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Natural Resource Aide - Seasonal (4 positions)

Posted 03/04/2019
County Dickinson
Location Okoboji - Milford ,Iowa


$12.00 - $15.00/hour, 40 hours/week

Flexible start and end date, roughly May-November

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties include, but aren’t limited to:

·       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

·         Assist with all aspects of the integrated roadside vegetation management program

·         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

This is a seasonal position under the supervision of the Vegetation Specialist and Maintenance Technician. Some weekend and holiday work rotation may be required. Failure to perform duties may result in termination.


·         Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license

·         Possess basic knowledge of Iowa ecosystems, plants, and animals

·         Possess (or obtain within 30 days of start date) Iowa Dept. of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification in category 6

To Apply

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

Aric Ping at

Or by mail to:

Dickinson County Conservation Board

1924 240th St.

Milford, IA 51301

Application: Dickinson County Conservation Board Application

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