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Conservation Laborer - Construction

Posted 10/03/2023
County Polk
Location GRANGER ,Iowa
Salary $25-$26 per hour
Deadline 10/29/2023


Under supervision of the Unit Supervisor, Manager or their designee, assists full-time staff in the seasonal maintenance of county conservation board lands, facilities and equipment. Performs a variety of semi-skilled maintenance, construction, custodial, and laborer duties within the Conservation department; performs a variety of semi-skilled construction trades; performs related work as assigned. 

Illustrative Examples of Work:

  • Assists full-time staff with a variety of manual labor tasks required to maintain a county park system.
  • Assists with electrical, plumbing, framing, roofing, and concrete duties.
  • Cleans and maintains the construction site, shop, and office space.
  • Assists with repair, new and remodel construction, painting, and other maintenance projects.
  • Maintains and operates equipment such as hand tools, power tools, service vehicles, gators, tractors, mowers, custodial cleaning equipment, and pressure washers.
  • Assists in the maintenance of county trails.
  • Completes daily work logs and other forms as necessary.
  • May maintain and operate heavy equipment, back hoe, skid loader, and/or dump truck. Performs related duties as assigned.  

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of building trades: carpentry, concrete, electrical, heavy equipment, HVAC, painting and plumbing, competency in one or more. 
  • Knowledge and use of hand and power tools in performing manual labor tasks.
  • Skill in the use and maintenance of construction equipment.
  • Ability to perform manual labor tasks in all types of weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work from heights. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to safely operate equipment such as hand tools, power tools, service vehicles, gators, tractors, custodial cleaning equipment, and pressure washers.
  • Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with other County employees and the general public using courtesy, patience, and tact.
  • Ability to walk and stand for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces.
  • Ability to operate vehicles equipped with a manual transmission. 
  • Ability to back equipment with a trailer attached. 

Training and Experience:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older. 
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent, and
  • Experience with operation of construction equipment and hand tools preferred, or 
  • Experience with electrical, plumbing, framing, roofing, and/or concrete construction trades.
  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience that will have provided the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

Special Requirements:

  • Candidate must pass a post-employment offer physical capacity testing to ensure candidate meets the essential physical requirements of the position.
  • A criminal background check is required.
  • A drug screen is required.
  • A valid State of Iowa driver’s license is required.

18 year of age or older. Graduation from high school or equivalent. Must pass physical capacity test, drug screen, criminal and abuse background checks. Must have a valid Iowa driver's license.

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