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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

Dickinson County Conservation is looking for a great team member to fill an opening on our roadside program.
Salary:  $45,000 with excellent county benefits
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under the direct supervision of the Palo Alto County Conservation Director, the Park Technician will work closely with the Operations Supervisor to carry out all aspects of Palo Alto County Conservation goals. These aspects include: prairie restoration, wetland management, timber management, prescribed fire, janitorial, park maintenance, and managing PACCB campground.
Salary:  $40,000-$42,000
Deadline:   07/15/2022
Under general supervision, maintains Conservation’s facility and program reservations and online reservation websites; performs analysis and implementation of programs as assigned; maintains electronic document storage and archival management; assists in maintaining customer relations management system; assists internal and external customers in-person and/or over the phone.
Salary:  $53,060.00 - $69,566.00 Annually
Deadline:   07/10/2022
Wapello County Conservation is looking to add a full time conservation technician to our team. Wapello County manages 12 parks and natural areas encompassing over 2000 acres.
Salary:  $42,000-$43,000
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Be a leader in an award-winning conservation program! Under the direction of the Executive Director, this person provides professional administrative support and assistance in managing the Conservation department, and exercises discretion and independent judgement with respect to development and administrative oversight of activities and property. Helps formulate policies, manage funds, assist staff, and conduct outreach and marketing efforts.
Salary:  $53,000 to $58,000
Deadline:   07/20/2022
Washington County Conservation has an opening for a permanent full-time Maintenance Technician!
Salary:  21.10 an hour
Deadline:   07/08/2022
Searching for a new team member to join our Natural Resource crew!
Salary:  $40'000.00
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Operations Supervisor is housed under Ida County’s Conservation department, under management of the Ida County Conservation Board (ICCB). The OS is full-time, non-exempt FLSA status, year-round position that receives hourly pay and county benefits. Come be a part of a growing team in a county with awesome public parks!
Salary:  $42,000-$46,000/year DoE
Deadline:   07/11/2022
Golf Course Clubhouse Manager / Pro position open with wonderful benefits.
Salary:  $35,000 plus
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
We are now in a period of rapid expansion and new direction. We need skilled, creative, and adaptable staff to maximize our potentials, both as an organization and personally. We are accomplishing great things, have a visionary forward momentum, and are HAVING FUN! Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions. 515-323-523
Salary:  $19 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
We are now in a period of rapid expansion and new direction. We need skilled, creative, and adaptable staff to maximize our potentials, both as an organization and personally. We are accomplishing great things, have a visionary forward momentum, and are HAVING FUN! Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions. 515-323-5236
Salary:  $15.00/HOUR
Deadline:   Open Until Filled

Seasonal

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:  $12.50 per hour
Deadline:   07/22/2022
A seasonal roadside vegetation management Internship with the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, Mason City, Iowa.
Salary:  $15.00/hr with no benefits.
Deadline:   07/15/2022
Marion County Conservation Department is accepting applications for 2 positions. These positions will assist with general park maintenance.
One position at Marion County Park in Knoxville.
One position at Roberts Creek Park in Otley.
Salary:  $12.00 - $13.50 Per Hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring of a HawkWatch Counter.
Salary:  $10-$12/hr, DOE; Housing provided
Deadline:   08/05/2022
Campground Host wanted in beautiful Hagge Park!
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Grundy County Conservation Board is looking for someone energetic and passionate about the outdoors to assist in park maintenance.
Salary:  $12.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Warren County Conservation has a summer naturalist position opening. The summer naturalist primarily focuses on day camps and other summer programming.
Salary:  11.00 hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Benton County has over 5000 acres of road right-of-way that are managed by the county’s IRM Program Weed Commission. When right-of-way is disturbed for various projects the county’s IRM is tasked with reconstructing prairie in these areas.
Salary:  15-18/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Here is your opportunity to get good conservation work experience while enjoying all that Sac County has to offer!
Salary:   $13.00-$14.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
We are now in a period of rapid expansion and new direction. We need skilled, creative, and adaptable staff to maximize our potentials, both as an organization and personally. We are accomplishing great things, have a visionary forward momentum, and are HAVING FUN! Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions. 515-323-5236
Salary:  $13-$15/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
We have several job openings at both Nelson Park and Yellow Smoke Park. Work dates are approximately mid-May through Labor Day, up to $12.00/hr, 40 hr/wk. Varies between day shifts and evening shifts, weekend and holiday work required.
Salary:  Up to $12/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Cass County is seeking a seasonal conservation aide to assist in daily operations and maintenance of county parks and wildlife areas.
Salary:  $13/hr starting
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Audubon County Conservation Board has an opening for a summer Seasonal Conservation Aide Intern. This position will provide many aspects of park and trail maintenance. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to routine maintenance, mowing, trimming, cleaning, grounds and facility maintenance, painting, tree pruning.
Salary:  $14.00 per hour
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:  $11-$12 DOE
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Van Buren County Conservation is looking for a highly motivated individual for part-time, year-around. Starting immediately. Some weekends possible.
Salary:  $9.25- $11.00 per hour
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, 2022 or as soon as possible in May, and will continue to August or September, 2022. 40 hours/week, with some weekends and evenings.
Salary:  $12.00 to $14.00/hour
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:  $11.00 - $13.00 per hour
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:   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 2022.
Salary:  $12.00 - $14.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The individual in this position is an employee of AmeriCorps 4H that will perform duties for Des Moines County Conservation (DMCC).
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Work outside this summer and get experience working for conservation and county parks!
Salary:  $12.00 per hour
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. This position is under the direct authority of the County Conservation Area Resource Manager.
Salary:  Start $15.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
2 Temporary seasonal positions to assist permanent staff with management and maintenance of 2,644 acres of parks, trails, prairies, wetlands, and forest in Central Iowa. Housing arrangements possible at Community College dorms
Salary:  $10.25 - $12.00
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under the general supervision of the Operations Director. Primary duties include mowing, trimming and general maintenance of all Conservation Board areas.
Salary:  $11.00/hr.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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