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Nature Center/Stone Park Maintenance Worker

Posted 01/31/2024
County Woodbury
Location Sioux City ,Iowa
Salary $13.13/hour


Nature Center/Stone Park Maintenance Worker – Seasonal

Entry Salary:  $13.13/hour

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

The following duties are typical for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Assists visitors by providing park information, checking campsite, cabin, shelter, and lodge reservations.
  • Assists with general maintenance, mowing and trimming grass, trail repair, cleaning restrooms, facility maintenance, and equipment maintenance.
  • Operates a variety of hand tools, power tools, equipment, and vehicles after proper training.
  • Natural resource management including prairie and oak savanna restoration, invasive species removal. 

Minimum Education and Experience Required to Perform Essential Functions:

A degree or studying for a degree in a natural resource related field preferred.  Experience with operating tractors, mowers, tools, construction equipment, etc. preferred.  Ability to communicate effectively with park visitors.  Minimum 18 years of age.  Must pass drug test, physical screening questionnaire and background check after offer of hire.

Mental and Physical Competencies Required to Perform Essential Functions:

Language Ability

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the County.  Ability to read and understand legal descriptions, policies, and procedures.  Able by voice communications to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret graphs.  Knowledge of basic principles.  Knowledge of legislative requirements.  Knowledge of County procedures.

Cognitive Demands

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.  Ability to set priorities regarding assignments and follow through to completion; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.

Equipment Used

Ability to skillfully and safely operate and maintain a wide variety of equipment and tools; chainsaws, ladders, heavy equipment, office machines, computer, etc., knowledge of computer skills to effectively operate Microsoft Office software.

Special Requirements:

Satisfactory driving record and possession of a valid driver’s license.
Ability to successfully complete all pre-employment requirements.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

Additional Physical Requirements:

This is a physically demanding position requiring the ability to lift at least 50 pounds on a frequent basis and to use considerable force frequently to move objects; work requires digital dexterity, fingering, grasping and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken words; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of tools and equipment, determining accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; worker will be exposed to adverse and extreme environmental conditions.


Possession of a current valid driver's license. Ability to routinely lift 50 pounds, perform physical labor in all types of weather conditions, and be exposed to dust, fumes, and loud noises. Ability to operate mowers, power and hand tools.


To Apply:


Woodbury County job application required.  A resume and cover letter are preferred.


Deadline:  Must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2024. 


“An Equal Opportunity Employer”

Must be 18 years or older with high school diploma or GED equivalent; Have current, valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to work; Ability to routinely lift 50 pounds and work in extreme environmentally rigorous situations.

To Apply
To Apply:
County job application is required. Resume and cover letter are preferred.
Deadline: April 5, 2024

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