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Conservation Aide

Posted 07/08/2021
County Story
Location Ames ,Iowa
Salary $11.75/hour

Summary Description

Performs manual work assisting with preserving natural resources, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Conservation Technician and Park Ranger. This position is posted until filled and anticipated employment is through Dec. 31, 2021

Job Duties/Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Performs work such as mowing, string trimming, chainsaw work, litter control, general carpentry, prairie maintenance and planting/pruning trees and shrubs. 
  • Reports and assists in repairing safety hazards. 
  • Offers assistance and information to the public. 
  • Assists park rangers with area monitoring. 
  • Performs related tasks as assigned. 
Education and Experience  
High school diploma or GED; some college coursework in Natural Resources or a related field is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities  
General knowledge of the common practices, tools, terminology and safety precautions of building, park and equipment maintenance;  knowledge of the use and characteristics of common building and park equipment and tools including but not limited to trucks, tractors, mowers, brush chippers, chain saws, firefighting equipment, and power tools; ability to operate standard office equipment and related hardware and software; ability to learn specialized software related to department needs; ability to learn specialized equipment related to business needs;  ability to follow oral and written instructions;  ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the general public. 

To Apply
Submit cover letter and resume with online application at

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