The Warren County Conservation Board has openings for one full-time and one permanent part-time Conservation Technician.

Qualified applications will be accepted through 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 20, 2019 and must consist of cover letter, résumé, and completed Warren County Employment Application. Submit cover letter, résumé, and application form to:

Jim Priebe, Director
Warren County Conservation Board
15565  18th AVE
Indianola, IA  50125

or submit electronically to jimpriebe@warrenccb.org.

Qualifications and duties are:

CONSERVATION TECHNICIAN

Department: Conservation

Reports to: Operations Coordinator, Natural Resource Specialist

Warren County Pay Grade: 10 (approximately $17.52/hour plus benefits (benefits prorated for permanent part-time)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Supervises Others: Yes

Approved by: Conservation Board

Position Summary:

The Conservation Technician provides maintenance and upkeep for all area operated and managed by the Warren County Conservation Board

Essential Functions:

  • Provides mowing and snow removal operations as required
  • Provides cleaning, construction, and repair of both indoor and outdoor facilities
  • Must have a valid Iowa’s driver’s license
  • Supervises the work of seasonal employees engaged in various operations and maintenance tasks
  • Provides input on the implementation and maintenance of program to enhance existing, or develop new recreation or related natural resource programs
  • Maintains all equipment and vehicles assigned to Warren County Conservation
  • All other duties as assigned by Natural Resource Specialist, Operations Coordinator, Director, or Board

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Graduation from a four-year college with major course work relevant to conservation or graduation from a two-year college with major course work relevant to conservation and two-years of experience in a related filed.
  • Knowledgeable of all safety procedures necessary using machinery, equipment and tools
  • Ability to interact with, and react to park users and other citizens in a
    positive manner
  • Knowledgeable of current park practices and management
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment
    Ability to manage stress

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.

Physical demands: While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to sit and/or stand for long periods of time. Must have the ability to lift, pull, push, and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually minimally with occasional periods where the noise level may require hearing protection, such as the use of power tools. There are periods when exposure to the outside elements will be necessary to accomplish the needs of the department.