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Conservation Technician (2 positions)

Reporting to the Benton County Conservation Director, these positions will work in conjunction with the Director and BCCB staff on implementing watershed plans, forest management plans, and habitat enhancement/restoration for all Benton County Conservation areas, as well as assistance with campgrounds and other areas as needed. . Two positions are available with different acres of focus. All Conservation Technician positions do work for all Benton County Conservation properties. These positions will be in addition to an existing Conservation Technician making our Conservation Technicians a team of three.
The locations available are: East Unit (based out of Wildcat Bluff Recreation Area and Rodgers Park) and South Unit (based out of Hannen Lake Park).
The start date for these positions is anticipated to be July 2024.

Responsibilities and Skills:

General:

Land Management:

Administrative

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily as listed above. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience Required:

Preference will be given to candidates who have the following licenses/certifications at hire.  However, those willing to obtain these within the time frames listed will also be considered.

Preferred Skills

Physical Demands/Work Hours:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, grasp, handle or feel; climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, push or pull and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally exert up to 50 pounds of force to move objects. The visual requirements for this position are similar to those classified of skilled tradespeople (ie: carpenters, technicians, plumbers, painters, mechanics, etc.).

Average working days are 7:00am - 3:30pm, Monday - Friday. This position will sometimes require working overtime, including non-traditional hours. Particularly during burn and spray seasons. Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and irregular or special event hours as necessary or assigned.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The worker is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. The worker is subject to extreme cold and extreme heat. The worker is subject to hazards including moving mechanical parts, handling chemicals, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places. Frequently this position is required to travel to transport equipment and to attend meetings.

TO APPLY:

Apply online at www.bentoncountyia.gov or by emailing all application materials to HR Director, Sue Wilber at [email protected]

To be considered, all documents must be included; Benton County application, resume, letter expressing interest in the position, at least two professional references, and current pesticide applicators license number as well as any other certifications.

Applications due by 4:30pm Monday, June 10, 2024.

 

 

THE ABOVE DECLARATIONS ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE AN “ALL-INCLUSIVE” LIST OF THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB DESCRIBED OR OF THE SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE JOB. RATHER, THEY ARE INTENDED ONLY TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB.

Benefits:

 

*THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN EMPLOYMENT AT BENTON COUNTY*

 

 

 

Return Application To

811 D Avenue, Vinton, IA 52349 or via email to [email protected]

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