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Wildlife/Parks Internship

Posted 01/04/2023
County Cerro Gordo
Location Mason City ,Iowa
Salary $15.00/hr with no benefits.
Deadline 02/10/2023


EMPLOYMENT PERIOD:  Approximately May to October, with the time period somewhat flexible for students. Limited to 40 hours per week Mon-Fri. 


DESCRIPTION:  Intern will assist the Operations Supervisor and Natural Resource Specialists with all aspects of wildlife and park management activities directed towards county owned parks, conservation areas/facilities and wildlife areas.  Work activities will include, but are not limited to, buildings, grounds, equipment and infrastructure up-keep and repair, turf mowing, management of desired and volunteer woody vegetation, management of prairie and cool season vegetation, and campground restroom facilities maintenance and cleaning.  


REQUIREMENTS:  The ability to effectively apply knowledge and common sense to solve problems and/or achieve work objectives; ability to routinely stand, walk, sit, kneel, stoop, balance, climb and operate power hand tools; ability to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes and loud noises; ability to occasionally lift 75lbs.; ability to follow written and oral instructions; possess a valid driver’s license; and maintain an acceptable driving record.  Cerro Gordo County is a pre-employment physical and drug screening employer.


TO APPLY:  To be considered for employment, individual must submit an official Cerro Gordo County Job Application Form to: Mary Ermer, Office Manager, Cerro Gordo County Conservation, 3501 Lime Creek Road, Mason City, IA 50401.  For more information and/or to request an application & job description, call (641) 423-5309 or email  An application can be obtained by clicking here.


DEADLINE:  Applications can be dropped off, mailed, or emailed and will be accepted until Friday, February 10, 2023.

Either be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the following fields: natural resource management, wildlife biology, ecology, biology, forestry, agriculture, or a related field of study. Relevant experience may be considered in place of education.

To Apply
To be considered for employment, you must submit an official Cerro Gordo County Job Application which can be found on our website at:

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