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Conservation/ Naturalist Aide

Posted 01/23/2023
County Dubuque
Location Peosta ,Iowa
Salary $12-13 per hour
Deadline 02/13/2023


Temporary Summer Conservation Aide 

The Conservation and Naturalist Aid positions are full-time, seasonal internships with the Dubuque County Conservation Board. The person in this position, under the general supervision of the Executive Director, will perform a wide variety of technical and field duties including but not limited to natural resource management, park and facility maintenance and program administration This is a seasonal position, with varied hours up to a maximum of 40 hours per week.  

Examples of Duties:

  • Caries out the enhancement of parks and natural resource areas. 
  • Cutting, trimming, removal of hazardous trees, mowing, control of noxious weeds and invasive species.
  • Maintain equipment conditions and needs including fences, roads, tractors, trailers, loaders, chain saws, etc. 
  • Assist in routine maintenance of park areas, preserves, and recreation areas, facilities and equipment
  •   -Includes maintaining shower houses, restrooms, boat ramps, campgrounds etc. 
  • Work with staff in preparing and facilitating environmental education outdoor recreation and conservation programs on a wide array of topics to audiences of varying ages and knowledge base
  • Plan, assist, and lead summer camps (3-17 years old)
  • Maintain working relationship with volunteers, general public, and conservation staff
  • Assist with animal husbandry 

Supplemental Information


Ability to work efficiently, complete required natural resource work in the work units; ability to work effectively with others; ability to speak before public and private groups. Ability to operate tractors, mowers, chainsaws, trimmers and power tools. 

Physical Demands and Work Environments:

Physical Demands: Ability to lift and carry heavy objects sometimes up to 100 pounds and conduct movements such as but not limited to balancing, twisting, climbing, kneeling, walking, pulling, pushing, lifting, etc. Work Environment: Work is conducted primarily outdoors so the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at that time. Sometimes the employee may be exposed to moving machinery, dust, fumes, gases, and moderate to loud noises.

Although not required, preference will be given to those pursuing a Bachelor's degree with a major coursework in conservation, natural resources, botany, forestry, wildlife or a related field

Valid driver's license required

To Apply

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Any questions please call 563.556.6745

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