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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 Carroll County Conservation Board is looking to fill a full-time Park Ranger Position based out of Swan Lake State Park. The Conservation Board manages 29 parks covering 3,000 arcres including 5 campgrounds, shelter houses, an Education Center, cabins, ponds, trails, wetlands and wildlife areas. Wildlife areas include both timber and upland habitat with several areas bordering the North Raccoon River.
Deadline:   03/15/2019
Permanent, full-time position now available
Salary:  $34,340.80 - $36,441.60 Annually
Deadline:   02/17/2019

Employee is responsible for environmental education programming, assisting in natural resource management, and park maintenance for the Worth County Conservation Board. Performs all related duties as required for the Worth County Conservation Board.
Salary:  $37,000 per year
Deadline:   02/22/2019
Hamilton County - Park Ranger
This job is a permanent full time position under the direction of the Conservation Director. The Park Ranger performs a wide variety of professional, technical, and field duties including but not limited to park and facility management.
Salary:  $36,000 - $46,000 based on experience and qauifications
Deadline:   03/01/2019
Performs intermediate administrative work performs various accounting and fiscal support functions on behalf of the department and staff including preparing and maintaining budgets and invoices, accounts payable and receivable files, payroll and benefits information and potential client accounts, compiles and facilitates various department and program budgets, cost reports; files any requested or required financial data within the county, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is perform
Salary:  $46,529.60 - $49,379.20 Annually
Deadline:   Open Until Filled

Seasonal

This position is for approximately May 15–August 15. Under general supervision of the Natural Resources Coordinator, assists in the maintenance and development of wildlife management areas, woodlands, parks and canoe access sites functioning sometimes as a crew leader for seasonal employees, assisting in seasonal management activities as required; assisting in various construction, maintenance and operational activities as assigned.
Salary:  $10.00 / hour
Deadline:   04/19/2019
Each position is 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:   04/19/2019
The conservation aide will assist in the maintenance and development of all parks, preserves, management areas, trails, and programming at the interpretive nature center.
Salary:  $10-11 per hour
Deadline:   03/08/2019
Job openings at Nelson Park and Yellow Smoke Park, May 13-Sept. 3, $9.75/hr, 40 hr/wk , but varies between day shifts and evening shifts. Weekend and holiday work required
Salary:  $9.75/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Campground Hosts needed for Lake Iowa Park in Iowa County. A camp pad with full hook-ups will be provided along with a bi-weekly salary.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Looking for multiple Conservation Aides/Technicians for Iowa County Conservation, minimum of $10/hour depending on experience. The main location, Lake Iowa is located only 5 miles off of I-80 and 35 miles west of Iowa City, IA. Iowa County Conservation has 14 properties which require work throughout the summer. Join our crew!
Deadline:   05/31/2019
Want to gain experience in environmental education? Join the Iowa County Conservation crew! The main location, Lake Iowa is located only 5 miles off of I-80 and 35 miles west of Iowa City, IA. Iowa County Conservation serves schools and the public with year round programs and educational opportunities.
Salary:  $10/hour
Deadline:   05/31/2019
Conservation Aides will be persons hired on a seasonal basis, usually from approximately May through August of a single calendar year. Persons hired for such position will receive an hourly wage and will work on a part-time schedule as described by the director. Approximately 20 hours per week.
Duties may include, but not be limited to: operating a large riding mower, operating a tractor, operating a weed-eater, operating various hand tools and power tools, woodworking, cleaning (including res
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This is a seasonal laborer position. The person in this position will perform simple and complex tasks associated with the operation, enhancement and maintenance of land, facilities and equipment at conservation areas in Plymouth County, Iowa.
Salary:  Depends on qualifications
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This is a seasonal laborer position. The person in this position will perform simple and complex tasks associated with the operation, enhancement and maintenance of land, facilities and equipment at Hillview Recreation Area. This person will also periodically assist with similar tasks on other Plymouth County Conservation land as needed.
Salary:  Depends on qualifications
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Marion County Conservation is hiring for 2 positions 1 each at Marion County Park & Cordova Park.
Salary:  $11.00 Per Hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Webster County Conservation is hiring 2 Park Attendants that will be based out of John F Kennedy Memorial Park located just North of Fort Dodge. These job positions will require performing general park maintenance such as bathroom cleaning, mowing and basic construction along with assisting the Park Rangers with habitat work within Webster County's 24 management areas.
Salary:  $11.00 / hour
Deadline:   03/29/2019
Webster County Conservation is hiring Mowing Technicians to be based out of John F Kennedy Memorial Park just North of Fort Dodge. These positions will require operating commercial mowing and trimming equipment throughout the county at various areas managed by Webster County Conservation.
Salary:  $10.00 / hour
Deadline:   03/29/2019
The Carroll County Conservation Board is seeking an energetic person to fill a Naturalist Internship position. Learn what being a Naturalist is all about and spend your day developing and presenting programs to teach kids and adults what the outdoor world has to offer.
Salary:  $10/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
Seasonal Conservation Aide position with Floyd County Conservation.
Salary:  $10.00/hr.
Deadline:   03/22/2019
Calhoun County Conservation is seeking a Campground Host for the 2019 season at Featherstone Memorial Park.
Deadline:   04/30/2019
CONSERVATION EDUCATION INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
A seasonal conservation education internship at the Lime Creek Nature Center in Mason City, Iowa.
Salary:  $11.00/hr with no benefits.
Deadline:   03/08/2019
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:   04/01/2019
Chickasaw County Conservation is seeking a campground host for the 2019 season at Airport Lake Park & Split Rock Park.
Salary:  none
Deadline:   04/15/2019
Working under the direction of the Environmental Education Coordinator and Naturalist the successful candidate will assist, develop, and present Environmental education and interpretative programs to the public.
Salary:  D.O.E
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Buena Vista County Conservation is seeking multiple Seasonal Park Technicians to assist in all aspects of development and maintenance of county wildlife areas, parks, trails and campgrounds. May assist in operation of the Little Sioux Bait Shop, Integrated Roadside Program, and Environmental Education Programs.
Salary:  $10-$12/hr DOQ
Deadline:   03/15/2019
Buena Vista County Conservation is seeking a motivated individual to assist in the operation of the Little Sioux Bait Shop located in scenic Linn Grove, Iowa. This position will operate a cash register, stock and sell merchandise including snacks, tackle, fishing/hunting licences and bait. Will administer canoe and kayak rentals. Will assist in general maintenance and cleaning of the shop and park.
Salary:  $9-$11/hr DOQ
Deadline:   03/15/2019
Fayette County Conservation is seeking applicants for the 2019 summer season. Positions are available in roadside management and park maintenance. Applicants should be prepared to learn new skills, build their experience and work hard.
Salary:  $10.00 per Hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
JCCB seeks seventeen (17) - 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:  $14.00 - $16.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) seek two (2) benefit eligible Seasonal Park Workers for one 6 month term and one 8 month term.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.
Salary:  $14.00 - $15.00 /hr plus benefits
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:  $14.00 - $16.00 / hour, non-benefit eligible
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) seeks two (2) 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:  $14.00-$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:  $56.35 / Day plus campsite at Kent Park
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Bremer County Conservation Board is seeking candidates to fill 1 Seasonal Naturalist/Park Maintenance position. The selected individuals will assist in a variety of tasks associated with the outdoor education program and 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:  $9.50-$10.00
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:  $9.50-$10.00
Deadline:   03/01/2019
2019 NATURALIST INTERNSHIP

County: Des Moines
Location: Burlington, Iowa
Salary $10.00 - $12.00/hr plus uniforms & housing (if needed)
Closing date: April 5th, 2019
Deadline:   04/05/2019
The Butler County Conservation Board is now accepting applications for seasonal Conservation Aide positions. These positions will assist with general park maintenance, trail maintenance, and habitat establishment.
Salary:  $9.00 - $10.50 per hour
Deadline:   02/18/2019
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
The Seasonal Park Ranger will perform a variety of maintenance related jobs on all areas managed by the Poweshiek CCB, and assist with camper registration at Diamond Lake.
Salary:  $10.50 - $12.50/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Opportunity to gain valuable experience working on over 3,500 acres of wildlife habitat in north central Iowa.
Salary:  $10.50 - $14.50
Deadline:   04/01/2019
Temporary seasonal position to assist permanent staff with management and maintenance of 2,600 acres of parks, trails, prairies, wetlands, and forest in Central Iowa.
Salary:   $9.50-$10.00 per hour
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 2019.
Salary:  $9.50 - $10.50/hr
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, 2019 or as soon as possible in May, and will continue to August or September, 2019. 40 hours/week, with some weekends and evenings.
Salary:  $9.50 to $10.50/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 2019.
Salary:  $10.00 - $12.00/hr plus uniforms & housing (if needed)
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Have fun, work outside, and gain experience in all areas of park, campground, and natural area maintenance.
Salary:  $10.00-11.00/hr, depending on qualifications. No benefits.
Deadline:   02/22/2019
Tama County Conservation Board is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a temporary AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education member.
Salary:  3,635
Deadline:   03/01/2019
Successful candidate will be directly involved in most management activities associated with county parks, natural areas and trails.
Salary:  $10.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Full Time 3 to 6 month Seasonal Conservation Aide employment opportunity in Jones County, with over 20 public areas within the Wapsipinicon and Maquoketa River Valleys.
Salary:  $10.25/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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
Seasonal 9 month Full Time Conservation Aide position open within Jones County Conservation. This position will assist with all aspects of development of county wildlife areas, parks, and trails.
Salary:  $12.50 - $14.25 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal Naturalist Intern position located at the Jones County Nature Center at Central Park.
Salary:  $10.25/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Get paid to work outside and inspire young people. Gain experience managing a crew, maintaining trails, restoring habitat, facilitating discussions, and leading outdoor recreation activities.
Salary:  $500 weekly stipend
Deadline:   02/17/2019
The successful candidate will gain experience in native ecosystem management, maintenance and daily operations of the interpretive park, equipment operation and maintenance, captive wildlife care, natural history interpretation and environmental education. On-site housing available.
Salary:  $10.00 / hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
A seasonal part-time position working up to 40 hours per week for a maximum of 20 weeks. Under the general supervision of the County Executive Director, Park Ranger and Operation Technician this position is involved in the day to day maintenance and operations of all areas under management of the Jackson County Conservation Department.
Salary:  $12.00
Deadline:   03/01/2019
The intern will assist the Jackson County EE staff with planning and conducting environmental education programs during the summer. This position is from May-August.
Salary:  $11.00 per hour
Deadline:   02/25/2019
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:   03/01/2019
Up to six positions 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.
Salary:  Wage: Start $10.75/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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.
Salary:  Start $14.25/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal position that assists with maintenance and development of county parks, wildlife areas and trails.
Salary:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
HCCB is now accepting applications for Campground Hosts. 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:   Open Until Filled
Duties include operating commercial lawn mower and general maintenance in parks. Approximately 20 hours per week. Starting wage $10.00-10.25/hour.
Salary:  10-10.25/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Hancock County Conservation Board is now accepting applications for three (3) Conservation Aide positions. This is a GREAT opportunity to acquire the job skills required for a career in the natural resource field.
Salary:  $10/hr-10.25/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Conservation Intern is a seasonal position that tentatively runs from May through September depending on school schedules. This position will work with all Harrison County Conservation staff and functions and reports to Willow Lake Recreation Area each day. This position receives a wage of $10.00 - $10.25/hr with the expectation of a 40 hour work week. Some holiday, weekend and evening hours are required.
Salary:  $10.00-$10.25 per hour depending on experience; work shirts provided.
Deadline:   03/01/2019
MCCB is looking for a Summer Conservation Technician. If you enjoy working outdoors and would like to gain experience in the conservation field look no further than Mahaska County Conservation.
Salary:  $10.50 per hour
Deadline:   04/01/2019
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
Spend the summer assisting in all aspects of developing and maintaining Sioux County parks. Seasonal positions available mid-May to August.
Salary:  $9/hour dependent on experience
Deadline:   04/15/2019
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:  $9/hour dependent on experience
Deadline:   04/15/2019
The naturalist intern will assist the Interpretive Naturalist with planning and conducting nature interpretation, outdoor recreation and environmental education program activities for a wide range of audiences in Sioux County during the summer season.
Salary:  $9/hr dependent on experience
Deadline:   04/15/2019
Americorp Environmental Education Position offered through Sioux County.
Deadline:   04/15/2019
Seasonal Naturalists work with the Clayton County Naturalists on a wide variety of supplemental environmental education skills.
Salary:  $10.00 PER HOUR
Deadline:   03/01/2019
Seasonal, full-time position under the supervision of the Clayton County Conservation Board
Operations Supervisor.
Salary:  $10.00 PER HOUR
Deadline:   03/01/2019
Job Description: The Clayton County Conservation Board is seeking a highly motivated, self-driven, amendable, independent, cordial college student candidate to fill the position of Historic Motor Mill Intern.
Salary:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   03/01/2019
Naturalist/Conservation Aide are required to be highly motivate individual to 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.
Help with park and right-of-way maintenance, natural resources and wildlife habitat management
Salary:  $10.25 - $11.50 per hour
Deadline:   03/04/2019
Conservation Aide duties and objectives will include:park and right-of-way maintenance, natural resources and wildlife habitat management, mechanical tree and brush removal to right-of-ways, equipment maintenance, operating of vehicles and equipment, assisting with environmental education programs and classes, land/water management, and assisting with any other conservation program activities.
Salary:  $10.25 - $11.50 per hour
Deadline:   03/04/2019
Seasonal park maintenance under SCCB staff.
Salary:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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