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Roadside Technician - Part-time


Posted 07/29/2022
County Dickinson
Location Milford ,Iowa
Salary $15.00 - $18.00/hr w/partial Vacation & Sick time


Description

Roadside Technician– Permanent, Part-time

Milford, IA $15.00 - $18.00/hr DOE up to 1560 hours annually, averages out to 30 hours a week with 24 hours Vacation &  24 hours Sick time leave.

The Dickinson County Conservation Board is looking to hire a permanent, part-time Roadisde Technician. This is an excellent entry-level opportunity for those looking to get their foot in the door in the conservation field. Gain experience in ecosystems management, integrated roadside vegetation management, trails maintenance, equipment maintenance and facilities maintenance.

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Assist with all aspects of the integrated roadside vegetation management program, which includes spraying of the ROW, removal of invasive species in the ROW including trees & shrubs.  Assisting in planting of 3% of the ROW each year
  • Assist with all aspects of ecological restoration and management of prairie, wetlands, and oak savanna through prescribed fire, herbicide application, tree and shrub removal, and other tasks as assigned
  • Assist with park, facility, and equipment maintenance, cleaning, and repairs when needed.
  • Assist with trail maintenance on hard surface and undeveloped trails

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Possess an interest in conserving local ecosystems
  • Possess the ability to walk, stand, kneel, crouch, reach, stoop, and climb to accomplish tasks
  • Possess the basic ability to operate mowers, farm equipment and highway and off-road vehicles
  • Possess the basic 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

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.

Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license
  • Possess an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Wildlife and Fisheries, Ecology or a related field of study
  • Possess basic knowledge of Iowa ecosystems, plants, and animals
  • Possess (or obtain within six months of start date) NWCG Wildland Fire S-130 and S-190 certification
  • Possess (or obtain within six months of start date) Iowa Dept. of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification in categories 1A and 6
  • Possess (or obtain within six months of start date)  American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED certification

To Apply

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

Lee Sorenson, Lsorenson@dickinsoncountyiowa.gov

Or by mail to: 22785 Nature Center Road, IA 51355

Application: Dickinson County Conservation Board Application



Qualifications
At least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license
•Working towards an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, Biology, Environmental Sciences, or a related field of study


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

Lee Sorenson, Lsorenson@dickinsoncountyiowa.gov

Or by mail to: 22785 Nature Center Road, IA 51355

Application: Dickinson

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