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Seasonal Technician

Iowa Pond Guy, LLC

Collins, Iowa

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $15-25/Hr
Deadline Apr 19, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Iowa Pond Guy is looking to fill one seasonal technician position. Technicians will work with current Iowa Pond Guy staff to manage and service ponds and lakes throughout Iowa. Current work is performed from February / March through October / November, with potentially flexible start /end dates for this position. The starting salary for this position is $15 per hour and is negotiable, depending on experience and qualifications. Full time positions are available that offer a salary range from $15 - $30+ per hour and include 401K retirement and health care reimbursement package. Future promotional opportunities within Iowa Pond Guy, LLC is also available.

Duties will include the following related activities:

  • Towing equipment with truck and trailer
  • Installation/service of aeration systems, fountains, habitat structures, ultrasonic algae control systems, etc.
  • Mixing and application of aquatic algaecides and herbicides, using backpack, ATV, and boat mounted boom sprayers. Application of pond dye, and beneficial bacteria.
  • Assist with conducting fish surveys (surveys are conducted using electrofishing equipment, fyke nets, gill nets, and seine nets)
  • Assist with seeding work (seeding consists of applying areas with grass seed and covering with stapled down straw mat)
  • Assist in maintaining all equipment to ensure they are in appropriate working order (vehicle maintenance, etc.)
  • Assist in keeping work areas clean (includes keeping vehicles and work areas clean in the shop and job sites clean and debris free.)
  • Miscellaneous tasks as needed (some examples are mowing, weed eat, helping with prescribed burning, aquatic vegetation planting, and tree planting, etc.)

Applicants must:

  • Prefer 2-year degree in agricultural or science related field
  • Possess valid driver’s license and allow their driving record to be screened upon hiring
  • Ability to travel all over Iowa in addition to knowing how to navigate in a rural landscape
  • Be willing to work as a team
  • Be physically capable of, and willing to work long hours in the field under all types of weather conditions
  • Be able to perform moderate physical work such as carry equipment, stooping, bending, lifting at a minimum 50 pounds unaided.
  • Be able to work 4-5 day/week typically (Monday through Thursday weather dependent) March through October
  • Use Iowa Pond Guy provided Personal Protective Equipment when necessary and required by product label
  • Use all equipment in proper manner and always conduct yourself in a professional manner

Employees will gain valuable work experience in; 1) methods and techniques related to pond and lake management, 2) knowledge of pond and lakes and the challenges they face, 3) communicating with the public and working in teams, and 4) identification of numerous aquatic plant and fish species.

HOW TO APPLY

We are interviewing through April 19, 2024 on a first-come-first serve basis until the position is filled.

To apply, please send a resume that includes contact information for three references and a cover letter with available start date. 

Submit electronically or mail to:

Iowa Pond Guy, LLC

Attn: Brandon Harland

10095 W 140th St. N

Collins, IA 50055

pondguy@iowapondguy.com

For questions call: (515) 205-9803

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category General / Stewardship , Fisheries