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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

Under general supervision, operates heavy construction and maintenance equipment, performs allied duties and other assigned general park construction, maintenance and repair work. Work involves responsibility for safe and efficient operation of heavy construction and maintenance equipment used in a variety of projects.
Salary:  $20.85/hr - $24.61/hr
Deadline:   02/06/2022
Grundy County Conservation is looking for a qualified and excited employee to serve as a Conservation Technician and Naturalist to assist in growing the program.
Salary:  up to $48,000
Deadline:   03/03/2022
LEAD AND MOTIVATE TEENS TO APPRECIATE THE OUTDOORS AND BUILD LIFE SKILLS
Salary:  $14.00
Deadline:   02/06/2022
Permanent full-time position with the Clinton County Conservation Board. Coordinate the business operations of the CCCB.
Salary:  Based on Qualifications
Deadline:   01/20/2022
Develops environmental education programs and seasonal activities. Part-time.
Salary:  $15.00/hour
Deadline:   01/30/2022
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:  $14 - $15 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Join a motivated staff in Benton County! This position is responsible for park operations and 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. Expected split of time: 25% law enforcement and 75% land management and park maintenance. Position based out of Hannen Lake Park.
Salary:  $43,000-$50,000
Deadline:   02/04/2022
New opening due to staff realignment!
Salary:   $40,476.80 - $42,972.80
Deadline:   01/23/2022
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
PART TIME, GREAT 2ND JOB, FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE
Salary:  $15.00/HOUR
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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:  $19 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Full time opening with excellent county benefits, healthy work environment, incredible volunteers and experience tourism at the top level.
Salary:  $43,000 - $45,000 with excellent county benefits
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This is a great opportunity for someone that loves working outdoors, communicates well with park users, and is excited to engage in education towards protection of Story County’s parks and natural areas.
Salary:  $51,022.40
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This is a great opportunity for someone that loves working outdoors, communicates well with campers and park users and and is excited to share the love of the outdoors with others. You will be a great addition to our full-time staff of 5 team members that have fun managing Lake Icaria! We are your Southwest Iowa recreation destination!
Salary:  $35,000 to $40,000
Deadline:   Open Until Filled

Seasonal

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 may require some weekend, night, and holiday hours.
Salary:  $11.00-$12.00
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This is a part time, seasonal position working up to 40 hours per week, for a maximum of 20 weeks, under the general supervision of the 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:  Hourly rate of $12.00
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal Conservation Aide position with Floyd County Conservation.
Salary:  $11.00/hr.
Deadline:   03/18/2022
Seasonal position under general supervision of the Director and direct supervision of the Naturalist. Intern will assist the Naturalist in the development and presentation of interpretive programs to schools, campers, summer camps and other public groups as assigned. See full description below.
Salary:  $12.00-$14.00/hr.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Assists in the maintenance and development on county parks and wildlife areas. Includes the operation and maintenance of equipment (mowers, trimmers, power tools, trucks and farm equipment). Patrols parks with some evening and weekend hours required.
Salary:  $16.00-$18.00/hour depending on qualifications. No benefits.
Deadline:   02/28/2022
Come spend the summer months working and developing the great parks in Benton County, Iowa.
Salary:  $12.00-$14.00 per hour
Deadline:   02/18/2022
Intern will assist professional naturalists with planning and program development, outdoor recreation, summer camps, and natural interpretation.
Salary:  $12.00-$14.00 per hour
Deadline:   02/18/2022
Campground Host needed for Rodgers Park and Hannen Lake Park.
Deadline:   02/18/2022
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
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:   05/31/2022
Part-time waterfront aide positions are available for the summer of 2022. The positions will serve the public in the beach/boat rental facility at Hickory Grove Park near Colo. Employee will operate a concession with a high volume of people in situations associated with swimming and boating.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   02/06/2022
Two positions will offer opportunities to observe and participate in nature interpretation, environmental education and outdoor public programming. Naturalists may assume assigned tasks of increased responsibility. Positions start approximately May 16, 2022 and will end approximately August 19, 2022.
Salary:  $13/hr
Deadline:   02/06/2022
Performs technical work planting native vegetation, conducting prescribed burns, controlling brush, mowing, applying herbicide, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Vegetation Management Biologist and Vegetation Management Specialist.
Salary:  $13/hour
Deadline:   02/06/2022
CONSERVATION EDUCATION INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
A seasonal conservation education internship at the Lime Creek Nature Center in Mason City, Iowa.
Salary:  $11.25/hr with no benefits. Potential increase after July 1, 2022
Deadline:   03/01/2022
Performs manual work assisting with the maintenance and enhancement of conservation properties, such as natural areas, parks, campgrounds, and trails, and related work as assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Operations Supervisor or Natural Resource Specialist.
Salary:  $13/hr
Deadline:   02/06/2022
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:   02/18/2022
his position is responsible for assisting the Natural Resource Specialist and/or the Natural Resource Technician with the management of interns and assigned County parks and/or properties in accordance with Conservation Board policies, state laws, and standard conservation practices.
Salary:  $14-16/hour
Deadline:   05/27/2022
Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring of a Park Ranger Intern for the 2022 summer!
Salary:  $11-13/hour
Deadline:   05/27/2022
Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring for their Natural Areas Management Intern Program for 2022!

The Natural Areas Management Intern program operates from mid-May through mid-August, school schedule permitting.
Salary:  $11-13/hour
Deadline:   05/27/2022
Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring of a Park Ranger Intern for Botna Bend Park in Hancock, Iowa!
Salary:  $11-13/hour
Deadline:   05/27/2022
Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring for their Environmental Education Intern Program for 2022!

This is a college internship program that runs from May through August or as the intern schedule permits.
Salary:  $10-12/hour
Deadline:   05/27/2022
This position is responsible for assisting the Natural Resource Specialist and/or the Natural Resource Technicians with the management of assigned County parks and/or properties in accordance with Conservation Board policies, state laws, and standard conservation practices.
Salary:  $10-12/hour
Deadline:   05/27/2022
Do you like to work with people of all ages and share your knowledge of Iowa's natural resources? Cedar County Conservation is hiring a seasonal naturalist for summer 2022.
Salary:  $11 per hour
Deadline:   02/11/2022
The Wright County Conservation Board is hiring seasonal interns to assist with all aspects of park maintenance, with an opportunity to get hands on experience with habitat restoration and maintenance.
Salary:  $15.00 per hour
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:  $12/ hr
Deadline:   04/01/2022
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:  $12/ hr
Deadline:   04/01/2022
This is a seasonal position. The summer naturalist will assist the staff naturalist with planning and conducting environmental education program activities for a wide range of audiences.
Salary:  $12/ hr
Deadline:   04/01/2022
NOTE: this is a seasonal contract position.

Up to two resident campground attendant positions (at each site) are available for the 2022 camping season at both Dakins Lake in Zearing and Hickory Grove Park in Colo.

There will be two contract periods at each park: March 28 - July 10 and July 11 – October 30. If offered, one candidate may accept both contract periods.



Salary:  $240/wk.
Deadline:   02/06/2022
The Cedar County Conservation Board is hiring seasonal conservation workers for Summer 2022. Gain valuable career experience working outdoors. Students seeking an internship are encouraged to apply.
Salary:  $11 per hour
Deadline:   02/11/2022
$24-$25/HOUR. FLEXBLE SCHEDULE
Salary:  $24-$25/HOUR
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Share your love of nature with children! Naturalist internship creates opportunities to actively participate in environmental education for youth and public; public information activities; nature interpretation and working with live animals at the at the award winning Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center and Woodbury County Parks.
Salary:  $12 per hour
Deadline:   02/07/2022
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 2022. Applicants will be contacted directly by the Hiring Manager if selected to receive an interview.
Salary:  $10.50/hour - $12.00/hour
Deadline:   06/30/2022
Your service WILL make a difference in a young person's life.
Salary:  $4235
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Spend your summer outside, mentoring and inspiring youth.
Salary:  $8470
Deadline:   02/28/2022
Spend your summer outside empowering young people through environmental stewardship projects.
Salary:  $4235
Deadline:   01/23/2022
AmeriCorps Environmental Education Naturalist serving with the Adair County Conservation Board located in Greenfield, Iowa.
Salary:  AmeriCorps stipend with educational stipend following completion of service.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Lead field trip stations such as paddling, caving, animal encounter, pond study, hiking, birding, archery and team building.
Assist, create and lead Environmental Education Programs.
Maintain displays in our nature centers including caring for live animals. ·
Help edit and prepare articles for The Heron, Newsletter. · ·
Salary:  AmeriCorps Stipend plus educational stipend at end of service.
Deadline:   02/28/2022
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 $11.50 - $12.00/hr with the expectation of a 40 hour work week. Some holiday, weekend and evening hours are required. Housing may be available.
Salary:  $11.50-$12.00 per hour depending on experience; work shirts provided.
Deadline:   02/04/2022
Winneshiek County Conservation is offering summer park internships with a variety of work and training. Spend your summer with a fun, professional staff while building your job skills and your resume.
Salary:  $11-13/hour, depending on qualifications
Deadline:   02/25/2022
The Wapsi River Environmental Education Center is seeking motivated, outgoing individuals to serve as temporary AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education Members. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in educating about the importance of Iowa’s native resources and conservation practices.
Deadline:   02/28/2022
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
The Linn County Conservation Department has temporary (full-time) openings available for the 2022 warm recreation season. Positions duties vary and rates of pay range from $11.00 - $14.50 per hour.

Positions include: Park Attendant, Park Attendant/Naturalist, Natural Resource Aide, Watercraft Concession Manager, Naturalist Intern, and Construction Services Technician.
Salary:  $11 - $14.50 an hour
Deadline:   01/28/2022
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-$12.50 per hour
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
Clayton County Conservation will be hiring one seasonal historic site intern at Motor Mill for 2022. Applications must be received by March 4, 2022. Selections will be made as soon as possible after this date.
Salary:  $12.00/hr
Deadline:   03/04/2022
Clayton County Conservation is seeking 2 seasonal naturalists for the 2022 summer season.
Salary:  $12.00/hr
Deadline:   03/04/2022
Clayton County Conservation will be hiring 3 seasonal maintenance technicians for the 2022 season.
Salary:  $12.00/hr
Deadline:   03/04/2022
Join the award winning Environmental Education program in Louisa County. We are located in Southeast Iowa, bordered on the east by the Mighty Mississippi and holding the confluence of the Cedar, Iowa and Mississippi Rivers. This is a beautiful area with over 17,000 acres of public land to hunt, fish, hike, bike, paddle, mushroom, berry pick and more.
Salary:  $10 per hour; no benefits. Inquire about housing
Deadline:   02/01/2022
Spend this summer in beautiful Louisa County! Summer Rec is a program held in the local cities where kids can come each day for a week to have fun and learn. While you're here, enjoy over 17,000 acres of public areas to hunt, fish, hike, bike, mushroom, berry pick and explore. Plus, you get to work with award winning naturalists!
Salary:  $10/hour - no benefits. Inquire about housing
Deadline:   02/01/2022
Spend this spring/summer working in beautiful Louisa County. Enjoy 17,000 acres of public lands to hunt, fish, paddle, hike and bike. We are known for great duck, deer and turkey hunting as well as walleye, bass and pan fishing. Louisa County holds the confluence of the Cedar and Iowa Rivers and is bordered on the Eastern side by the Mighty Mississippi.
Salary:  $10 per hour; no benefits or housing
Deadline:   02/01/2022
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
Have fun working outside in Lee County this fall!
Salary:  $14 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
WILDLIFE/PARKS INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
A seasonal shared wildlife & park areas management internship with the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, Mason City, Iowa.
Salary:  $11.25/hr with no benefits. Possible increase after July 1, 2022
Deadline:   02/11/2022
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