Summer Conservation Worker

Posted: 01/20/2023

Jackson County Conservation Job Posting                                                                               
Seasonal Position – Summer Conservation Worker
This is a part time, seasonal position working up to 40 hours per week, for a maximum of 20 weeks, under the general supervision of the Executive Director, Park Ranger, and Operation Technician. This position is involved in the day-to-day maintenance and operations of all areas under management of the Jackson County Conservation Department.
Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Care and maintenance of county areas. This will include mowing, cleaning, equipment and facility repairs, painting, and other work as required.
  • Management of natural resources areas including, timber management, native prairie care and management, and wildlife habitat improvement. 
  • Trail construction and maintenance including mowing, tree pruning, bridge repair, and brush control.
  • Maintenance and servicing of county equipment.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Executive Director, Park Ranger, or Operation Technician.
  • This position requires the operation all types of equipment including trucks, tractors, mowing equipment, chain saw, weed eater, power tools, and all types of hand tools.
  • This position requires travel to all areas managed by the Conservation Department within the County.  The employee will be required to work in all types of environmental conditions and be willing to do strenuous physical labor.
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Ability to work long hours and outside in a variety of terrain and weather conditions.
  • Basic knowledge of materials, methods, and techniques used in the park management field.
  • Knowledge of equipment and vehicle use, maintenance, and minor repairs.
  • Ability to self-start and find work projects when not directed to do so.
  • Ability to understand and follow directions properly.
  • Ability to perform rigorous physical work. Employee must be able to lift and carry heavy objects weighing more than 80 pounds.
  • Ability to provide information to the public concerning the conservation field or related topics.
  • The ability to recognize and solve problems occurring during the performance of duties.
  • Preference goes to students pursuing a career in a conservation, natural resource, or other related field.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Hourly rate of $12.50  
Applications can be picked up at the Jackson County Conservation office at the Hurstville Interpretive Center or downloaded from our website at, click on Employment.
Send completed employment application, cover letter and resume to:  
Sheila Root  OR  18670 63rd Street, Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
For additional information call 563.652.3783
Accepting applications until position is filled