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Natural Resource Technician

Dubuque County, Dubuque, IA

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The Natural Resource Technician job is a full-time, permanent position with the Dubuque County Conservation Board. The person in this position, under the general supervision of the Executive Director, will perform a wide variety of professional, technical, and field duties including but not limited to natural resource management, park and facility maintenance and program administration.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Directs work activities of natural resources by inspecting areas to determine needs;  carries out the enhancement of parks and natural resource areas,  planting, seeding, cutting, trimming, pesticide application, burning, removal of hazardous trees, mowing, control of noxious weeds and invasive species;  maintains equipment conditions and needs including fences, roads, tractors, loaders, chain saws, snow plows;   creates and updates management plans for Dubuque County Conservation areas including timber management plans, timber sales, crop leases, food plot plants, wetland development and prairie restorations;  supervises and participates in specialized program areas including, but not limited to, forestry, arboriculture, horticulture, prairie management, wildland fire, firewood production;  provides information and conducts public relations activities through presentations and articles to educate and inform public on natural resource issues;  coordinates activities of subcontractors and volunteers conducting resource inventory and management activities; assists in routine maintenance of park areas, preserves and recreation areas, facilities and equipment;  performs other duties as assigned. 

Training and Experience Required:  Bachelors degree with a major coursework in conservation, natural resources, botany, forestry, wildlife or a related field and or an equivalent combination of three years of work related experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the essential job duties of this position.

Qualifications:   Must be 18 years old. Valid driver's license required with the ability to obtain a CDL and air break endorsement within 90 days of hire.  Ability to obtain the following requirements:  pesticide applicators license, S130 / S190 controlled wildlife training and a CPR & First Aid certification. Must have working knowledge of tools, equipment and methods used in the park and recreation setting.  Ability to withstand manual labor under a variety of weather conditions. Ability to follow oral and written instructions, and work with limited supervision.  Willingness to work a non-standard workweek; including weekends and holidays.    Ability to pass a criminal history background  check and credit history review. 

Physical Requirements: Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds; ability to climb steps, squat, kneel, stoop and to be on feet for a minimum of one hour, sit in same position for extended period of time, reach above head, and able to withstand extremes of temperature, all with or without reasonable accommodation.

Deadline to apply is 3:00 p.m. on 01-25-19. Must complete Dubuque County application which must be picked up and returned at Iowa Works, 680 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Dubuque, Iowa 52001.

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Req Num --
ID 551108
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay $17.46-$21.83
Building and Grounds
Government/Public Service
First Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

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Years of Experience --
Education Bachelors

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