Temporary Position at Grand River Wildlife Unit – Iowa

Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Kellerton, IA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Work as part of the unit team to restore and maintain habitat on public land. This includes performing a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and technical tasks. Job duties: • Assist with tree and brush removal habitat practices with the use of chainsaw and skid loader with various attachments • Assist with prescribed burning on wildlife management areas. • Assist with the maintenance of the unit facilities and repairs to equipment. • Assist with the establishment of food plots and restored prairie using agricultural tractors and implements. • Work to repair damaged infrastructure and help with the construction and maintenance of parking lots, access lanes and roads. • Aid in the collection of tissue samples from White-tailed deer in the investigation of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). *Housing is provided with this position.
• College graduate with a degree in wildlife biology, animal ecology, or another closely related natural resource field. • Able to withstand physically demanding work, including navigating rough terrain, walking at least 3 miles a day, carrying heavy equipment, frequent lifting, bending, and hauling. • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions. • Able to travel on overnight duties. • Work with minimal supervision; demonstrate responsible behavior and attention to detail. • Must have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. • Able to work alone or as part of a team, with the public, in all conditions, on weekends, holidays, nights, and evenings as required. • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age. • Must be available for all interviews and training as required. • Follow policy and cooperate with supervisors and co-workers. • Exhibits honesty and integrity. • Displays a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently. • Experience and training with chainsaws and first aid/CPR preferred but on the job training is available in first month of position.
Contact Person
Josh Rusk
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