MNRA Maintenance Assistant | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Location:  Macbride Nature Recreation Area

Supervisors: Associate Director - MNRA

Pay Range:  $8.25/hour (starting wage)


To assist in the day to day maintenance of the Macbride Nature Recreation Area (MNRA) for the benefit of all users, including mowing grass, trimming trees, and maintaining trail systems.  


  • Assistant MNRA maintenance personnel as needed
  • Mow and trim open spaces.
  • Collect and dispose of garbage
  • Trim, cut and remove trees
  • Maintain trail system
  • Clean and maintain facilities
  • Conduct minor vehicle/equipment maintenance (oil change, fuses, belts, grease)
  • Ensures outstanding customer service for users they come in contact with
  • Works cooperatively with other area of the department to achieve established goals.
  • Promotes a safe, clean, functional and marketable facility.
  • Conduct minor facility repairs.
  • Performs other work as assigned.


  • Ability to drive and operate machinery including chain saws, tractors, and mowers.
  • Ability to use independent judgment when needed.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to accommodate a variable work schedule that may include early mornings, late evening and weekends.

Required Training/Certifications

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet UI Fleet Services requirements.
  • Complete the following training: Personal Protective Equipment, Machine Guarding, GHS Labels & SDS’s, Tool Safety, Safe Trailering, Ladders, Hearing Conservation, Forklifts, and Cash Handling.
  • Cash Handling Training
  • Must successfully complete a criminal background check