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The seasonal and permanent career opportunities listed below have been provided to us from the employers listed with the job descriptions. Please read the information carefully, and make note of the application procedures and deadlines. Inquires should be made directly to the employers as noted - either via email or telephone.

Current Openings

Permanent

The Clinton County Conservation Board is seeking a driven, conservation minded individual to join our team as the Park Supervisor for the East District.
Salary:  $22.28 an hour
Deadline:   03/26/2021
Under supervision of the Unit Supervisor, Manager or their designee, assists full-time staff in the seasonal maintenance of county conservation board lands, facilities and equipment. Performs a variety of semi-skilled maintenance, construction, custodial, and laborer duties within the Conservation department; performs a variety of semi-skilled construction trades; performs related work as assigned.
Salary:  $14-$15 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Clinton County Conservation Board is seeking a driven, conservation minded individual to join our team as the Park Supervisor for the West District.
Salary:  $22.28 an hour
Deadline:   03/26/2021
The Chickasaw County Conservation Board is hiring a full-time Natural Resources and Parks manager. This person will be involved in the management of 37 areas totaling 2,140 acres.
Salary:  $40,000-$43,000
Deadline:   03/31/2021
Harrison County Conservation is currently accepting applicants for the permanent, full-time position of Resource Technician. Position will be stationed at Harrison County Historical Village & Iowa Welcome Center, Missouri Valley, Iowa. Work week is non-standard, but generally M-F from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Salary:  $33,000-$35,000
Deadline:   03/19/2021
Under general supervision of the Environmental Education Coordinator, develops, plans, coordinates, and presents environmental education, outdoor recreation, and conservation programs and activities a variety of community groups; assists Polk County Conservation’s Environmental Education Unit in all aspects of educational programming.
Salary:  $59,182-$77,723
Deadline:   03/22/2021
The Crawford County Conservation Board is taking applications for the Permanent Part-time Nature Center Program Assistant located at Yellow Smoke Park near Denison. This position is up to 40 hours per week (up to 1500 hours per year) from approximately mid-April through mid-November and 1 day per week in the winter.
Salary:  up to $14.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Will work with the Natural Resource/Roadside Manager to administer, develop, plan, and conduct a program of vegetative management that seeks to control unwanted vegetation and promote desirable vegetation within Buena Vista County roadsides and Buena Vista County Conservation Board (BVCCB) managed areas.
Salary:  $20.00 per hour
Deadline:   04/09/2021
This position coordinates the daily and long-range work activities in maintenance and operations of all parks, recreation, and natural areas run by the Cherokee County Conservation Board (CCCB). Main duties include regular facility, vehicle, and equipment inspections and preventative maintenance and repair. Under the supervision of the Director, this person will also assist in the management and daily job assignments of staff.
Salary:  $47,840
Deadline:   03/19/2021
Performs intermediate semiskilled work assisting with development and implementation of land management plans and presentation of education programs and projects that promote conservation ethics, natural resource appreciation and county parks, facilities and properties, in accordance with Conservation Board policies, state laws and standard conservation practices, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Conservation Director and/or Deputy
Salary:  $23.23 - $28.85/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The person in this position plans, develops, coordinates and presents environmental education and interpretive programs for schools, youth and adult groups, and the general public; develops related written, audiovisual, social media, website information and display materials; and performs related duties as required in order to educate the public on the importance of the environment and encourage their participation in program goals and objectives.

Salary:  $42,400
Deadline:   03/10/2021
Permanent, full-time Park Ranger position available with the Clay County Conservation Board! This position will offer a variety of management and law enforcement opportunities in Parks, Campgrounds, Wildlife areas and Trails!
Salary:  $37,500 - $42,500 annually
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Crawford County Conservation Board is taking applications for the position of Park Technician, located at Nelson Park near Dow City, IA. This is a permanent part time position.
Salary:  $12 to $14 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled

Seasonal

Spend the summer assisting in all aspects of developing and maintaining Sioux County parks. Seasonal positions available mid-May to August.
Salary:  $10/hour dependent on experience
Deadline:   03/31/2021
Registration Booth Attendant will operate at either the Big Sioux Rec. Area and Sandy Hollow Rec. Area, primarily responsible for: registering vehicles, selling firewood and snacks, watercraft rentals, sanitation of assigned area.
Salary:  $10/hour dependent on experience
Deadline:   03/31/2021
Located at the Prairie Woods Nature Center at Oak Grove Park we are looking for individual who is interested in greeting guests, answering questions about the park, assist in cleaning/maintenance as needed and assigned. Assist in other aspects of maintaining the nature center.
Salary:  $10/hour dependent on experience
Deadline:   03/31/2021
Spend the summer helping our naturalist to foster a love of nature in people of all ages through summer camps, fishing clinics, library programs, and more!
Salary:  $10 /hour
Deadline:   04/23/2021
Spend your summer working in Cherokee County! This flexible 40 hour/week position from May-September mostly involves routine maintenance of parks and natural areas while spending time outdoors.
Salary:  $12-$15 per hour
Deadline:   03/19/2021
If you enjoy working in the outdoors look no further than Mahaska County Conservation.
Salary:  $12.50 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This position will be assisting the county Naturalist with environmental education programming, as well as performing natural resource management activities.
Salary:  $10.00 - $11.00 / hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal concession worker at Rock Creek Marina and Campground working 20-29 per week.
Salary:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal position working in Clinton County's west district parks and wildlife areas. Position based out of Eden Valley Park near Baldwin, IA.
Salary:  $12/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal position working in Clinton County's east district parks and wildlife areas. Position based out of Rock Creek Marina & Campground near Camanche, IA
Salary:  $12.00 per Hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under general Supervision of the Director. Serves as a peace officer under the provisions of Chapter 350 of the Code of Iowa. Responsible for enforcing Conservation Board rules and natural resources laws, maintaining a safe environment for the public, and protecting public lands. Perform routine and special patrol duties, including the enforcement of laws, rules, and regulations and maintain good public relations.
Salary:  $15.00-$16.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Boone County Conservation Board is looking for one (1) seasonal employee to assist the golf Course Superintendent with the daily operation of the 9 hole course at Don Williams Park. Position is 32 hours/week, from April through September.
Salary:  $10.00-$11.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Performs diverse tasks associated with the maintenance of the county’s parks, trails, recreation, and wildlife management areas. One position available at Don Williams Recreation Area in Ogden, however, employees may be required to assist at any Boone County Conservation operated park. Position running from April 1 - September 30.
Salary:  $10.00-$11.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Performs diverse tasks associated with the maintenance of the county’s parks, trails, recreation, and wildlife management areas. One position available at Don Williams Recreation Area in Ogden, however, employees may be required to assist at any Boone County Conservation operated park. Position running from May to August.
Salary:  $10.00 - $11.00 / hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Performs diverse tasks associated with patrolling of parks, rule enforcement, public relations, and the maintenance of the county's parks, trails, recreation, and wildlife management areas. One position available at Swede Point Park in Madrid, however, employees may be required to assist at any Boone County Conservation operated park.
Salary:  $10.00-$11.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This position will be under the supervision of the Conservation Director. Position will include but is not limited to operation of equipment & vehicles, operation of power tools, public/community interaction, ex: mowing, painting, brush cutting, etc. Position with be approximately 29 hours per week April/May to approximately September/October. Previous conservation experience is a plus. Must be 18 years or older. Valid Iowa driver’s license.
Salary:  TBD
Deadline:   03/28/2021
The positions will range between 12-14 weeks during the summer months and will average 40 hours per week. The positions may include some evenings and weekends. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, operating mowing equipment, chainsaws, power tools, light construction, and general park maintenance. Past experience in grounds maintenance or construction work is helpful. Persons pursuing an education in a natural resource field are encouraged to apply.
Salary:  TBD
Deadline:   04/02/2021
This is a Park Ranger Intern or Park Aide position from May 15th through September 15th or as the intern schedule permits. Responsible for assisting Park Rangers with the management of assigned County parks and/or properties in accordance with Conservation Board policies, state laws, and standard conservation practices. This positions will assist the Park Rangers located at Arrowhead Park in Neola or Botna Bend Park located in Hancock, Iowa.
Salary:  $8.00 - $13.00 Hourly depending on experience
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This is a college internship program that runs from May through August.

Responsible for assisting in development and presentation of all aspects of the interpretive program including, but not limited to, summer camps, general public programs, school programs, and special events.
Salary:  $10 - $12/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
If you would like to work hard in the outdoors and help provide beautiful natural resource facilities for the public in Tama County.
Salary:  $11.50
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal Park Ranger
Summer, weekend/evening park ranger based at Otter Creek Lake & Park
Salary:  $13.00-14.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Johnson County Conservation Board is currently seeking a Seasonal Park Worker to act as a manual laborer and limited skill equipment operator, engaging in a wider range of conservation and other outdoor recreation maintenance and construction activities. Performs work such as preventive maintenance functions on equipment. This position may require work on Saturdays and Sundays.
Salary:  $16.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under supervision of the lead staff, Manager, or their designee, assists full-time staff in the seasonal maintenance of county conservation board lands, facilities, and equipment. Performs a variety of semi-skilled maintenance, custodial, and laborer duties within the Conservation department; performs related work as assigned.
Salary:  $13-$15 per hour, depends on qualifications
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) seeks an 8 month Natural Resource Park Worker.The Seasonal Park Worker will act as manual laborer and limited skill equipment operators, engaging in a wide range of conservation and other outdoor recreation maintenance and construction activities. The position may require work on Saturdays and Sundays.
Salary:  $16.00 /hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Bremer County Conservation Board is seeking candidates to fill 2 Seasonal Park Maintenance positions. The selected individuals will assist in a variety of tasks associated with the management of parks, wildlife areas, and trails managed by the Bremer County Conservation Board. This position will require some weekend, night, and holiday hours.
Salary:  $9.75-$10.25
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal Conservation Aide position with Floyd County Conservation.
Salary:  $11.00/hr.
Deadline:   03/26/2021
Scott County Conservation is hiring for multiple seasonal positions including: Park Attendants, Park Maintenance, Park Patrol, Golf Course Workers, Campground Hosts, Concessions and Lifeguards. Job descriptions can be found online at http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/employment
Salary:  Varies upon position
Deadline:   05/31/2021
JCCB seeks - Seasonal Park Workers to act as manual laborer and limited skill equipment operators engaging in a wide range of conservation and other outdoor recreation maintenance and construction activities. Performs work such as preventive maintenance functions on equipment. This position may require work on Saturdays and Sundays.
Salary:  $16.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
For approximately May 15–August 15 depending on applicant and education pursuits. Under the general supervision of the Park Officer, duties will include grounds and buildings maintenance, campground care and public relations, park management construction projects, trails and forestry practices, prairie management, lake management studies and equipment maintenance.
Salary:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   04/01/2021
If you are passionate about environmental education and are looking to gain hands-on experience in the field, then please apply to join our team this summer through the AmeriCorps program. On-site housing is available.
Salary:  See Description
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) seeks seasonal, full-time, non-benefit eligible Park Ranger Interns to provide a variety of services in the overall management of Kent Park and other areas in the county that are managed by JCCB. Perform routine and special patrol duties and inform park visitors of the rules and regulations. See full job description
Salary:  $16.00 / hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under general supervision of the Park Rangers, maintains good public relations and provides directions and information to park visitors and campers. Enforces park laws, rules and regulations. Attendant is provided a campsite at Kent Park and must be available mid-May through the end of September.
Salary:  $64.00 / Day plus campsite at Kent Park
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Johnson County Conservation Bd. (JCCB) seeks a seasonal, full-time, non-benefit eligible Naturalist intern to assist in carrying out conservation/environmental education programming for JCCB. Provide programs and field trips for a variety of audiences; create and improve displays, write articles, provide public service announcements and write press releases. Duties will include the maintenance of live animal displays and work with volunteers
Salary:  $16.00 / hour, non-benefit eligible
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under the general supervision of the Operations Coordinator. Primary duties include mowing, trimming and general maintenance of all Conservation Board areas.
Salary:  $10.50/hr.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Cass County Conservation Board is seeking an AmeriCorps Environmental Educator/Naturalist- Located in Lewis, IA. 1- 450 Hour AmeriCorps Member
You will gain great hands on and leadership experience with this position as you develop and present programs focused towards youth and the public for CCCB. Desire to engage with children and the public, excellent communication skills, computer literate, and public speaking is a must.
Deadline:   04/01/2021
Under general supervision of the Director & Rangers, assists in the development and maintenance of Iowa County Conservation Board (ICCB) wildlife areas, campground, equipment, and facilities.
Salary:  $13/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Opportunity to gain valuable experience working on over 3,600 acres of wildlife habitat in north central Iowa.
Salary:  $10.50 - $14.50
Deadline:   04/12/2021
Under general supervision of the Director & Rangers, assists in the mowing and maintenance of Iowa County Conservation Board (ICCB) wildlife areas, campground, equipment, and facilities.
Salary:  $10/hr 28 hrs a week
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under general supervision of the Park Ranger, maintains good public relations and provides directions and information to park visitors and campers. Enforces park laws, rules and regulations. Attendant is provided a campsite at Lake Iowa Park and must be available May through late September.
Salary:  A camp pad with full hook-ups will be provided along with a bi-weekly salary of $450.
Deadline:   04/01/2021
Cass County is seeking a seasonal conservation aide to assist in daily operations and maintenance of county parks and wildlife areas
Salary:  $10/hr starting
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Buena Vista County is taking applications for multiple Seasonal Park Technician's that will assist with all aspects of development and maintenance of county wildlife areas, parks, trails, campgrounds, and the roadside program. Seasonal Housing may be available.
Salary:  10.50-12.00
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Spend the summer in beautiful Clay County! Have fun working outdoors in our county! Enjoy northwest Iowa recreational opportunities close by.
Salary:  $10.25 - $11.50 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Live and work where Aldo Leopold was born. Des Moines County has multiple internship positions available for the summer of 2021.
Salary:  $10.00 - $12.00/hr plus uniforms & housing (if needed)
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Gain valuable experience in the county conservation system as a seasonal conservation aide with Greene County. This position is mainly focused around maintaining parks and campgrounds that follow the Raccoon River in Greene County. Parks include: Squirrel Hollow, Seven Hills, Henderson Park, Hyde Park, and many river access points and natural areas.
Salary:  $11.00
Deadline:   04/01/2021
Lake Sugema Campgrounds Camphost Wanted. Enjoy the summer at this lakeside campground located in Van Buren County that has several historic districts, trails and Lake Sugema, popular for fishing.
Salary:  free site
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
One seasonal, part-time Cleaning Technician position is available with the Webster County Conservation Department. Position will include daily cleaning of Webster County Facilities.
Salary:  $15.00 / hour
Deadline:   04/02/2021
Fayette County Conservation has seasonal job opportunities working where the prairie meets the hills. Enjoy parks, wildlife areas and roadsides in the praire and driftless areas while gaining valuable natural resource experience.
Salary:  Starting at $10.00/hr
Deadline:   04/01/2021
Great conservation experience while having fun outdoors! This position is great for anyone wanting/thinking about going into the conservation field.
Salary:  $10.00 - $11.00
Deadline:   03/31/2021
We have several job openings at both Nelson Park and Yellow Smoke Park. Work dates are approximately mid-May through Labor Day, up to $11.50/hr, 40 hr/wk. Varies between day shifts and evening shifts, weekend and holiday work required.
Salary:  Up to $11.50/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Come join a great, growing conservation program with the Ida County Conservation Board! ICCB is seeking to hire a part-time Summer Ranger to help with the maintenance and management of their recreation areas.
Salary:  $12/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Come join a great, growing conservation program with the Ida County Conservation Board! ICCB is seeking to hire a full-time Summer Ranger to help with the maintenance and management of their recreation areas.
Salary:  $12/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Gain experience in conservation by working for Lee County Conservation as the Beach Concessionaire at the Pollmiller Beach near West Point.
Salary:  $14 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This position will run approximately May through August (negotiable) and will offer opportunities to actively participate in environmental education, interpretation, visitor services, and natural resource management.
Salary:  up to $13 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Have fun working outside in Lee County this summer!
Salary:  $14 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
AmeriCorps Environmental Education Naturalist serving with the Adair County Conservation Board located in Greenfield, Iowa.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Butler County Conservation is seeking a Campground Host for the 2021 camping season. Host are needed for Heery Woods State Park near Clarksville and Shell Rock Park near Shell Rock.
Deadline:   08/01/2021
Positions are available at various Woodbury County parks for the season. Three (3) month positions will start approximately mid May and end in September, with some positions lasting possibly until mid October. The positions will be involved with all aspects of park and wildlife area general maintenance, assisting with light construction projects from time to time. Position is under the direct authority of County Conservation Area Resource Mgr.
Salary:  Wage: Start $11.25/hr
Deadline:   03/12/2021
Part-time which includes weekend & holidays, 4 hours per night, 11 p.m. - 3 a.m.

The seasonal position involves routine late night patrol of park areas to provide safety for campers and prevent unauthorized activities after hours on weekends and holidays. Enforcement of park rules and interaction with public is included. End of May to Labor Day.
Salary:  $22 per hour and first evening of work will be Friday, May 24, 2019.
Deadline:   04/16/2021
The seasonal position includes responsible experience as an assistant to the Area Resource Manager. The position includes some supervision of park maintenance personnel, a wide variety of park maintenance duties, park rule enforcement and interaction with park visitors. Six (6) month position typically starts in April and ends in October. This position is under the direct authority of the County Conservation Area Resource Manager.
Salary:  Start $14.75/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Duties include operating commercial lawn mower and general maintenance in parks. Approximately 20 hours per week. Starting wage $10.00-10.50/hour.
Salary:  10-10.50/hr
Deadline:   04/30/2021
The Hancock County Conservation Board is now accepting applications for two (2) Conservation Aide positions. This is a GREAT opportunity to acquire the job skills required for a career in the natural resource field.
Salary:  $11/hr-12/hr
Deadline:   04/30/2021
HCCB is now accepting applications for Campground Hosts. Campground locations are Crystal Lake Park and Eldred Sherwood Park. If you are selected as a Campground Host, you will receive free camping and paid up to $600 for the camping season
Salary:  up to $600 for the season
Deadline:   04/15/2021
The AmeriCorps member will assist in the planning and implementation of environmental education and recreational programs for youth ages 4-18 years. These will include programs for schools, youth groups, summer camps, adventure days, child care centers and the general public. Programs take place at Hartman Reserve and other Black Hawk county park locations.
Deadline:   03/31/2021
Spend the summer on the banks of the Mississippi River assisting park staff in registering campers, maintaining restroom facilities
Salary:  to be determined
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Full Time 3, 6 and 9 month Seasonal Conservation Aide employment opportunities in Jones County with over 20 public areas within the Wapsipinicon and Maquoketa River Valleys.
Salary:  $11.50-$15.25 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Jones County Conservation Board is looking for a Campground Host at Central Park in Jones County. Central Park contains a newly renovated 25 acre lake and a 7 acre pond along with 2 cabins, a pavilion, trails, playground, beach and a Nature Center.
Salary:  $25 per day (Thurs - Sun)
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Spend the summer on the banks of the Mississippi River operating this very popular camping destination.
Salary:  to be determined
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This position requires the operation all types of equipment including: trucks, tractors, mowing equipment, chain saw, weed eater, power tools, and all types of hand tools. This position requires travel to all areas managed by the Conservation Department within the County.
Salary:  $12/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Black Hawk County Conservation Department is seeking to fill multiple full time and part time Seasonal Park Maintenance Worker positions to work during the months of April thru November 2021. Applicants will be contacted directly by the Hiring Manager if selected to receive an interview.
Salary:  $10.50/hour
Deadline:   05/31/2021
2 Temporary seasonal positions to assist permanent staff with management and maintenance of 2,600 acres of parks, trails, prairies, wetlands, and forest in Central Iowa. Housing arrangements possible at Community College dorms
Salary:  $10.00-$11.00
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This is a Seasonal Full-Time position that will assist with campground, cabin, beach and general park patrol as well as perform all maintenance and custodial duties needed to keep Lake Icaria a top recreation destination in South West Iowa!
Salary:  $10-$13/hr depending on exp.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Be a part of an award-winning conservation program! The person will perform habitat improvement and maintenance duties, conservation plantings; assisting with controlled burns; mowing, trail maintenance, and caring for animals in a live animal display. Position begins in April, 2021 or as soon as possible in May, and will continue to August or September, 2021. 40 hours/week, with some weekends and evenings.
Salary:  $10.50 to $11.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal Conservation Aide assists with all aspects of keeping our park in great condition for our park users! From mowing to cleaning and working with the rest of the park staff this is a great opportunity to get some experience for a resume or just be outside working for the summer!
Salary:  $10-$11/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Be a part of an award-winning education program!
Use your talent and skills to impact public understanding and attitudes about nature and the environment! Assist professional Naturalists with planning and implementing nature interpretation, outdoor recreation and environmental education programs and media for a wide range of audiences. Seasonal position runs from April or May through August or September 2020.
Salary:  $10.00 - $11.00/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Here is your opportunity to get good conservation work experience while enjoying all that Sac County has to offer!
Salary:  $10.00 - $11.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Campground Host needed for Rodgers Park
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Enjoy working in the outdoors of Chickasaw County and learn things about Chickasaw County Conservation areas other people don't know.
Salary:  $12.00/hour
Deadline:   03/31/2021
A seasonal environmental education internship with Mitchell County Conservation Board in Osage, Iowa. Seasonal Naturalist position will offer opportunities to actively participate in environmental education (EE), public communication, natural resource interpretation, and habitat management.
Salary:  $12/hr.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Carroll County Conservation Board is seeking energetic candidates to fill Park Ranger Internship positions. Experience all that being a Park Ranger in the County Conservation system has to offer. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to do a wide variety of work in 27 parks and recreation areas covering 3000 acres managed by the Carroll County Conservation Board.
Salary:  10.00/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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