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Seasonal Naturalist

Posted 02/21/2024
County Plymouth
Location Hinton ,Iowa
Salary $14/ hr



Plymouth County Conservation Position Description

Seasonal Naturalist

General Description: This is a seasonal position. The summer naturalist will assist the staff naturalist with planning and conducting environmental education program activities for a wide range of audiences.

Organization: The person in this position reports directly to the Naturalist, and is responsible to them for carrying out duties in a safe and timely manner. The person in this position may also be supervised by other full time staff.

Essential Functions:

• Plans and conducts summer camp programs.

• Plans and conducts public programs during the summer.

• Assist Interpretive Naturalist in duties related to that position as assigned.

• Offers accurate and polite advice upon request by park visitors.

• Provides custodial services to all park restrooms, buildings, and facilities; and assures they are clean, operable, and adequately stocked, as assigned.

• Assist other conservation departments as needed. (park ranger, conservation technician, park technician)

• Observes for hazards or threats to safety simultaneously while working on assigned tasks, and reports observations to supervisor.

Working Conditions:


• Custodial chemicals

• Ready to Use pesticides and herbicides

• Power tools (gas and electrical)

• Medium duty equipment


• Field

• On lakes and rivers

• Large groups of park visitors

Physical Effort

• Minimal to Arduous

• Potential high stress incidents and environment

Fair Labor Standards Act

• Non – exempt ( time and one half pay for all authorized overtime )

Work Schedule

• Non- Standard Work Week. Typically Monday – Friday with some weekends, and overnights.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities at Time of Hire:

• Must have or be obtaining a degree in Natural Resources or Education.

• Must be willing to learn how to canoe and kayak on a lake and on a river.

• Possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.

• Possess the basic understanding and acceptance of chain of command.

• Possess the basic ability to operate vehicles and equipment necessary in the management of conservation areas and facilities.

• Possess the ability to tow and back an equipment trailer with a heavy duty pickup.

• Possess the ability to regularly lift 50 pounds to complete responsibilities, occasionally lift and carry objects up to 75 pounds.

• Possess the ability to become knowledgeable about Plymouth County Conservation areas and opportunities within the first week of employment

-Must be obtaining or have a degree in Natural Resources or Education.
-Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license

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