Woodbury County Conservation

Posted 1 month ago

This position will be supervised by the Education Programs Director for Woodbury County Conservation Board based at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Description: This 450 Hour AmeriCorps member will serve approximately mid-May through August 31, 2020. 40-hour work week. No benefits. Start and end dates are flexible.


  • • Plan and conduct summer day camps for youth
  • Plan and conduct public education programs and volunteer service learning activities
  • • 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 nature center host duties as assigned


Essential Skills: High School diploma or GED equivalent. Basic knowledge of natural environment and local plants and animals; experience working with children preferred; self-starting ability to work with minimal supervision; computer literate; ability to communicate tactfully, courteously and effectively with others; The applicant must possess a current, valid driver’s license; ability to get to and from job site in all types of weather; ability to lift up to 50 pounds; ability to work some evenings and weekends.

Shift: The AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education Program Specialist will work no more than 40 hours per workweek. (Non-routine including some weekends, evenings and holidays). General hours: 8-4:30pm Monday-Friday, with flexibility to work evenings and weekends as programs require.

Qualifications: High School diploma or GED equivalent. The applicant must possess a current, valid driver’s license; can 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 and background checks prior to employment.

Living Allowance: $3,704.00 (taxable). Education Award: $1,612.43 (upon completion of 450 hours). Student loan forbearance on qualified student loans, if applicable.

Deadline: Open until filled

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter and 3 references to:

Dawn Snyder Phone: 712-258-0838

4500 Sioux River Rd., Sioux City, IA 51109-1657