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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

The O'Brien County Conservation Board is seeking applicants for a full time Naturalist position. The naturalist will oversee and expand upon a well-established environmental education program.
Salary:  $38,000- 46,000 plus county benefits
Deadline:   01/02/2023
Develops, maintains and improves parks, recreational facilities and wildlife areas in Muscatine County. Patrols parks and wildlife areas to enforce State and County laws and regulations.
Salary:  $52,000-$54,000
Deadline:   01/03/2023
Join a well established environmental education program in beautiful Northeast Iowa. The Naturalist will be based at the Swiss Valley Nature Center and Preserve and E.B. Lyons Nature Center. The DCCB manages over 2,800 acres including trout streams, algific talus slopes and accesses along the Mississippi River.
Salary:  44,137.60 - $53,643.20
Deadline:   12/13/2022
Golf Course Clubhouse Manager with great benefits!
Salary:  $40,000 - $60,000
Deadline:   01/07/2023
The Butler County Conservation Board is seeking an individual who is professional, a self-starter, and will be an energetic leader ready to continue leading a well-organized and successful department. This position oversees the management of 27 areas totaling over 2,400 acres, 21 miles of paved bike trail, and a newly expanded nature center. This position will also oversee 5 fulltime staff members.
Salary:  $64,500 - $68,000 with a 3-year step increase
Deadline:   12/09/2022
The Carroll County Conservation Board is accepting applications for a full time Naturalist. Work will be based out of the Conservation Education Center at Swan Lake and you will be able to put your talents to work on our well established environmental education program. Help grow our environmental education team in a county full of opportunities.
Salary:  42,000
Deadline:   12/09/2022
Kossuth County Conservation Board is seeking a qualified individual to fill a full-time Maintenance Technician position.
Salary:  $46,300 - $51,327
Deadline:   12/16/2022
Decatur County Conservation is looking to hire a full-time Conservation Technician.
Salary:  $36,000-$45,000
Deadline:   12/09/2022
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. 515-323-5236
Salary:  $15.00/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. 515-323-523
Salary:  $19 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled

Seasonal

Two positions will offer opportunities to observe and participate in nature interpretation, environmental education and outdoor public programming. Naturalists may assume assigned tasks of increased responsibility. One position will start March 20, 2023 and the other will start May 15, 2023 and both will end approximately August 18, 2023. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Environmental Education Coordinator and Naturalist
Salary:  $13.50/hr
Deadline:   01/08/2023
The Clayton County Conservation Board is seeking a personable, history buff to fill the position of Historic Site Intern at the Motor Mill near Elkader.
Salary:  $12-$14/hr
Deadline:   02/24/2023
Seasonal positions based at McFarland Park in Ames or Hickory Grove Park in Colo, Iowa.
Salary:  $13.50/hour
Deadline:   01/08/2023
Performs technical work planting native vegetation, conducting prescribed burns, controlling brush, mowing, applying herbicide, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Vegetation Management Biologist and Vegetation Management Specialist.
Salary:  $13.50/hour
Deadline:   01/08/2023
Clayton County Conservation is accepting applications for (3) seasonal maintenance positions for 2023.
Salary:  $12-$14/hr
Deadline:   02/24/2023
Clayton County Conservation is now accepting applications for two seasonal naturalist positions for 2023.
Salary:  $12-$14/hr
Deadline:   02/24/2023
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:  $15 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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
CONSERVATION EDUCATION INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
A seasonal conservation education internship at the Lime Creek Nature Center in Mason City, Iowa.
Salary:  $15.00/hr with no benefits.
Deadline:   12/09/2022
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
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