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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

Clinton County Iowa has an opening for an Executive Director for Conservation. Under the limited direction of the Conservation Board, the Conservation Director develops and implements department policies enacted by the Conservation Board to meet the mission and goals of the organization. Administers the department's budget and oversees the daily operations and administration of the department's full-time, part-time, seasonal staff, and volunteers.
Salary:  $65,000 - $80,000
Deadline:   05/01/2020
Join a Roadside team as they work with all aspects of vegetation management within county secondary road right-of-ways (ROWS). Be a integral part of low impact develop (LID) practices around the Iowa Great Lakes to aid in water quality.
Salary:   $40,000 - $43,000 with standard county benefits
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under immediate supervision of the Barn Supervisor, performs activities related to the care/boarding of horses and the care/maintenance of stable facilities, and surrounding grounds. Responsible for the: care of horses, cleaning of stalls, removal of manure, and minor equipment maintenance.

The Equestrian Center operates on a 7 day per week schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays. This position involves manual labor.

Salary:  $12.00-$13.00 HOURLY
Deadline:   05/31/2020
Under the general supervision of the Natural Resources Manager, provides technical and program support to PCC field operations; assess park lands and prescribes ecological (habitat, flora, fauna, water, etc.) protection plans; guides Polk County Conservation land use management and capital improvement planning efforts and related duties for protecting Polk County parks which includes natural areas, trails, greenways, recreational facilities, wildlife and recreational areas. Coordinates higher ed
Salary:  $60,191-$79,090
Deadline:   04/08/2020
Woodbury County Conservation Department is looking for someone to join their team in a part-time position of 16 hours per week. This position will be responsible for the efficient and accurate performance of a variety of designated clerical, recordkeeping, and receptionist duties. This position is under the direct supervision of the County Conservation Office Manager.
Salary:  $16.00 per hour (No benefits available)
Deadline:   Open Until Filled

Seasonal

Ida County Conservation is seeking to hire a part-time Summer Ranger to help with the maintenance of their recreation areas. This position is under immediate supervision of the permanent staff and director. 20hrs/week.
Salary:  $10-$11/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Gain valuable county conservation experience in areas mainly focused around parks and Spring Lake campground in Greene County. Parks include: Spring Lake, Pounds Pits, Raccoon River Valley Trail, and Scheuerman Prairie.
Salary:  $11.00 per hour
Deadline:   05/01/2020
Marion County Conservation is hiring for 4 positions.
Salary:  $11.00 Per Hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This roadside seasonal position will assist the Secondary Roads staff in maintaining Pottawattamie County's Natural Resource and Roadside Program. Under general supervision this position will mow the county roadsides; and if qualified, correctly mix and safely apply seed and herbicides to the county right of way.
Salary:  $10.00 - $14.00 hourly
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Summer, weekend/evening park ranger based at Otter Creek Lake & Park
Salary:  $12.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Bremer County Conservation Board is in search of campground hosts for the 2020 camping season.
Salary:  waived camping fees
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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:  $9.00 - $10.50 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Ida County Conservation is seeking to hire a Summer Ranger to help with the maintenance of their parks, recreation areas, and habitats. This position is under immediate supervision of the permanent staff and director.
Salary:  $10.00-$11.00 per hour DOE
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
If you like to camp, enjoy the outdoors near the water, and meet new people, this volunteer position at Otter Creek Lake & Park is for you!
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Great positions working at Lake Icaria for the summer!
Salary:  $9.25 to $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under supervision of 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; and performs related work as required.
Salary:  $13
Deadline:   05/29/2020
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, 2020 or as soon as possible in May, and will continue to August or September, 2020. 40 hours/week, with some weekends and evenings.
Salary:  $10.00 to $11.00/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 2020.
Salary:  $10.00 - $11.00/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
We have several job openings at both Nelson Park and Yellow Smoke Park. Work dates are approximately May 11-Sept. 7, 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
This position will be under the supervision of the Conservation Director. Position will include but is not limited to operation of equipment & vehicles, operation of power tools, public/community interaction, ex: mowing, painting, brush cutting, etc. Position with be approximately 29 hours per week April/May to approximately September/October. Previous conservation experience is a plus. Must be 18 years or older. Valid Iowa driver’s license.
Salary:  TBD
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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:   05/01/2020
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. Position running from May to August.
Salary:  $10.00 - $11.00 / hour
Deadline:   05/01/2020
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
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. Position running from April 1 - September 30.
Salary:  $10.00-$11.00/hour
Deadline:   05/01/2020
The Carroll County Conservation Board is seeking an energetic person to fill a Naturalist Internship position. Learn what being a Naturalist is all about and spend your day developing and presenting programs to teach kids and adults what the outdoor world has to offer.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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
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:  $15.00-$17.50 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Here is your opportunity to get good conservation work experience while enjoying all that Sac County has to offer!
Salary:  $11.00 - $12.00 per 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:  $61.38 / Day plus campsite at Kent Park
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:  $15.00-$17.50 / hour
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:  $15.00 - $17.50 / hour, non-benefit eligible
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 2020. Applicants will be contacted directly by the Hiring Manager if selected to receive an interview.
Salary:  $10.28/hour
Deadline:   06/30/2020
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
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Looking for multiple Conservation Aides/Technicians for Iowa County Conservation, minimum of $13/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!
Salary:  $13/hr
Deadline:   05/31/2020
Looking for a Seasonal Naturalist for Iowa County Conservation, minimum of $13/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!
Salary:  $13/hr
Deadline:   05/31/2020
Great Conservation Work Experience!
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Join the Lee County Conservation Environmental Education Team and have some fun along the mighty Mississippi River!
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Gain experience in conservation by working for Lee County Conservation as the Beach Concessionaire at the Pollmiller Beach near West Point.
Salary:  $10 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Have fun working outside in Lee County this summer!
Salary:  $10 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Campground host needed at Pilot Grove Park.
Salary:  Free camping
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
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
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
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:   04/13/2020
Taylor County has for openings for a seasonal conservation aide.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
If you are interested in a career in the natural resources field or enjoy working outside, we have any opportunity for you to gain experience as a seasonal aide.
Salary:  $10 to $12 per hour
Deadline:   05/01/2020
Spend the summer successfully developing and leading environmental programs, increasing the number of youth reached through programs, developing displays for the Conservation Center that will last beyond the timeline of this position and, most importantly, instilling a love of nature in Ida County youth.
Salary:  A taxable living allowance of $2,469. A $1,311.11 educational award. Student loan forbearance
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Work in beautiful Jackson County this summer! This is a seasonal position working up to 40 hours per week.
Salary:  $12 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Johnson County Conservation Board is currently seeking a Seasonal Winter 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:  $15.00-$15.25 per hour
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
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