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TAMA COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD NOW HIRING- FULL TIME, PERMANENT POSITION NATURALIST/PARK RANGER DESCRIPTION: This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Under the general direction of the Director plans, develops, manages and presents environmental education programs within the county to citizens, public and civic groups and students in county schools. Develops curriculum and exhibits for use in the Tama County Nature Center. Generates written material for newsletters, news releases, flyers. websites, and social media sites. Assists in patrol and enforcement of park rules and board policies, provides for the security and maintenance of facilities and premises of the conservation board. Maintains and operates equipment, machinery and tools used in various maintenance, operational and repair functions. Participates in various wildlife habitat, development and related functions. Performs related work as required. Weekend, holiday, and evening work will be required. EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE: Completion of an associate’s degree with at least four years of relative experience or graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university supported by at least two years of practical job-related experience in areas of expected work. Major course work in natural resources, conservation, forestry and park management, environmental education, biology or botany. QUALIFICATIONS: Individual must possess a valid State of Iowa motor vehicle operator’s license. This job is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Must be able to be cleared by Tama County to drive a county vehicle. After hire date must receive certification in Commercial Pesticide Application (categories 2, 5, 6) and First Aid & CPR Certification. Ability to qualify for, attend, and complete peace officer training through the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, if required. SALARY: Hourly wage will start within range from $19.39 per hour (equates to $40,331 per year) – $20.23 per hour (equates to $42,078 per year) with standard county benefits and uniform. Tama County is an equal opportunity employer. APPLICATION INFORMATION: To apply, please request full description and application information from Logan Roberts: 641-484-2231 or . APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4 p.m., March 29, 2019 The Tama County Conservation Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status in employment or the provision of services.
The Wapsi River Environmental Education Center of the Scott County Conservation Board is seeking qualified individuals to serve as a temporary AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education Member. The half-time position requires the successful completion of at least 900 hours of service by term end (6 months, approximately 30-40 hours weekly). The Member will receive: a living allowance of $7,235 to be distributed equally by month over the term of service, a $2,960 Segal Education Award upon completion of the term, student loan deferment, leadership and skill development, as well as hands-on experience. The minimum-time position requires the successful completion of at least 300 hours of service by term end (3 months, approximately 20-30 hours weekly). The Member will receive: a living allowance of approximately $2,324 to be distributed equally by month over the term of service, a $1,252.91 Segal Education Award upon completion of the term, student loan deferment, leadership and skill development, as well as hands-on experience. The Wapsi River Center now seeks a motivated, out-going person with a background in natural resources, biology, parks/recreation, community organizing, communications, or administration. The candidate should have strong communication skills, a desire to serve with youth and diverse groups of people, and a passion for community stewardship. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to gain valuable experience in educating about the importance of Iowa’s native resources and conservation practices. Under general supervision of the Naturalist/Director, the Member will: assist in developing, promoting, and conducting interpretive and educational programs for community school and public groups. • Outreach programs will focus to foster awareness and appreciation for Iowa’s natural resources, designed to promote stewardship of local youth (K-12). • Promote low-impact, healthy lifestyles (outdoor recreation/activities). • Promote science/technology/engineering/math (STEM) concepts within Iowa’s natural world. • Develop leadership skills that promote citizenship/stewardship through natural resource education, volunteer recruitment/management, training, and philanthropy. • Partner/network with schools, individuals, groups, and volunteers in the community for environmental education outreach. Term of Service: Half-time Service ending November 31, 2019, Minimal-time ending August 31, 2019 To apply, send resume, cover letter, and references by March 31st, 2019 to: Wapsi River Center ATTN: Dave Murcia 31555 52ND Ave. Dixon, IA 52745 Or email to:
County: Des Moines Location: Burlington, Iowa Salary $10.00 – $12.00/hr plus uniforms & housing (if needed) Closing date: April 5th, 2019 POSITION DESCRIPTION: The individual in this position will perform duties for the Des Moines County Conservation Board, 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 the individual gain experience in the field of environmental education and interpretation, and if applicable, 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 designated uniform attire 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 Plan, develop, and teach at least one public program Complete one major project (e.g. design a brochure, build an interpretive trail, create a new exhibit, develop curriculum for a school program) 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 Ability to write program goals and objectives 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 Administrative Skills Ability to work within a budget Ability to organize camp registration materials Ability to inventory supplies and obtain new supplies as needed Personal Attributes Creativity Enthusiasm Initiative Flexibility Team player Willingness to learn Sense of humor Sincere love of the outdoors and desire to communicate it to the public WORK SCHEDULE, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: The employment period is mid-May to mid-August (specific starting and ending dates somewhat flexible, depending on school schedule of applicant), 40 hours/week with no expectation of employment beyond that specified. Normal workweek is Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM though some evening or weekend hours are required. Starting pay is $9.00 – $11.00/hr. depending on qualification. Interns will be provided with uniforms, all necessary training, and priority consideration for future seasonal employment and higher pay in subsequent employment periods. Housing is available for interns in this program. Des Moines County Conservation, in partnership with the Leopold Landscape Alliance, has the opportunity to possibly house interns in the historic boyhood home of famed conservationist Aldo Leopold. Also available are the student dorms at Southeastern Community College. Details on housing arrangements will be discussed during the job interview, if applicable. To Apply Submit a resume, cover letter and two references to: Kent Rector Environmental Education Coordinator Des Moines County Conservation 11627 Starr’s Cave Rd. Burlington, IA 52601 More Information
The Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa has several opportunities. Click on the following link to see all of them: Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa Teresa Butel (she/her/hers) College and Career Coordinator 60 Plato Blvd E Ste 210 St Paul, MN 55107 Phone 651.209.9900 x 32 Fax 651.209.9901
Custer State Park Summer Employment Opportunities Custer State Park is a 71,000 acre state park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Home to abundant wildlife, 4 beautiful mountain lakes, 9 campgrounds, 4 visitor centers, 5 entrance stations, and 4 lodges. We are looking for energetic seasonal staff to make our visitors’ experience one they will never forget. Seasonal Positions: Entrance station attendant & crew leader, resource technician & crew leader, naturalist & crew leader, campground attendant, trail crew, and others Send completed seasonal applications to Levi Van Sambeek 13329 US Hwy 16A Custer SD 57730 or via email . List all positions you’re interested in on one application. Intern Positions: Park manager intern, naturalist intern, resource program intern, and wildlife research intern Intern applications should be completed online through . Seasonal housing is available. More information regarding seasonal and intern positions available here: Laci Prucinsky | Naturalist South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks 13329 US Hwy 16A | Custer, SD 57730 605.255.4515 |