Employment Opportunities

Audubon County Roadside Department

Heavy Equipment Operator

The Audubon County Secondary Roads Department has an opening for a Heavy Equipment Operator.  Great benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and IPERS.  Starting wage from $21.94 to $24.07 depending on experience.  Must have graduated from high school or equivalent.  Minimum of Class B CDL required or the ability to obtain one.  Assistance in obtaining CDL available through the County.  Complete job descriptions and applications are available at the Audubon County Engineer’s Office, 2147 Hwy 71 Audubon, IA or on the Audubon County Website. Applications will be accepted until position is filled, must pass pre-employment physical and drug screen. EOE

Audubon County Conservation Department

SEASONAL PARK WORKER

The Audubon County Conservation Board is accepting applications for seasonal maintenance workers.  Must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid drivers license.  To apply: request an Audubon County employment application at auduboncountyconservation@aol.com  Audubon County is an equal opportunity employer.  Salary: $15.00 per hour.

Trail Manager position

Job Description:  Monitors the work of part time and seasonal staff and volunteers involved in maintenance, repair, and care of the T-Bone trail and park trails, mowing the shoulders of the hard surface trail, operating a rotary broom to clear the trail surface, snow removal on the trail, mowing hiking trails, all related tree work, weed spraying and tree planting, bridge repairs, asphalt repairs in these areas. This position is under supervision of the Director and Operation Supervisor.
 
Regular upkeep and routine maintenance of all Trail facilities such as, trail surfaces, bridges, culverts.  This includes 17 miles of hard surface T-Bone Trail and approximately 5 miles of hiking trails at Littlefield Recreation Area.  

Participates in the improvement of trail and park facilities by executing the overall operations plan for the County Park system. Monitors progress/makes adjustments as needed. Assists with the improvement of wildlife habitat by performing prescribed burns planting native trees, grasses, shrubs, and performs related work as required and burning brush piles.
 

Helps with environmental education and interpretive programs for schools, youth and adult groups and the general public in order to educate the public on the importance of environment and encourage their participation in public goals and objectives.

The Trail Manager will count and reconcile camping revenues and deposit the revenues at the Treasurers office.  The Trail manager will not be involved with registering campers.

Knowledge/Abilities/Skills: Knowledge of Trail facilities, Trail management practices and procedures. Ability to identify problems, safety hazards, and inefficiencies and address them appropriately. Experience with tree planting and identification.  Ability to use asphalt repair equipment.

Experience with landscaping, trail design, and ADA requirements. Ability to deal with public in both common and during heated situations, resolve conflicts, and display sound judgment.

Ability to operate a wide variety of equipment such as: tractors & implements, skid loader, backhoe, sprayers, pumps, small engines, chainsaws, power tools, and hand tools and perform routine equipment/vehicle maintenance and repairs to keep equipment in good working condition.

Ability to effectively supervise part time and seasonal employees, and volunteers on a regular basis to accomplish the goals of the ACCB.

Ability to work outside under any type of weather conditions and to withstand physically demanding work such as lifting, stooping, and bending.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, other agencies, and the general public. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Essential Duties: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, speak and hear.  The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee is required to climb and balance.

The employee must at times lift or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee must also be able to stand for two hours without a break.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work near moving mechanical parts in outside weather conditions. The employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment may be loud.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in park management, outdoor recreation, biology, environmental science or related field is preferred or an Associates degree in park management and a combination of education, on the job training, and equivalent experience.

Special Requirements: Possession of a valid Iowa driver’s license.  Certification, or ability to obtain, a certified Iowa Pesticide Applicator’s License in Category 6.  Certification or successful completion of CPR training.

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Audubon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer