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Summer Naturalist Interns (2-3 positions)


Posted 01/04/2022
County Woodbury
Location Sioux City ,Iowa
Salary $12 per hour
Deadline 02/07/2022


Description

Conservation Summer Naturalist Interns - Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, Sioux City (2-3 positions)

Each 12-week position will run approximately May 23 through August 13, 2022 and will offer opportunities to actively participate in environmental education (EE), public information, nature interpretation activities and habitat management.  The summer naturalist(s) may assume assigned tasks of increasing responsibility.

DUTIES:

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: The following duties are typical for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.   Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Assist the staff naturalists with planning and conducting nature interpretation and EE program activities for a wide range of audiences
  • Plan and conduct summer day camps
  • Plan and conduct public education programs and special events
  • Assist with nature center exhibit maintenance and animal care
  • Assist with habitat management such as prairie shrub removal and trail work
  • Participate with publicity and public informational activities as assigned
  • Assist with center host duties as assigned
  • Maintain working relationships with other employees and the public
  • Aids with a variety of duties within scope of responsibility assigned by County Conservation Naturalist
  • Attendance is required

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Education and Experience Required to Perform Essential Functions: 

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must possess a current, valid driver's license and insurance
  • Ability to get to and from the work-site
  • Ability to use hand and small power tools
  • Ability to work in extreme environmentally rigorous situations (heat, humidity, steep terrain)
  • Candidate must pass physical and drug screening tests prior to employment for Woodbury County.
  • Candidate must pass background check about their driving record, criminal history, and child abuse registry.  

ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION OTHERWISE THE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE FORWARDED.

Woodbury County application, resume and cover letter are required.  

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 4:30 P.M., Monday, February 7, 2022.   

This is a seasonal position. Interns will work 40 hours per week with no additional benefits. 

Salary: $12.00 per hour

Woodbury County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will consider reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.woodburycountyiowa.gov

620 Douglas Street Rm 701 Sioux City, IA 51101 712-279-6480 Position #2022-00001 CONSERVATION SUMMER NATURALIST INTERNS- DOROTHY PECAUT NATURE CENTER (2-3 POSITIONS)



Qualifications
High School diploma or GED equivalent. Current, valid driver's license; ability to get to/from worksite; Ability to pass physical/drug screening/background checks about driving record, criminal history and child abuse record; work outdoors

To Apply
http://www.woodburycountyiowa.gov (Click on Careers) A completed County application form, resume, and cover letter are required.
If application requirements are not complete, application will not be forwarded. Must be received by 4:30 p.m., 2/7/2022

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