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Conservation Technician/ Park Ranger

Posted 02/15/2023
County O'Brien
Location Paullina ,Iowa
Salary $40,000-$50,000 depending on experience


The O'Brien County Conservation Board is hiring a Conservation Technician/ Park Ranger. This position includes performing a full spectrum of park and conservation area maintenance responsibilities for all areas managed by the Conservation Board. Duties and responsibilities will include park maintenance, enforcing local rules and regulations of the Conservation Board, and communication with campers and other park users.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides park maintenance such as mowing, weeding, painting, garbage pick-up, cleaning, and other duties as assigned. 
  • Communicates with campers and other park users in the areas.
  • Participates in fish and wildlife management and improvement activities including, but not limited to, fisheries construction and maintenance, maintaining wildlife plots, etc.
  • Serves as land manager in wildlife areas with duties such as planting, chemical application, mowing, baling hay.
  • Provides construction services including, but not limited to, construction, roofing, electrical work, plumbing, concrete work, etc.
  • Transports and spreads materials such as rock, gravel, dirt
  • Serves in various capacities in the prescribed fire program including walking distances, carrying a backpack, operating machinery, etc.
  • May Occasionally assist with educational programming. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

This position may include Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Basic training.

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-Associates degree in any conservation related field or 2 years work experience in the conservation field.
-Valid Driver's License
-Pesticide applicators license and burn certifications must be obtained within 1 year of employment.

To Apply
Send or drop off resume and cover letter to O’Brien County Conservation Board Attention: Board Chairman, at 4931 Yellow Avenue, Peterson, IA 51047.

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