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Seasonal Park Ranger Aide

Posted 01/31/2024
County Boone
Location Madrid ,Iowa
Salary $14.00-$14.50/hour
Deadline 02/29/2024


Duties involve management of county parks under general supervision of the Director and direct supervision of the Park Rangers and Operations Manager. Duties include: park patrolling, public relations, light construction, park maintenance, mowing, natural resource management, environmental education, supervision of volunteers, collection of fees, and other duties as required.  

Job duties require a considerable amount of physical activity, including walking, standing, kneeling, crouching, reaching, stooping and climbing. Employee must have the ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. and possess the coordination and manual dexterity to handle tools and equipment involved in maintenance, construction and repair tasks. 

Locations:  Boone County, Iowa. The Ranger Aid will mainly be stationed at Swede Point Park near Madrid, but may be required to report to Don Williams Recreation Area near Ogden. The Ranger Aid will mostly work at Swede Point Park, Grant’s Woods and the High Trestle Trail, but may be required to work at any other BCCB managed property.

Position not to exceed 6 months with a non-standard 40 hour workweek that will include holidays, evenings and weekends. Employee will typically work Tuesday through Saturday. Three of those days will be park maintenance and natural resource work, the other two days will be focused on patrolling. Professionalism and good public relations are essential, as is time management.

Internships may qualify for college credit.  Job performance evaluations will be completed.  

Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Preferably attending or planning to attend college in the conservation / natural resource field or criminal justice.  Must Experience with public relations, equipment operation and hand tools preferred.

Must be 18 years old and have a current Iowa driver’s license. Basic knowledge of tasks associated with maintenance of county parks and recreation areas, public relations, and a good driving record preferred.

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