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Temporary Conservation Aide

by dcornwell last modified 2018-04-30 09:57 AM — expired
January 25, 2018





DESCRIPTION: Position available to assist permanent staff with management and maintenance of 2,300 acres of parks, trails, prairies, wetlands, and forest in Central Iowa, may also assist Naturalist with program preparation, materials, or program presentations. Duties will include but not limited to mowing, painting, litter pick-up, general carpentry, prairie maintenance, and planting/pruning trees and shrubs. Conservation Aides will also report/repair safety hazards; offer assistance and information to the public; maintain working relationships with other employees and the public; attend mandatory safety training, staff meeting; and perform related tasks as assigned. Work will involve but not limited to the operation of tractors, chainsaws, lawn mowers and power tools.


QUALIFICATIONS: Either be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the following fields; wildlife, biology, animal ecology, natural resource management, forestry, or related fields of study. Must be at least 18 years old, no felony convictions, and ability to get to and from primary work site, possess a current valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Ability to routinely stand, walk, sit, kneel, stoop, balance, climb, and safely operate a wide variety of hand tools, power tools, mowers, or small tractors, to lift up to 75 pounds, follow written and oral instructions, work without supervision if required, work outdoors and is likely to be in contact with dust, dirt, chemicals, noise and severe weather conditions (extreme hot, cold, snow, ice, wind, rain, and flood), and exposed to outdoor elements such as mosquitoes, ticks, and various plants, pollens, and fungi.


WORK SCHEDULE: The employment period is mid-May to late August (specific starting and ending dates somewhat flexible, depending on school schedule of applicant) M-F 8-4:30 and average 40 hours/week. Occasional weekend or evening hours may be required.



COMPENSATION: Range $9.50-$10.00 per hour depending on prior experience.



TO APPLY: Submit letter of introduction and return completed job application form and an updated resume to: Mike Stegmann, Director; MCCB; 2349 - 233rd St., Marshalltown, IA 50158. To request application form contact 641/752-5490, FAX 641-752-5496, e-mail:  or can be downloaded from



DEADLINE:  Open till filled

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