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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

Full-time permanent position available.
Salary:  $48,000 - $50,000
Deadline:   04/14/2023
A permanent full time position that provides you a wonderful opportunity to educate adults and children on conservation topics. The Iowa Great Lakes has a rich conservation past and a inspiring conservation future.
Salary:  $50,000 - $54,000 (depending on experience) plus excellent county benefits
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Full-time permanent position available.
Salary:  $43,000 - $45,000
Deadline:   04/14/2023
This employee coordinates and supervises the daily and long-range
work activities in maintenance and operations of all parks, recreation, and natural areas of the Clayton County Conservation Board with emphasis on providing law enforcement security under Section 350 of the Code of Iowa. Work involves the overall responsibility and recommendations for parklands, facilities and equipment maintenance.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under general supervision of the Nature Center Manager, designs, plans and presents programs for the public, schools, youth groups, civic groups; assists with all other aspects of the environmental education program including resource maintenance; assists in the preparation and compliance of an annual budget, grant writing, and fundraising efforts.
Salary:  $21.98/hr - $26.91/hr
Deadline:   03/31/2023
This position will perform a wide range a park maintenance at Littlefield Recreation area and trail maintenance on the T-Bone Trail. Will assist with environmental education programs when additional help is needed. Will provide security and register campers as a non certified park ranger. This position will not attend the law enforcement academy. The salary for this position will start at $46,000 per year.
Salary:  $46,000 per year
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Are you talented at social media marketing, keeping a busy office organized and enjoy working with people? Does working at park sound like a dream? This part time position may be just what you are looking for!!!
Salary:  up to $18/ hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Join our award-winning conservation program!! Full-time position (40 Hours/Week) under the general supervision of the Ringgold County Conservation Board. The Executive Director oversees the day-to-day activities of a multi-faceted conservation program that includes park management, outdoor recreation, natural resources management, environmental education, land/water management and wildlife/fishery programs.
Salary:  $45,000.00-$60,000.00
Deadline:   04/12/2023
If you like to greet the public and introduce them to Mahaska County Conservation (MCC) and all MCC has to offer, this could be the job for you.
Salary:  $12.00 to $15.00 per hour (depending on experience)
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:  $40,000-$55,000/yr depending on qualifications
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This is a permanent full-time position under the direct supervision of the Monona County Conservation Director, responsible for maintenance, and operation of 17 county parks, wildlife areas, and other natural areas in Monona County. Recommends and implements, enhancements in natural resources and recreational management, including timber stand improvement, prairie and tree planting, invasive species control, and prairie burns. Answers questions and provides information to public on park services
Salary:  Salary commensurate with experience $19.00-23.00 per hr., plus full County Benefits.
Deadline:   04/07/2023
The O'Brien County Conservation Board is hiring a Conservation Technician/ Park Ranger. This job includes performing a full spectrum of park and conservation area maintenance responsibilities for all areas managed by the Conservation Board.
Salary:  $40,000-$50,000 depending on experience
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
We are now in a period of rapid expansion and new direction. We need skilled, creative, and adaptable staff to maximize our potentials, both as an organization and personally. We are accomplishing great things, have a visionary forward momentum, and are HAVING FUN! Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions. 515-323-5236
Salary:  $25-$26 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
$29-$30/HOUR. FLEXBLE SCHEDULE
Salary:  $29-$30 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Perminate Part Position less than 29 hours a week with a flexible schedule.
Salary:  $17-$18/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled

Seasonal

Camp all summer outside of Vinton, Iowa, right between Waterloo and Cedar Rapids!
Salary:  Stipend
Deadline:   03/31/2023
Enjoy an outdoor office this summer, just south of Blairstown, IA and just north of Marengo, IA.
Salary:  12-14/hour
Deadline:   03/31/2023
A seasonal, part-time position under the direct supervision of the Clayton County Conservation Board’s Executive Director. This employee is responsible for traveler guidance, office support, customer service, public relations, phone and visitor screening, tours of the Osborne Conservation Welcome Center & Nature Center, and other duties as assigned.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Will 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. 40 hours per week. Will include some weekend work. Physically demanding position. Applicants will work a full day in extreme temperatures.
Salary:  $12-$14/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Montgomery County Conservation is hiring a seasonal aide to help maintain parks and assist management practices in our wildlife areas. Our seasonal aide duties include campground maintenance, mowing & trail grooming, invasive removal, assisting with prescribed burns, assisting with education programs as needed, and more.
Salary:  Experience-based
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This is a six month seasonal laborer position that will run from approximately mid April thru mid October. This position could fill the requirements of an internship if needed. The person in this position will perform regular park and trail maintenance in county areas. This position will provide custodial services to facilities and grounds, operate commercial lawn mowers, tractors, run chain saws, weed eaters and other related equipment.
Salary:  $16 - $18/hr based on experence
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This is a seasonal position. The summer naturalist will assist the staff naturalist with planning and conducting environmental education program activities for a wide range of audiences.
Salary:  $12-$14/ hr
Deadline:   04/14/2023
The naturalist intern will assist the Butler County Naturalist with developing, planning, organizing and presenting environmental education and outdoor recreation programs. The intern will also help with special events for the public, schools and other community groups. The seasonal intern will work the equivalent of a full-time assignment on a flexible weekly schedule.
Salary:  $11.00 - $13.00
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Butler County Conservation Board is now accepting applications for seasonal Conservation Intern position. This position will assist with general park maintenance, trail maintenance, and habitat establishment.
Salary:  $11.00 - $13.00
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This is a seasonal laborer position. The person in this position will perform simple and complex tasks associated with the operation, enhancement and maintenance of land, facilities and equipment at Hillview Recreation Area. This person will also periodically assist with similar tasks on other Plymouth County Conservation land as needed.
Salary:  $12- $14/hr based on experience
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Fayette County Conservation is seeking applicants for the 2023 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:  $13.00 per Hour
Deadline:   03/31/2023
Work involves management of concessionaire stand, greeting visitors and advising of rules and regulations, collecting user fees, selling concessions, renting beach equipment, and cleaning concession stand and beach.
Salary:  $14/hour
Deadline:   03/24/2023
Job duties will be primarily maintenance-oriented and will include, but are not limited to park, trail, and campground maintenance and upkeep; equipment maintenance; construction or repair of facilities; trail maintenance/creation; wildlife habitat management; and proactive park patrol. Work will involve, but is not limited to the operation of tractors, chainsaws, brush mowers and power tools.
Salary:  $14/hour
Deadline:   03/24/2023
AmeriCorps Environmental Education Naturalist serving with the Adair County Conservation Board located in Greenfield, Iowa.
Salary:  AmeriCorps stipend with educational stipend following completion of service.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Webster County Conservation is hiring 2 Conservation Aides that will be based out of John F Kennedy Memorial Park. These job positions will require performing general park maintenance such as bathroom cleaning, mowing, trimming and basic construction along with assisting full-time staff with habitat work within Webster County's 23 management areas.
Salary:  $14.00 / hour
Deadline:   03/31/2023
On-site housing available.

Gain experience in natural history interpretation and environmental education, wildlife care, ecosystem management, and equipment operation and maintenance.
Salary:  $12.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Bremer County Conservation Board is seeking candidates to fill 1 Seasonal Park Maintenance position. The selected individual will assist in a variety of tasks associated with the management of parks, wildlife areas, and trails managed by the Bremer County Conservation Board. This position may require some weekend, night, and holiday hours.
Salary:  $12.00-$13.00
Deadline:   03/24/2023
If you are passionate about environmental education and are looking to gain hands-on experience in the field, then please apply to join our team this summer through the AmeriCorps program. On-site housing is available.
Salary:  See Description
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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:   04/01/2023
WCCB is currently seeking applications for a full-time seasonal maintenance position.
Deadline:   03/31/2023
WCCB is looking for a full-time seasonal Center Coordinator to assist with our Education Center operations.
Deadline:   03/31/2023
Spend your summer working in Cherokee County! This flexible 40 hour/week position from May-September mostly involves routine maintenance of parks and natural areas while spending time outdoors.
Salary:  $15-$17 per hour
Deadline:   03/24/2023
We are now in a period of rapid expansion and new direction. We need skilled, creative, and adaptable staff to maximize our potentials, both as an organization and personally. We are accomplishing great things, have a visionary forward momentum, and are HAVING FUN! Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions. 515-323-5236
Salary:  $17-$18 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Come work in the vacation area of the Iowa Great Lakes. Provide Kenue Park (nature Center) support for Dickinson County Conservation. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in many different aspects of County Conservation!
Salary:  $15 hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
A seasonal position learning valuable skills in the field of conservation
Salary:  $12-$15/hour DOE
Deadline:   03/31/2023
Cass County is seeking a seasonal conservation aide to assist in daily operations and maintenance of county parks and wildlife areas.
Salary:  $15/hr starting
Deadline:   07/31/2023
Full Time 3, 6 and 9 month Seasonal Conservation Aide employment opportunities with Winter, Spring and Summer start dates. All in Jones County with over 20 public areas within the Wapsipinicon and Maquoketa River Valleys.
Salary:  $15 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Assist with all aspects of development and maintenance of county wildlife areas, parks, trails and campgrounds. Including routine area and facility maintenance (mowing, trash removal, restroom cleaning), ecological management of a variety of habitats, tree/shrub removal and planting, and minor construction projects
Salary:  12-13
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under general supervision of the Director & Rangers, assists in the development and maintenance of Iowa County Conservation Board (ICCB) wildlife areas, campground, equipment, and facilities.
Salary:  $13/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) seeks seasonal park workers.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. The position may require work on Saturdays and Sundays.
Salary:  $16.50 /hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) seeks seasonal, 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:  $16.50 / hour, non-benefit eligible
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under general supervision of the Park Ranger, 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 Lake Iowa Park and must be available May through late September.
Salary:  A camp pad with full hook-ups will be provided along with a bi-weekly salary of $450.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under general supervision of the Director & Rangers, assists in the mowing and maintenance of Iowa County Conservation Board (ICCB) wildlife areas, campground, equipment, and facilities.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Johnson County Conservation Bd. (JCCB) seeks a seasonal, 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:  $16.50 / hour, non-benefit eligible
Deadline:   06/02/2023
Duties involve management of county parks under general supervision of the Director and direct supervision of the Park Rangers and Operations Manager. Duties include: park patrolling, public relations, light construction, park maintenance, mowing, natural resource management, environmental education, supervision of volunteers, collection of fees, and other duties as required.
Salary:  $13.00-$14.00/hour
Deadline:   03/31/2023
Performs diverse tasks associated with the maintenance of the county’s parks, trails, recreation, and wildlife management areas. Multiple positions available at Don Williams Recreation Area in Ogden, however, employees may be required to assist at any Boone County Conservation operated park.
Position not to exceed 6 months, 40 hours per week.
Salary:  $13.00 - $14.00 / hour
Deadline:   03/31/2023
This internship is a hybrid position floating between environmental education and natural resources management and must be prepared to perform any of their duties on a given work day. The candidate will work a non-typical work week with some evenings and weekends required.
Salary:  $13.00-$14.00/hour
Deadline:   03/31/2023
Warren County Conservation is hiring a summer naturalist to work with the environmental education team. The summer naturalist will assist with summer day camps, outdoor recreation, and other summer environmental education programming.
Salary:  11.00 hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Performs diverse tasks associated with the maintenance of the county’s golf course, parks, trails, and wildlife management areas.
Salary:  $13.00-$14.00/hour
Deadline:   03/31/2023
The Carroll County Conservation Board is seeking energetic candidates to fill Summer Conservation Intern positions. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to do a wide variety of work in 27 parks and recreation areas covering 3000 acres managed by the Carroll County Conservation Board.
Salary:  12.00/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, 2022 or as soon as possible in May, and will continue to August or September, 2023. 40 hours/week, with some weekends and evenings.
Salary:  $14.50 to $15.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Here is your opportunity to gain great, outdoor experience in conservation work experience while enjoying all that Sac County has to offer!
Salary:   $13.00-$15.00 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 2023.
Salary:  $14.50 to $15.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Calhoun County Conservation is seeking a Campground Host for the 2023 season at Featherstone Memorial Park. A free lake side camping spot is given as well as a monthly stipend and a possible bonus at the end of the camping season.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Join the Iowa County Conservation team this summer!
Salary:  up to $13 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:  $11.00
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal concession worker at Rock Creek Marina and Campground working 20-29 per week.
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:  $13.50/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:  $13.50 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:  $12.00 - $14.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring for their Environmental Education Intern Program for 2023!

This is a college internship program that runs from May through August or as the intern schedule permits.
Salary:  $11-13/hour
Deadline:   05/26/2023
Spend the summer assisting in all aspects of developing and maintaining Sioux County parks. Seasonal positions available mid-May to August.
Deadline:   03/31/2023
The naturalist intern will assist the Interpretive Naturalist with planning and conducting nature interpretation, outdoor recreation and environmental education program activities for a wide range of audiences in Sioux County during the summer season.
Deadline:   03/31/2023
This position is responsible for assisting the Natural Resource Specialist and/or the Natural Resource Technician with the management of interns and assigned County parks and/or properties in accordance with Conservation Board policies, state laws, and standard conservation practices.
Salary:  $15-17/hour
Deadline:   05/26/2023
Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring of a Park Ranger Intern for the 2023 summer!
Salary:  $11-13/hour
Deadline:   05/26/2023
Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring for their Natural Areas Management Intern Program for 2023!

The Natural Areas Management Intern program operates from mid-May through mid-August, school schedule permitting.
Salary:  $12-14/hour
Deadline:   05/26/2023
Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring of a Park Ranger Intern for Arrowhead Park located in Neola, Iowa!
Salary:  $11-13/hour
Deadline:   06/16/2023
Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring of a Park Ranger Intern for Botna Bend Park in Hancock, Iowa!
Salary:  $11-13/hour
Deadline:   05/26/2023
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:  Start $12.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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 $15.50/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Spend the summer helping our naturalist to foster a love of nature in people of all ages through summer camps, fishing clinics, library programs, and more!
Salary:  $10/hour
Deadline:   04/21/2023
The O’Brien County Conservation Board is seeking applicants for seasonal park technicians to assist at our campgrounds and areas this season. Job duties include, but are not limited to, cleaning restrooms, painting & staining, mowing & trimming, tree removal and garbage collection & disposal.
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:   06/30/2023
Work for beautiful Jackson County and help maintain the county parks this summer!
Salary:  $12.50 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Tama County Conservation is currently looking to hire a Park Ranger Intern position who will assist the Park Officer and Conservation Technician with the safety of park visitors, wildlife, and facilities. This position also helps provide park users with a positive experience while visiting the County Parks. This position may qualify as part of a college internship program through the summer camping season or as the intern schedule permits.
Salary:  $13.00/hour
Deadline:   03/31/2023
Tama County Conservation is currently looking to hire a Naturalist Intern position whowill will assist the Head Naturalist with organizing, developing, and coordinating a quality environmental educational program to the residents of Tama County. This position may qualify as part of a college internship program through the summer camping season or as the intern schedule permits.
Salary:  $13.00/hour
Deadline:   03/31/2023
Marshall County Conservation is looking for two Seasonal Conservation Aides to assist with the maintenance of natural resources and reacreational areas in Marshall County. Join our dedicated team and fun work environment as we care for Marshall County Conservation Parks.
Salary:  Range $10.25 - $14.00 per hour, depending on prior experience.
Deadline:   04/03/2023
Assist with the development, organization, and presentation of environmental education programs in Jackson County this summer!
Salary:  $12.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This is a seasonal laborer position. The person in this position will perform simple and complex tasks associated with the operation, enhancement and maintenance of land, facilities and equipment at conservation areas in Plymouth County, Iowa.
Salary:  $12- $14/hr based on experience
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Share your love of nature with children! Naturalist internship creates opportunities to actively participate in environmental education for youth and public; public information activities; nature interpretation and working with live animals at the at the award-winning Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center and Woodbury County Parks.
Salary:  $12.50 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Full-time seasonal position available.
Salary:  $13.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal Conservation Aide position with Floyd County Conservation.
Salary:  $12.00/hr.
Deadline:   04/14/2023
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 2023. Applicants will be contacted directly by the Hiring Manager if selected to receive an interview.
Salary:  $12/hour
Deadline:   04/03/2023
Lead field trip stations such as paddling, caving, animal encounter, pond study, hiking, birding, archery and team building.
Assist, create and lead Environmental Education Programs.
Maintain displays in our nature centers including caring for live animals. ·
Help edit and prepare articles for The Heron, Newsletter. · ·
Salary:  AmeriCorps Stipend plus educational stipend at end of service.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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:   03/31/2023
Opportunity to gain valuable experience working on over 3,600 acres of wildlife habitat in north central Iowa. Nature Center under construction.
Salary:  $12.50 - $14.50
Deadline:   04/10/2023
The Wapsi River Center seeks a motivated, out-going person with a background in natural resources, biology, parks/rec, community organizing, communications, or administration. The candidate should have strong communication skills, a desire to serve with youth & diverse groups of people, & a passion for community stewardship.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under general supervision of the Director & Rangers, assists in the development and maintenance of Iowa County Conservation Board (ICCB) wildlife areas, campground, equipment, and facilities.
Salary:  $13/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Benton County has over 5000 acres of road right-of-way that are managed by the county’s IRM Program Weed Commission. When right-of-way is disturbed for various projects the county’s IRM is tasked with reconstructing prairie in these areas.
Salary:  15-18/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
We have several job openings at Nelson Park, Yellow Smoke Park, and the Nature Center. Work dates are approximately mid-May through Labor Day, up to $12.50/hr, 40 hr/wk. Varies between day shifts and evening shifts, weekend and holiday work required.
Salary:  Up to $12.50/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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