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The seasonal and permanent career opportunities listed below have been provided to us from the employers listed with the job descriptions. Please read the information carefully, and make note of the application procedures and deadlines. Inquires should be made directly to the employers as noted - either via email or telephone.

Current Openings

Permanent

A permanent full-time position under the direct supervision of the Clayton County Conservation Board’s
Executive Director. This employee is responsible for office administration, public relations, phone and visitor
screening, and other duties as assigned.
Salary:  A competitive salary.
Deadline:   03/25/2017
Under general administrative direction of the Conservation Board, serves as executive director and is responsible to plan, coordinate, direct and oversee all aspects of the county conservation board program, department and mission statement.
Deadline:   03/02/2017
The Lee County Conservation Board is seeking an executive director
Salary:  $66973.00 annual with benefits
Deadline:   03/10/2017
Park Ranger - Little Wall Lake Park - Full Time
Salary:  $35,000 to $38,000 per year
Deadline:   03/17/2017
Establishes a healthy classroom environment that is conducive to the advancement of student education. Maintains
accurate students records. Assesses students' progress and development. Promotes cultural understandings and assists
in maintaining a welcoming atmosphere on campus. Assists with recruitment and retention. Maintains a professional
rapport with students and colleagues.
Salary:  According to Faculty Salary Schedule
Deadline:   Open Until Filled

Seasonal

The Crawford County Conservation Board is taking applications for the Seasonal Nature Center Program Assistant located at Yellow Smoke Park near Denison. This position is 40 hours per week from mid-April through mid-November.
Salary:  $10.50 to $11.25 per hour
Deadline:   03/15/2017
The Crawford County Conservation Board is taking applications for a Nature Center intern at Yellow Smoke Park near Denison. This position is 40 hours per week from approximately May 8, 2017 thru Sept. 4, 2017.
Salary:  $9.00 to $9.50 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Crawford County Conservation Board is taking applications for park attendants at both Nelson Park near Dow City and also at Yellow Smoke Park near Denison. These positions are 40 hours per week from approximately May 8, 2017 thru Sept. 4, 2017.
Salary:  $9.00 to $9.50 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Guthrie County Conservation Board is accepting applications for a seasonal Conservation Aide position. The Conservation Aide will assist with park and recreational trail maintenance with an emphasis on Nations Bridge Park.
Salary:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   03/31/2017
The Guthrie County Conservation Board is seeking a Campground Host for 2017 at Nations Bridge Park.
Salary:  $100 per month
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
A seasonal position learning valuable skills in the field of conservation
Salary:  $9-$10/hour DOE
Deadline:   03/24/2017
Seasonal naturalist intern once in a lifetime opportunity in Okoboji!
Salary:  $10.00 - 12.00 Per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal Park Technician with Buena Vista County Conservation, Peterson, IA
Salary:  $9.00-$11.00, DOE
Deadline:   03/17/2017
Multiple, Seasonal Full to Part-time positions under the direct supervision of BVCCB’s Director as they assist with all aspects of operation, maintenance and enhancement of the Linn Grove Bait Shop and Park.
Salary:  $9.00-$10.00, DOE
Deadline:   03/17/2017
The Dickinson County Conservation Board is looking to hire 4 seasonal Natural Resource Aides. This is an excellent entry-level opportunity for those looking to get their foot in the door in the conservation field. Gain experience in ecosystems management, integrated roadside vegetation management, trails maintenance, and park maintenance.
Salary:  $11.00/hr
Deadline:   03/31/2017
Des Moines County Conservation has one Naturalist Intern position available for summer of 2017.
Salary:  $9.00/hr plus uniform
Deadline:   03/17/2017
With so many projects going at Calkins Nature Area, the successful candidate will gain experience and a wide variety of skills that are valuable for a career in the natural resources.
Salary:  $9.50/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Carroll County Conservation Board is seeking energetic candidates to fill Park Ranger Internship positions. Experience all that being a Park Ranger in the County Conservation system has to offer. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to do a wide variety of work in 27 parks and recreation areas covering 3000 acres managed by the Carroll County Conservation Board.
Salary:  9.50/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Carroll County Conservation Board is seeking an energetic person to fill a Naturalist Internship position. Learn what being a Naturalist is all about and spend your day developing and presenting programs to teach kids and adults what the outdoor world has to offer.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This is an exciting opportunity to hone your interpretive skills and build your resume while utilizing our recently expanded museum and new reptile and amphibian animal exhibit.
Salary:  $9.50/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The IRVM Roadside Technician Internship offers an exciting opportunity for those interested in gaining experience in the field of Ecosystem Management. 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.
Salary:  $12 per hour
Deadline:   03/01/2017
Bremer County's IRVM program is accepting applications for the seasonal position of Roadside Vegetation Management Aide. The employment period is from April - September but can be flexible for students.
Salary:  $10 - $11/ hour depending on qualifications
Deadline:   03/03/2017
Chickasaw County Conservation is seeking a campground host for the 2017 season at Airport Lake Park.
Salary:  none
Deadline:   04/28/2017
Environmental Education internship with Winneshiek County Conservation.
Salary:  $8.50-9.00/hr
Deadline:   03/03/2017
Summer park maintenance internship in Winneshiek County.
Salary:  8.50-9.00/hr
Deadline:   03/03/2017
Temporary seasonal position to assist permanent staff with management and maintenance of 2,300 acres of parks, trails, prairies, wetlands, and forest in Central Iowa.
Salary:   $9.50-$10.00 per hour
Deadline:   03/31/2017
Management of county parks under the Natural Resource Specialist and Conservation Technician to include but not limited to; tree and brush removal using chainsaws, brushcutters, other machinery, and hand labor; invasive species control using herbicide, hand labor, and other tools; implementation of prescribed fire as part of a crew; trail maintenance and sustainability.
Salary:  $11.00 - $13.00 per hour depending on experience
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Management of county parks under a full time Park Ranger, supervision of other seasonal staff and volunteers, collection of fees, public safety, public relations, planning of events, light construction, park maintenance, environmental education, and other duties as required.
Salary:  $8.00 - $13.00 per hour depending on experience
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Concession worker at Rock Creek Marina and Campground
Salary:  $9.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Campground Host needed for Rock Creek Marina & Campground for the 2017 camping season. Host is provided with a full hookup campsite for the season in exchange for their service.
Salary:  $500 stipend
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal position working in Clinton County's west district parks and wildlife areas. Position based out of Eden Valley Park near Baldwin, IA.
Salary:  $10/hour plus standard benefits
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Scott County Conservation is hiring for multiple seasonal positions including: Park Attendants, Park Maintenance, Park Patrol, Golf Course Workers, Campground Hosts, Consessions and Lifeguards. Job descriptions can be found online at http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/employment
Salary:  Varies upon position
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Clayton County Conservation,
Elkader, Iowa is accepting applications
For two (2) seasonal NATURALIST positions.
Duties include leading interpretive hikes, tours, programs; designing and
constructing nature center displays; developing new environmental education/interpretive programs;
writing articles for the conservation newsletter; assisting with the Junior Naturalist Program, a summer
camp program for junior high students; and assisting with DNR wildlife monitoring programs.
Salary:  $8.00 per hour
Deadline:   03/06/2017
The Clayton County Conservation Board is seeking a highly motivated, self-driven, amendable,
independent, cordial college student candidate to fill the position of Historic Motor Mill Intern.
Intern will be under the direct supervision of the Clayton County Conservation Board Director. This
internship is made possible in part by the Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area, the Motor Mill
Foundation and the Clayton County Conservation Board.
Salary:  $8.00 per hour
Deadline:   03/06/2017
Seasonal, full-time position under the supervision of the Clayton County Conservation Board
Operations Supervisor. Assist with maintenance and development of county parks. Job duties
include mowing; trail maintenance, trash removal, care of live animals and other duties as
required. 40 hours per week. Will include some weekend work.
Salary:  $8.00 per hour
Deadline:   03/06/2017
Enjoy working in the outdoors of Chickasaw County and learn things about Chickasaw County Conservation areas other people don't know.
Salary:  Negotiable
Deadline:   04/14/2017
Seasonal help
Salary:  $10.30 Hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Conservation Intern is a seasonal position that tentatively runs from May through September depending on school schedules. This position will work with all Harrison County Conservation staff and functions and reports to Willow Lake Recreation Area each day. This position receives a wage of $9.50 - $10.00/hr with the expectation of a 40 hour work week. Some holiday, weekend and evening hours are required.
Salary:  $9.50-$10.00 per hour depending on experience; work shirts provided.
Deadline:   03/10/2017
Seasonal summer help
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Three Part Time Seasonal Internship Positions
Salary:  $9.00/hour to $10.00/hour
Deadline:   04/07/2017
Two Summer Conservation Aid positions available.
Salary:  $11.00 Per Hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Hardin County Conservation Board consists of 63 areas, totaling over 4,000 acres of timber, prairie, wetlands, parks, and campgrounds all surrounding the beautiful Iowa River. We are looking for an outgoing, and motivated individual that is interested in gaining experience in many different aspects of natural resources management.

Salary:  $9.50 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal Conservation Aide position with Floyd County Conservation.
Salary:  $10.00/hr.
Deadline:   03/17/2017
HCCB is now accepting applications for Campground Hosts. If you are selected as a Campground Host, you will receive free camping and paid up to $600 for the camping season
Salary:  up to $600 for the season
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Hancock County Conservation Board is now accepting applications for three (3) Conservation Aide positions. This is a GREAT opportunity to acquire the job skills required for a career in the natural resource field.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Boone County Conservation Board is seeking candidates to fill 3 Seasonal Park Aide positions. The selected individuals will assist in a variety of tasks associated with the management of parks, wildlife areas, and trails managed by the Boone County Conservation Board. This position will require some weekend, night, and holiday hours as well as the opportunity to assist the conservation board Naturalist with outdoor recreational programs.
Salary:  $10.00-$11.00/hr. 40 hours per week.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Earn practical work experience by assisting the Naturalist with environmental education and engage the public with outdoor recreation. This internship can be used for college credit. We will work closely with credited colleges to ensure the student gains the necessary skills and meets the requirements of their internship.
Salary:  Volunteer w/ potential $2000 stipend
Deadline:   03/03/2017
Temporary spring position to assist permanent staff with management and maintenance of 2,200 acres of parks, trails, prairies, wetlands, and forest in Central Iowa.
Salary:  $10.00/hr.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Employment opportunity in Jones County with over 20 public areas near the Wapsipinicon and Maquoketa River Valleys.
Salary:  $10.00-$12.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Part-time employment opportunity in Jones County with over 20 public areas within the Wapsipinicon and Maquoketa River Valleys.
Salary:  $9.25 - $9.75 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This is a college internship program from
May 1st through August 31st or as the intern schedule permits.
Responsible for assisting in development and presentation of all aspects of the interpretive program including, but not limited to summer camps, general public programs, school programs, special events, county fairs and parades.
Salary:  $10.00 - $12.00 per hour depending on experience
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Poweshiek County is accepting applications for a Roadside Vegetation Management Aide.
Salary:  $10.00 to $11.00/Hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Be a part of an award-winning conservation program! The person will perform habitat improvement and maintenance duties, conservation plantings; assisting with controlled burns; mowing, trail maintenance, and caring for animals in a live animal display. Position begins in April, 2017 or as soon as possible in May, and will continue to August or September, 2017. 40 hours/week, with some weekends and evenings.
Salary:  $9 to $10/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Be a part of an award-winning education program!
Use your talent and skills to impact public understanding and attitudes about nature and the environment! Assist professional Naturalists with planning and implementing nature interpretation, outdoor recreation and environmental education programs and media for a wide range of audiences. Seasonal position runs from April or May through August or September 2017.
Salary:  $9 - $9.50 / hr dependent on experience
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Job will be helping to manage and maintain all wildlife areas and parks in the county. Will also help plant wildlife habitat on private lands as needed. Will assist other employees with equipment maintenance and construction work or perform other tasks as assigned by the Director, Maintenance Supervisor, or Park and Wildlife Technician of the conservation board. May also help the Naturalist with programming when needed.
Salary:  $12/hour
Deadline:   03/24/2017
3-5 month positions will require minimum supervision and a chance to gain experience in managing wildlife habitat and roadside vegetation, campground & rental cabin maintenance. Will also maintain hiking and river trails.
Salary:  $9.50 - $10.50
Deadline:   05/30/2017
Registration Booth Attendant will operate at the Big Sioux Rec. Area, primarily responsible for: registering vehicles, selling firewood and snacks, cane and kayak rentals, sanitation of assigned areas.
Salary:  $9/hour dependent on experience
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Spend the summer assisting in all aspects of developing and maintaining Sioux County parks. Seasonal position mid-May to August.
Salary:  $9/hour dependent on experience
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The naturalist intern will assist the interpretive naturalist with planning, conducting nature interpretation, outdoor recreation and environmental education program activities for a wide range of audiences in Sioux County. Seasonal summer position.
Salary:  $9/hr dependent on experience
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
A seasonal part-time position working up to 40 hours per week for a maximum of 20 weeks. Under the general supervision of the County Executive Director, Park Ranger and Operation Technician this position is involved in the day to day maintenance and operations of all areas under management of the Jackson County Conservation Department.
Salary:  $10.00
Deadline:   02/28/2017
Up to six positions available at various Woodbury County parks for the season. Three (3) month positions will start approximately mid May and end in September, with some positions lasting possibly until mid October. The positions will be involved with all aspects of park and wildlife area general maintenance, assisting with light construction projects from time to time.
Salary:  Wage: Start $9.75/hr
Deadline:   03/15/2017
The seasonal position involves routine late night patrol of park areas to provide safety for campers and prevent unauthorized activities after hours on weekends and holidays. Enforcement of park rules and interaction with public is included. End of May to Labor Day.
Salary:  $22 per hour and first evening of work will be Friday, May 26, 2017.
Deadline:   03/29/2017
Looking for camphosts for Bentonsport Campgrounds
Salary:  free camping spot
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Do you have a fascination for nature? Do you enjoy sharing it with others? Are you working on developing teaching, communication and/or interpretative skills, or exploring career options in environmental sciences and/or conservation fields? Then the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory’s Summer Environmental Education Position may be just for you!
Salary:  $10.00/hr. Plus meals & lodging
Deadline:   03/01/2017

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