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Posted 11/11/2022
County Carroll
Location Carroll ,Iowa
Salary 42,000
Deadline 12/09/2022


Full Time Naturalist position with the Carroll County Conservation Board.  Work out of the Swan Lake Conservation Education Center and help grow our environmental education team.  Enjoy classrooms and outdoors space for hosting programs, established resources and materials for developing programs and a county with endless opportunities to grow within this established environmental education program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Plan, develop, and present environmental education programs for schools, youth and adult groups and the general public.  

Assist in preparation of newsletters, reports and press releases

Communicate effectively with staff and general public

Develop marketing and informational materials for programs

Maintain Education Center displays and live animal exhibits

Assist with supervision of seasonal staff and volunteers 

Stays current on Environmental Education programming trends through workshops, training and conferences.

Maintain Environmental Education materials and supplies

Required Skills:

Knowledge of ecology, nature ID, conservation principles and practices, outdoor skills and the environment

Develop curricula using an understanding of teaching methods and learning styles

Ability to relate and speak effectively to all age groups and target audiences

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with general public and staff

Basic knowledge of social media platforms

Knowledge of computers and computer programs useful in Environmental Education practices 

Ability to demonstrate basic outdoor skills such as camping, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, archery, etc.

Enthusiasm, creativity, initiative, flexibility and a willingness to grow professionally and stay current on EE practices

Ability to work in a physically demanding environment under all types of weather

Education Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree with major coursework in environmental education, ecology, natural resources, biology or related field of study

Other Requirements:

Valid Driver's license and insurable under the County Insurance

CPR/First Aid/AED certification or ability to obtain


This list of duties and requirements is not all-inclusive.  Other duties and responsibilities may be required or assigned.

Carroll County is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information please email:



Bachelor's Degree with major coursework in Environmental Education, Ecology or other natural resource related field.

To Apply
Send cover letter, resume and references to:
Jason Christensen, Director
Carroll County Conservation Board
22676 Swan Lake Drive
Carroll, IA 51401
or email to:

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