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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 direction, supervises administrative functions including customer service personnel, accounting clerical personnel, and Nature Center Clerk. Oversees reservation website, archive software, customer relation databases and human resources functions, performs complex clerical duties and serves as the Conservation Board's Clerk.
Salary:  $58,438-$76,786
Deadline:   05/05/2019
Lots of exciting things are happening at Linn County Conservation and you can get in on it!
Salary:  20.18/hr
Deadline:   04/24/2019
This Pocahontas County Conservation position will offer a variety of management opportunities in Parks, Campgrounds, Wildlife areas, Trails, Historical sites, and Roadsides. Along with the 5 other Full time staff and numerous seasonal employees.
Salary:  $38,000 - $40,000 DOQ
Deadline:   05/07/2019
At will position appointed by and reporting to the Executive Director. Plans, develops, coordinates, and presents environmental education and interpretive programs for schools and other youth groups, adults, and the general public in order to create a more environmentally literate citizenry.
Salary:  $38,000.00-$45,000.00
Deadline:   04/19/2019
Are you looking for a diverse experience working in the beautiful Loess Hills in Western Iowa? Harrison County Conservation is seeking qualified candidates for a permanent full-time Conservation Technician. Successful team member should possess a wide array of skills - "jack of all trades", in developing, maintaining, and managing natural resources, campgrounds, and facilities on 17 county properties.
Salary:  $36,000-$38,000
Deadline:   04/19/2019
Provides services to maintain Jefferson County Conservation lands and facilities; provides law enforcement and crime prevention; provides specific assistance to public as needed; inspects areas and recommends/performs major maintenance.
Salary:  $38,000-$44,000 DOQ
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Part-time concession worker at Rock Creek Marina and Campground working 20-29 per week.
Salary:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled

Seasonal

Join the Lee County Conservation Environmental Education Team and have some fun along the mighty Mississippi River!
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Join the Lee County Conservation Environmental Education Team and have some fun along the mighty Mississippi River!
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Calhoun County Conservation is seeking a Campground Host for the 2019 season at Featherstone Memorial Park. Free Camping Spot as well as possible incentives after the camping season.
Deadline:   04/19/2019
Pottawattamie County Secondary Roads is hiring three (3) IRVM seasonal workers to assist with maintaining natural resources and roadside under the supervision of Secondary Roads staff. The position will assist with mowing, planting and general maintenance in the county right of way. Also if the applicant qualifies, will assist with the application of herbicides in the county right of way.
Salary:  $10.00 - $13.50 hourly
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Washington County Conservation Board is looking to hire a contracted campground host for their 40 site Marr Park Campground. Individual/s will be considered contractors providing a service and not a county employee. Host will be compensated with a campsite free of charge, in addition to $100 a per week for services rendered.
Salary:  Campsite and $100 per week
Deadline:   04/30/2019
Full hookup on concrete pad provided for campground host in return for maintaining shower / restroom facility. Season runs from May 15 - October 15.
Salary:  Free camping
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Two seasonal jobs for someone wanting to begin a career in the natural resource field. Begins May 1 or as soon as possible after that date and through September 30 or as long as possible before that date.
Salary:  $10 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal Conservation Aide position now available with the Montgomery County Conservation Board.
Salary:  $10 per hour
Deadline:   06/03/2019
Webster County Conservation is hiring 2 Park Attendants that will be based out of John F Kennedy Memorial Park located just North of Fort Dodge. These job positions will require performing general park maintenance such as bathroom cleaning, mowing and basic construction along with assisting the Park Rangers with habitat work within Webster County's 24 management areas. Housing may be provided.
Salary:  $11.00 / hour
Deadline:   04/30/2019
The Warren County Conservation Department is seeking to fill multiple full time and part time Seasonal Conservation Worker positions to work during the months of April thru November 2019.
Salary:  $10.50/hour
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 2019. Applicants will be contacted directly by the Hiring Manager if selected to receive an interview.
Salary:  $10.28/hour
Deadline:   07/12/2019
The Dickinson County Conservation Board is looking to hire 4 seasonal Natural Resource Aides. This is an excellent entry-level opportunity for those looking to get their foot in the door in the conservation field. Gain experience in ecosystems management, integrated roadside vegetation management, trails maintenance, and park maintenance.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Monroe County is seeking a Seasonal Conservation/Maintenance Technician. This position will be under the supervision of the Park Administrator. Position will include but is not limited to operation of equipment & vehicles, operation of power tools, public/community interaction, ex: sweeping, mopping, mowing, painting, brush cutting, etc. Position with be 29 hours per week until approximately October depending on start date (6 Month Term)
Salary:  TBD
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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:   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:   05/31/2019
Employees will open and close Heery Woods Nature Center during scheduled weekend hours. Responsible for answering visitor questions, keeping a visitor log, answering phone, and other duties as required.
Salary:  $9.00 - $11.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Butler County Conservation is seeking a Campground Host for the 2019 camping season. Host are needed for Heery Woods State Park near Clarksville and Beaver Meadows Campground near Parkersburg.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal position working in Clinton County's east district parks and wildlife areas. Position based out of Rock Creek Marina & Campground near Camanche, IA
Salary:  $12.00 per Hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal position working in Clinton County's west district parks and wildlife areas. Position based out of Eden Valley Park near Baldwin, IA.
Salary:  $12/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Each position is for approximately May 15–August 15 depending on applicant and education pursuits. Under the general supervision of the Park Officer, duties will include grounds and buildings maintenance, campground care and public relations, park management construction projects, trails and forestry practices, prairie management, lake management studies and equipment maintenance.
Salary:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   04/19/2019
This position is for approximately May 15–August 15. Under general supervision of the Natural Resources Coordinator, assists in the maintenance and development of wildlife management areas, woodlands, parks and canoe access sites functioning sometimes as a crew leader for seasonal employees, assisting in seasonal management activities as required; assisting in various construction, maintenance and operational activities as assigned.
Salary:  $10.00 / hour
Deadline:   04/19/2019
Job openings at Nelson Park and Yellow Smoke Park, May 13-Sept. 3, $9.75/hr, 40 hr/wk , but varies between day shifts and evening shifts. Weekend and holiday work required
Salary:  $9.75/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Looking for multiple Conservation Aides/Technicians for Iowa County Conservation, minimum of $10/hour depending on experience. The main location, Lake Iowa is located only 5 miles off of I-80 and 35 miles west of Iowa City, IA. Iowa County Conservation has 14 properties which require work throughout the summer. Join our crew!
Deadline:   05/31/2019
Conservation Aides will be persons hired on a seasonal basis, usually from approximately May through August of a single calendar year. Persons hired for such position will receive an hourly wage and will work on a part-time schedule as described by the director. Approximately 20 hours per week.
Duties may include, but not be limited to: operating a large riding mower, operating a tractor, operating a weed-eater, operating various hand tools and power tools, woodworking, cleaning (including res
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Fayette County Conservation is seeking applicants for the 2019 summer season. Positions are available in roadside management and park maintenance. Applicants should be prepared to learn new skills, build their experience and work hard.
Salary:  $10.00 per Hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) seek two (2) benefit eligible Seasonal Park Workers for one 6 month term and one 8 month term.The Seasonal Park Worker will act as manual laborer and limited skill equipment operators, engaging in a wide range of conservation and other outdoor recreation maintenance and construction activities.
Salary:  $14.00 - $15.00 /hr plus benefits
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
JCCB seeks seventeen (17) - 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:  $14.00 - $16.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled

Under general supervision of the Park Rangers, maintains good public relations and provides directions and information to park visitors and campers. Enforces park laws, rules and regulations. Attendant is provided a campsite at Kent Park and must be available mid-May through the end of September.
Salary:  $56.35 / Day plus campsite at Kent Park
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) seeks two (2) seasonal, full-time, non-benefit eligible Park Ranger Interns to provide a variety of services in the overall management of Kent Park and other areas in the county that are managed by JCCB. Perform routine and special patrol duties and inform park visitors of the rules and regulations. See full job description
Salary:  $14.00-$16.00 / hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Johnson County Conservation Bd. (JCCB) seeks a seasonal, full-time, non-benefit eligible Naturalist intern to assist in carrying out conservation/environmental education programming for JCCB. Provide programs and field trips for a variety of audiences; create and improve displays, write articles, provide public service announcements and write press releases. Duties will include the maintenance of live animal displays and work with volunteers.
Salary:  $14.00 - $16.00 / hour, non-benefit eligible
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Working under the direction of the Environmental Education Coordinator and Naturalist the successful candidate will assist, develop, and present Environmental education and interpretative programs to the public.
Salary:  D.O.E
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This position will be assisting the county Naturalist with environmental education programming, as well as performing natural resource management activities.
Salary:  $10.00 - $11.00 / hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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:   Open Until Filled
Up to six positions 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.
Salary:  Wage: Start $10.75/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal position that assists with maintenance and development of county parks, wildlife areas and trails.
Salary:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Hancock County Conservation Board is now accepting applications for three (3) Conservation Aide positions. This is a GREAT opportunity to acquire the job skills required for a career in the natural resource field.
Salary:  $10/hr-10.25/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Duties include operating commercial lawn mower and general maintenance in parks. Approximately 20 hours per week. Starting wage $10.00-10.25/hour.
Salary:  10-10.25/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
HCCB is now accepting applications for Campground Hosts. 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:   Open Until Filled
Performs diverse tasks associated with the maintenance of the county’s parks, trails, recreation, and wildlife management areas. One position available at Don Williams Recreation Area in Ogden, however, employees may be required to assist at any Boone County Conservation operated park. Position running from May to August.
Salary:  $10.00 - $11.00 / hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Performs diverse tasks associated with patrolling of parks, rule enforcement, public relations, and the maintenance of the county's parks, trails, recreation, and wildlife management areas. One position available at Swede Point Park in Madrid, however, employees may be required to assist at any Boone County Conservation operated park.
Salary:  $10.00-$11.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Performs diverse tasks associated with the maintenance of the county’s parks, trails, recreation, and wildlife management areas. One position available at Don Williams Recreation Area in Ogden, however, employees may be required to assist at any Boone County Conservation operated park. Position running from April 1 - September 30.
Salary:  $10.00-$11.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal park maintenance under SCCB staff.
Salary:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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