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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


Guthrie County is a fantastic county in terms of natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities, and is located approximately 30 minutes from the suburbs of West Des Moines.
Salary:  $50,000 - $59,000
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Executive Director for the Howard County Conservation Department under the general direction of the Howard County Conservation Board. This position is responsible for developing, evaluating and administering the county conservation program in Howard County including, but not limited to; recreational and resource management, operations and maintenance management, capital development administration, and environmental education program evaluation.
Salary:  $58,000 - $62,000
Deadline:   12/02/2019
Under the general supervision of the Parks Superintendent, provides visitor services, resource/wildlife protection, building and grounds maintenance, fee collection, law/safety enforcement, educational and recreational programming, pollution control, public relations, and related duties for the Polk County Parks system which includes natural areas, trails, greenways, recreational facilities, wildlife and recreational areas. Park Rangers may be required to live within a park (depending on assignm
Salary:  $60,191 - $79,090
Deadline:   10/20/2019
The Office Manger is a permanent part-time position with the Clay County Conservation Board. Applicants are required to possess outstanding organizational and communication skills as well as have experience operating business-based electronic databases. The Office Manager will maintain and organize all office operations and procedures.
Salary:  $21,750 - $24,000 Starting Annual Wage
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Permanent full time position supervised by Conservation Director. Performs a wide variety of duties on Conservation Board managed park, trail, and natural resource areas. Position requires a non-standard work week including some nights, holidays, and weekends.
Salary:  $35,000-$40,000/yr depending on qualifications
Deadline:   Open Until Filled


Story County Conservation is seeking an Outreach Assistant for spring of 2020.
Salary:  $11.25 hourly
Deadline:   11/10/2019
Under general supervision, provides instruction on safe riding practices and techniques, horsemanship, and the proper care and treatment of horses. Schedules use, maintains records related to individual riding and riding program activities; assists in the development and implementation of programs; assists in the care of horses, cleaning of stalls, and removal of manure. Reports to the Equestrian Center Manager or Barn Supervisor as directed.

The Equestrian Center operates on a 7 day per wee
Salary:  $13 - $14 per hour
Deadline:   10/20/2019
Looking for a seasonal IRVM Intern
Salary:  $13/Hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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:  $15.00-$15.25 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled