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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

The Roadside Manager-Vegetation Specialist shall administer, develop, plan, and conduct a program of vegetative management that seeks to control unwanted vegetation and promote desirable vegetation within Buena Vista County Rights-Of-Ways (ROW’s) and Buena Vista County Conservation Board (BVCCB) managed areas, address Section 317 of the Code of Iowa the “Noxious Weed Law”, the Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management (IRVM) Manual, and address the provisions of Section 314 of the Code of Iowa.
Salary:  $17.50 Starting
Deadline:   04/21/2017
Performs difficult skilled technical work coordinating, developing and directing department-related special projects and programs throughout the County, coordinating GIS data, writing grants, coordinating and/or assisting with long -range planning, maintaining county conservation lands and facilities, providing law enforcement, crime prevention, and assistance to the public, responding to on call or emergency situations during atypical business hours, and related work as apparent or assigned. Wo
Salary:  $45,760.00 - $49,608.00 Annually
Deadline:   04/07/2017
The Executive Director serves as chief administrative officer for the Iowa County Conservation Board and is responsible to plan, coordinate, direct and oversee all aspects of the Iowa County Conservation Board department.
Salary:  $45,000 to $50,000 annualy depending on qualifications and experience, standard county benefits
Deadline:   03/27/2017
Full-time, permanent position under general administrative direction of the Boone County Conservation Board, serves as chief executive officer responsible to plan, coordinate, direct, and oversee all aspects of the county conservation board program and department.
Salary:  Salary Range $42,000-$47,00 plus residency at Don Williams Park and competitive benefit package
Deadline:   03/31/2017
Newly Created Maintenance Technician Position with Marshall CCB. Participates with other personnel in county conservation operations including maintenance, recreation management, landscaping, and operation of mowers, tractors, trucks and other specialized equipment; inspects lands and facilities for serviceability; assists with planning and construction of existing or new facilities and public land development.
Salary:  $28,000-$32,000
Deadline:   04/28/2017

Seasonal

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
Performs diverse tasks associated with the maintenance of the county’s parks, trails, recreation, and wildlife management areas. One position available at Don Williams Park, however, employees shall be required to assist at any Boone County operated park.
Salary:  $10.00/hour
Deadline:   04/01/2017
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
The Black Hawk County Conservation Department is seeking to fill multiple full time and part time Seasonal Park Maintenance Worker positions to work during the months of April thru November 2017. These positions perform unskilled tasks required in the maintenance of county parks and management areas.
Salary:  $10.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Cherokee County Conservation is seeking an enthusiastic person to fill our Seasonal Park Technician position. Duties include, but are not limited to, routine area and facility maintenance, management of upland habitats and nesting boxes, tree and shrub removal, and river access area maintenance.
Salary:  $10-$11
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Mahaska County Conservation Board is now accepting applications for a Summer Conservation Technician position. This is an amazing opportunity to acquire the job skills required for a career in the natural resource fields of parks, wildlife habitat and environmental education.
Salary:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   04/01/2017
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 hands on experience in prairie, woodland, and wetland management.
Salary:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   04/14/2017
Jasper County Conservation has an immediate opening for a temporary maintenance technician (3 to 5 months) to assist with routine maintenance and repairs at county parks, bike trails and other conservation properties and activities.
Salary:  $15.00 per hour
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
Technician will perform various maintenance tasks in county parks, trails, and wildlife areas
Salary:  $9.50/hr
Deadline:   03/31/2017
Jasper County Conservation is seeking a seasonal park technician employee starting around May 2017 through around September 2017
Salary:  $8.50-$10.00/hour, dependent upon qualifications.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
DESCRIPTION: The park aide will assist permanent staff with
general park maintenance work including; mowing, trimming,
painting, litter control, restroom maintenance, tree and prairie
plantings, forestry management, trail maintenance and other
duties as required.EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: Flexible: May 1, 2017 thru September with earlier start time available.
Limited to 40 hrs/week, with some weekends and holidays
required.
SALARY: $10.00 per hour possibly more depending on experience

Salary:  Starting $10.00
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal position working in Clinton County's east district parks and wildlife areas. Position based out of Rock Creek Marina & Campground near Camanche, IA
Salary:  $10.00 per Hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Summer Naturalist Intern position will offer opportunities to actively participate in environmental education, care of our educational animals, visitor services, and natural resource management.
Salary:  This position will have a bi-weekly stipend of $640+ dependent on experience and education.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Performs diverse tasks associated with the maintenance of the county’s
parks, trails, recreation, cultural, historical and wildlife management areas.
Salary:  $9.75 per hour - 40 hrs per week
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Host(s) shall provide information and assistance to the public by answering questions, handing out brochures, trail maps, etc. In the case of questions that cannot be answered by the host, the customer will be referred to one of the full-time park employees for an answer.
Salary:  N/A
Deadline:   03/31/2017
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 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 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 Guthrie County Conservation Board is seeking a Campground Host for 2017 at Nations Bridge Park.
Salary:  $100 per month
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
Chickasaw County Conservation is seeking a campground host for the 2017 season at Airport Lake Park.
Salary:  none
Deadline:   04/28/2017
Summer park maintenance internship in Winneshiek County.
Salary:  8.50-9.00/hr
Deadline:   03/31/2017
Environmental Education internship with Winneshiek County Conservation.
Salary:  $8.50-9.00/hr
Deadline:   03/31/2017
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
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
Concession worker at Rock Creek Marina and Campground
Salary:  $9.00 per hour
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
Seasonal help
Salary:  $10.30 Hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
This is a seasonal laborer position. The person in this position will perform simple and complex tasks associated with the operation, enhancement and maintenance of land, facilities and equipment at Hillview Recreation Area. This person will also periodically assist with similar tasks on other Plymouth County Conservation land as needed.
Salary:  Depends on qualifications
Deadline:   Open Until Filled

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