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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


Tama County Conservation is currently looking to hire a full time Park Officer position. They will be responsible for the safety of park visitors, wildlife, and facilities. This position also helps provide campers and park users with a positive experience while visiting Tama County Parks.
Salary:  $38,000-$42,000
Deadline:   01/07/2022
This is a great opportunity for someone that loves working outdoors, communicates well with park users, and is excited to engage in education towards protection of Story County’s parks and natural areas.
Salary:  $51,022.40
Deadline:   01/04/2022
This is a great opportunity for someone that loves working outdoors, communicates well with campers and park users and and is excited to share the love of the outdoors with others. You will be a great addition to our full-time staff of 5 team members that have fun managing Lake Icaria! We are your Southwest Iowa recreation destination!
Salary:  $35,000 to $40,000
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Enjoy time with a good group of people, outdoors in all weather conditions maintaining parks, trails, and facilities as well as interacting with visitors/campers. Occasional weekend work is required. Full-time permanent position with county benefits.
Salary:  $20.00-22.00 per hour
Deadline:   12/10/2021
The Palo Alto County Conservation Board has an opening for a full time Park Ranger position. This position is ideally located in the Prairie Pothole Region, shop is located on beautiful Lost Island Lake in Huston Park.
Salary:  $34,000 - $40,000
Deadline:   12/08/2021
Under the direction of Conservation Director, organizes, develops, and coordinates public information and environmental education programs on natural resources conservation, outdoor recreation, and conservation education for the Monona county Conservation Board. Participates in various forestry, wildlife habitat, development, and educational program functions. Assists other park staff in maintenance, repair, and care of park grounds, facilities, and equipment with may include: parks, buildings,
Salary:  $35,000-37,500.00 depending on experience
Deadline:   12/13/2021
The Chickasaw County Conservation Board is hiring a full-time Natural Resources and Parks manager. This person will be involved in the management of 37 areas totaling 2,140 acres.
Salary:  $40,000 - $43,000
Deadline:   12/31/2021
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:   Open Until Filled


Spend this summer in beautiful Louisa County! Summer Rec is a program held in the local cities where kids can come each day for a week to have fun and learn. While you're here, enjoy over 17,000 acres of public areas to hunt, fish, hike, bike, mushroom, berry pick and explore. Plus, you get to work with award winning naturalists!
Salary:  $10/hour - no benefits. Inquire about housing
Deadline:   02/01/2022
Spend this spring/summer working in beautiful Louisa County. Enjoy 17,000 acres of public lands to hunt, fish, paddle, hike and bike. We are known for great duck, deer and turkey hunting as well as walleye, bass and pan fishing. Louisa County holds the confluence of the Cedar and Iowa Rivers and is bordered on the Eastern side by the Mighty Mississippi.
Salary:  $10 per hour; no benefits or housing
Deadline:   02/01/2022
Join the award winning Environmental Education program in Louisa County. We are located in Southeast Iowa, bordered on the east by the Mighty Mississippi and holding the confluence of the Cedar, Iowa and Mississippi Rivers. This is a beautiful area with over 17,000 acres of public land to hunt, fish, hike, bike, paddle, mushroom, berry pick and more.
Salary:  $10 per hour; no benefits. Inquire about housing
Deadline:   02/01/2022
Campground Host needed for Rodgers Park and Hannen Lake Park.
Deadline:   02/11/2022
Intern will assist professional naturalists with planning and program development, outdoor recreation, summer camps, and natural interpretation.
Salary:  $12.00-$14.00 per hour
Deadline:   02/11/2022
Come spend the summer months working and developing the great parks in Benton County, Iowa.
Salary:  $12.00-$14.00 per hour
Deadline:   02/11/2022
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 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:   12/31/2021
Have fun working outside in Lee County this fall!
Salary:  $14 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Wapsi Center Resident Caretaker position is seasonal and non-benefit eligible and requires approximately 20-30 hours per week from mid-January to mid-November. Individual is required to live on-site year-round and housing is provided.
Salary:  $13.65 per hour + housing!
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
2021-2022 AmeriCorps 4-H Naturalist
Deadline:   Open Until Filled