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Conservation Aide

Posted 01/18/2018
County Story
Location McFarland Park (Ames) or Hickory Grove Park (Colo) ,Iowa
Salary $10.50 - $10.75
Deadline 02/11/2018


Nine positions are available for summer 2018. The positions will offer opportunities in natural resource work, equipment use, and park facility and grounds maintenance. The position starts May 21, 2018 and ends approximately August 24, 2018. Accommodations may be made for school schedules. The positions are based at McFarland Park (Ames) or Hickory Grove Park (Colo).

Job Duties/Responsibilities: 

Duties will include mowing, string trimming, trail maintenance, chainsaw work, litter control, general carpentry, prairie maintenance, burning, and planting?/pruning trees and shrubs. 

The conservation aide will report/repair safety hazards; offer assistance and information to the public; assist park rangers with area monitoring; maintain working relationships with other employees and the public; attend mandatory safety training and staff meetings; and perform related tasks as assigned.  Work will involve the operation of tractors, mowers/trimmers, chainsaws, and power tools. 

Hours will average 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, and may include some weekends and holidays. 

Area of Focus:

Parks - Seven aides will focus on park operations including mowing, trail maintenance, project development, and natural resource management. 

Natural Resources - Two aides will focus on natural resource management and restoration, including invasive species control and native vegetation management. Aides must have the ability to obtain a category 6 pesticide applicators certification within the first two weeks of employment. 


Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and have a current, valid driver's license. Employees will undergo post-offer, pre-employment background checks and drug screening. Mandatory safety training is scheduled for Monday, May 21, 2018.

To Apply
A cover letter and resume must accompany the online application.

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