WOODBURY COUNTY Habitat Stewardship Intern in SIOUX CITY, Iowa

DESCRIPTION:This 12-week position will run approximately May 28 through August 16, 2019 and will offer opportunities to actively participate in land stewardship and habitat management activities in prairie and woodland environments.DUTIES:Assist with conducting habitat management such as invasive species removal, shrub removal, oak savanna and prairie restoration, and prairie planting; conducting mowing, trimming and general park management tasks; assist with weeding, mulching, tree trimming, and native landscaping projects; assist with trail maintenance and equipment maintenance; assist with fence construction, repair and removal; maintain working relationships with other employees and the public; and perform related tasks as assigned.SHIFT:The Habitat Stewardship Intern will work no more that 40 hours per work week (non-routine including some weekends, evenings and holidays)REQUIRED SKILLS:Ability to work independently and in a group; possess a strong work ethic and a sincere interest in preserving Iowa ecosystems; experience in safely operating and maintaining mowers, motorized equipment such as All-Terrain Vehicles, power and hand tools is helpful; ability to follow directions and learn new skills; general knowledge and interest in outdoors and natural resources.QUALIFICATIONS:High School diploma or GED equivalent. The applicant must possess a current, valid driver's license; have reliable transportation and the ability to get to and from different work-sites within a 45 mile radius of Sioux City; ability to routinely lift up to 50 pounds; and be physically able to work in extreme environmentally rigorous situations (heat, humidity, steep terrain). Candidate must pass physical and drug screening tests prior to employment for Woodbury County. (Results not disclosed to IowaWORKS.)An Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the ADA, the County will consider reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.