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Conservation Technician

Posted 12/29/2021
County Story
Location Ames ,Iowa
Salary $40,476.80 - $42,972.80
Deadline 01/23/2022


Summary Description
Performs intermediate technical work in the maintenance and enhancement of conservation properties, such as parks, trails, vehicles, buildings and equipment, inspecting properties and recommending maintenance and improvements to supervisors, assisting with special projects, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Operations Supervisor. Continuous oversight is exercised over seasonal personnel.

Salary Range for this position is $19.46/hr - $23.74 hr

Job Duties/Responsibilities
Plans and performs building, grounds and facility maintenance and repairs.
Assists with hiring seasonal employees; acts as lead to temporary employees.
Helps plan and develop habitat including food plots, nestings, and fish structures.
Plants trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.
Conducts prescribed burns.
Performs maintenance and repair of equipment.
Performs vegetation management including but not limited to mowing, pruning, cutting and implementing timber stand improvements; uses chemical pesticides to maintain and upkeep foliage.
Keeps current in safety and maintenance operations through attendance at meetings, conferences, and workshops.

Associates/Technical degree with coursework in conservation, or related field and moderate experience in a related position, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Story County participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered a position with Story County must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity. Please be prepared to provide required documents on the first day of employment. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 515-382-7200 or go to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at:

Physical & Environmental Characteristics
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 25 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms and lifting, frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and pushing or pulling and occasionally requires climbing or balancing, tasting or smelling and repetitive motions; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts within arms length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work frequently requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts, working in high, precarious places, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to extreme heat (non-weather), exposure to vibration and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Special Requirements:
Pesticide applicator license category 6 and 1A within six (6) months. Class B commercial driver's license with airbrake endorsement in the State of Iowa within six (6) months. Applicable position, department, organization and professional training will be provided and must be completed upon hire and on an ongoing basis. Valid driver's license in the State of Iowa.

To Apply
Submit online application with cover letter and resume

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