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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

Iowa County is seeking an individual for a new Ranger-Naturalist position. The position will be spend 2/3 of there time doing natural resource management/ranger duties and 1/3 time doing outdoor education.
Salary:  $29,120 to $31,200 per year dependent on education and experience plus full county health benefits a
Deadline:   05/11/2018
Be part of a growing park system which includes 22 unique parks and wildlife areas totaling over 2,000 acres. We offer a generous benefits package and plenty of work variety
Salary:  $15.86-$16.83/hr
Deadline:   05/18/2018
Natural Resource Manager - Full-time salaried position under the general supervision of the Director
Salary:  $40,000 - $43,000
Deadline:   04/30/2018
Responsible for management and maintenance of all campgrounds, trails and open space parks.
Salary:  $35,000 - $39,500
Deadline:   05/10/2018

Seasonal

The Bremer County Conservation Board is seeking candidates to fill 1 Seasonal Park Maintenance position. 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:  $9.00-$10.00
Deadline:   05/11/2018
Spend the summer working with a team to build trails at multiple Iowa County Conservation properties.
Salary:  $10/hr.
Deadline:   05/01/2018
Campground Hosts needed for Lake Iowa Park in Iowa County. A camp pad with full hook-ups will be provided along with a bi-weekly salary.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Audubon County Conservation Board is seeking hard working, honest, and energetic individuals to fill the Conservation Aide positions for the upcoming summer at Littlefield Recreation Area.

Positions start in May and run through August. Accommodations may be made for school schedules as well as possible hours into the fall.

Gain experience in all aspects of the conservation field, while expanding your knowledge in this exciting career!
Salary:  $9-10/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Responsible for assisting Park Rangers with the management of assigned County parks in accordance with Conservation Board policies, state laws, and standard conservation practices.
Salary:  $8 - $13
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal naturalist intern once in a lifetime opportunity in Okoboji!
Salary:  $10.00 - 12.00 Per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This position will assist the Secondary Roads staff in maintaining Pottawattamie County’s Natural Resource and Roadside Program. Under general supervision this position will mow county property and will correctly mix and safely apply herbicides to the county right of ways and public areas for the control of noxious weeds in Pottawattamie County.
Salary:  $9.50-$13.50 per hour depending on experience.
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 2018. These positions perform unskilled tasks required in the maintenance of county parks and management areas.
Salary:  $10.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Summer Fun Position
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Successful candidate will be directly involved in most management activities associated with county parks, natural areas and trails.
Salary:  $10.00/hour
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:   04/30/2018
The WCCB is seeking seasonal employees to work with field personnel in cleaning, maintaining and improving Warren County Parks.
Salary:  $10.00
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Part-time waterfront aide positions are available for the summer of 2018. The positions will serve the public in a beach/boat rental facility at Hickory Grove Park near Colo. Employees will operate a concession with a high volume of people in situations associated with swimming and boating. The positions will start on May 26, 2018 and end approximately September 3, 2018. Accommodations may be made for school schedules.
Salary:  $9.00/hr.
Deadline:   05/31/2018
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
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
Free Camping
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, Consessions and Lifeguards. Job descriptions can be found online at http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/employment
Salary:  Varies upon position
Deadline:   05/25/2018
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
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
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
Two positions are available for summer 2018. The positions offer opportunities to assist in implementing Story County's roadside program. Major emphasis is on native vegetation management, reconstruction, and restoration in roadsides, prairie remnants, open ditches, and natural areas. Assigned tasks will utilize the latest trends in natural resource and vegetation management. Positions start 5/21 and end approximately 8/24.
Salary:  $11.00 - $11.25/hr.
Deadline:   05/21/2018
Seasonal park maintenance under SCCB staff.
Salary:  $9.00-$10.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Be a part of an award-winning 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
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
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
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
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
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
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:   Open Until Filled
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:   Open Until Filled
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