Conservation Summer Ranger - Seasonal
$15.75 - $/hour
ENTRY SALARY: $15.75/hour (Seasonal-Approx. 180 days)
The seasonal position includes responsible experience as an assistant to the Area Resource Manager. The position includes some supervision of park maintenance personnel, a wide variety of park maintenance duties, park rule enforcement and interaction with park visitors. Six-month position typically starts in April and ends in October. This position is under the direct authority of County Conservation Area Resource Manager
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
The following duties are typical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.
Other duties may be required and assigned.
- Positions available at various Woodbury County parks for the season.
- Positions typically start in April and end in October (6 months maximum).
- The position includes responsible experience as an assistant to the resident Park Officer.
- The position includes some supervision of park maintenance personnel, a wide variety of park maintenance duties, park rule enforcement and interaction with park visitors
- Assists with general maintenance of county parks and wildlife areas including grounds maintenance, mowing and trimming, litter pickup, cleaning grills and restroom/shower facilities, painting, tree trimming, weed control and fencing.
- Attendance is required.
Non- Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
- Provides assistance with a variety of duties within scope of responsibility assigned by County Conservation Area Resource Manager
Minimum Education and Experience Required to Perform Essential Functions:
A degree or studying for a degree in a natural resources related field preferred. Possession of a current valid driver’s license with good driving record. Ability to routinely lift 50 pounds, perform physical labor in all types of weather conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes and loud noises. Experience in operating mowers, tractors, trucks and other motorized equipment, power tools and hand tools. Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to communicate successfully with the public. Minimum 18 years of age, previous experience desired. Must pass drug test, physical screening questionnaire and background check after offer of hire.
Mental and Physical Competencies Required to Perform Essential Functions:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the County. Ability to read and understand maps, legal descriptions, policies, and procedures. Able by voice communications to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word.
Mathematical Skills and Knowledge
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret graphs. Knowledge of basic principles. Knowledge of legislative requirements. Knowledge of County procedures.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to set priorities regarding assignments and follow through to completion; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.
Ability to skillfully and safely operate and maintain a wide variety of equipment and tools; chain saws, ladders, heavy equipment, office machines, computer, etc., knowledge of computer skills to effectively operate Microsoft Office software.
Satisfactory driving record and possession of a valid driver’s license.
Ability to successfully complete all pre-employment requirements.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.
Additional Physical Requirements:
This is a physically demanding position requiring the ability to lift at least 50 pounds on a frequent basis and to use considerable force frequently to move objects; work requires digital dexterity, fingering, grasping and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken words; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of tools and equipment, determining accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; worker will be exposed to adverse and extreme environmental conditions.
A degree or studying for a degree in a natural resources related field preferred. Possession of a current valid driver’s license with good driving record. Ability to routinely lift 50 pounds, perform physical labor in all types of weather conditions
Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability
- Minimum 18 years of age, previous experience desired
- A degree or studying for a degree in natural resources related field preferred.
- Possession of a current valid driver's license and insurance with good driving record
- Ability to routinely lift 50 pounds
- Perform physical labor in all types of weather conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes and loud noises.
- Experience in operating mowers, tractors, trucks and other motorized equipment, power tools and hand tools
- May be required to obtain an Iowa Pesticide Applicator's license
- Ability to follow written and oral instructions
- Ability to communicate successfully with the public in clearly spoken English
- Candidate for hire must successfully pass a background check, a physical examination, vision, back screen and drug screen prior to employment.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS SHALL BE: 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2024.Woodbury County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will consider reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.