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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


Join the Clayton County Conservation team! Perform routine park maintenance and interact with visitors throughout Clayton County! We're seeking an enthusiastic, motivated team member with an eye for detail.
Salary:  $30,000
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under immediate supervision of the Barn Supervisor, performs activities related to the care of horses and the maintenance of stable facilities, and surrounding grounds. Responsible for the care of horses, cleaning of stalls, removal of manure, minor equipment maintenance, and implementing public programs.

The Equestrian Center operates on a 7 day per week schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays. This position involves manual labor.
Salary:  $12.00-$13.00 HOURLY
Deadline:   08/21/2021
Do you have creativity to showcase through marketing, web page design and enjoy coordinating with some of our fabulous volunteers while making life long friends. If you are dedicated to conservation and nature and have great self starter skills along with interacting with thousands of volunteers that visit our Nature Center. Well then this might be the job for you, and FYI working in Okoboji makes it that much better!
Salary:  $43,000 with standard county benefits
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Lyon County Conservation Board Director position available - Applications due August 20, 2021
Salary:  61,500-70,000
Deadline:   08/20/2021
Enjoy doing something different every day? This position exposes you to various aspects of a conservation board! Mostly an administrative position, you'll also be assisting the Director/Naturalist with educational programming and occasionally visiting the parks to help with their management.
Salary:  $22.00 per hour ($45,760)
Deadline:   08/18/2021
The Benton County Iowa Roadside Management Program is seeking a qualified individual to fill a Assistant Roadside Biologist position located in Vinton, IA
Salary:  $20.19-$23.52/hour
Deadline:   08/06/2021
Develops and presents environmental education and interpretive programs to the public, schools, civic group, scouts and other organizations.

Salary:  43,000-45,000
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
One full-time hourly, FLSA non-exempt position, projected to start as soon as possible. Position works with the Resource Manager. The position will be involved with all aspects of park and wildlife area management and maintenance, law enforcement, supervision of personnel, and interaction with the public. County Application Form & Resume required.
Salary:  Range: $48,779 - $57,402 Annually
Deadline:   07/30/2021
The Hamilton County Conservation Board is seeking a qualified applicant for a full time Park Ranger position to be located at Little Wall Lake Park near Jewell, Iowa.
Salary:  $42,000 - $45,000 / year
Deadline:   08/01/2021
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, construction, custodial, and laborer duties within the Conservation department; performs a variety of semi-skilled construction trades; performs related work as assigned.
Salary:  $14-$15 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled


A seasonal conservation education internship at the Lime Creek Nature Center in Mason City, Iowa.
Salary:  $11.25/hr with no benefits.
Deadline:   08/20/2021
One part-time seasonal position is available this fall through winter 2021-2022.
Salary:  $13/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Des Moines County Conservation has multiple Seasonal Conservation Technician openings. These six-month seasonal positions pay $12-$15/hr. and offer flexible scheduling.
Salary:  $12-$15/hr.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
A seasonal roadside vegetation management Internship with the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, Mason City, Iowa.
Salary:  $11.25/hr with no benefits.
Deadline:   07/30/2021
Performs manual work assisting with preserving natural resources and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Conservation Technician and Park Ranger. This position is posted until filled.
Salary:  $11.75/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Come spend the summer months working and developing the great parks in Benton County, Iowa.
Salary:  $11.00-$13.00 per hour
Deadline:   07/30/2021
Hybred position offering best of both worlds! Experince doing habitat restoration focusing on water conservation, coordination of volunteers, and environmental education.
Salary:  17$000 living allowance $6,354 education award
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under general Supervision of the Director. Serves as a peace officer under the provisions of Chapter 350 of the Code of Iowa. Responsible for enforcing Conservation Board rules and natural resources laws, maintaining a safe environment for the public, and protecting public lands. Perform routine and special patrol duties, including the enforcement of laws, rules, and regulations and maintain good public relations.
Salary:  $16.00-$18.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Great Conservation Work Experience!
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal concession worker at Rock Creek Marina and Campground working 20-29 per week.
Salary:  $10.00 per hour
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
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
Lake Sugema Campgrounds Camphost Wanted. Enjoy the summer at this lakeside campground located in Van Buren County that has several historic districts, trails and Lake Sugema, popular for fishing.
Salary:  free site
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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 near Shell Rock.
Deadline:   08/01/2021
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
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
Here is your opportunity to get good conservation work experience while enjoying all that Sac County has to offer!
Salary:  $12.00 - $13.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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