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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


A new, full-time FLSA non-exempt naturalist opportunity is available at the award-winning Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center and Woodbury County Conservation Board. Share your love of nature and interpret the diverse Loess Hills' prairies, woodlands and river ecosystems in Woodbury County, Iowa. Our program is expanding, and this is a newly-created addition to our education program.
Salary:  $47,474 – 55,866 plus excellent county benefits
Deadline:   09/09/2020
As the head of the Land Stewardship Division, the Natural Resource Manager (NRM) is responsible for implementing natural resource management strategies for the County’s 20 areas and 2,000+ acres of diverse habitat including prairie, wetlands, and woodlands.
Des Moines County Conservation is looking for a dynamic conservationist to make just such a lasting impact by leading the department's natural resource management progr
Salary:  Annual wage: $38,260.33 - $47,825.42; Required six-month probationary period; Standard county leave
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Permanent full-time position with the Clinton County Conservation Board. Coordinate the business operations of the CCCB.
Salary:  Based on Qualifications
Deadline:   08/11/2020
Butler County Conservation Board has a full-time Naturalist position open. Applicants will get the opportunity to oversee and expand upon a well-established Environmental Education program and will be directly involved with the 3,000 square foot expansion of the Nature Center that will be completed in 2021. Will help design and develop displays for the Nature Center expansion and will assist in creating a new operational plan for the building.
Salary:  $38,000 - $45,000
Deadline:   09/10/2020
This position will perform a wide variety of duties on Sac County Conservation Board managed parks, trails and natural resources.
Salary:  $35,000-$37,000 Annually
Deadline:   08/10/2020
Come work in the vacation area of the Iowa Great Lakes. If you are interested in the conservation field and more this is the place to be!! Provide overall promotional and communications support for Dickinson County Conservation, assist with visitor services at the Nature Center facility, assist with administrative duties, and coordinate membership and volunteer programs.

Salary:  $43,000 - $47,500 with standard county benefits
Deadline:   08/28/2020
Henry County is seeking a full-time Conservation Director to oversee all aspects of the conservation program and department.
Salary:  Commensurate with background and experience
Deadline:   08/14/2020


One position is available for the summer through winter 2020/2021. This position opportunities to utilize the latest trends in vegetation management in roadsides, drainage ditches, and natural areas. Other job-related tasks may include equipment and facilities maintenance as well as assisting with habitat improvement on public and private lands.
Salary:  $11.50/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
This roadside seasonal position will assist the Secondary Roads staff in maintaining Pottawattamie County's Natural Resource and Roadside Program. Under general supervision this position will mow the county roadsides; and if qualified, correctly mix and safely apply seed and herbicides to the county right of way.
Salary:  $10.00 - $14.00 hourly
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Great positions working at Lake Icaria for the summer!
Salary:  $9.25 to $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 2020.
Salary:  $10.00 - $11.00/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, 2020 or as soon as possible in May, and will continue to August or September, 2020. 40 hours/week, with some weekends and evenings.
Salary:  $10.00 to $11.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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:   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:  $10/hr starting
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Here is your opportunity to get good conservation work experience while enjoying all that Sac County has to offer!
Salary:  $11.00 - $12.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Campground host needed at Pilot Grove Park.
Salary:  Free camping
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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
Taylor County has for openings for a seasonal conservation aide.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled