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Full-Time Conservation Aide (Seasonal)


Posted 01/23/2020
County Lee
Location Montrose ,Iowa
Salary $10 per hour


Description

 See full job description at leecounty.org. 

 

NATURE OF WORK:
 
Job duties will be primarily maintenance-oriented and will include, but are not limited to park, trail, and campground maintenance and upkeep; equipment maintenance; construction or repair of facilities; trail maintenance/creation; and wildlife habitat management. Work will involve, but is not limited to the operation of tractors, chainsaws, brush mowers and power tools. Work will require dealing with coworkers and the public with tact and diplomacy. 
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 
 
Mowing and performing other assigned groundskeeping tasks for County parks, trails, and campgrounds; safely operating necessary groundskeeping equipment including mowers, tractors, skid steers, loaders, brush cutters, trimmers, chain saws, dump truck, and truck/trailers.
Performing vegetation management including but not limited to mowing, pruning, cutting, implementing timber stand improvements; uses chemical pesticides to maintain and upkeep foliage.
Performing maintenance tasks for County parks, trails, and campgrounds, including but not limited to trash removal; repair of buildings and other facilities; cleaning of showers, restrooms, shelter houses, and cabins; and painting.
Assisting with construction of new buildings and facilities.
Assisting with maintenance of equipment. 
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
 
Work is performed outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.  Outdoor work involves bending, reaching, standing, walking over rough terrain, working with pesticides, routinely lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 45 pounds, and occasionally lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 75 pounds, utilizing hand and power tools, maintaining and repairing equipment (i.e. tractors, farm implement, lawn mowers, chainsaws, etc.), and working around intense fires while conducting prescribed burns.  Protective equipment such as gloves, safety glasses, earplugs, chain saw chaps, facial respirators, helmet and Nomex suit for prescribed burning, heavy clothing, and steel-toed boots are worn. May be required to work irregular hours including occasional weekends and evenings.
 
 
WORKING HOURS:
 
Applicants will typically work up to 40 hours per week. Applicants are expected to be available from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, from May 1st through Labor Day. Start and end dates are flexible. An occasional weekend or evening may be required. 
 
APPLICANT PREREQUISITES:
 
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a current, valid driver license. Experience with facility, park, trail, and equipment maintenance, including competency in the safe operation of various power tools and equipment is preferred. Alternatively, applicants must have equivalent training and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: 
 
Ability to safely operate a variety of hand and power tools associated with roadside vegetation management program, including, but not limited to, chainsaws, brush cutters, pole pruner, and sprayers.
Ability to safely operate tractors, disks, planters, riding lawn mowers, 4-wheel drive, ATV/UTV, and ton truck. 
Ability to routinely work without direct supervision. 
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. 
Ability to use initiative and tact to establish and maintain effective rapport and working relationships with the public, co-workers, employees, and supervisors.  
Ability to follow written and/or oral instructions.
 
NATURE OF WORK: Job duties will be primarily maintenance-oriented and will include, but are not limited to park and campground maintenance and upkeep, equipment maintenance, construction or repair of facilities, trail maintenance/creation and wildlife habitat management. Work will involve, but is not limited to the operation of tractors, chainsaws, brush mowers and power tools. Work will require dealing with coworkers and the public with tact and diplomacy.  

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS INCLUDING PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: The essential functions are mowing and other duties associated with park, campground and trail maintenance, trash removal, construction and repair of buildings and other facilities.  These essential functions require the employee to: routinely stand, walk, sit, kneel, stoop, balance, climb, and safely operate a wide variety of hand and power tools, tractors and other heavy equipment; transport equipment by vehicle to and from a variety of locations; routinely lifts 45 pounds and occasionally lift up to 75 pounds; routinely follow written and/or oral instructions, routinely work without supervision; work outdoors in all weather conditions; and work irregular hours including occasional weekends and evenings.  

WORKING HOURS: Applicants will typically work 32 hours a week with some weeks working up to 40 hours when needed. Applicants are expected to be available from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, from May 1st through Labor Day. Start and end dates are flexible. An occasional weekend or evening may be required.  

APPLICANT PREREQUISITES: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a current, valid driver license. Experience with facility, park, and equipment maintenance, including competency in the safe operation of various power tools and equipment is preferred. Alternatively, applicants must have equivalent training and experience.



To Apply
All applications should be directed to Lee County Conservation 2652 HWY 61 Montrose, IA 52639. This position will be opened until filled. To be included in the first review, applicants should have their application submitted by February 12, 2020 by 4

More Information
www.leecounty.org

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