maintaining machinery, tools, and equipment. 

Must possess, or be able to obtain a valid Class A Iowa Commercial Drivers License within 6 months, S130/S190 training within 6 months, and State of Iowa Pesticide Applicator's Permit within 12 months.  Drug testing shall be required as allowed by state law.  Must pass a physical fitness test.

The full job description and application form may be downloaded at:  For more information, call 319-636-2617.

 Buchanan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

An Associate’s Degree in a natural resources or agricultural field and one or more years work-related experience. Will consider high school diploma or GED and three years education and/or work-related experience. Other requirements are listed below.

To Apply
Submit a cover letter, resume with references, and completed Buchanan County Application form to: Ben Bonar, Executive Director, Buchanan County Conservation Board, 1883 125th Street, Hazleton, IA 50641; email:

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