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CERRO GORDO COUNTY~ WILDLIFE/PARKS INTERNSHIP/ATTENDANT INTERNSHIP
POSITION: A seasonal shared wildlife & park areas management internship with the
Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, Mason City, Iowa.


EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: Approximately May to November. Limited to 40hrs./week, Mon. - Fri.

SALARY: $10.61/hr with no benefits.

DESCRIPTION: Intern will assist both the Wildlife Area Manager and Outdoor Recreation
Area Manager with all aspects of management activities directed towards county owned
parks, conservation areas/facilities and wildlife areas. Individual will split work activities
50/50 with both program areas. Work activities will include; routine area and facility
maintenance, management of 1.) tree & shrub plantings, 2.) established and restored
prairie areas, 3.) food plots 4.) mowed cool season grass areas and 5.) timber stands.
Also routine maintenance and service for all agency equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS: Either be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the following fields: natural resource
management, wildlife biology, ecology, biology, forestry, agriculture, or a related field of
study. Relevant experience may be considered in place of education.

REQUIREMENTS: The ability to effectively apply knowledge and common sense to solve
problems and/or achieve work objectives; ability to routinely stand, walk, sit, kneel, stoop,
balance, climb and operate power hand tools; ability to work outdoors in extreme weather
conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes and loud noises; ability to routinely lift 75lbs.;
ability to follow written and oral instructions; possess a valid Iowa drivers license; maintain
an acceptable driving record and operate a manual transmission pickup truck. Cerro
Gordo County is a pre-employment physical and drug screening employer.

TO APPLY: To be considered for employment, individual must submit an official Cerro
Gordo County Job Application Form to: Mary Ermer, Office Manager, Cerro Gordo
County Conservation Board, 3501 Lime Creek Road, Mason City, Iowa 50401. For
more information and/or to request an application & job description, call (641) 423-5309.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received on or before Friday, April 22, 2016 or can be
dropped off at the Lime Creek Nature Center by 4:00 pm on 04/22/2016.

PARK MANAGEMENT & ATTENDANT INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION: A seasonal park management and attendant position that provides housing with the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, Mason City, Iowa.

EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: Approximately May to October, with the time period somewhat flexible for students. Limited to 32hrs./week, Tue. - Fri. for Park Management position and as needed Fri. – Sun. for Park Attendant position.

SALARY: $10.61/hr with no benefits for the Park Management position plus an additional $420/month for the Attendant position.

DESCRIPTION: Intern will assist the Outdoor Recreation Area Manager with all aspects of park management and all phases of routine campground and picnic area attendant duties. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; routine area and facility maintenance, providing park information to visitors, check-in of campers and cleaning of park restrooms, showerhouses and shelterhouses. Work under the direct supervision of the Outdoor Recreation Area Manager & Director.

QUALIFICATIONS: Either be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the following natural resource fields: parks and recreation management, wildlife biology, ecology, biology, natural resource management, forestry or a related field of study. Relevant experience may be considered in place of education.

REQUIREMENTS: The ability to effectively apply knowledge and common sense to solve problems and/or achieve work objectives; ability to routinely stand, walk, sit, kneel, stoop, balance, climb and operate power hand tools; ability to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes and loud noises; ability to routinely lift 45lbs.; ability to follow written and oral instructions; possess a valid Iowa drivers license; maintain an acceptable driving record and operate manual transmission pickup truck. Maintain a reasonable amount of "on-site" hours during the day and overnight (during weekends and holidays) for camper access and facility maintenance, dependent on campground capacity and holidays. Cerro Gordo County is a pre-employment physical and drug screening employer.

TO APPLY: To be considered for employment, individual must submit an official Cerro Gordo County Job Application Form to: Mary Ermer, Office Manager, Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, 3501 Lime Creek Road, Mason City, Iowa 50401. For more information and/or to request an application & job description, call (641) 423-5309.

DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed when received and position will be open until filled.


CITY OF DES MOINES~ HORTICULTURE INSPECTOR
The City Of Des Moines Parks and Recreation has a job opening for a Horticulture Inspector. This position will be responsible for supervising the department’s natural resources and trails. Included in the areas of responsibility are: natural resource restoration and maintenance such as invasive species removal, prescribed burns, native plantings, and woodland restoration; tree maintenance; wildlife management; paved and nature trail maintenance; parks equipment fleet maintenance ; and supervising a heavy equipment crew. A lot of this position’s responsibilities align with work county conservation employees perform.

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/desmoines/default.cfm
LAKEFIELD, MINNESOTA~ DIRECTOR
935 North Highway 86
Lakefield, MN 56150
507-662-5064
WWW.ECOLOGYBUS.ORG

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Regional Nature Center Executive Director
The Prairie Ecology Bus Center (PEBC) is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic individual to lead a growing environmental education center serving pre-K through adult audiences. The PEBC is a regional, non-profit environmental education program serving 20+ counties in SW Minnesota and northern Iowa. It’s home to a very unique program in North America - the Ecology Bus – a mobile classroom and nature center. The Executive Director (ED) oversees PEBC and is responsible for implementing the PEBC’s overall strategic direction, leadership, fundraising, staffing, supervision, and administration of educational programming and outreach services. This is a full-time, permanent position requiring a diverse schedule that may include occasional evenings and weekends in addition to weekday business hours.

START DATE: Position begins Summer/Fall, 2016. Applications accepted starting March until a suitable candidate is hired.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Directs and supervises nature center facilities and programs.
• Works to fulfill the mission of the nature center.
• Supervises and coordinates a working team of staff professionals and volunteers.
• Oversees environmental education and outreach programming in conjunction with Program Coordinator.
• Maintains a high level of professional customer service for program participants, members, volunteers and the public.
• Hires and trains new staff
• Manages operating budget and seeks innovative funding for special programs, projects and general operations including writing grants and administering grant-funded projects.
• Performs administrative duties, writes reports, directs strategic and long-range planning.
• Responsible for public relations and member communications, including newsletters, website and social media content, press releases and development of articles.
• Develops and maintains cooperative working relationships with a variety of organizations and partners.
• Promotes public interest in the facility and programs.
• Evaluates employees, procedures and programs.
• Ensures facilities, equipment and vehicles are well maintained.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• BA/BS Degree in Environmental Education (EE) or related field
• Excellent communication skills in writing and oral communications.
• Able to obtain a Class B CDL license within 4 months of start date (training provided).

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES/EXPERIENCE
• Master’s Degree in Environmental Education, Nature Center Administration or related field
• 5 years successful experience in management at a nature center or related non-profit organization including 2 years of successful teaching EE or related field.
• Experience in planning, organizing, and supervising programs, events and projects such as capital campaigns
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Familiarity with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, database programs and website management helpful.

Salary & Benefits $45,000-$60,000/yr, commensurate with education and experience including paid vacation and health benefits. The PEBC offers a fun atmosphere, welcoming community and great satisfaction in being part of environmental education in MN! Southern Minnesota offers a high quality of life with easy access to urban areas and diverse outdoor recreation opportunities.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to PEBC ED Search Team, PO Box 429, Lakefield, MN 56150.
For questions, call 507-662-5064 or email ecologybus@ecologybus.org.
 
 

             

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