Conservation Maint Tech / Park Officer

Jasper County Conservation has an immediate opening for a full-time Maintenance Tech. / Park Officer to perform routine maintenance, repairs and provide security and rule enforcement at county parks, bike trails, campground, conservation properties and assist with various programs. Some evening or weekend work may be required. Pay Range is $22.03 to $34.57 per hour, based on qualifications and experience. This position is eligible for County paid benefits and IPERS retirement.

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Under general direction, manages designated parks and public access areas; provides security of facilitiess and premises of the County Conservation Board; enforces policies and rules; performs ongoing maintenance/repairs of equipment, premisis, buildings, parkds and public access areas; operates and maintains equipment, machinery and tools used in various maintenance and repair functions; partivipates in forestry management and prairie restoration; prepares food plot areas to provide food and coverage for wildlife.  This position will be stations at Mariposa Park for daily work, but will assist in all park and conservation areas as required or needed.  Seledted individual will oversee the campground, cabin usage, and facilities at the Mariposa site.

Qualifications: A degree in Natural Resources field or State of Iowa Law Enforcement certification preferred but not required.  Experience in such areas as law enforcement, forestry, park management, recreation, building, automotive, construction or maintenance trades or similar program areas helpful. Candidates must possess a valid Iowa Driver License with a good driving record,  Must possess or be able to obtain the following certifications: CDL, Pesticide Application, Wildland Firefighter, and Humet Education Instructor.  Must be courteous and respectful to the public and able to answer questions and provide information about park services.  Responsible for general parks, equipment maintenance, security and rule enforcement.  Must be able to operate and maintain vehicles, trailers, commercial lawn mowing equipment, tractors, and specialized attachments.  Should possess basic knowledge of and have the ability to perform construction work.  This is a job requiring strenuous physical work involving climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, lifting, and requireing food hearing, and vision.  Must be able to lift up to 50 ounds, and operateequipment on rough terrain during dusty, hot, cold, or wet conditions for extended periods of time.  Will be required to work some nights or weekends to patrol areas and/or emergency repairs, especially during the summer recreational season.  Will assist environmental education staff on field trips and education programs.  A complete job description is available below by clicking on the appropriate link.

Typical work schedule will be Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  Some evening or weekend work may be required for emergencies or patrol, or as deemed necessary by the Director.

Please contact Keri Van Zante, Conservation Director at (641) 792-9780 or email if you have additional questions.

Applications are available by clicking on the application link, or at the Jasper County Human Resources office located in the County Administration building at 315 W 3rd St. N suite 320 in Newton.

Applications and Resumes must be completed and received no later than 4:00 p.m. on march 1, 2024 to be eligible for the selection process.

Completed applications and Resumes can be emailed, mailed, faxed, or delivered in person to one of the following:

Jasper County Human Resources
Attn: Dennis Simon
315 W 3rd St. N Sute. 320
Newton, IA 50208
Fax: 641-787-1101

Drug testing and background checks are required for employment.

Jasper County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Salary Range:
$22.03 to $34.57 per hour, based on qualifications and experience


Posted until filled. at 4:00 p.m.

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