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Park Ranger, Yellow Smoke Park

Posted 04/04/2024
County Crawford
Location Denison ,Iowa
Salary $38,000 to $46,000, housing provided


DESCRIPTION:  Permanent full-time position under the general supervision of the Conservation Director and Operations Manager.  Primary responsibilities include the general maintenance, improvements, supervision, and management of Yellow Smoke Park and other natural resource areas as assigned.  The park ranger is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of equipment, buildings, roads, grounds, wildlife habitat improvements, tree planting and care, prairie management, and pesticide application.  The park ranger must be able to operate a wide variety of equipment and have basic knowledge and skills in construction, plumbing, electrical, and carpentry.  Special duties include overseeing the operation the campgrounds, cabins, and shelter rentals.  This position is also responsible for providing park security, enforcing Conservation Board rules and regulations, and promoting good public relations.  The employee must be able to work with and supervise other staff and seasonal employees.  This position requires a non-standard work week, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.  Residency at Yellow Smoke Park, in County provided housing, is required (electric and propane paid by employee, water and trash by County).  Other duties will be required as assigned by the Conservation Director or Operations Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:  A Bachelor’s or Associate degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in park management, natural resources, outdoor recreation, or a related field is preferred.  Applicant must have the ability to obtain and maintain an Iowa public pesticide applicators license (3 OT, 5, 6) within 2 months of hire, possess a satisfactory driving record, and be able to become a certified Hunter Education Instructor.  Applicant may be required to get a CDL after hire.  Must be able to pass background check, standard pre-employment physical, and drug screening.  The Crawford County Conservation Board is an equal opportunity employer.  There will be a 6-month probationary period for successful applicant.  Current ILEA certification is a plus, but this position doesn't require law enforcement certification.

Starting salary range of $38,000 to $46,000 per year DOE plus standard County benefits and insurance. 

Resumes/applications will be accepted until the job is filled.  Resumes or standard County application may be dropped off, mailed, or emailed to the Conservation Headquarters.  

Chris Gosch, Director  

2237 Yellow Smoke Road

Denison, IA 51442


A Bachelor’s or Associate degree from an accredited college or university in a related field. See more qualifications below.

To Apply
Fill out standard county employment application or submit resume with references and drop off, mail, or email your resume to the Crawford County Conservation Board Headquarters. Position is open until filled.

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