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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

Employee is responsible for environmental education programming, and may assist in natural resource management, and park maintenance for the Worth County Conservation Board. Performs all related duties as required for the Worth County Conservation Board.
Salary:  $42,599.00
Deadline:   06/22/2022
Mahaska County Conservation has an Executive Director position opening. If you are a leader looking for a position that offers a wide variety of work (office and field), continued education, and the great outdoors, look no further.
Salary:  $62,000 to $68,000
Deadline:   07/01/2022
The Wapello County Conservation Board is currently accepting applications for a full-time Office Manager Position, located in their nature center at Pioneer Ridge south of Ottumwa.
Salary:  $15.75/hour until July 1st then will increase to $16.55/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Maintenance Tech/Assistant Park Ranger position primary duty is maintenance of areas under the management of the Audubon County Conservation Board. Duties will include helping manage campground operations cabins and shelter rentals, park areas and rec trails. This position will help with park security and promoting good public relations.
Salary:  $42,000
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under general supervision, performs responsible duties related to the development, coordination
and implementation of Equestrian Center activities/programs and events; recruits, trains, and
schedules program volunteers.
The stable operates on a 7 day per week schedule including weekends. This position may on
occasion be required to work evenings and weekends to accommodate lesson schedules.
Salary:   $39,803-$52,015
Deadline:   05/29/2022
Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director, serves as a Peace Officer under the provisions of Chapter 350 of the Code of Iowa. Provides law enforcement and other on-site services for the overall management of Swiss Valley Park and other areas in the County that are managed by the DCCB.
Salary:  24.76 / hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Golf Course Clubhouse Manager / Pro position open with wonderful benefits.
Salary:  $35,000 plus
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Hardin County Conservation Board has a full-time position opportunity for a motivated self-starter with a diverse skill set. We are a small staff with big ideas and we are looking for a talented individual with skills in resource management, wildlife care, maintenance and public programming to join our staff at Calkins Nature Area.
Salary:  $40,000
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The purpose of this position is to oversee and maintain upkeep of the County’s parks, Campgrounds, and day use areas. Responsible for natural resource educational programs, and public recreational events.
Salary:  $ 40,933 Plus County Benefits
Deadline:   05/25/2022
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. 515-323-523
Salary:  $19 per hour
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:  $15.00/HOUR
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Iowa County Conservation is looking for an Administrative Assistant to join our team and assist us with various clerical work. This position is under the direct supervision of the Director will assist the Park Ranger and Naturalist as needed. It's an excellent opportunity to work with the public and in the conservation field!
Salary:  $19/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Iowa's County Conservation System is seeing a dynamically qualified individual to assume the position of Chief Executive Officer of our award-wining operations as our current CEO transitions out of the position at the end of 2022.
Salary:  Negotiable (visit link below)
Deadline:   06/24/2022

Seasonal

The AmeriCorps Conservation Education Assistant will improve the communities' understanding of and exposure to the natural environment specifically regarding Johnson County Conservation properties through education and outreach within the county.
Salary:  Pre-tax living allowance: $17,000, Eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,495
Deadline:   06/13/2022
Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring of a HawkWatch Counter.
Salary:  $10-$12/hr, DOE; Housing provided
Deadline:   08/05/2022
Marion County Conservation Department is accepting applications for 2 positions. These positions will assist with general park maintenance.
One position at Marion County Park in Knoxville.
One position at Roberts Creek Park in Otley.
Salary:  $12.00 - $13.50 Per Hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Marion County Conservation Deparment is accepting applications for a mowing/maintenance person.
Salary:  $12.00 - $13.50 Per Hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Campground Host wanted in beautiful Hagge Park!
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
MCCB is now accepting applications for a campground host at Roberts Creek West campground. If you are selected as a campground host, you will receive free camping and a $300.00 per month stipend.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Grundy County Conservation Board is looking for someone energetic and passionate about the outdoors to assist in park maintenance.
Salary:  $12.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Warren County Conservation has a summer naturalist position opening. The summer naturalist primarily focuses on day camps and other summer programming.
Salary:  11.00 hour
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
Here is your opportunity to get good conservation work experience while enjoying all that Sac County has to offer!
Salary:   $13.00-$14.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Jefferson County Conservation Board is hiring one intern to assist with park, trail, and campground maintenance. The position is available May-Aug. (35-40hrs./week) as intern's schedule permits. Seasonal Housing may be available.
Salary:  $12-$13.50/hr DOE
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:  $13-$15/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
We have several job openings at both Nelson Park and Yellow Smoke Park. Work dates are approximately mid-May through Labor Day, up to $12.00/hr, 40 hr/wk. Varies between day shifts and evening shifts, weekend and holiday work required.
Salary:  Up to $12/hr
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:  $13/hr starting
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Audubon County Conservation Board has an opening for a summer Seasonal Conservation Aide Intern. This position will provide many aspects of park and trail maintenance. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to routine maintenance, mowing, trimming, cleaning, grounds and facility maintenance, painting, tree pruning.
Salary:  $14.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Palo Alto County Conservation is accepting applications for two Seasonal Park Technicians. Come work for a motivated staff which strives to provide the highest standard in outdoor recreation. This a great opportunity to gain work experience in the conservation field.
Salary:  $11
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Buena Vista County is taking applications for multiple Seasonal Park Technician's that will assist with all aspects of development and maintenance of county wildlife areas, parks, trails, campgrounds, and the roadside program. Seasonal Housing may be available.
Salary:  $11-$12 DOE
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Van Buren County Conservation is looking for a highly motivated individual for part-time, year-around. Starting immediately. Some weekends possible.
Salary:  $9.25- $11.00 per hour
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, 2022. 40 hours/week, with some weekends and evenings.
Salary:  $12.00 to $14.00/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:  $11.00 - $13.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Cass County Conservation Board is seeking an AmeriCorps Environmental Educator/Naturalist- Located in Lewis, IA. 1- 450 Hour AmeriCorps Member
You will gain great hands on and leadership experience with this position as you develop and present programs focused towards youth and the public for CCCB. Desire to engage with children and the public, excellent communication skills, computer literate, and public speaking is a must.
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 2022.
Salary:  $12.00 - $14.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Hancock County Conservation Board is now accepting applications for two (2) Conservation Aide positions. This is a GREAT opportunity to acquire the job skills required for a career in the natural resource field.
Salary:  $11/hr-13/hr
Deadline:   06/29/2022
The individual in this position is an employee of AmeriCorps 4H that will perform duties for Des Moines County Conservation (DMCC).
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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 $11.50/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Work outside this summer and get experience working for conservation and county parks!
Salary:  $12.00 per 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 $15.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
2 Temporary seasonal positions to assist permanent staff with management and maintenance of 2,644 acres of parks, trails, prairies, wetlands, and forest in Central Iowa. Housing arrangements possible at Community College dorms
Salary:  $10.25 - $12.00
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:   05/31/2022
This position is responsible for assisting the Natural Resource Specialist and/or the Natural Resource Technicians with the management of assigned County parks and/or properties in accordance with Conservation Board policies, state laws, and standard conservation practices.
Salary:  $10-12/hour
Deadline:   05/27/2022
Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring of a Park Ranger Intern for Botna Bend Park in Hancock, Iowa!
Salary:  $11-13/hour
Deadline:   05/27/2022
Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring for their Environmental Education Intern Program for 2022!

This is a college internship program that runs from May through August or as the intern schedule permits.
Salary:  $10-12/hour
Deadline:   05/27/2022
Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring for their Natural Areas Management Intern Program for 2022!

The Natural Areas Management Intern program operates from mid-May through mid-August, school schedule permitting.
Salary:  $11-13/hour
Deadline:   05/27/2022
his 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:  $14-16/hour
Deadline:   05/27/2022
Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring of a Park Ranger Intern for the 2022 summer!
Salary:  $11-13/hour
Deadline:   05/27/2022
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 2022. Applicants will be contacted directly by the Hiring Manager if selected to receive an interview.
Salary:  $10.50/hour - $12.00/hour
Deadline:   06/30/2022
Under the general supervision of the Operations Director. Primary duties include mowing, trimming and general maintenance of all Conservation Board areas.
Salary:  $11.00/hr.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Have fun working outside in Lee County this fall!
Salary:  $14 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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