Jobs Roadside Seasonal Worker (IRVM)

Engineer - Secondary Roads

$10 - $14/hour


Various County Shops, Pottawattamie County

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Pottawattamie County Secondary Roads is announcing a hiring process for various openings for the position of Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management (IRVM) Seasonal Worker.  The standard work week is Monday- Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Depending on weather conditions, work hours may vary. Some evening or early morning work may be necessary.

This roadside seasonal position will assist the Secondary Roads staff in maintaining Pottawattamie County's Natural Resource and Roadside Program. Under general supervision this position will mow the county roadsides; and if qualified, correctly mix and safely apply seed and herbicides to the county right of way. 

Application review will begin on March 19, 2020 and the position will remain open until filled. For more information call (712) 328-5608.

Essential Functions

Mow county property and plant native vegetation. 
Operate county vehicles and equipment including but not limited to; mowers, spraying and seeding equipment, chain saws, chippers, power and hand tools.

If Qualified:
Assist roadside employees with prescribed burns and brush control.

Safety mix and apply herbicides to the county right of ways and public areas for the control of noxious weed.

Maintain accurate daily seeding and spraying records. 

Other Duties:
Perform general cleaning and maintenance of county vehicles, facilities, property and spraying equipment.
Works in a manner conducive to teamwork, with respect for the public, fellow employees and the safety of all.
Performs manual labor as directed.
Attend programs as directed by the county roadside manager regarding herbicide usage, licensing, continuing education, safety training and/or any other related topic.
Regular and punctual attendance at the assigned work location is an essential function.

Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability

Knowledge and ability to operate assigned equipment in a safe manner according to traffic laws and regulations. 

Knowledge of and/or ability to learn occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary for the proper operation and use of assigned vehicles, equipment, tools and materials.   Knowledge of and/or ability to learn various chemical agents used in the trade and the ability to use such in accordance with safety precautions and directions.   Ability to operate hand and power tools, mowing, seeding and spraying equipment in a safe and competent manner.   Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.   Ability to read English and to follow a series of oral and written instructions and maps.   Ability to write English and accurately complete required records and reports.   Ability to work independently without constant supervision.   Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors and the general public.

Essential Education, Certification, and/or Licenses

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license during the course of employment.

Preference will be given to candidates with a CDL and/or maintain a Category 6 Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator's License.

Physical Tasks: Applicants must be able to perform a wide range of physical tasks such as: walking on uneven ground, standing, bending, kneeling, and balancing, climbing ladders, lifting, carrying, and pushing or pulling amounts that weigh up to 50 pounds.  

I’ve built lasting friendships. I’ve gained a wealth of knowledge from training and experiences that could only be learned on the job.

Camber, Clerk II
Human Resources
19 Years with Pottawattamie County