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NATURALIST JOB OPPORTUNITIES
LOUISA COUNTY CONSERVATION~ NATURALIST II
* DESCRIPTION:* Permanent, full time position under the general supervision
of the Executive Director. Plan, develop and present Environmental
Education programs for schools, youth groups, nature camps, city summer rec
programs, adult groups and the general public. Instruction and belay of
groups on the Langwood High Ropes Challenge Course. Design and develop
displays, exhibits and newsletters. Supervises seasonal employees.

*QUALIFICATIONS:* Graduation from an accredited 2 or 4-year college or
university with major coursework in EE, natural resources or ecology,
outdoor recreation or a related natural science field. Must possess a valid
driver’s license and be able to obtain a class 3D chauffeur's license.
This job requires strenuous physical work involving climbing, balancing,
stooping, kneeling, reaching, lifting 50 lbs. occasionally, and working
outside in various weather conditions. Must be able to handle strenuous
physical activities, including facilitation on the Langwood Challenge
Course. Will be required to work some nights and weekends.

*PAY:* $33,800 - $39,200 per year plus benefits

*TO APPLY:* Send resume and cover letter to Katie Hammond at
lccb@lccb.org
or mail to 12635 County Rd G56, Suite 101, Wapello, Iowa 52653. Call
319-523-8381 or email for more information.

*APPLICATION DEADLINE:* February 19, 2016 or until a suitable candidate is
found.


 

 

 


PART TIME NATURALIST OPPORTUNITIES
 


ASSISTANT NATURALIST OPPORTUNITIES

 

 


NATURALIST INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
CERRO GORDO COUNTY~ CONSERVATION EDUCATION INTERNSHIP
(1/16) CONSERVATION EDUCATION INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: A seasonal conservation education internship at the Lime Creek Nature
Center in Mason City, Iowa.

EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: 24 weeks, starting in March of 2016 and ending in August of
2016 (specific starting and ending dates somewhat flexible, depending on schedule of
applicant). 40hrs./week (non-routine week, Mon. - Sun.).

SALARY: $10.61/hr with no benefits. Possible increase to $10.90/hr July 1, 2016

DESCRIPTION: Intern will assist Conservation Education Manager in carrying out
environmental education programming for the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board
and Lime Creek Nature Center. Major duties include providing programs and field trips for
a variety of audiences; creating and improving displays and bulletin boards in the Lime
Creek Nature Center; and writing articles and press releases. Other special projects
include one major project for the nature center, water quality monitoring, resource
management activities, and professional workshop opportunities. Interns will receive
valuable practical experience and continuing education during employment. Since 1995,
nineteen of our conservation education interns have received full-time employment
in conservation.

QUALIFICATIONS: Either be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the following fields:
natural resources, wildlife biology, environmental education/interpretation, or
biology/ecology/environ-mental studies.

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 50 lbs.;
ability to follow written and oral instructions; possess a valid Iowa drivers license and
maintain an acceptable driving record. 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, February 5, 2016 or can
be dropped off at the Lime Creek Nature Center by 4:00 pm on 2/5/16.

DODGE NATURE CENTER~ WEST ST. PAUL, MN

If you are looking for an opportunity to gain practical experience as a naturalist, develop and improve your interpretive teaching techniques, and expand your knowledge of natural history, Dodge Nature Center is the setting for you. Dodge Nature Center is a non-profit organization operating a 462-acre nature preserve within the cities of West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, and Cottage Grove, MN. We provide environmental education and outdoor education experiences for thousands of people each year through our school programs and public events. A fellowship at Dodge Nature Center will provide you with opportunities to work with diverse audiences of all ages and to teach a large variety of natural history, environmental, and agricultural topics.

Duration: September 6, 2016 through August 18, 2017

Responsibilities:
• Learn and present environmental and agricultural education programs to children and adults
• Develop and implement fall, spring, and summer camps
• Present public programs and lead educational portion of birthday parties
• Lead afterschool and outreach programs
• Actively participate in weekly training seminars by taking part in discussions, natural history walks, and completing assignments
• Complete an independent study in a specific area of interest
• Actively participate in seasonal special events, seasonal projects, animal handling and care, restoration programs, promotion, and maintenance of equipment and materials
• Attend and participate in staff trainings and meetings

Compensation:
• $300 (before taxes) every two weeks
• On-site housing with internet access
• Learn from professional naturalists and teachers
• Participate in training seminars
• Office workspace
• One-year membership in the Minnesota Naturalist Association

Requirements:
• B.A or B.S. degree, related field preferred
• Experience teaching or working with children
• Knowledge of natural history preferred
• High level of self-motivation, flexibility, enthusiasm, willingness to learn and perform a variety of duties
• Ability to live on-site in a co-ed housing environment with three other Naturalist Fellows
• Working knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word
• Ability to work a twelve-month term, with responsibilities that include weekdays, evening and weekends.

Physical requirements:
Work outdoors year-round in any kind of weather. Traverse hilly, natural terrain for up to four hours. Drive a vehicle. Work with live animals. Work in an office and use a computer, phone, and other office equipment. Lift and carry displays or equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. Work several hours at a time in barns with farm animals, hay and straw.

Preferred but not required:
• Fluency in Spanish
• Experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds
• First Aid and CPR Certification

Application Process:
Send the following items to: Teresa Root, Naturalist Fellowship Coordinator, 365 Marie Ave. West, West St. Paul, MN 55118, or electronically to troot@dodgenaturecenter.org.
• cover letter
• résumé
• completed questionnaire—access at www.dodgenaturecenter.org
OR http://www.dodgenaturecenter.org/About/Career-Opportunities/


Application deadline is March 9, 2016 or until the positions are filled.

LOUISA COUNTY CONSERVATION~ NATURALIST INTERN
 (1 position available)

DESCRIPTION: Spring/summer position under the supervision of the
naturalists, providing and preparing environmental education programs.
Other duties include instruction on high ropes course, summer nature camps,
some maintenance, exhibit work, and newsletter preparation. Must be willing
to work some nights and weekends. Position can start as early as April and
end in August, start and end dates are flexible.

QUALIFICATIONS: Prefer bachelor's degree or be working towards degree with
major course work in environmental education, education, interpretation,
recreation or natural resources. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must be able to handle strenuous physical activities, including
facilitation on the Langwood High Ropes Challenge Course.

PAY: $10.00 per hour; no benefits, no housing available.


 


SEASONAL NATURALIST JOB OPPORTUNITIES

CLAYTON COUNTY~ SEASONAL NATURALISTS
Job Description: Seasonal Naturalists work with the Clayton County Naturalists on a wide variety of environmental education programs. Duties include leading tours, hikes, and other activities with visiting school groups; designing and constructing nature center displays; developing new educational activities; writing articles for the county conservation newsletter; assisting with the Junior Naturalist Program, a summer campout program for junior high students; monitoring bluebird boxes; and developing programs.

Qualifications: Applicants should have some course work in biology, ecology or natural sciences. Courses in environmental education, interpretation, or outdoor recreation would be beneficial, but are not required. Applicants should have the ability to work with people of all ages, and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be at least 18 years old.

Salary and Work Dates: $8.00 per hour, 40 hours per week. Some weekend and night hours are required. Positions begin in May 2016 and will run 14 weeks.

Application Procedure: Applicants should send a current resume and cover letter to: Director Clayton County Conservation 29862 Osborne Rd Elkader IA 52043-8247 Applications are available on our website and must be received by February 29, 2016. Selections will be made as soon as possible after this date. For more information, phone (563) 245-1516 weekdays between 8:00am and 4:00pm.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received on or before Monday, February 29, 2016 or can
be dropped off at the Osborne Nature Center by 4:00 pm on 2/29/16.

DES MOINES COUNTY~ SEASONAL NATURALIST
POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:

The individual in this position will perform duties for Des Moines County Conservation, as set out in this document, under the direct supervision of the Environmental Education Coordinator. The individual plans, develops, and presents environmental education, interpretation, conservation education, and outdoor recreation programs for youth summer camps; plans and presents programs to school groups and the public as necessary; develops written, audiovisual, and display materials. This individual assists in directing the operations and programs of Starr’s Cave Nature Center. This individual performs related work as the need is identified. The purpose of this internship is to help individuals gain experience in the field of environmental education and interpretation, and to fulfill any obligation set forth from that individual’s college requirement.

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The individual in this position should, at a minimum, have completed two years in a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in general education, environmental education, interpretation, natural sciences, natural resources, outdoor education, or a related field.

Special requirements:
 Experience in public speaking
 First Aid and CPR certification is preferred but not mandatory
 A valid driver’s license and insurable under Des Moines County’s insurance program
 A willingness to work weekends, evenings, holidays, and irregular hours
 A willingness to wear prescribed uniforms

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES and DUTIES
 Plan, develop, and teach summer camps for ages 3 – 14
 Assist with the operations and programs of Starr’s Cave Nature Center
 Assist with the development and designing of interpretive and promotional displays for the nature center
 Assist with the promotional activities to stimulate public interest in the use of parks, including taking photos, brochure development, and speaking to the public
 Attend appropriate training sessions as assigned by the Environmental Education Coordinator

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, and SKILLS

Knowledge of natural and cultural history and recreation:
 Basic field identification and natural history of local flora and fauna
 Ability to comprehend, analyze, interpret, and explain conservation laws, principles, and practices

Program Development and Educational Skills
 Ability to plan and evaluate programs appropriate for the developmental ability and needs of the audience
Communication Skills
 Ability to communicate orally and effectively to groups and individuals in both formal and non-formal situations in one or more of the following areas: indoor and outdoor presentations, camp fires, trailside talks, classroom presentations, public meetings, and storytelling
 Ability to communicate effectively in writing to people with a variety of age and educational abilities

BENEFITS
 Uniform shirts provided
 Access to county vehicle for work-related travel
 $9.00/hour starting wage

WORK SCHEDULE
Performs duties on an average of 40 hours per week for approximately a 13-week period. The employment period begins the latter part of May and lasts through mid-August (specific starting and ending dates somewhat flexible, depending on school schedule of applicant).

TO APPLY:

To be considered for employment, applicant must submit a resume, cover letter and two references to:

Kent Rector
Starr’s Cave Nature Center
11627 Starr’s Cave Rd
Burlington, IA 52601

Applications may also be submitted electronically by sending an e-mail with “Naturalist Intern Application” as the subject line to: rectork@dmcounty.com.

For more information call: (319) 753-5808 or e-mail the address above. You may also visit www.dmcconservation.com to find out more about our organization.

DEADLINE:

Applications must be postmarked on or before March 18, 2016. Applicants receiving interviews will be notified by March 22 and the selected applicant will be given an offer of employment on or before March 31.


WOODBURY COUNTY~ summer NATURALIST
Summer Naturalist Interns (4 positions)
Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Woodbury County Conservation Board, Sioux City, Iowa

Description: Each 12-week position will run approximately May 31 through August 19,
2016 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: 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; have the ability to get to and from the work-site; ability to
use hand and small power tools and be physically able 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.

Salary: $9.00 per hour

Deadline: Must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 26, 2016.

To Apply: Request application from Human Resources Dept.—Rm 701, Woodbury
County Courthouse, 620 Douglas St., Sioux City, IA 51101. Phone: 712-258-0838.
A job application can be downloaded at http://woodburyparks.org/employment/.
Please INCLUDE job application, resume, and cover letter in application and mail to
Human Resources Dept.—Rm 701, Woodbury County Courthouse, 620 Douglas St.,
Sioux City, IA 51101. ATTN: Conservation.
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”
 

 


MISCELLANEOUS JOB OPPORTUNITIES
CERRO GORDO COUNTY~ WILDLIFE INTERNSHIP
(1/16) WILDLIFE/PARKS INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: A seasonal shared wildlife & park areas management internship with the
Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, Mason City, Iowa.

EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: Approximately May to August or October, with the time period
somewhat flexible for students. Limited to 40hrs./week, Mon. - Fri.

SALARY: $10.61/hr with no benefits. Potential for increase to $10.90/hr effective July 1,
2016. Housing option available at two sites, with additional Park Attendant duties required
(see Park Attendant job description).

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, February 12, 2016 or
can be dropped off at the Lime Creek Nature Center by 4:00 pm on 02/12/2016.

Conservation Board
Cerro Gordo County
3501 Lime Creek Road Mason City, Iowa 50401-9256 (641) 423-5309
Board Members: Jacquelyn Arthur, Stephen Gales, Dave Kaiser, Crystal Meier, Jim Roseland
Mike Webb, Director

CERRO GORDO COUNTY~ ROADSIDE VEGETATION
(1/16) ROADSIDE VEGETATION MANAGEMENT INTERN ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: A seasonal vegetation management internship 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 40hrs./week, Mon. - Fri.

SALARY: $10.61/hr with no benefits. Potential for increase to $10.90/hr effective July 1,
2016

DESCRIPTION: Intern will assist the Vegetation Manager and Natural Resource
Biologists with all aspects of managing roadside vegetation. This will include, but is not
limited to; management of noxious weeds, controlled burns, managing roadside trees and
brush, ROW vegetation planting, native seed harvesting, maintenance of existing plantings
and routine maintenance of all agency equipment. Intern may also assist with other
agency projects.

QUALIFICATIONS: Either be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the following fields:
natural resource management, wildlife biology, forestry, biology, 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. Knowledge of grassland management and
native grassland plant identification. 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 and
maintain an acceptable driving record; operate manual transmission pickup truck;
knowledge of tractor, truck, and small engine powered equipment operation and
maintenance. Cerro Gordo County is a pre-employment physical and drug screening
employer.

TO APPLY: To be considered for employment, individuals 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, February 12, 2016 or
can be dropped off at the Lime Creek Nature Center by 4:00 pm on 02/12/2016.

Conservation Board
Cerro Gordo County
3501 Lime Creek Road Mason City, Iowa 50401-9256 (641) 423-5309
Board Members: Jacquelyn Arthur, Stephen Gales, Dave Kaiser, Crystal Meier, Jim Roseland
Mike Webb, Director

CERRO GORDO COUNTY~ PARK ATTENDANT INTERNSHIP
(1/16) PARK ATTENDANT INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT – 2 POSITIONS
POSITION: A seasonal park attendant position in each of three county parks 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 evenings, weekends, and holidays.

SALARY: $300.00 - $420.00/month, dependent on park location, with no benefits.
Housing option available at two sites. (May be combined with other Cerro Gordo County
Conservation Board seasonal internship positions.)

DESCRIPTION: Perform all phases of routine campground and picnic area attendant
duties, including the 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, 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 must be received on or before Friday, February 12, 2016 or
can be dropped off at the Lime Creek Nature Center by 4:00 pm on 02/12/2016.

Conservation Board
Cerro Gordo County
3501 Lime Creek Road Mason City, Iowa 50401-9256 (641) 423-5309
Board Members: Jacquelyn Arthur, Stephen Gales, Dave Kaiser, Crystal Meier, Jim Roseland
Mike Webb, Director

CERRO GORDO COUNTY~ PARK MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
(1/16) PARK MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT - 3 POSITIONS
POSITION: A seasonal park management position 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 40hrs./week for 2 of the positions and 32hrs/week for the
3rd position, Mon. - Fri.

SALARY: $10.61/hr with no benefits. Potential for increase to $10.90/hr effective July 1,
2016. Housing option available at two sites, with additional Park Attendant duties required
(see Park Attendant job description).

DESCRIPTION: Intern will assist the Outdoor Recreation Area Manager with all aspects
of park management. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; routine area and
facility maintenance, and providing park information to visitors.

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 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, February 12, 2016 or
can be dropped off at the Lime Creek Nature Center by 4:00 pm on 2/12/2016.

Conservation Board
Cerro Gordo County
3501 Lime Creek Road Mason City, Iowa 50401-9256 (641) 423-5309
Board Members: Jacquelyn Arthur, Stephen Gales, Dave Kaiser, Crystal Meier, Jim Roseland
Mike Webb, Director

LOUISA COUNTY CONSERVATION~ MULTIPLE
*CONSERVATION AIDE (2 available)*
DESCRIPTION: Spring/summer position under the supervision of the operations
supervisor assisting with all aspects of park maintenance. Duties include
mowing, trimming, facilities repairs, minor construction, cleaning and park
patrol. Must be willing to work nights and weekends. Position can start as
early as April and end as late as October; start and end dates are
flexible. Approximately 40 hours per week.

QUALIFICATIONS: Prefer bachelor's degree or be working towards degree with
major course work in parks and recreation, conservation or natural
resources. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to handle
strenuous physical activities.

PAY: $10.00 per hour; no benefits, no housing available.

*SUMMER REC INTERN (2 positions available)*
DESCRIPTION: Summer position under the supervision of the naturalist,
providing and preparing Summer Rec programs to local youth at participating
cities. Position begins June 7, 2016 and ends on August 15. Approximately
30 hours per week.

QUALIFICATIONS: Prefer degree or working towards degree with major course
work in education, environmental education, interpretation, recreation or
natural resources. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must be able to
handle strenuous physical activities.

PAY: $10.00 per hour; no benefits, no housing available, small stipend
available for use of personal vehicle.

WOODBURY COUNTY~ HABITAT STEWERDSHIP INTERN
Habitat Stewardship Intern
Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Woodbury County Conservation Board, Sioux City, Iowa

Description: This 12-week position will run approximately May 31 through August 19,
2016 and will offer opportunities to actively participate in land stewardship and habitat
management activities in prairie and woodland environments.

Duties: Assist with conducting habitat management such as invasive species removal,
shrub removal, oak savanna and prairie restoration, and prairie planting; conduct mowing,
trimming and general park management tasks; assist with weeding, mulching, tree
trimming, and native landscaping projects; assist with trail maintenance and equipment
maintenance; assist with fence construction, repair and removal; maintain working
relationships with other employees and the public; and perform related tasks as assigned.

Shift: The Habitat Stewardship Intern will work no more than 40 hours per work week
(non-routine including some weekends, evenings and holidays).

Required Skills: Ability to work independently and in a group; possess a strong work
ethic and a sincere interest in preserving Iowa ecosystems; experience in safely operating
and maintaining mowers, motorized equipment such as All-Terrain Vehicles, power and
hand tools is helpful; ability to follow directions and learn new skills; general knowledge
and interest in outdoors and natural resources.

Qualifications: High School diploma or GED equivalent. The applicant must possess a
current, valid driver’s license; have reliable transportation and the ability to get to and
from different work-sites within a 45-mile radius of Sioux City; ability to routinely lift up
to 50 pounds; and be physically able 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.

Salary: $10.50 per hour

Deadline: Must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 26, 2016.

To Apply: Request application from Human Resources Dept.—Rm 701, Woodbury
County Courthouse, 620 Douglas St., Sioux City, IA 51101. Phone: 712-258-0838.
A job application can be downloaded at http://woodburyparks.org/employment/.
Please INCLUDE job application, resume, and cover letter in application and mail to
Human Resources Dept.—Rm 701, Woodbury County Courthouse, 620 Douglas St.,
Sioux City, IA 51101. ATTN: Conservation.
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”
 
 
 

             

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