Mahaska County Courthouse

Seasonal Conservation Technician

  • Department: Mahaska County Conservation Board
  • Status: Temporary
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt
  • Reports To: Conservation Director and Park Rangers
  • Post Date: February 1, 2023 at 12:15 am
  • Application Deadline: March 27, 2023

Job Description

Basic responsibility:  Assist in operation, development, and maintenance of MCCB areas, facilities, and equipment.

Knowledge, skills and abilities: 

  • Knowledge of conservation principles, practices and trends.
  • Ability to communicate in a courteous manner with the public.
  • Ability to work without supervision.
  • Ability to safely operate vehicles, equipment, power and hand tools.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical labor in all types of weather conditions.

General duties and responsibilities:

  • Participate in daily maintenance tasks in county areas such as mowing, trimming, painting, etc.
  • Explain regulations and recreational opportunities for area users in a clear, concise, and courteous manner.
  • Provide for safety of area visitors; administer first aid if needed.
  • Maintain neat personal appearance.
  • Adhere to agency policy and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by director.
  • Work weekends, holidays, and other irregular hours as assigned.

Job Requirements

Qualifications and requirements:  Course work in conservation, recreation, park management, biology, wildlife biology, forestry or other natural science.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license.
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR desired.

Job Hours

Employment status:   Actual dates of employment may vary to accommodate school schedule.  Position may be tailored to satisfy internship requirements if necessary.

Applications & Related Files

Additional Information

Salary and benefits:  $12.00 - $15.00 per hour(depending on experience).  

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, application, and resume with 3 references to:

Chris Clingan, Director
Mahaska County Conservation Board
2342 - Hwy 92
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Mahaska County is an Equal opportunity employer.

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