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CONSERVATION ECOLOGIST - LAND


Posted 03/09/2020
County Polk
Location GRANGER ,Iowa
Salary $60,191-$79,090
Deadline 04/08/2020


Description

1. Participates in the planning, coordination and implementation of conservation, preservation and restoration work regarding Polk County Conservation's various ecosystems.  

2. Collects and analyzes data to determine the best course of action for conservation, preservation and/or restoration of parklands including preparation of land management policies for Board consideration.  

3. Participates in specialized natural resource restoration projects such as: prescribed fire burns, timber stand improvement, wildlife habitat improvement, fishery habitat, reforestation, prairie rehabilitation, wetland restoration, enhancing nature trails, hazardous material handling and pesticide applications.  

4. Inspects parks and related areas to identify needs/impacts of environmental health, inventory of diversified plant and animal species; and analyzes boundary watershed and land use issues.  

5. Coordinates and manages PCC's crop rental and hay ground operations, wetland mitigation banks and water quality testing.  

6. Inspects grounds, habitats and archeological data, to identify environmental conditions for review of plans and specifications to protect PCC's natural resources and archeological areas; ensures compliance with local, state, and federal environmental safety/health regulations.   

7. Serves as liaison between professional resource management agencies, higher education institute collaboration and research opportunities and serve as a resource for botanical and biological requests.  Coordinates research, inventories involving parkland flora and fauna and develops land use management plans.  

8. Leverages conservation planning both within the organization and among regional stakeholders.  

9. Performs related duties as required  



Qualifications
Masters from an accredited college or university with a degree in a conservation practice field: biology, horticultural, environmental science, natural resource management, water ecology or related field; and
Seven years’ experience in management of

To Apply
https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/hr/job-opportunities/

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