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Conservation Interns

Iowa City, IA

Job Information:

Johnson County Conservation Board is seeking 3 seasonal interns for 4 months or less.

2 – Park Ranger Intern

DEFINITION AND DUTIES:
Under general supervision of the Park Ranger II, provide a variety of services in the overall management of Kent Park and other areas in the county that are managed by the Johnson County Conservation Board. Perform routine and special patrol duties, and inform park visitors of the rules and regulations. Maintain positive public relations, provide directions and information. Assist Conservation staff with work activities, special projects, maintenance of campground and beach, and weekend clean-up.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
High school graduate or equivalent and enrollment in a post-secondary program OR an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Natural resource related work experience preferred.

Special requirements: CPR and First Aid Certification. Valid driver's license and insurable under county liability coverage.

$13.00 – $14.75 per hour. Applications will be accepted until each position is filled. To learn more and to apply please visit our website, www.johnson-county.com.

1 – Naturalist Intern

DEFINITION AND DUTIES:
Under general supervision of the Naturalist, assist in carrying out conservation/environmental education programming for the Johnson County Conservation Board. Provide programs and field trips for a variety of audiences; create and improve displays, write articles, provide public service announcements and write press releases. Duties will also include the maintenance of live animal displays and working with volunteers. Assist Conservation staff with work activities and special projects.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Enrollment in a post-secondary biology, natural history, outdoor recreation, animal ecology, forestry or related curriculum OR an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Natural history related work experience preferred.

Special requirements: Valid driver's license and insurable under county liability coverage. Must pass criminal background check and check by the Iowa Department of Human Services.

$13.00 – $14.75 per hour. Applications will be accepted until each position is filled. To learn more and to apply please visit our website, www.johnson-county.com.

Cover letter and resume preferred. 

AA/EOE

Posted 02/07/18

Job ID: 63274