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Natural Resource Manager

Posted 04/12/2019
County Pocahontas
Location Pocahontas ,Iowa
Salary $38,000 - $40,000 DOQ
Deadline 05/07/2019


Under direction of the Director, develops, implements and administers a biologically sound roadside vegetation management program and Wildlife area management for Pocahontas County based upon desirable species management.    Informs landowners about all aspects of roadside management and encourages participation.  Trains and supervises seasonal employees in specific procedures.  Performs tasks relating to seeding, brush cutting, weed control, harvesting, and burning. 

Knowledge of principles and practices of ecology, botany, roadside vegetation management, and wildlife biology.    Ability to effectively assess need for, plan, develop, promote, implement, and manage a roadside vegetation management program.    Knowledge of and ability to identify prairie and other plants native to Iowa and knowledge of their life cycles.    Knowledge of and ability to safely prepare and apply chemicals used in roadside vegetation management, including pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and poisons.    Ability to effectively use a computer and software involved in roadside vegetation management.   Ability to safely perform heavy manual labor outdoors for extended periods under all types of weather conditions.    Ability to safely perform a wide range of physical tasks, including walking on uneven ground; standing; climbing ladders; lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling amounts weighing up to 55 pounds; bending; kneeling and balancing.   Ability to safely operate a variety of hand and power tools associated with roadside vegetation management program, including, but not limited to, chainsaws, brush cutters, pole pruner, and sprayers.    Ability to safely operate a variety of equipment associated with Roadside Vegetation management, Land management, and Park maintenance.  Including but not limited to Tractors, Turf Mowers, Skid Loader, Truck and Trailer, Dump Truck, Forestry Mowers, Forestry Shears, and Spray Truck and equipment.   Ability to effectively train, teach, lead, and supervise seasonal employees performing roadside vegetation management duties, and to coordinate related work of other county employees.   Ability to use initiative and tact to establish and maintain effective rapport and working relationships with the public, co-workers, employees, supervisors, and state and local government and community officials.   Ability to effectively communicate with and promote roadside vegetation management program to landowners and utility representatives.   Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and orderly records and files.    Ability to obtain and maintain required licenses and certifications.

Start date for this position will be around July 1.  Application deadline is by 2:30 pm on Tuesday, May 7.

For more information please contact Brian Reis at 712-335-4395 or email 

Graduation from accredited four year college or university /or/ graduation from a 2 year college with two years of experience
Class A CDL or able to obtain w/in one year
Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator license or ability to obtain

To Apply
Send Resume and Cover letter with at least Three References listed
To: Pocahontas County Conservation
Brian Reis, Director
702 NW 7th Street
Pocahontas, Iowa 50574
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