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Vegetation Management Aide


Posted 07/26/2021
County Story
Location countywide ,Iowa
Salary $13/hour


Description
Summary Description

One part-time seasonal position is available this fall through winter 2021-2022. 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. This position will start September 2021 and run through February 2022 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. 

  •  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.
  • May assist staff with prescribed fire if certified in NWCG S130 and S190.
  • Operates equipment such as a hydro-seeder, seed drills, tractor/loaders. UTVs, prescribed fire equipment, chainsaws and various power and hand tools.  
  • Applies ready to use herbicide on cut stumps.
  • Hours may vary based on employee's schedule and weather conditions.

 

Qualifications
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a current, valid driver's license. Opportunities to obtain a commercial pesticide applicator certification or a commercial driver's license may exist.

Employees will undergo post-offer, pre-employment background checks and drug screening.
 
Additional Information  
A cover letter and resume must accompany the online application.

E-VERIFY PROCESS:
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: http://www.uscis.gov.

 

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 and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, climbing or balancing and lifting and occasionally requires stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, tasting or smelling and pushing or pulling; work requires distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires working near moving mechanical parts and exposure to outdoor weather conditions, frequently requires working in high, precarious places, exposure to fumes or airborne particles and exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and occasionally requires exposure to vibration exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic). 



Qualifications
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a current, valid driver's license. Opportunities to obtain a commercial pesticide applicator certification or a commercial driver's license may exist.

Employees will undergo post-offer, pre-empl

To Apply
Submit cover letter and resume along with online application at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/storyia/jobs/3162115/vegetation-management-aide?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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