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Seasonal IRM Intern.

The IRM Internship offers an exciting opportunity for those interested in gaining experience in the field of Ecosystem Management and Agriculture. This position was created in the Iowa Roadside Management Program with two goals in mind. The first is to offer professional development to those working toward full-time employment in this competitive field. The second is to have the successful applicant apply their skills to help further the goals of the IRM program.
Benton County has over 5000 acres of road right-of-way that are managed by the county’s IRM Program / Weed Commission. When right-of-way is disturbed for various projects the county’s IRM is tasked with reconstructing prairie in these areas. The IRM Intern will work under the direction of the Roadside Manager to accomplish work related to these reconstructions.
Additionally, the successful applicant will be tasked with honing skills and acquiring certifications that are a necessity in the field of Ecosystem Management. Assuming that the applicant has not attained them prior to employment, the following skills and certifications will be sought: Pesticide Applicators License (Categories 1A and 6), Prescribed Fire Training (S130, S190, S290), Native Plant Identification, General Equipment Maintenance and Use.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

            Prairie Management:


Noxious and Invasive Weed Management:

Professional Development:



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


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Mail to 111 E 4th St. Vinton, Iowa 52349

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