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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

Under direction of the Conservation Program Manager, the Naturalist conducts the department’s conservation education program, explaining ecosystems to the people of Johnson County.

Bachelor’s degree in biology, botany, or other relevant major and one year of experience working with the public as an educator; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Salary:  $55,988.66 - $65,868.66 - with outstanding health insurance and benefits
Deadline:   03/08/2018
$10.75/hour
Deadline:   02/28/2018

Seasonal

Concession worker at Rock Creek Marina and Campground
Salary:  $9.00 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:  $10/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
On-site housing available.

Gain experience in native ecosystem management, maintenance and operation of interpretive park grounds and equipment, captive wildlife care, and some natural history interpretation.
Salary:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
On-site housing available.

Gain experience in natural history interpretation and environmental education, wildlife care, ecosystem management, and equipment operation and maintenance.
Salary:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
We are hiring (3) seasonal conservation tech positions
Salary:  $10.00/hr
Deadline:   03/16/2018
This position will assist in the implementation of environmental education programs and Nature Camps. Carries out general maintenance tasks at the Conservation Center including animal care, aquarium and exhibit care, cleaning grounds, and other work as assigned.
Salary:  $9.00-$9.50/ Hour
Deadline:   04/27/2018
The person hired for this position will gain knowledge and experience in nature center and park maintenance, park planning and day to day park operations. They will also lead weekly nature presentations and to act as a docent for the nature center.
Salary:  $10.00 per Hour
Deadline:   04/04/2018
Free Camping
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Share your love of nature with children! 6-month Naturalist position creates opportunities to actively participate in environmental education with schools, 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:  $11.50/hour
Deadline:   03/09/2018
Bremer County's IRVM program is accepting applications for the seasonal position of Roadside Vegetation Management Aide. The employment period is from April - October but can be flexible for students.
Salary:  $10 - $14/ hour depending on qualifications
Deadline:   03/02/2018
Scott County Conservation is hiring for multiple seasonal positions including: Park Attendants, Park Maintenance, Park Patrol, Golf Course Workers, Campground Hosts, Consessions and Lifeguards. Job descriptions can be found online at http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/employment
Salary:  Varies upon position
Deadline:   05/25/2018
Summer Employment
Salary:  $9.25 -
Deadline:   03/16/2018
$11.40/hr, year-round, less than 30 hours/week
Deadline:   02/28/2018
$10.75 - $11.50/hour
Deadline:   03/25/2018
Seasonal naturalist intern once in a lifetime opportunity in Okoboji!
Salary:  $10.00 - 12.00 Per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Part time, year round, help assisting Director in park and building maintenance. Must be a self starter, able to work outside mowing, cutting trees and other park & building maintenance.
Deadline:   02/26/2018
Gain experience in interpretation with Iowa County Conservation! You will assist in development and presentation of field trips, summer day camps, and other public programs.
Salary:  up to $10 / hour depending on experience
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Gain experience in interpretation through the award-winning Washington County Conservation Environmental Education program. Assist with development and implementation of lesson plans, field trips, day camps, and other public programs.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   03/02/2018
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, integrated roadside vegetation management, trails maintenance, and park maintenance.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Looking for multiple Conservation Aides/Technicians for Iowa County Conservation, minimum of $10/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!
Deadline:   03/23/2018
Enjoy working in the outdoors of Chickasaw County and learn things about Chickasaw County Conservation areas other people don't know.
Salary:  Negotiable
Deadline:   04/20/2018
FCC is seeking applicants for summer seasonal positions. Staff will perform park maintenance, guest services, burn, spray, seed and mow roadsides, and enjoy a summer outdoors.
Salary:  $8-$10
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal Conservation Aide position with Floyd County Conservation.
Salary:  $10.00/hr.
Deadline:   03/23/2018
Multiple, Seasonal Part-time positions who will assist with all aspects of operation, maintenance and enhancement of the Linn Grove Bait Shop and Park.
Salary:  $9-11 DOE
Deadline:   03/16/2018
BVCCB is seeking to fill 3-4 Seasonal Park Technician positions. These positions will assist with all aspects of development and maintenance of county wildlife areas, parks, trails and campgrounds. This will include but is not limited to; 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:  $10-$12 DOE
Deadline:   03/16/2018
Come spend the summer months working and developing the great parks in Benton County, Iowa.
Salary:  $9.00-$11.00 per hour
Deadline:   02/23/2018
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:   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.
Salary:  $10.00/hour
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
A seasonal position, In the Hardin County IRVM Dept.
Salary:  $11/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The JCCB seeks a full-time temporary Seasonal Park Worker for 40 hours a week for approximately 6-8 months, excellent benefits. Full-time 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.
Salary:  13.00 - $14.75 /hr plus benefits
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
JCCB seeks temporary full-time 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.
Salary:  $13.00 - $14.75 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Johnson County Conservation Board seeks a temporary full-time seasonal Park Ranger Intern 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:  $13.00-$14.75 / hour, non-benefit eligible
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seeking a temporary full-time Seasonal Naturalist 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 also include the maintenance of live animal displays and work with volunteers.
Salary:  $13.00-$14.75 / hour, non-benefit eligible
Deadline:   04/20/2018
This is a part time, seasonal position May – August 2018.
Salary:  $9.50 per hour
Deadline:   02/21/2018
A seasonal part-time position working up to 40 hours per week for a maximum of 20 weeks. Under the general supervision of the County Executive Director, Park Ranger and Operation Technician this position is involved in the day to day maintenance and operations of all areas under management of the Jackson County Conservation Department.
Salary:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   03/06/2018
Hardin County Conservation Board consists of 63 areas, totaling over 4,000 acres of timber, prairie, wetlands, parks, and campgrounds all surrounding the beautiful Iowa River. We are looking for an outgoing, and motivated individual that is interested in gaining hands on experience in prairie, woodland, and wetland management.
Salary:  $11.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
HCCB is now accepting applications for Campground Hosts. 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:   10/15/2018
The Hancock County Conservation Board is now accepting applications for three (3) Conservation Aide positions. This is a GREAT opportunity to acquire the job skills required for a career in the natural resource field.
Salary:  $10/hr-10.25/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Spend the summer assisting in all aspects of developing and maintaining Clay County Conservation areas.
Salary: $10.25-$11.50 hour dependent on experience
Deadline:   04/02/2018
Come work in beautiful Winneshiek County in Northeast Iowa!
Salary:  $8.50-9.00/hr
Deadline:   03/02/2018
Seasonal Naturalist Intern position located at the Jones County Nature Center at Central Park 20 hours per week OR option to work 20 hours per week Seasonal Naturalist Intern and 20 hours per week Seasonal Conservation Aid. (Flexibility to split 40 hours per week working Naturalist duties and Conservation Aid duties).
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Looking for a Campground Host at Central Park in Jones County. The park contains a 25 acre lake, trails and Nature Center.
Salary:  $25 per day
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This position is for approximately May 15–August 15. Under general supervision of the Natural Resources Coordinator, assists in the maintenance and development of wildlife management areas, woodlands, parks and canoe access sites functioning sometimes as a crew leader for seasonal employees, assisting in seasonal management activities as required; assisting in various construction, maintenance and operational activities as assigned.
Salary:  $10.00 / hour
Deadline:   04/20/2018
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:  $9.00 per hour
Deadline:   04/20/2018
Jasper County Conservation is seeking applications for a seasonal park technician position.
Salary:  $8.50-$10.00/hour, dependent upon qualifications
Deadline:   04/02/2018
Seasonal park maintenance under SCCB staff.
Salary:  $9.00-$10.00 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, 2018 or as soon as possible in May, and will continue to August or September, 2017. 40 hours/week, with some weekends and evenings.
Salary:  $9.50 to $10/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 2017.
Salary:  $9.50 - $10 / hr dependent on experience
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 over 4300 acres of parks, wildlife areas, and trails managed by the Bremer County Conservation Board. This position will require some weekend, night, and holiday hours.
Salary:  $9.00-$10.00
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 conservation areas in Plymouth County, Iowa.
Salary:  Depends on qualifications
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
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
Temporary seasonal position to assist permanent staff with management and maintenance of 2,300 acres of parks, trails, prairies, wetlands, and forest in Central Iowa.
Salary:   $9.50-$10.00 per hour
Deadline:   05/11/2018
A seasonal position learning valuable skills in the field of conservation
Salary:  $9-$12/hour DOE
Deadline:   03/09/2018
Gain the skills necessary to compete in the conservation field through an internship with Pottawattamie County's Natural Areas Management program. The Pottawattamie County Natural Areas Management program is led by one of the region's leading conservation professionals and a dedicated and experienced team of Natural Resource Technicians. Gain valuable experience and make excellent contacts through this internship.
Salary:  Pay will be $11.00 - $13.00 per hour depending on experience.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Gain the valuable hands-on experience needed to compete in the field of conservation through an internship with Pottawattamie County Conservation. Our Park Rangers possess more than 150-years combined park management experience in the areas of RV, tent, and backcountry campground management, river and watercraft recreation, natural resource development, facilities maintenance and construction, and public relations and law enforcement.
Salary:  $8.00 - $13.00 per hour depending on experience
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Gain the valuable hands-on experience needed to compete in the field of conservation by becoming a naturalist intern with Pottawattamie County Conservation. Our Naturalists develop and provide adult and children's environmental programming to the Omaha-Council Bluffs community providing a unique internship opportunity.
Salary:  Hourly Rate will be $10.00 - $12.00 per hour depending on experience.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
3-5 month positions will require minimum supervision and a chance to gain experience in managing wildlife habitat and roadside vegetation, campground & rental cabin maintenance. Will also maintain hiking and river trails.
Salary:  $9.50 - $10.50
Deadline:   03/30/2018
Monroe County is seeking a Seasonal Conservation Technician immediately. This position will be under the supervision of the Park Administrator. Position will include but is not limited to operation of equipment & vehicles, operation of power tools, public/community interaction, ex: sweeping, mopping, mowing, painting, brush cutting, etc. Position with be 29 hours per week until approximately October depending on start date (6 Month Term)
Salary:  TBD
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Spend the summer assisting in all aspects of developing and maintaining Sioux County parks. Seasonal positions available mid-May to August.
Salary:  $9/hour dependent on experience
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Registration Booth Attendant will operate at either the Big Sioux Rec. Area and Sandy Hollow Rec. Area, primarily responsible for: registering vehicles, selling firewood and snacks, watercraft rentals, sanitation of assigned area.
Salary:  $9/hour dependent on experience
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Spend your summer sharing your love of nature with kids and the public. Job offers opportunities to actively participate in environmental education, public information, nature interpretation activities and working with live animals at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center & Woodbury County Parks. Salary: Wage: Start $10.50/hr
Deadline: 02/21/2018
Salary:  $10.50/hour
Deadline:   02/21/2018
This position available at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center for the season. Internship will start approximately mid May and end August 17. The position will be involved with many aspects of park and wildlife area general maintenance in the beautiful Loess Hills.
Salary: Wage: Start $11.50/hr
Deadline: 02/21/2018
Salary:  $11.50/hour
Deadline:   02/21/2018
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:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   02/23/2018
Assist with maintenance and development of county parks. Job duties
include mowing; trail maintenance, trash removal, 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:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   02/23/2018
Seasonal Naturalists work with the Clayton County Naturalists on a wide variety of supplemental environmental education skills. Duties include leading interpretive hikes, tours, programs; designing and constructing nature center displays; developing new environmental education/interpretive programs; writing articles for the conservation newsletter; assisting with the Junior Naturalist Program, a summer camp program for junior high students; and assisting with DNR wildlife monitoring programs. Ph
Salary:  $10.00 hour
Deadline:   02/23/2018
This is a seasonal 40 hours per week position. The position runs from approximately May 7 through September 7; which may vary to suit a school schedule. This position may be tailored to satisfy internship requirements if necessary.
Salary:  $10.50 per hour
Deadline:   04/01/2018
Work and live where Aldo Leopold was born. Des Moines County Conservation has multiple Naturalist Intern positions available for summer of 2018.
Salary:  $9.00 - $11.00/hr plus uniform and housing (if needed)
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Live and work where Aldo Leopold was born. Des Moines County has multiple internship positions available for the summer of 2018.
Salary:  $9.00 - $11.00/hr plus uniforms & housing (if needed)
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 $10.50/hr
Deadline:   03/14/2018
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 26, 2017.
Deadline:   03/28/2018
Cherokee County Conservation is seeking an enthusiastic person to fill our Seasonal Park Technician position. Duties include, but are not limited to, routine area and facility maintenance, management of upland habitats and nesting boxes, tree and shrub removal, and river access area maintenance.
Salary:  $10-$11
Deadline:   03/09/2018
Part-time employment opportunity in Jones County with over 20 public areas within the Wapsipinicon and Maquoketa River Valleys.
Salary:  $10.00-13.75
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Linn County Secondary Roads Department is looking for seasonal workers for their roadside vegetation management team
Salary:  $20.00/hour
Deadline:   02/21/2018

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