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Seasonal Park Ranger

Posted 01/11/2023
County Tama
Location Toledo ,Iowa
Salary $13.00/hour
Deadline 03/31/2023


SUMMARY: This Park Ranger position will assist the Park Officer and Conservation Technician with the safety of park visitors, wildlife, and facilities. This position also helps provide campers and park users with a positive experience while visiting the County Parks. This position may qualify as part of a college internship program through the summer camping season or as the intern schedule permits.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Successfully performs park duties such as collecting camping registrations and fees.
  2. Assist the Park Officer with the management of county parks including maintenance and public relations.
  3. Register campers, collect user, camper and other miscellaneous fees and provide receipts of payment.  Prepare and collect fees for shelter rentals.
  4. Perform routine ground maintenance in parks and assigned properties including, but not limited to mowing, trimming, pruning, and trash removal.
  5. Perform road and trail maintenance duties such as blading and filing holes.
  6. Perform routine building maintenance and clean and stock supplies in park facilities such as restrooms, shower houses, and shelters.
  7. Patrol parks in vehicles and on foot to perform public relations through personal contacts with users, enforce laws, rules and regulations and warn those in violation. 
  8. Perform other functions as directed or as the situation dictates.  

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


  •  Must be attending or planning to attend college in the conservation /natural resource field.    


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Valid Driver’s License (upon hire)
  • Must have a good driving record
  • Must be able to pass a background check.  

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from the general public.  


  • Microsoft Windows and Office, email, and other basic computer resources.
  • Other tools and equipment used in natural resource management.  


  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize job activities to achieve maximum overall results.
  • Ability to operate equipment such as drills, saws, lawn mowers, utility tractors, weed trimmers and chainsaws.
  • Ability to perform basic equipment maintenance.
  • Ability to provide informative and professional assistance when working with the public, customers and County personnel.
  • Ability to work with others in the attainment of department duties and County goals.
  • Demonstration of good oral and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of wildlife protection, Law Enforcement and Conservation.
  • Ability to interact with individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Must be able to work a non-standard workweek that will include; holidays, evenings and weekends.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and use hands to grasp, handle or feel. Also required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, push or pull, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally exert up to 50 pounds of force to move objects.  

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is subject to outside environmental conditions including; working in cold and extreme heat. The employee is subject to noise and hazards including moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals; conditions that may include fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gasses or poor ventilation, and oils.  


Apply online at: 

Send completed application, resume, 3 references, and cover letter to:

Tammy Wise

Human Resources Admin

Stephen Mayne

Conservation Director

211 W. State St. Toledo, IA 52342

Fax: (641) 484-8636  

For questions regarding the Park Ranger Intern position, contact:

Stephen Mayne, Conservation Director

2283 Park Rd, Toledo, IA 52342

Office: 641-484-2231  

Applications due by 3:30pm, Friday, March 31st at 3:30pm.

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