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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

Permanent full-time position under the Conservation Director that plans, develops, coordinates and presents environmental education programs for schools, youth and adult groups and the general public. Develops written, audiovisual and display materials and performs related work as required.
Salary:  $37,000 - $40,000 annually
Deadline:   03/09/2020
The Carroll County Conservation Board is seeking to fill a full time Park Technician position. The employee will be responsible for equipment maintenance and repair, all aspects of park maintenance and natural resource management on parks and wildlife areas managed by the Conservation Board.
Salary:  $35,000-$38,000
Deadline:   03/06/2020
Under general supervision of Unit Ranger, plans, supervises and participates in the management of county parks, wildlife areas and recreation areas.
Salary:   $20.16/hr - $24.61/hr
Deadline:   02/28/2020
Performs intermediate semiskilled work maintaining and enhancing trails and conservation properties, inspecting trails and performing trail maintenance, improvements, and assists with special projects; performs natural resource work, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Park Rangers.
Salary:   $38,480.00 - $40,851.20 Annually
Deadline:   03/08/2020
Full-time park ranger position at Lake Hendricks park in Riceville. This position requires the ranger to live in the park in housing that's provided.
Salary:  $45,000 with housing and standard county benefits provided.
Deadline:   02/27/2020
Headquartered at Starr’s Cave Nature Center in Burlington, Iowa, the Naturalist provides interpretation, conservation education, outdoor recreation and public relations programs and develops associated written, audiovisual and display materials. The Naturalist also assists with the maintenance and operations of the nature center.
Salary:  $39,254
Deadline:   03/06/2020
Trail Manager for Raccoon River Valley Trail (Dallas County Trail System)
Salary:  $46,966.40/annually
Deadline:   02/19/2020
Park Ranger position available with the Webster County Conservation Department. This position will offer a variety of management and law enforcement opportunities at all of our 24 areas!
Salary:  $43,400 - $57,400 DOQ plus county benefit package
Deadline:   02/28/2020
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: $46,203 - $54,371 Annually
Deadline:   02/21/2020

Seasonal

The successful candidate will gain experience in native ecosystem management, maintenance and daily operations of the interpretive park, equipment operation and maintenance, captive wildlife care, natural history interpretation and environmental education. FREE ON-SITE HOUSING AVAILABLE!
Salary:  $10.00 / hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The conservation aide will assist in the maintenance and development of all parks, preserves, management areas, trails, and programming at the interpretive nature center.
Salary:  $10-11 per hour
Deadline:   02/28/2020
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:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   04/01/2020
Assist in the maintenance and development of all parks, preserves, and management areas under the jurisdiction of the Dubuque County Conservation Board.
Salary:  12-13$/hour
Deadline:   02/28/2020
The River Parks Internship offers an exciting opportunity for those interested in gaining experience in the field of Ecosystem Management. This position was created by the Benton County Conservation Department with two goals in mind. The first is to offer professional development to those working toward full-time employment in this competitive field. The second is to have the successful applicant apply their skills to help further the goals of the Conservation Department.
Deadline:   02/28/2020
GIS TECHNICIAN Description: This seasonal position will run approximately May through August (negotiable) 2020 and will offer opportunities to survey Benton County Conservation Board properties as well as work with seasonal staff on various projects.
Deadline:   02/28/2020
Intern will assist professional naturalists with planning and program development, outdoor recreation, summer camps, and natural interpretation.
Salary:  $9.00-$11.00 per hour
Deadline:   03/06/2020
Great conservation experience while having fun outdoors! This position is great for anyone wanting/thinking about going into the conservation field.
Salary:  $10.00 - $11.00
Deadline:   03/31/2020
Calhoun County Conservation is seeking a Campground Host for the 2020 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:   04/15/2020
The Crawford County Conservation Board is taking applications for a Nature Center intern at Yellow Smoke Park near Denison, IA. This position is 40 hours per week from approximately May 11, 2020 thru Sept. 7, 2020.
Salary:  Up to $11.50 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
We have several job openings at both Nelson Park and Yellow Smoke Park. Work dates are approximately May 11-Sept. 7, up to $11.50/hr, 40 hr/wk. Varies between day shifts and evening shifts, weekend and holiday work required.
Salary:  Up to $11.50/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Bremer County Conservation Board is seeking candidates to fill 3 Seasonal Park Maintenance positions. The selected individuals 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 will require some weekend, night, and holiday hours.
Salary:  $9.75-$10.25
Deadline:   03/20/2020
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, trails maintenance, and park maintenance.
Salary:   $15.00/hour, 40 hours/week
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
AmeriCorps Environmental Education Naturalist serving with the Adair County Conservation Board located in Greenfield, Iowa.
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
A seasonal position learning valuable skills in the field of conservation
Salary:  $12-$14/hour DOE
Deadline:   03/06/2020
Come spend the summer months working and developing the great parks in Benton County, Iowa.
Salary:  $11.00-$13.00 per hour
Deadline:   02/28/2020
three month summer seasonal maintenance worker
Salary:  $13/hour
Deadline:   02/19/2020
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
Iowa AmeriCorps Environmental Educator/Naturalist Position located at the Jones County Nature Center at Central Park.
Salary:  see below
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Marion County Conservation is hiring for 4 positions.
Salary:  $11.00 Per 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:   05/01/2020
Come work in the vacation area of the Iowa Great Lakes. Provide overall promotional and communications support for Dickinson County Conservation, assist with visitor services and volunteer coordination.
Salary:  Negotiable
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:   05/01/2020
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:   05/01/2020
The Carroll County Conservation Board is seeking an energetic person to fill a Naturalist Internship position. Learn what being a Naturalist is all about and spend your day developing and presenting programs to teach kids and adults what the outdoor world has to offer.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Carroll County Conservation Board is seeking energetic candidates to fill Park Ranger Internship positions. Experience all that being a Park Ranger in the County Conservation system has to offer. 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:  10.00/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Applicant will assist the naturalist with organizing and conducting outdoor recreation and environmental education programs. Duties may also include land and park management.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Webster County Conservation is hiring 2 Conservation Aides that will be based out of John F Kennedy Memorial Park and/or Camp Wanoki. 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:  $12.00 / hour
Deadline:   03/27/2020
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:   05/04/2020

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:  $61.38 / Day plus campsite at Kent Park
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
JCCB seeks - 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:  $15.00-$17.50 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) seeks 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:  $15.00-$17.50 / 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:  $15.00 - $17.50 / hour, non-benefit eligible
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 2020. Applicants will be contacted directly by the Hiring Manager if selected to receive an interview.
Salary:  $10.28/hour
Deadline:   06/30/2020
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
Looking for multiple Conservation Aides/Technicians for Iowa County Conservation, minimum of $13/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!
Salary:  $13/hr
Deadline:   05/31/2020
Looking for a Seasonal Naturalist for Iowa County Conservation, minimum of $13/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!
Salary:  $13/hr
Deadline:   05/31/2020
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
Cass County Conservation Board is seeking an AmeriCorps Environmental Educator/Naturalist- Located in Lewis, IA. 1- 900 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:   03/02/2020
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
Great Conservation Work Experience!
Salary:  $10/hr
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
Gain experience in conservation by working for Lee County Conservation as the Beach Concessionaire at the Pollmiller Beach near West Point.
Salary:  $10 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
April through September. Outdoor park maintenance work. Small equipment operation (mowers, tractors, chain saws, power tools, etc.).
Salary:  $15 Hourly Wage, 24 Hours/Week
Deadline:   02/28/2020
Have fun working outside in Lee County this summer!
Salary:  $10 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Gain valuable county conservation experience in areas mainly focused around parks and campgrounds that follow the Raccoon River in Greene County. Parks include: Squirrel Hallow, Seven Hills, Henderson Park, Hyde Park, and many river access points and natural areas.
Salary:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   04/01/2020
Come be part of this new position with BVCCB as an Seaonal AmeriCorps Environmental Educator. You will gain great hands on and leadership experience with this postilion as you develop and present programs focused towards youth and the public highlighting the spectacular BVCCB system, natural resources of the region, and help maintain our live education animals.
Salary:  See Below
Deadline:   03/06/2020
Multiple Seasonal Park Technicians with Buena Vista County Conservation, Peterson, IA that will assist with all aspects of development and maintenance of county wildlife areas, parks, trails, campgrounds, and the roadside program.
Salary:  $10-$12, DOE
Deadline:   03/06/2020
The Butler County Conservation Board is now accepting applications for seasonal Conservation Aide positions. These positions will assist with general park maintenance, trail maintenance, and habitat establishment.
Salary:  $9.00 - $10.50 per hour
Deadline:   04/20/2020
Opportunity to gain valuable experience working on over 3,600 acres of wildlife habitat in north central Iowa.
Salary:  $10.50 - $14.50
Deadline:   04/03/2020
If you would like to work hard in the outdoors and help provide beautiful natural resource facilities for the public in Tama County.
Salary:  $10.50
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Conservation Intern is a seasonal position that tentatively runs from May through September depending on school schedules. This position will work with all Harrison County Conservation staff and functions and reports to Willow Lake Recreation Area each day. This position receives a wage of $10.00 - $10.50/hr with the expectation of a 40 hour work week. Some holiday, weekend and evening hours are required. Housing may be available.
Salary:  $10.00-$10.50 per hour depending on experience; work shirts provided.
Deadline:   02/28/2020
Campground host needed at Pilot Grove Park.
Salary:  Free camping
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Full Time 3, 6 and 9 month Seasonal Conservation Aide employment opportunities in Jones County with over 20 public areas within the Wapsipinicon and Maquoketa River Valleys.
Salary:  $10.75-14.75/hr
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:  Depends on qualifications
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal Conservation Aide position with Floyd County Conservation.
Salary:  $11.00/hr.
Deadline:   03/27/2020
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:  Depends on qualifications
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
Have fun, work outside, and gain experience in all areas of park, campground, and natural area maintenance.
Salary:  $10.00-11.00/hr, depending on qualifications. No benefits.
Deadline:   02/28/2020
Join our team as an Americorps Service Member in Environmental Education!
Deadline:   02/28/2020
Taylor County has for openings for a seasonal conservation aide.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Provide service to your community this summer by sharing your love of nature with children of all ages at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center and Woodbury County Parks as a Summer EE Naturalist. 450 Hour AmeriCorps Service term
Salary:  Living Allowance: $3,704.00 (taxable). Education Award: $1,612.43 (upon completion of 450 hours).
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 $11.00/hr
Deadline:   03/30/2020
CONSERVATION EDUCATION INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
A seasonal conservation education internship at the Lime Creek Nature Center in Mason City, Iowa.
Salary:  $11.00/hr with no benefits.
Deadline:   02/21/2020
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:   04/13/2020
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.
Salary:  Start $14.50/hour
Deadline:   03/02/2020
2020 Naturalist Intern - Starr's Cave Nature Center
Salary:  $10 - $12/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Spend the summer in beautiful Clay County! Have fun working outdoors at our county! Enjoy northwest Iowa recreational opportunities close by, within minutes away.
Salary:  $10.25 - $11.50 per hour
Deadline:   03/02/2020
Live and work where Aldo Leopold was born. Des Moines County has multiple internship positions available for the summer of 2020.
Salary:  $10.00 - $12.00/hr plus uniforms & housing (if needed)
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Temporary seasonal position 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:   $9.50-$10.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Des Moines County Conservation has multiple Seasonal Conservation Technician openings for the 2020 season. These six-month seasonal positions pay $12-$15/hr. and offer flexible scheduling.
Salary:  $12-$15/hr.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
If you are interested in a career in the natural resources field or enjoy working outside, we have any opportunity for you to gain experience as a seasonal aide.
Salary:  $10 to $12 per hour
Deadline:   03/06/2020
Spend the summer successfully developing and leading environmental programs, increasing the number of youth reached through programs, developing displays for the Conservation Center that will last beyond the timeline of this position and, most importantly, instilling a love of nature in Ida County youth.
Salary:  A taxable living allowance of $2,469. A $1,311.11 educational award. Student loan forbearance
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
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-11.50/hr
Deadline:   04/01/2020
HCCB is now accepting applications for Campground Hosts. Campground locations are Crystal Lake Park and Eldred Sherwood Park. 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
Work in beautiful Jackson County this summer! This is a seasonal position working up to 40 hours per week.
Salary:  $12 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Johnson County Conservation Board is currently seeking a Seasonal Winter Park Worker to act as a manual laborer and limited skill equipment operator, engaging in a wider 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:  $15.00-$15.25 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Clayton County Conservation Board is seeking a highly motivated, self-driven, amendable, independent, cordial college student candidate to fill the position of Historic Motor Mill Intern.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   03/01/2020
Clayton County Conservation is seeking two summer naturalists in 2020 to assist naturalists with environmental education, camps, tours, programs, etc.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   03/01/2020
Clayton County Conservation is seeking five seasonal, full-time positions under the supervision of the Clayton County Conservation Board Operations Supervisor.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   03/01/2020
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:  Depends on qualifications
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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