Tallgrass Prairie Center

IRVM job openings

To have a job opening posted on this page please email your ad to Kristine Nemec at kristine.nemec@uni.edu.​


Benton Co. IRVM Roadside Tech Internship: Deadline 3/22/2018

This position was created in the Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management program with two goals in mind. The first is to offer professional development to those working toward full-time employment in this competitive field. The second is to have the successful applicant apply their skills to help further the goals of the IRVM program.Benton County has over 5000 acres of road right-of-way that are managed by the county’s Secondary Roads Department. When right-of-way is disturbed for various projects the county’s Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Program is tasked with reconstructing prairie in these areas. The IRVM Roadside Technician Intern will work under the direction of the Roadside Manager to accomplish work related to these reconstructions.Additionally, the successful applicant will be tasked with honing skills and acquiring certifications that are a necessity in the field of Ecosystem Management. For more information, please click here.


Buchanan Co. Seasonal Roadside Vegetation Technician: Deadline 4/6/2018

Applications and signed job descriptions will be accepted through April 6, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. or until an eligible candidate is located for the Roadside Vegetation Management Department.  To view the job description and qualifications required for this position please click here.  Applications can be obtained at the Engineer's Office located at 1511 1st St. E., Independence, IA or you can click here for the Buchanan County Employment Application.


Jones Co. Seasonal Roadside Vegetation Management Technician: Open until filled (posted on 2/27/18)

Technician will assist the Roadside Manager with all aspects of managing roadside vegetation. This will include, but is not limited to: management of noxious weeds, managing roadside trees and brush, planting vegetation in the ROW using a variety of methods, controlling erosion, maintenance of existing roadside prairie plantings, and routine maintenance of all agency equipment. Technician may also assist with other department projects and maintenance. Approximately May through August. This time period is flexible for students. Work schedule is 40 hours per week, Monday-Thursday from Memorial Day through Labor Day; and 40 hours per week Monday-Friday prior to Memorial Day and after Labor Day. For more information and to apply, please click here.


Minnesota Department of Transportation Roadside Vegetation Specialist: Applications due 4/6/18.

As MnDOT's Roadside Vegetation Specialist, you will serve as a subject matter expert on vegetation concerns impacting MnDOT's roadsides and right-of-way. Your work will include analysis for, and providing recommendations to, numerous organizations, offices, and individuals on best practices. In this work, you will be seen as one of MnDOT's experts on woody vegetation analysis, prescribed fire, and roadside vegetation to these collaborators. This work includes much variety, but it also gives you some autonomy to design your own priorities, and become specialized in the areas of your work that are most interesting to you. For more information, please click here.

Pottawattamie Co. IRVM Seasonal Worker: Application review begins on May 1, 2018 and position will remain open until filled

This position will assist the Secondary Roads staff in maintaining Pottawattamie County’s Natural Resource and Roadside Program. Under general supervision this position will mow county property and will correctly mix and safely apply herbicides to the county right of ways and public areas for the control of noxious weeds in Pottawattamie County. Additional duties include but are not limited to: planting native vegetation, conducting prescribed burns, and brush control. For more information on skills and qualifications needed and to apply, please click here.


Winneshiek Co. Roadside Management Assistant: Open until filled (posted on 2/27/18)

The Roadside Management assistant will assist in a wide variety of maintenance, repair and construction activities as related to roadside right-of-way (ROW) within Winneshiek County. This will include vegetative habitat management to control unwanted vegetation and promote desirable vegetation on Winneshiek County ROW as assigned by the Roadside Manager or Secondary Roads Superintendent in accordance to ROW provisions as addressed in Section 314 Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management (IRVM) law and Section 317 Noxious Weed Law of Iowa Code and the Winneshiek IRVM plan. Open until filled. To view the job description please click here.