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PARK/NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP


Posted 01/15/2019
County Hardin
Location Iowa Falls ,Iowa
Salary $10.00 / hour


Description

PARK/NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP: 1 POSTITION (12 weeks)

Calkins Nature Area, Iowa Falls, IA Hardin County Conservation   Description:  This seasonal position will run approximately from the end of May to early or mid-August.  The successful candidate will gain experience in native ecosystem management, maintenance and daily operations of the interpretive park, equipment operation and maintenance, captive wildlife care, natural history interpretation and environmental education.  This position will work a Monday through Friday schedule.  

Duties:  Assist the interpretive and resource management staff in carrying out the mission of HCCB

-  Assist staff in natural resource management, invasive species removal, timber stand improvement, and tallgrass prairie management

-  Operate and help maintain equipment, trucks, trailers, ATV, chainsaws, hand tools, etc.

-  Maintain hiking trails

-  Work with staff in preparing environmental education programs on a wide variety of topics to audiences of varying ages and knowledge base

-  Maintain nature center, live animal display, museum, and a small campground

-  Identify opportunities to improve current recreational opportunities within the county

-  Assist with our nature day camps

-  Must be available to work some night and weekend hours  

Qualifications:  Must be pursuing or completed a degree in Natural Resource Managemt, Wildlife Ecology, Biology, Forestry, or equivalent discipline.  Ability to work independently, proficient in public speaking, and pursuing a degree in the field of conservation, ecology, biology, or similar course of study.   Strong work ethic, passion for native ecosystems, and a strong desire to learn, as well as a valid driver’s license, background check, and able to work in harsh environments.  

Wage:  $10.00/hour for 40 hours/week  

Deadline:  Open until filled  

Submit resume, cover letter, and references to:               

Chris Barber Calkins Nature Area                                                                                                                

18335 135th St.                                                                                                                

Iowa Falls, IA 50126  

Call (641) 648-9878 or email cbarber@hardincountyia.gov if you have any questions.



Qualifications
Must be pursuing or completed a degree in Natural Resource Managemt, Wildlife Ecology, Biology, Forestry, or equivalent discipline. Ability to work independently, proficient in public speaking, and pursuing a degree in the field of conservation, eco

To Apply
Submit resume, cover letter, and references to:
cbarber@hardincountyia.gov
Chris Barber
18335 135th St.
Iowa Falls, IA 50126



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