Sioux County Conservation Board is looking to hire seasonal help at Oak Grove, Big Sioux Recreation Area and Sandy Hollow Recreation Area. Whether you are a college student looking for a summer job, high school student exploring career options or a retired adult looking for something to keep you busy during the summer months we have positions available. If you enjoy interacting with people and handing out information the Registration Booth Attendant or Front Desk Receptionist position is perfect for you. Hours vary including weekends, evenings, holiday and weekdays.
If you are one that enjoys mowing, working with your hands, cleaning and other projects the Seasonal Park Technician position is for you. Hours are Monday to Friday, with some variances as needed.
All applicants must have an interest in the outdoors and working with people of all ages, be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing, apply knowledge and common sense to solve problems and/or achieve work objectives. Must possess a current valid driver’s license, be 16 years of age or older and undergo background checks in reference to driving record, criminal history and child abuse registry. Prefer education or training in environmental education, natural resources, wildlife biology, biology/ecology or related field is preferred, but not required. Interest in the outdoors and working with people of all ages is a must for all positions.
See below for further information on positions and starting wages. Deadline for application is March 31, 2021.
Front Desk Receptionist
This position is located at the Prairie Woods Nature Center at Oak Grove Park prefer someone that is 17 years of age or older for position. Responsibilities include watching the exhibit hall of the nature center, greeting guests, answering questions, selling gift shop items, cleaning of facility and other tasks as assigned. Hours include weekdays, evenings, summer holidays and weekends.
As a summer Naturalist Intern you will use your talents and skills to impact public understanding and attitudes about nature and the environment. Assist naturalist with planning and implementing nature interpretations, outdoor recreation and environmental education programs and media for a wide range of audiences. Preferred education or training in environmental education, natural resources, wildlife biology, biology/ecology or related field is preferred, but not required. Please print application and return with resume, cover letter and references to Sunday Ford at the address below.
Registration Booth Attendants
The registration booth attendant will operate at either the Big Sioux Recreation Area, near Hawarden, IA and/or Sandy Hollow Recreation Area, near Sioux Center, IA. Primary responsibilities include: registering vehicles upon entering park, selling firewood and snacks, renting canoes/kayaks, cleaning of assigned areas and other tasks as assigned. Position to include: weekday, weekend, evening and holiday hours.
Seasonal Park Technician
Seasonal park technicians will assist the full-time Park Ranger/Maintenance Technicians in day to day operations of the parks and facilities. Duties include but not limited to: mowing, cleaning restrooms and facilities, cutting firewood, staining, running farm equipment, register park users, maintain records and much more. Applicants interested in the season park technician position should have the ability to engage in physical work, previous experience with maintenance, landscaping and farm equipment helpful but not required.
All applications and/or resumes will be open to public inspection unless request in writing to be kept confidential. Discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability is prohibited. Sioux County is an equal opportunity employer.
Deadline for applications is March 31, 2021.