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Park Officer/ Conservation Specialist

Posted 11/24/2021
County Adams
Location Corning ,Iowa
Salary $35,000 to $40,000


Park Officer/Conservation Specialist Job Opening                                  


DESCRIPTION:       Permanent full-time position under the general supervision of the Director and located at the Lake Icaria Recreation Area, Corning, IA.  Varying responsibilities include but are not limited to: Patrol campgrounds, collect camping receipts and assist with deposits, on-site communication with all Camp-Hosts, develop, plan and present environmental programs for youth and the general public, perform routine maintenance of park areas, facilities, vehicles and equipment.  Construct, remove, and repair facilities as needed.  Develop and implement conservation plans for our wildlife areas.  Attain Hunter Education Instructor Certification and coordinate Adams County Hunter Education program. Work with maintenance staff to perform such duties as plumbing, electrical, carpentry, mechanical, grounds keeping, and custodial of restrooms and cabins.  Operate skid-steer, tractors, mowers, light equipment and power tools.  Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis.  Supervise seasonal employees and volunteers as needed.  Required to live in provided housing at Lake Icaria.  Previous Iowa Law Enforcement Certification preferred but not required.  If not previously certified, successful applicant will be employed for a minimum of 2 years before possibly being sent through the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (depending upon applicant). Permanent employment conditional upon successful completion of pre-employment physical/testing and six-month probationary period.  Required to sign a 4-year prorated ILEA training reimbursement agreement if not a certified peace officer prior to hire and only if sent through the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.

  QUALIFICATIONS:  Requirements include graduation from an accredited four-year college in a related field or graduation from a two-year college in a related field plus two years’ experience or significant years of in the field experience.   SALARY:  $35,000---40,000 (starting salary depending on experience and qualifications) plus housing, utilities, and other standard county benefits, including health insurance.  

APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Send letter of application, resume, cover letter and Adams County job application to Travis Paul, Director, Adams County Conservation Board, and 1756 Juniper Ave., Corning, IA  50841.  Applications and complete job descriptions can be picked up at the Lake Icaria Park Office, Adams County Courthouse or requested by email at, Or requested by phone (641-322-4793).  

DEADLINE:  Position open until filled

Graduation from an accredited four-year college in a related field or graduation from a 2 year collage in a related field and two years of experience or significant years of in the field experience

To Apply
Request job application by email at or by phone at (641)322-4793

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