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Naturalist/Park Ranger

Posted 03/20/2019
County Tama
Location Toledo ,Iowa
Salary $40,331 - $42,078
Deadline 03/29/2019


SUMMARY:  This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Under the general direction of the Director plans, develops, manages and presents environmental education programs within the county to citizens, public and civic groups and students in county schools. Develops curriculum and exhibits for use in the Tama County Nature Center. Generates written material for newsletters, news releases, flyers. websites, and social media sites. Assists in patrol and enforcement of park rules and board policies, provides for the security and maintenance of facilities and premises of the conservation board. Maintains and operates equipment, machinery and tools used in various maintenance, operational and repair functions. Participates in various wildlife habitat, development and related functions. Performs related work as required. Weekend, holiday, and evening work will be required. Full description can be accessed here.


EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university supported by at least two years of practical job-related experience in areas of expected work, or completion of an associate’s degree with at least four years of relative experience. Major course work in natural resources, conservation, forestry and park management, environmental education, biology or botany.


QUALIFICATIONS: Individual must possess a valid State of Iowa motor vehicle operator’s license. This job is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Must be able to be cleared by Tama County to drive a county vehicle. After hire date must receive certification in Commercial Pesticide Application (categories 2, 5, 6) and First Aid & CPR Certification. Ability to qualify for, attend, and complete peace officer training through the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, if required.


SALARY:  Hourly wage will start within range from $19.39 per hour (equates to $40,331 per year) - $20.23 per hour (equates to $42,078 per year) with standard county benefits and uniform.  Tama County is an equal opportunity employer.


Please read through full job description, which can be accessed here.


Access Tama County Application Form here.


To apply send cover letter, resume, completed Tama County application form, and three references to Logan Roberts, Naturalist/Park Ranger, Tama County Conservation Board, 2283 Park Road, Toledo, Iowa, 52342 or by e-mail to:  


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  4 p.m., March 29, 2019

The Tama County Conservation Board does not discriminate on the

basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status in employment or the provision of services.

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