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Roadside Vegetation Management Intern

Posted 02/28/2019
County Hardin
Location Eldora ,Iowa
Salary $13/Hr


Several positions are available for summer 2019. The positions offer opportunities to assist in implementing Hardin County's roadside program. Major emphasis is on native vegetation management, reconstruction, and restoration in roadsides, and prairie remnants. Assigned tasks will utilize the latest trends in natural resources and vegetation management. The positions start’s May 6th and end approximately August 24 (Terms may be extended to November 30th). Accommodations may be made for school schedules.   

Duties include, but are not limited to: planting native vegetation, conducting prescribed burns, controlling brush, mowing, and applying herbicide. Other tasks include harvesting, cleaning, and mixing prairie seed; maintaining tools, equipment, and facilities; and documenting, mapping, and assessing projects utilizing ArcMap GIS software.

  Hours will average 40 hours per week.  The standard work week is Monday-Friday.  Work hours may vary depending on weather conditions; some evening or early mornings may be necessary.  

Applicants with a desire to understand and recognize Iowa's native flora and fauna are preferred.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a current, valid driver's license. Must have the ability to obtain the Iowa core and category 6 pesticide applicator certification within the first two weeks of employment.

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Attach Resume, Cover letter and 3 References
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