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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


This Pocahontas County Conservation position will offer a variety of management and law enforcement opportunities in Parks, Campgrounds, Wildlife areas, Trails, and Historical sites. Along with the 5 other Full time staff and numerous seasonal employees.
Salary:  $34,000 - $40,000 DOQ
Deadline:   09/12/2017
Executive Director position under the direction of the Conservation Board serves as Chief Administrative Officer, develops, directs and evaluates the administrative, recreational and educational services, operations and maintenance, capital development and improvement programs for the board.
Salary:  $55,000 - $71,000
Deadline:   08/22/2017
Louisa County is a great place to work and live. The County maintains 17 areas totaling 2,553 acres including parks, wildlife areas and boat accesses. Our staff of six permanent employees consists of a director and office manager, two maintenance staff and two naturalists.
Salary:  $33,000 - $38,000/year
Deadline:   08/25/2017


The Aide will assist the Roadside Vegetation Manager with all aspects of managing roadside vegetation. This will include: controlling noxious weeds, conducting prescribed burns, roadside mowing, managing and removal of roadside trees/brush, planting right-of-way vegetation, erosion control, maintenance of existing plantings and routine maintenance on department equipment.
Salary:  $10 - 11 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Dickinson County Conservation Board is looking to hire a fall seasonal Natural Resource Aide from approximately Oct. 16 - Dec. 29, 2017. Aide will assist with all aspects of management activities in natural areas, integrated roadside vegetation management, and park/facility maintenance.
Salary:  $11.00/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
One position is available for fall 2017. The position will offer opportunities in natural resource work, equipment use, and park facility and grounds maintenance. The position starts September 5, 2017 and ends approximately December 15, 2017. Accommodations may be made for school schedules. The position is based at McFarland Park, Ames.
Salary:  $10.50
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
A seasonal conservation education internship at the Lime Creek Nature Center in Mason City, Iowa.
Salary:  $10.88/hr with no benefits.
Deadline:   09/01/2017
JCCB seeks temporary full-time Seasonal Park Workers to act as manual laborer and limited skill equipment operators, engaging in a wide range of conservation and other outdoor recreation maintenance and construction activities.
Salary:  $12.00 - $13.50 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This position is seasonal for the Summer Season of 2017. Hours will average 40 hours per week. The standard work week is Monday- Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm. Depending on weather conditions, work hours may vary. Some evening or early morning work may be necessary.
Salary:  Pay will be $9.50-$13.50 per hour depending on experience.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Successful applicant will be directly involved in most management activities associated with county parks, natural areas and trails.
Salary:  $9:50 - $10.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Guthrie County Conservation Board is seeking a Campground Host for 2017 at Nations Bridge Park.
Salary:  $100 per month
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Concession worker at Rock Creek Marina and Campground
Salary:  $9.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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
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
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
Looking for camphosts for Bentonsport Campgrounds
Salary:  free camping spot
Deadline:   Open Until Filled