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Posted 04/16/2024
County Franklin
Location Hampton/Clarion ,Iowa
Salary $21.53-22.40/hr ($44,782-46,592/yr)



Full-time, Monday through Friday. Hours may be flexible.

May be required to work after hours, weekends, and/or holidays.

Anticipated start date: July 1st


In this role, you will be at the forefront of planning, developing, and presenting innovative environmental education and programs.  Exercise creativity by crafting engaging lesson plans, curricula, and educational materials for local schools, youth groups, and the general public that focuses on topics integral to conservation and the environment.  You will be responsible for educational displays, live animal exhibits, and providing informative content on our social media platforms.  As a representative of the Conservation Board, your public relations efforts will be instrumental in responding to inquiries and organizing fundraising initiatives. Additionally, your role involves enlisting, coordinating, and supervising volunteers or interns.


You should possess excellent communication skills and the ability to relate to a diverse audience.  As a Naturalist, you should have a knowledge of conservation laws, principles, and practices and be able to identify trees, plants, and wildlife species in Iowa.  Valid Iowa driver’s license, and insurability are required.  Must possess certification in CPR/First Aid or be able to acquire in first six months of hire, possess or have the ability to obtain in first year of employment NWCG S130/S190.  Acceptance of position is contingent on passing of post-offer physical, drug screen, and criminal background check.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or G.E.D and Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, education, biology or related field or a two-year degree with two years of relevant experience is required.  One year of full-time paid experience in conservation, education, or natural science preferred or any equivalent combination.

View full job description and job application online at:

Direct inquiries or completed applications to:

Ned Parker, Conservation Director

Franklin County Conservation

PO Box 164

Hampton, Iowa 50441


This position is considered a Franklin County employee, and will be provided a county vehicle to use. Half of the time will be spent in Wright County and half in Franklin County.

Benefits: IPERS retirement plan, paid holiday/vacation/sick leave, health insurance plus other benefits. 

Franklin County encourages veterans, women, minorities, and person with disabilities to apply. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination based on any protected status under the law.

Bachelor's or Associate's degree in education, natural sciences, biology, excellent communication skills, experience with public speaking, knowledge of native plants, animals, ecosystems.

To Apply
Send a completed Franklin County Employment Application and cover letter to or PO Box 164, Hampton, IA 50441

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