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Naturalist Intern


Posted 01/21/2019
County Buchanan
Location Hazleton ,Iowa
Salary $9.50 - $10.50/hr


Description
Be a part of an award-winning education program, and use your skills and talent to impact public understanding of nature and the environment! 

The naturalist intern will assist the Interpretive Naturalists with planning and conducting nature interpretation, outdoor recreation and environmental education program activities for a wide range of audiences; plan and conduct summer campground programs; plan and conduct public education programs and special events; assist with animal care and nature center display development and maintenance; staff the nature center on some weekends, write newspaper and or newsletter articles and press releases.  Interns are also responsible for developing one major display for the Nature Center, Jakway House, trails or wildlife display or developing one new curriculum plan.  Interns will receive valuable practical experience and assume tasks of increasing responsibility.  This is a seasonal position that runs from April or May through August or September, 201?9.

Applicants must have an interest in the outdoors and working with people of all ages.  Must be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing, apply knowledge and common sense to solve problems and/or achieve work objectives, have the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, possess a current valid driver’s license, and undergo background checks in reference to driving record, criminal history and child abuse registry.  Post high school training or a degree in environmental education, natural resources, wildlife biology, biology/ecology or related field is preferred, but not required.  Download full job description and county application form at http://www.buchanancountyiowa.org/services/conservation/job_opportunities.php.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications
Must have an interest in outdoors and working with people of all ages. Must have a valid drivers license (Class D preferred), and physically capable to engage in outdoor activities. Preference for candidates seeking a degree in natural resources

To Apply
Send cover letter, resume with references, and Buchanan County Application to:
Buchanan CCB
Sondra Cabell
Buchanan CCB
1883 125th St
Hazleton, IA 05641
scabell@co.buchanan.ia.us
Full job description and county application at web site link.

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