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Clay County- Seasonal Naturalist/Conservation Aide

Posted 12/17/2018
County Clay
Location Spencer ,Iowa
Salary $10.25 - $11.50 per hour
Deadline 03/04/2019


The Clay County Conservation Board is now accepting applications for seasonal naturalist/ conservation aide position.  These seasonal employees will be working approximately 14 – 18 weeks at 36 – 40 hours/week during the summer months.  Some weekend work may be required throughout the course of the seasonal employment term. Naturalist/Conservation Aide are required to be highly motivate individual who are willing to follow detailed directions from full-time staff members and perform high-quality work until objective completion. The seasonal Naturalist/Conservation Aide position will be compensated at $10.25 - $11.50 per hour.  The application deadline is March 4th, 2019. Job applications are available at:

  • Assist the naturalist with development, planning, organization, and presenting environmental education, outdoor recreation, and conservation programs and special events to the general public, schools, and other groups.
  • Plan, assist, and lead summer day camps
  • Assist with publicity events and public information activities
  • Other related duties as assigned 
  • Park and right-of-way maintenance, natural resources and wildlife habitat management,
  • Equipment maintenance 
  •  Must be 18 years or older and a High school graduate or GED equivalent with an interest in pursuing a degree in one of the following fields: natural resources, wildlife biology, environmental education/interpretation, teaching, biology, ecology, environmental studies, or other related field.
  • Possess a strong work ethic and a sincere interest in environmental education and working with youth. 
  • Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license, maintain an acceptable driving record and have the ability to get to and from the work site Ability to work independently and in a group.
  • General knowledge and interest in outdoors and natural resources. 
  • Effective communication skills - This includes written word, public speaking, and computer programming. 
  • Ability to work outdoors in a variety of conditions, use small hand tools, and routinely lift up to 50 lbs. Balancing, stooping, keeling, and lifting are sometimes required. 
  • Ability to lead groups with various outdoor educational or recreational activities such as canoeing, fishing, nature hikes, etc. 
  • A background check is required

Possess a strong work ethic and a sincere interest in environmental education and working with youth.

To Apply
Please send completed application, cover letter, and resume to:
Naturalist Bree Blom
Clay County Conservation Board
Mail: 420 10th Ave SE
Spencer, IA 51301
For additional information, please call (712)262-2187

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