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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


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
Grundy County Conservation Board is seeking a full time Conservation Executive Director. Permanent full-time position.
Salary:  Based upon qualifications
Deadline:   12/03/2021
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 Fremont County Conservation Board is Seeking bids for the Fremont County Golf Course Pro Shop Lease. It is a 3 year term effective Feb 1, 2022 through Jan 31, 2025. The detailed RFP can be found at: www.fremontcountyia.gov and then clicking on County>Notices, or by calling 402-669-0252 to request a copy. Sealed bids will be accepted until 3pm on Nov 29, 2021 at the Fremont County Auditors office.
Deadline:   11/29/2021
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
**Vacancy due to retirement of 30 year employee!**
Under general supervision of the Conservation Director, the Golf Pro/Manager oversees and manages the golf course, clubhouse, pro-shop, and food and beverage services to ensure pleasant environment for golf course patrons and encourage golf course use.
Salary:  $66,518.40 to $91,686.40 per year
Deadline:   11/29/2021
Park Ranger Opportunity in Lyon County - housing provided
Permanent- Full Time Position - non-routine week as scheduled by Executive Director. Rotating weekends throughout the summer. 40 hours/week
Salary:  $43,000-$49,500
Deadline:   11/29/2021
We are looking for a high quality individual ready to join our team in the northern Loess Hills! Become a part of our small staff in managing over 2000 acres of prairie, timber and river bottom land, as well as 4 campgrounds. Your daily duties will range from law enforcement and land management, to fishing derbies and mowing. This is truly a position for someone that loves the outdoors and wants to make Plymouth County a better place to live.
Salary:  starting range $42,000- $49,000
Deadline:   12/01/2021
Calhoun County Conservation Board is seeking applicants for this great position! Will do regular upkeep and maintenance of facilities, equipment, and parks. Will do regular inspections and assist in the improvement of wildlife habitat. Will patrol parks and work some nights, weekends, and holidays. Will perform duties as required. Competitive salary with full benefits package. Come join our growing team!
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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


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