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Roadside Prairie Technician

Posted 08/20/2019
County Dickinson
Location Okoboji - Milford ,Iowa
Salary $15-$17/hr. 30 hrs/week


The Dickinson County Conservation Board is looking to hire a permanent, part-time Roadside Prairie Technician. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to grow their career with a permanent position in the conservation field.

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties include, but aren’t limited to:

·        Assist with all aspects of ecological restoration and management of roadside prairies through prescribed fire, herbicide application, tree and shrub removal, seeding, seed collection, and other tasks as assigned

·        Assist with facility and equipment maintenance, cleaning, and repairs

·        Assist with Winter Sports facility operations

Basic Qualifications

·        Possess an interest in conserving local ecosystems

·        Possess the ability to walk, stand, kneel, crouch, reach, stoop, and climb to accomplish tasks

·        Possess the ability to operate UTVs, ATVs, tractors, mowers, farm equipment, highway and off-road vehicles

·        Possess the ability to safely operate power tools, chain saws, and weed eaters

·        Possess the ability to work without direct supervision

·        Possess the ability to regularly lift 50 lbs.

·        Possess the ability to communicate effectively with peers and the public

·        Possess the ability to work in difficult weather conditions when necessary

·        Possess a willingness to learn on the job

·        Possess the basic ability to operate GPS units

·        Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license


Preferred Qualifications

·        Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Wildlife and Fisheries, Ecology or a related field of study

·        1 year or more experience in natural resources management with a focus on invasive species control

·        Working knowledge of local ecosystems, plants, and animals

·        NWCG Wildland Fire S-130 and S-190 certification

·        Iowa Dept. of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification in category 6

·        American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED certification


This is a permanent part-time position under the supervision of the Roadside Manager. Work hours are flexible with some weekend and holiday work rotation. Failure to perform duties may result in termination.


To Apply

Send a completed Dickinson County Application (found at the link provided below), cover letter and resume by e-mail to:

Aric Ping at

Or by mail to:

Aric Ping

Dickinson County Conservation Board

2391 200th Ave

Milford, IA 51301

Application: Dickinson County Conservation Board Application

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