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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

Position available at the Story County Conservation Center in Ames.
Salary:  $35,734.40 - $37,918.40 Annually
Deadline:   02/14/2021
Join our award winning conservation program in Ringgold County! This is a permanent part time position (Average of 30-32 Hours/Week) under the direct supervision of the Executive Director. Primary responsibilities include the general maintenance and improvements of Ringgold County Conservation areas.
Deadline:   03/01/2021
Under general supervision, performs skilled and semi-skilled maintenance and repair work recognized building and mechanical trades (carpentry, electrical, heating and air conditioning, masonry, painting, plumbing/steam fitting, and welding). Directs workers engaged in and participates in the construction, maintenance, and repair of buildings and equipment for a county park system. Participates in project management.
Salary:  $64,942.00 - $85,378.00 Annually
Deadline:   01/28/2021
Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Park Ranger manages and maintains all Jackson County Conservation Board management areas. The Park Ranger is responsible for developing and coordination work projects for themselves and seasonal employees, maintaining all park equipment and facilities, and enforcing all park rules and regulations in management areas.
Salary:  $22.70/hr
Deadline:   01/26/2021
Tama County Conservation Board is seeking applications to fill the position of Director. This position is responsible for developing, evaluating, budgeting and administering the county conservation program including but not limited to; recreational and resource management, operations, capital improvements, administration, alternative financing and environmental education.
Salary:  $59,000-68,000 per year
Deadline:   02/08/2021
The Adams County Conservation Board is looking for a full-time Maintenance Technician/supervisor. This position will be responsible for building and equipment maintenance throughout the park and conservation areas. Work in wildlife areas in applying conservation practices and overseeing and working with seasonal staff to clean and maintain restrooms and cabins to keep Lake Icaria a recreation destination in South West Iowa!
Salary:  $15-$18/hr
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
Under general supervision of the Parks Superintendent, participates in and directs seasonal park staff and/or volunteers in the care and maintenance of park grounds, trails, buildings, and equipment and participates in law enforcement activities. Assists the Conservation Park Ranger in overall park/natural resource management including park maintenance, wildlife protection, pollution control, and habitat restoration.
Salary:  $53,956-$70,773
Deadline:   01/26/2021
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 and laborer duties within the Conservation department; and performs related work as required.
Salary:  $14.00 HOURLY
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 and laborer duties within the Conservation department; and performs related work as required.
Salary:  $13
Deadline:   Open Until Filled

Seasonal

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
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
Marion County Conservation is hiring for 2 positions.
Salary:  $11.00 Per 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:  $10.25 - $11.50 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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
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
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
Winneshiek County Conservation is offering two summer 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:  $10.00-11.00/hour
Deadline:   02/26/2021
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 new Shell Rock.
Deadline:   08/01/2021
AmeriCorps Environmental Education Naturalist serving with the Adair County Conservation Board located in Greenfield, Iowa.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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:   02/26/2021
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
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
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 naturalist intern will assist the Butler County Naturalist with development, planning, organization and presentation of environmental education, outdoor recreation and conservation education programs. The intern will also help with special events for the public, school and other community groups. Seasonal intern will work the equivalent of a full-time assignment on a flexible weekly schedule.
Salary:  $9.50 - $11.00 per hour
Deadline:   02/25/2021
This is a part time, seasonal position under the general supervision of the Naturalist. The intern will assist and prepare environmental education programs and help with office related duties.
Salary:  $10 per hour; no benefits, no housing available.
Deadline:   02/12/2021
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:  $9.50 - $11.00 per hour
Deadline:   02/25/2021
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
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
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
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
PARK ATTENDANT ANNOUNCEMENT
A seasonal park attendant position for Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, Mason City, Iowa.
Salary:  SALARY: $300.00 - $420.00/month, dependent on park location, with no benefits.
Deadline:   02/12/2021
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:   02/12/2021
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
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
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
WILDLIFE/PARKS INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
A seasonal shared wildlife & park areas management internship with the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, Mason City, Iowa.
Salary:  $11.00/hr with no benefits.
Deadline:   02/12/2021
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
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
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 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
Work for Jackson County Conservation this summer with their environmental education program.
Salary:  $11 per hour
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
Spend your summer working at one of Iowa's premier Nature Centers and teaching environmental education to children and adults. Up to 3 positions available. Each 12-week position will run approximately May 30 through August 14, 2021 and will offer opportunities to actively participate in environmental education (EE), public information, nature interpretation activities and habitat management.
Salary:  $11.25/hour
Deadline:   02/08/2021
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 - $10.50/hr with the expectation of a 40 hour work week. Some holiday, weekend and evening hours are required. Housing may be available.
Salary:  $10.00-$10.50 per hour depending on experience; work shirts provided.
Deadline:   02/05/2021
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
Gain valuable outdoor experience while working in the Loess Hills. This 12-week position will run approximately May 30 through August 14, 2021 and will offer opportunities to actively participate in land stewardship and habitat management activities in prairie and woodland environments.
Salary:  $12.00/hour
Deadline:   02/08/2021
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:   02/07/2021
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 housing or benefits
Deadline:   02/07/2021
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 or housing
Deadline:   02/07/2021
Come spend the summer months working and developing the great parks in Benton County, Iowa.
Salary:  $11.00-$13.00 per hour
Deadline:   02/26/2021
Intern will assist professional naturalists with planning and program development, outdoor recreation, summer camps, and natural interpretation.
Salary:  $9.00-$11.00 per hour
Deadline:   02/26/2021
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
Assist with maintenance and development of county parks. Job duties
include mowing, trail maintenance, trash removal, pit toilet upkeep, care of live animals and other duties as required.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   03/01/2021
Seasonal Naturalists work with the Clayton County Naturalists on a wide variety of supplemental environmental education skills. Duties include leading interpretive hikes, tours, programs; designing and constructing nature center displays; developing new environmental education/interpretive programs; writing articles for the conservation newsletter; assisting with the Junior Naturalist Program.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   03/01/2021
The Clayton County Conservation Board is seeking a personable, history buff to fill the position of Motor Mill Intern. The Intern should be comfortable working with adults and youth, developing and presenting education programs, fielding questions, guiding tours, social media advertising, and both independent and group research.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   03/01/2021
Assist with maintenance and development of county parks, as well as public relations at campgrounds. Job duties include mowing, trash removal, pit toilet upkeep, care of live animals, law enforcement of rules and regulations at county parks and campgrounds, and other duties as required.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   03/01/2021
The Linn County Conservation Department has temporary (full-time) openings available for the 2021 warm recreation season. Positions are available in a variety of locations throughout the county.
Salary:  $11 - 12.50 per hour
Deadline:   01/29/2021
Looking for an adventure this summer? The Poweshiek CCB presently manages 10 areas - encompassing 2,400 acres. The Seasonal Park Ranger will perform a variety of maintenance related jobs on all county areas, and assist with camper registration at Diamond Lake Park.
Salary:  $11.00 - $13.50/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 construction trades, maintenance, and laborer duties within the Conservation department; and performs related work as required.

This position is assigned to the Construction and Maintenance unit, shop is located at Jester Park in Granger, Iowa.
Temp/seasonal for a period of no
Salary:  $14-$15 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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