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Natural Resource Manager

Posted 11/14/2023
County Jones
Location Center Junction ,Iowa
Salary $53,750-$57,000
Deadline 12/14/2023


Essential Job Duties: 

·Works closely with Executive Director to develop and implement management plans for Jones County Conservation areas. Including prairie and woodland management, timber sales, crop leases, food plot plantings, tree plantings, wetland development and prairie restorations.

·Works collaboratively with Department coworkers.  

· Carries out the enhancement of parks, natural resource areas, and facilities. Planting, seeding, cutting, chain sawing, trimming, pesticide application, burning, removal of hazardous trees, timber stand improvement, food plots, mowing, control of noxious weeds and invasive species, etc.

·Daily coordination with Resource Manager coworker on project scheduling of seasonal staff

·Maintain equipment conditions and needs including fences, roads, tractors, loaders, chainsaws, snowplows, etc.

·Oversees and participates in specialized program areas including, but not limited to forestry, arboriculture, horticulture, prairie management, prescribed fire, etc.

·Provides information and conducts public relations activities through presentations and articles to educate and inform the public on natural resource issues.

·Coordinates activities of seasonal staff, contractors, and volunteers conducting resource inventory and management activities.

·Assists in routine maintenance of park areas, preserves and recreation areas, facilities, and equipment.

·Conducts studies on areas for the purpose of developing and utilizing natural resource data.

·Seeks grant program opportunities and writes grant applications.

·Works occasional weekends, holidays, irregular hours, and night shifts as needed.

·Perform duties in rough terrain and in extreme hot or cold temperatures.

·Performs all other duties as assigned.

·Attend work regularly at designated place and time.  

•Bachelors degree with major coursework in conservation, natural resources, botany, forestry, wildlife, or a related field and/or an equivalent combination of three years of work-related experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities n

To Apply
Submit a cover letter, resume, and Jones County Employment Application by December 14, 2023 to: or
Mail: Jones County Conservation
Attn: Brad Mormann
12515 Central Park Road
Center Junction IA 52212

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