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Habitat Stewardship Intern


Posted 01/04/2021
County Woodbury
Location Sioux City ,Iowa
Salary $12.00/hour
Deadline 02/08/2021


Description

Habitat Stewardship Intern

Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, Woodbury County Conservation Board, Sioux City, Iowa  

Description:  This 12-week position will run approximately May 30 through August 14, 2021 and will offer opportunities to actively participate in land stewardship and habitat management activities in prairie and woodland environments.   

Duties: Assist with conducting habitat management such as invasive species removal, shrub removal, oak savanna and prairie restoration, and prairie planting; conduct mowing, trimming and general park management tasks; assist with weeding, mulching, tree trimming, and native landscaping projects; assist with trail maintenance and equipment maintenance; assist with fence construction, repair and removal; maintain working relationships with other employees and the public; and perform related tasks as assigned.  

Shift:  The Habitat Stewardship Intern will work no more than 40 hours per work week (non-routine including some weekends, evenings and holidays).  

Required Skills: Ability to work independently; possess a strong work ethic and a sincere interest in preserving Iowa ecosystems; experience in safely operating and maintaining mowers, motorized equipment such as All-Terrain Vehicles, power and hand tools is helpful; ability to follow directions and learn new skills; general knowledge and interest in outdoors and natural resources.  

Qualifications: High School diploma or GED equivalent. The applicant must possess a current, valid driver’s license; have reliable transportation and the ability to get to and from different work-sites within a 45-mile radius of Sioux City; ability to routinely lift 50-85 pounds; and be physically able to work in extreme environmentally rigorous situations (heat, humidity, steep terrain). Candidate must pass physical and drug screening tests prior to employment for Woodbury County.  

Salary:  $12.00 per hour  

Deadline:  Must be received by 4:30 p.m., Monday, February 8, 2021.

To Apply:    To Apply:   https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/woodburycountyiowa  Please INCLUDE job application, resume, and cover letter in application

Applicant for hire must successfully pass a background check, physical exam and drug screening prior to employment.  Woodbury County is an EOE.  In compliance with the ADA, the County will consider reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.

Qualifications
High School diploma or GED equivalent. The applicant must possess a current, valid driver’s license; and the ability to get to and from different work-sites; ability to routinely lift 50-85 pounds and work in extreme summer conditions.

To Apply
To Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/woodburycountyiowa
Please INCLUDE job application, resume, and cover letter in application. Deadline: February 8, 2021



More Information
https://woodburyparks.org

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