Conservation Technician Job Opening

Vacancy Announcement

Position Title:


  • Davenport, IA


Job Description:  This position involves providing technical assistance to landowners and operators in Howard County.  Incumbent works in the office and the field on the promotion, documentation, contracting, installation and maintenance of conservation practices.  Assists other field office staff with surveys and layout of conservation practices and performs status reviews and follow up with landowners.  Produces field notes, prepares data sheets and other documents.  Assists in preparing documents for state cost-share programs.

The successful candidate will assist with engineering surveys, designs, seeding plans, and practice checkout for the various conservation practices.  These practices include grassed waterways, shallow wetlands, windbreaks, contour buffer strips, riparian forest buffers and others.  One-on-one assistance will be provided to landowners to ensure that procedures are followed to receive cost-share funds and that practice construction meets specified standards.

Required Education: High School graduation is required.

Wage: Commensurate with experience.

Job Qualifications and Experience: Meet educational requirement and provide evidence of ability to assist with fieldwork. A valid driver’s license is also required.

Number of openings: 1         Hours: Full Time, 40 hours per week

Duration of position: Temporary/At-will, 780 hours, expires June 30, 2019

Opens: September 18, 2018               Closes: October 1, 2018

Method of applicaton: Submit resume to the contact person above by 4:30 pm on October 1, 2018.