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Vegetation Management Aide

Posted 09/25/2020
County Story
Location Nevada ,Iowa
Salary $11.50/hour

Summary Description

One part time position is available for this fall through winter 2020/2021.This position offers opportunities to utilize the latest trends in vegetation management in roadsides, drainage ditches, and natural areas. Other job-related tasks may include equipment and facilities maintenance as well as assisting with habitat improvement on public and private lands. The position will start October 2020 and run through February 2021 depending on hours worked.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Duties include, but are not limited to: assisting staff with prairie seed harvest/cleaning operations, planting native vegetation, equipment rental, and equipment repair and maintenance.
  • Removing trees and brush from the county’s roadsides and open ditches located within drainage districts.
  • Opportunity may exist in assisting staff with prescribed fire if certified in NWCG S130 and S190.
  • Equipment used in these operations will include a hydro-seeder, seed drills, tractor/ loaders, UTVs, prescribed fire equipment, chainsaws, and various power and hand tools.
  • Ready to Use herbicide will be applied on cut stumps.
  • Hours may vary based on employee’s schedule and weather conditions.




Education and Experience  
High school diploma or GED. Valid dirver's license. New employees will undergo a background check. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities  
General knowledge of herbicide labels, chainsaws and brush chippers, various sprayers, UTV, power hand tools, tractors, PTO driven rotary mowers, hydraulic driven boon mowers, firefighting skid units, and hydroseeders; general knowledge of repair manuals, equipment operation manuals, maps, and parts schematics; general knowledge of vehicle maintenance reports, sprayer calibrations, Arc map/Arc catalog, and Beacon GIS; ability to create and maintain applicable records of service; ability to operate standard office equipment and related hardware and software; ability to learn specialized software related to department needs; ability to learn specialized equipment related to business needs; ability to work from sketches, drawings, plans or specifications; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to ID different plants; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the general public.
Additional Information:  
A cover letter and resume must accompany the online application.

High school diploma or GED. Valid driver's license. New employees will undergo a background check.

To Apply

A cover letter and resume must accompany the online application.

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