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Bremer County Roadside Vegetation Management Aide Position Open

Bremer County is accepting applications for the seasonal position of Roadside Vegetation Management Aide.

Employment Period:
April through October with time period somewhat flexible for students.

Duties:
The Roadside Vegetation Management Aide will assist the Roadside Vegetation Manager with all aspects of managing roadside vegetation. This will include, but is not limited to: controlling noxious weeds, conducting prescribed burns, roadside mowing, managing and removal of roadside trees and brush, planting right-of-way vegetation, erosion control, maintenance of existing plantings and routine maintenance on department equipment. The aide will also assist in other department related programs/projects.

Requirements and Certifications:
Must be a self-motivated individual with the ability to apply common sense and have the knowledge to achieve goals and objectives. Knowledge of, or the ability to learn about grassland management and plant identification. The ability to routinely stand, walk, kneel, stoop, balance, climb and operate power and hand tools. Must be able to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes, and loud noises; and have the ability to routinely lift 75 lbs; ability to follow written and oral instructions. Applicant must possess or acquire a Category 6 Right-of-Way Iowa Pesticide certification within 30 days of hire. Knowledge of truck, tractor and small engine powered equipment operation and maintenance. Must be 18 years old and possess a valid driver’s license.

Salary:
$10.00 – 11.00/Hour Dependent on qualifications.

To Apply:
Please visit www.co.bremer.ia.us Human Resources to obtain an application or one can be picked up in the Auditor’s Office or at Bremer County Highway Dept., 1995 Euclid Ave., Waverly, IA 50677. Please submit your resume and completed application by March 3 to Bremer County Roadside Vegetation Management Dept., 1995 Euclid Ave., Waverly, IA 50677. For more information, call 319-559-0559 or email dlehman@co.bremer.ia.us.

Bremer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


BREMER COUNTY
EMPLOYEE JOB DESCRIPTION

Position: Roadside Vegetation Management Aide Reports to: Roadside Manager
Department: Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management (IRVM)
FLSA Status: Non-exempt Seasonal, April – October
Date Adopted: February 10, 2016


SUMMARY: Assist Roadside Manager with particular aspects of managing roadside vegetation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist with planting and maintenance of right-of-way vegetation.
  2. Assist with erosion control on right-of-way plantings.
  3. Control noxious and invasive weeds
  4. Manage and remove roadside trees and brush
  5. Conduct prescribed burns
  6. Operate either manual and/or automatic transmission vehicles and tow trailer.
  7. Routine maintenance of department equipment

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Must have a valid Iowa driver’s license and the ability to operate either manual or automatic transmission vehicles. Possess or acquire a Category 6 Right-of-Way Iowa Pesticide certification within 30 days of hire.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to apply safety practices and procedures to all situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The ability to routinely sit, stand, walk, kneel, stoop, balance, climb and operate power and hand tools. Must be able to work outdoors in various weather conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes, and loud noises. Ability to lift and/or move 75 pounds.

GENERAL PRINCIPLES: Marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of essential job duties have been excluded from this job description. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective employee and incumbents are encouraged to discuss possible accommodations with Bremer County.

Job description in no way state or imply that the description includes every duty to be performed by the employee in the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by the Roadside Manager.
Bremer County reserves the right to change or reassign job duties or combine positions at any time. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than “at-will” employment relationship.

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