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Summer Naturalist Interns (Up to 3 positions)

Posted 01/19/2023
County Woodbury
Location Sioux City ,Iowa
Salary $13.50 per hour
Deadline 02/12/2024


Summer Naturalist Intern (up to 3 positions)

Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center                 

Woodbury County Conservation Board, Sioux City, Iowa

Description:  Each 12-week position will run approximately May 20 through August 16, 2024 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.



Assist the staff naturalists with planning and conducting nature interpretation and environmental education 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; and perform related tasks as assigned.


Shift:  The summer naturalist(s) will work no more than 40 hours per work week

(non-routine including some weekends, evenings and holidays).


Qualifications: High School diploma or GED equivalent. The applicant must possess a current, valid driver’s license; can get to and from the worksite; ability to use hand and small power tools and be physically able to work in extreme environmentally rigorous situations (heat, humidity, steep terrain). Applicant for hire must successfully pass background checks, physical exam and drug screening prior to employment. 


Salary:  $13.50 per hour


Deadline:  Must be received by 4:30 p.m., Monday, February 12, 2024.



620 Douglas Street Rm 701
Sioux City, IA 51101



Woodbury County application, resume, and cover letter are required.


Applicant for hire must successfully pass background checks, physical exam and drug screening prior to employment. 


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

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
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 PM on 2/12/24.

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