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Natural Resources Technician

Posted 05/18/2023
County Dallas
Location Perry ,Iowa
Salary $23.10 to $25.49
Deadline 06/02/2023


Job Duties: Two positions:  One position will be based out of the North Unit located at Forest Park Museum and Arboretum near Perry, Iowa, while the other position will be based out of the South Unit located at the Kuehn Conservation Area near Earlham, Iowa.  The employees will be responsible for parks, trails, buildings, and facility maintenance; and natural resource management at designated areas.  Qualified candidates will have a background in equipment operation, equipment maintenance and repair; construction, building repairs.

Job Duties: Performs a variety of tasks in connection with the operation and maintenance of green infrastructure within the county park system, including tree maintenance, invasive species removal, prairie planting, wetland restoration, grounds keeping, etc. Prunes or removes dead or diseased trees and dangerous limbs; cuts and trims grass, trees, and shrubs using hand and power tools. Performs chemical applications of pesticides, weed killers, and fertilizers. Participates in the planting and maintenance of trees and shrubs, prairies, woodlands, etc. Repairs and maintains buildings, facilities, and equipment. Cleans, sanitizes, and stocks restrooms; cleans offices; cleans museum facilities; cleans rental facilities for upcoming events. Operates a variety of tools and equipment, including lift trucks, chippers, chain saws, sprayers, mowers,  tractors, and department motor vehicles as assigned; performs preventive maintenance. Participates in field surveys involving fishery, wildlife, botanical, and wetland resources; assists in the enhancement or development of wildlife habitats; facilitates controlled hunting/refuge programs. Monitors and evaluates facilities and grounds to identify maintenance needs. Collects funds from trail tubes. Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports. Collects water samples. Participates in controlled burn activities. Maintains a clean, organized, and safe work environment. Performs related duties.

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High school diploma or equivalent.
One to two years related work experience in a Natural Resources field
Valid Iowa Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or ability to obtain.
Pesticide Applicators License (minimum of Core and Category 6) and

To Apply
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