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Summer Conservation Worker


Posted 12/19/2019
County Jackson
Location Bellevue ,Iowa
Salary $12 per hour


Description

This is a seasonal position working up to 40 hours per week for a maximum of 20 weeks. Under the general supervision of the County Executive Director, Park Ranger and Operation Technician, this position is involved in the day to day maintenance and operations of all areas under management of the Jackson County Conservation Department. This position requires the operation all types of equipment including: trucks, tractors, mowing equipment, chain saw, weed eater, power tools, and all types of hand tools. This position requires travel to all areas managed by the Conservation Department within the County.  

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Care and maintenance of areas under management of the Jackson County Conservation Department.  This will include mowing, cleaning, equipment and facility repairs, painting, and other work as required.
  • Management of natural resources areas including, timber management, native prairie care and management, and wildlife habitat improvement.
  • Trail construction and maintenance including mowing, tree pruning, bridge repair, and brush control.
  • Maintenance and servicing of county equipment.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Executive Director, Park Ranger, or Operation Technician.  

Requirements:

  • Availability to work long hours in all types of weather conditions.
  • Ability to provide information to the public concerning the conservation field or related topics.
  • The ability to recognize and solve problems occurring during the performance of duties.
  • Basic knowledge of materials, methods, and techniques used in the park management field.
  • Knowledge of equipment and vehicle use, maintenance, and minor repairs.
  • Ability to self start and find work projects when not directed to do so.
  • Ability to understand and follow directions properly.
  • Ability to perform rigorous physical work. Employee must be able to lift and carry heavy objects weighing more than 80 pounds.
  • Must posses a valid state drivers license. 


Qualifications
Ability to perform rigorous physical work. Availability to work long hours in all types of weather conditions. Knowledge of equipment and vehicle use, maintenance, and minor repairs. Must posses a valid state drivers license.

To Apply
Send completed employment application, cover letter and resume to:
Pam True, pamjtrue@jacksonccb.com
18670 63rd Street, Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
(563) 652-3783

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