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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

Coordinates all activities associated with monitoring and tracking park and trail improvement projects and other capital projects. Works directly with professional services consultants and contractors to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope of work and budget. Works and collaborates closely with other Conservation department staff including the Outdoor Recreation Planner and Operations Manager.
Salary:  New Hire, $27.19, by year 3, $33.20 per hour
Deadline:   03/07/2021
Under general supervision of the Environmental Education Coordinator, develops and implements all aspects of a multi-faceted youth development work program coordinating Polk County Conservation’s Youth Corps. Oversees the Youth Corps program and serves as the program coordinator. Assists with community outreach and engagement in the Environmental Education Division.
Salary:  See Job Posting
Deadline:   03/07/2021
Performs intermediate semiskilled work assisting with development and implementation of land management plans and presentation of education programs and projects that promote conservation ethics, natural resource appreciation and county parks, facilities and properties, in accordance with Conservation Board policies, state laws and standard conservation practices, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Conservation Director and/or Deputy
Salary:  $23.23 - $28.85/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This position will perform a wide variety of duties on Sac County Conservation Board managed parks, trails and natural resources.
Salary:  $37,000-$39,000 Annually
Deadline:   03/05/2021
The person in this position plans, develops, coordinates and presents environmental education and interpretive programs for schools, youth and adult groups, and the general public; develops related written, audiovisual, social media, website information and display materials; and performs related duties as required in order to educate the public on the importance of the environment and encourage their participation in program goals and objectives.

Salary:  $42,400
Deadline:   03/10/2021
Work in the county where Aldo Leopold was born! Help manage 18+ areas including campgrounds, trails, river accesses, forests and prairies while working a flexible but permanent part time schedule.
Salary:  $15 - $17/hr. + uniform
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Madison County is a diverse county with a nice blend of agriculture, large timber tracts, oak savanna, wetlands and prairie remnants. We manage over 2,000 acres in natural resource areas. Looking for a knowledgeable, energetic and motivated addition to our team.
Salary:  $40,000 to $50,000
Deadline:   02/26/2021
Permanent, full-time Park Ranger position available with the Clay County Conservation Board! This position will offer a variety of management and law enforcement opportunities in Parks, Campgrounds, Wildlife areas and Trails!
Salary:  $37,500 - $42,500 annually
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Join our award winning conservation program in Ringgold County! This is a permanent part time position (Average of 30-32 Hours/Week) under the direct supervision of the Executive Director. Primary responsibilities include the general maintenance and improvements of Ringgold County Conservation areas.
Deadline:   03/01/2021
The Crawford County Conservation Board is taking applications for the position of Park Technician, located at Nelson Park near Dow City, IA. This is a permanent part time position.
Salary:  $12 to $14 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled

Seasonal

The positions will range between 12-14 weeks during the summer months and will average 40 hours per week. The positions may include some evenings and weekends. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, operating mowing equipment, chainsaws, power tools, light construction, and general park maintenance. Past experience in grounds maintenance or construction work is helpful. Persons pursuing an education in a natural resource field are encouraged to apply.
Salary:  TBD
Deadline:   04/02/2021
This is a college internship program that runs from May through August.

Responsible for assisting in development and presentation of all aspects of the interpretive program including, but not limited to, summer camps, general public programs, school programs, and special events.
Salary:  $10 - $12/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This is a Park Ranger Intern or Park Aide position from May 15th through September 15th or as the intern schedule permits. Responsible for assisting Park Rangers with the management of assigned County parks and/or properties in accordance with Conservation Board policies, state laws, and standard conservation practices. This positions will assist the Park Rangers located at Arrowhead Park in Neola or Botna Bend Park located in Hancock, Iowa.
Salary:  $8.00 - $13.00 Hourly depending on experience
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal Park Ranger
Summer, weekend/evening park ranger based at Otter Creek Lake & Park
Salary:  $13.00-14.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
If you would like to work hard in the outdoors and help provide beautiful natural resource facilities for the public in Tama County.
Salary:  $11.50
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) seeks an 8 month Natural Resource Park Worker.The Seasonal Park Worker will act as manual laborer and limited skill equipment operators, engaging in a wide range of conservation and other outdoor recreation maintenance and construction activities. The position may require work on Saturdays and Sundays.
Salary:  $16.00 /hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under supervision of the lead staff, Manager, or their designee, assists full-time staff in the seasonal maintenance of county conservation board lands, facilities, and equipment. Performs a variety of semi-skilled maintenance, custodial, and laborer duties within the Conservation department; performs related work as assigned.
Salary:  $13-$15 per hour, depends on qualifications
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal Conservation Aide position with Floyd County Conservation.
Salary:  $11.00/hr.
Deadline:   03/26/2021
The Butler County Conservation Board is now accepting applications for seasonal Conservation Aide positions. These positions will assist with general park maintenance, trail maintenance, and habitat establishment.
Salary:  $9.50 - $11.00 per hour
Deadline:   02/25/2021
The Bremer County Conservation Board is seeking candidates to fill 2 Seasonal Park Maintenance positions. 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:  $9.75-$10.25
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Johnson County Conservation Board is currently seeking a Seasonal Park Worker to act as a manual laborer and limited skill equipment operator, engaging in a wider range of conservation and other outdoor recreation maintenance and construction activities. Performs work such as preventive maintenance functions on equipment. This position may require work on Saturdays and Sundays.
Salary:  $16.00 per hour
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, Concessions and Lifeguards. Job descriptions can be found online at http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/employment
Salary:  Varies upon position
Deadline:   05/31/2021
JCCB seeks - 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. Performs work such as preventive maintenance functions on equipment. This position may require work on Saturdays and Sundays.
Salary:  $16.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   04/01/2021
If you are passionate about environmental education and are looking to gain hands-on experience in the field, then please apply to join our team this summer through the AmeriCorps program. On-site housing is available.
Salary:  See Description
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) seeks seasonal, full-time, non-benefit eligible Park Ranger Interns 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:  $16.00 / hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under general supervision of the Park Rangers, maintains good public relations and provides directions and information to park visitors and campers. Enforces park laws, rules and regulations. Attendant is provided a campsite at Kent Park and must be available mid-May through the end of September.
Salary:  $64.00 / Day plus campsite at Kent Park
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Johnson County Conservation Bd. (JCCB) seeks a seasonal, full-time, non-benefit eligible Naturalist intern 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 include the maintenance of live animal displays and work with volunteers
Salary:  $16.00 / hour, non-benefit eligible
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under the general supervision of the Operations Coordinator. Primary duties include mowing, trimming and general maintenance of all Conservation Board areas.
Salary:  $10.50/hr.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Cass County Conservation Board is seeking an AmeriCorps Environmental Educator/Naturalist- Located in Lewis, IA. 1- 450 Hour AmeriCorps Member
You will gain great hands on and leadership experience with this position as you develop and present programs focused towards youth and the public for CCCB. Desire to engage with children and the public, excellent communication skills, computer literate, and public speaking is a must.
Deadline:   04/01/2021
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
Under general supervision of the Director & Rangers, assists in the mowing and maintenance of Iowa County Conservation Board (ICCB) wildlife areas, campground, equipment, and facilities.
Salary:  $10/hr 28 hrs a week
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
2 positions; one near Earlham and one near Perry
Salary:  $15.13 per hr
Deadline:   02/26/2021
Opportunity to gain valuable experience working on over 3,600 acres of wildlife habitat in north central Iowa.
Salary:  $10.50 - $14.50
Deadline:   04/12/2021
One 6 month and two 3 month seasonal maintenance worker positions
Salary:  $13.75 per hour
Deadline:   02/26/2021
Under general supervision of the Park Ranger, maintains good public relations and provides directions and information to park visitors and campers. Enforces park laws, rules and regulations. Attendant is provided a campsite at Lake Iowa Park and must be available May through late September.
Salary:  A camp pad with full hook-ups will be provided along with a bi-weekly salary of $450.
Deadline:   04/01/2021
Assist, create and lead Environmental Education Programs. · Maintain displays in our nature centers including caring for live animals. · Help edit and prepare articles for The Heron, the Clinton County Conservation Newsletter. · Lead field trip stations such as paddling, caving, animal encounter, pond study, hiking, birding, archery and team building. ·
Salary:  $8.23/hour plus educational stipend at end of service.
Deadline:   03/01/2021
Buena Vista County is taking applications for multiple Seasonal Park Technician's that will assist with all aspects of development and maintenance of county wildlife areas, parks, trails, campgrounds, and the roadside program. Seasonal Housing may be available.
Salary:  10.50-12.00
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Spend the summer in beautiful Clay County! Have fun working outdoors in our county! Enjoy northwest Iowa recreational opportunities close by.
Salary:  $10.25 - $11.50 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Cass County is seeking a seasonal conservation aide to assist in daily operations and maintenance of county parks and wildlife areas
Salary:  $10/hr starting
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Live and work where Aldo Leopold was born. Des Moines County has multiple internship positions available for the summer of 2021.
Salary:  $10.00 - $12.00/hr plus uniforms & housing (if needed)
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Madison County Conservation is seeking a seasonal part-time naturalist intern to assist staff with environmental education programs and seasonal projects.
Salary:  $10/hour
Deadline:   02/26/2021
The individual in this position will perform duties for the Des Moines County Conservation Board, as set out in this document, under the direct supervision of the Environmental Education Coordinator. The individual plans, develops, and presents environmental education, interpretation, conservation education, and outdoor recreation programs for youth summer camps; plans and presents programs to school groups and the public as necessary.
Salary:  $10.00 - $12.00/hr plus uniforms & housing (if needed)
Deadline:   05/03/2021
Gain valuable experience in the county conservation system as a seasonal conservation aide with Greene County. This position is mainly focused around maintaining parks and campgrounds that follow the Raccoon River in Greene County. Parks include: Squirrel Hollow, Seven Hills, Henderson Park, Hyde Park, and many river access points and natural areas.
Salary:  $11.00
Deadline:   04/01/2021
Lake Sugema Campgrounds Camphost Wanted. Enjoy the summer at this lakeside campground located in Van Buren County that has several historic districts, trails and Lake Sugema, popular for fishing.
Salary:  free site
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Webster County Conservation is hiring 2 Conservation Aides that will be based out of John F Kennedy Memorial Park, Gypsum City OHV Park and/or Camp Wanoki. These job positions will require performing general park maintenance such as bathroom cleaning, mowing and basic construction along with assisting full-time staff with habitat work within Webster County's 24 management areas.
Salary:  $12.00 / hour
Deadline:   02/26/2021
One seasonal, part-time Cleaning Technician position is available with the Webster County Conservation Department. Position will include daily cleaning of Webster County Facilities.
Salary:  $15.00 / hour
Deadline:   04/02/2021
Fayette County Conservation has seasonal job opportunities working where the prairie meets the hills. Enjoy parks, wildlife areas and roadsides in the praire and driftless areas while gaining valuable natural resource experience.
Salary:  Starting at $10.00/hr
Deadline:   04/01/2021
Great conservation experience while having fun outdoors! This position is great for anyone wanting/thinking about going into the conservation field.
Salary:  $10.00 - $11.00
Deadline:   03/31/2021
We have several job openings at both Nelson Park and Yellow Smoke Park. Work dates are approximately mid-May through Labor Day, up to $11.50/hr, 40 hr/wk. Varies between day shifts and evening shifts, weekend and holiday work required.
Salary:  Up to $11.50/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Come join a great, growing conservation program with the Ida County Conservation Board! ICCB is seeking to hire a part-time Summer Ranger to help with the maintenance and management of their recreation areas.
Salary:  $12/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Come join a great, growing conservation program with the Ida County Conservation Board! ICCB is seeking to hire a full-time Summer Ranger to help with the maintenance and management of their recreation areas.
Salary:  $12/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Marion County Conservation is hiring for 2 positions.
Salary:  $11.00 Per Hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Winneshiek County Conservation is offering two summer internships with a variety of work and training. Spend your summer with a fun, professional staff while building your job skills and your resume.
Salary:  $10.00-11.00/hour
Deadline:   02/26/2021
Gain experience in conservation by working for Lee County Conservation as the Beach Concessionaire at the Pollmiller Beach near West Point.
Salary:  $14 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This position will run approximately May through August (negotiable) and will offer opportunities to actively participate in environmental education, interpretation, visitor services, and natural resource management.
Salary:  up to $13 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Have fun working outside in Lee County this summer!
Salary:  $14 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Butler County Conservation is seeking a Campground Host for the 2021 camping season. Host are needed for Heery Woods State Park near Clarksville and Shell Rock Park near Shell Rock.
Deadline:   08/01/2021
AmeriCorps Environmental Education Naturalist serving with the Adair County Conservation Board located in Greenfield, Iowa.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Positions are 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. Position is under the direct authority of County Conservation Area Resource Mgr.
Salary:  Wage: Start $11.25/hr
Deadline:   03/12/2021
Part-time which includes weekend & holidays, 4 hours per night, 11 p.m. - 3 a.m.

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 24, 2019.
Deadline:   04/16/2021
The seasonal position includes responsible experience as an assistant to the Area Resource Manager. The position includes some supervision of park maintenance personnel, a wide variety of park maintenance duties, park rule enforcement and interaction with park visitors. Six (6) month position typically starts in April and ends in October. This position is under the direct authority of the County Conservation Area Resource Manager.
Salary:  Start $14.75/hour
Deadline:   02/26/2021
The Hancock County Conservation Board is now accepting applications for two (2) Conservation Aide positions. This is a GREAT opportunity to acquire the job skills required for a career in the natural resource field.
Salary:  $11/hr-12/hr
Deadline:   04/30/2021
Duties include operating commercial lawn mower and general maintenance in parks. Approximately 20 hours per week. Starting wage $10.00-10.50/hour.
Salary:  10-10.50/hr
Deadline:   04/30/2021
HCCB is now accepting applications for Campground Hosts. Campground locations are Crystal Lake Park and Eldred Sherwood Park. 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:   04/15/2021
The naturalist intern will assist the Butler County Naturalist with development, planning, organization and presentation of environmental education, outdoor recreation and conservation education programs. The intern will also help with special events for the public, school and other community groups. Seasonal intern will work the equivalent of a full-time assignment on a flexible weekly schedule.
Salary:  $9.50 - $11.00 per hour
Deadline:   02/25/2021
The AmeriCorps member will assist in the planning and implementation of environmental education and recreational programs for youth ages 4-18 years. These will include programs for schools, youth groups, summer camps, adventure days, child care centers and the general public. Programs take place at Hartman Reserve and other Black Hawk county park locations.
Deadline:   03/31/2021
This position requires the operation all types of equipment including: trucks, tractors, mowing equipment, chain saw, weed eater, power tools, and all types of hand tools. This position requires travel to all areas managed by the Conservation Department within the County.
Salary:  $12/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
2 Temporary seasonal positions to assist permanent staff with management and maintenance of 2,600 acres of parks, trails, prairies, wetlands, and forest in Central Iowa. Housing arrangements possible at Community College dorms
Salary:  $10.00-$11.00
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 2021. Applicants will be contacted directly by the Hiring Manager if selected to receive an interview.
Salary:  $10.50/hour
Deadline:   05/31/2021
Spend the summer on the banks of the Mississippi River assisting park staff in registering campers, maintaining restroom facilities
Salary:  to be determined
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Spend the summer on the banks of the Mississippi River operating this very popular camping destination.
Salary:  to be determined
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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:  $11.50-$15.25 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Jones County Conservation Board is looking for a Campground Host at Central Park in Jones County. Central Park contains a newly renovated 25 acre lake and a 7 acre pond along with 2 cabins, a pavilion, trails, playground, beach and a Nature Center.
Salary:  $25 per day (Thurs - Sun)
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This is a Seasonal Full-Time position that will assist with campground, cabin, beach and general park patrol as well as perform all maintenance and custodial duties needed to keep Lake Icaria a top recreation destination in South West Iowa!
Salary:  $10-$13/hr depending on exp.
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, 2021 or as soon as possible in May, and will continue to August or September, 2021. 40 hours/week, with some weekends and evenings.
Salary:  $10.50 to $11.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal Conservation Aide assists with all aspects of keeping our park in great condition for our park users! From mowing to cleaning and working with the rest of the park staff this is a great opportunity to get some experience for a resume or just be outside working for the summer!
Salary:  $10-$11/hr
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 2020.
Salary:  $10.00 - $11.00/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Enjoy working in the outdoors of Chickasaw County and learn things about Chickasaw County Conservation areas other people don't know.
Salary:  $12.00/hour
Deadline:   03/31/2021
Here is your opportunity to get good conservation work experience while enjoying all that Sac County has to offer!
Salary:  $10.00 - $11.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Campground Host needed for Rodgers Park
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Intern will assist professional naturalists with planning and program development, outdoor recreation, summer camps, and natural interpretation.
Salary:  $9.00-$11.00 per hour
Deadline:   02/26/2021
Come spend the summer months working and developing the great parks in Benton County, Iowa.
Salary:  $11.00-$13.00 per hour
Deadline:   02/26/2021
A seasonal environmental education internship with Mitchell County Conservation Board in Osage, Iowa. Seasonal Naturalist position will offer opportunities to actively participate in environmental education (EE), public communication, natural resource interpretation, and habitat management.
Salary:  $12/hr.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Assist with maintenance and development of county parks. Job duties
include mowing, trail maintenance, trash removal, pit toilet upkeep, care of live animals and other duties as required.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   03/01/2021
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.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   03/01/2021
The Clayton County Conservation Board is seeking a personable, history buff to fill the position of Motor Mill Intern. The Intern should be comfortable working with adults and youth, developing and presenting education programs, fielding questions, guiding tours, social media advertising, and both independent and group research.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   03/01/2021
Assist with maintenance and development of county parks, as well as public relations at campgrounds. Job duties include mowing, trash removal, pit toilet upkeep, care of live animals, law enforcement of rules and regulations at county parks and campgrounds, and other duties as required.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   03/01/2021
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
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