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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

Salaried Non-Exempt professional position with competitive starting salary, structured advancement, and full benefits package. Includes a wide variety of responsibilities within both park & natural resource area settings.
Salary:  starting range $37,000-$44,000
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
One full-time hourly, FLSA non-exempt position, projected to start as soon as possible. Position works with the Area Resource Manager and Assistant Resource Manager. The position will be involved with all aspects of park and wildlife area management and maintenance, assisting with light construction projects, interacting with the public. County Application Form & Resume required.
Salary:  Range: $41,584-$48,934 Annually
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Operates the motor grader, dump truck and other equipment with complex controls. Work is performed under general supervision.
Salary:  $23.92/hour ($24.47/hour effective 7/1/19
Deadline:   06/19/2019
This is a professional position. The person in this position performs simple and complex tasks to provide management direction and overall guidance to the operation of the department to assure continued service to the public. This person also performs simple and complex tasks to meet management objectives at all county conservation areas as necessary. This person is also responsible for the enforcement of the Code of Iowa and local regulations to protect facilities, resources, and the public.
Salary:  $40,000-$50,000 Dependent upon experience.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Part Time Administrative Assistant with the Buena Vista County Conservation Board who performs a wide variety of professional and administrative duties related to the day-to-day operations of the department
Salary:  $15.50
Deadline:   06/22/2019
Wayne County Conservation is excited to off this great opportunity and rewarding career - we are seeking a dedicated person to manage and maintain five county parks with camping and a wildlife area. AND - to develop, oversee, and implement annual projects and all seasonal operations
Salary:  Negotiable / Housing Provided
Deadline:   07/01/2019

Seasonal

The Linn County Conservation Department has temporary (full-time) openings available for the 2019 warm recreation season. Positions are available in a variety of locations throughout the county.
Salary:  $11 - $12.50
Deadline:   06/26/2019
Under supervision of the Unit Supervisor, 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-$14
Deadline:   06/30/2019
Under general supervision, assigned to the Park's Unit, assigned and scheduled to patrol the areas managed by the Polk County Conservation, enforcing state, county & local laws.

Park Officers work a seasonal/on-call schedule of less than 30 hours per week. Park Officers are generally scheduled to cover during the camping season of approximately April 1 - October 30. Some of our Polk County parks are Yellow Banks, Thomas Mitchell, Easter Lake, Fort Des Moines, Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, and
Salary:  $24-$25
Deadline:   06/23/2019
Temporary position that offers opportunities in natural resource work, equipment use, and park facilities and grounds maintenance. The position starts on May 20, 2019 and ends approximately August 31, 2019. Accommodations may be made for school schedules. Position posted until filled.
Salary:  $11.25 - $11.50 Hourly
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Pottawattamie County Secondary Roads is hiring three (3) IRVM seasonal workers to assist with maintaining natural resources and roadside under the supervision of Secondary Roads staff. The position will assist with mowing, planting and general maintenance in the county right of way. Also if the applicant qualifies, will assist with the application of herbicides in the county right of way.
Salary:  $10.00 - $13.50 hourly
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Full hookup on concrete pad provided for campground host in return for maintaining shower / restroom facility. Season runs from May 15 - October 15.
Salary:  Free camping
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Two seasonal jobs for someone wanting to begin a career in the natural resource field. Begins May 1 or as soon as possible after that date and through September 30 or as long as possible before that date.
Salary:  $10 per hour
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:   Open Until Filled
Butler County Conservation is seeking a Campground Host for the 2019 camping season. Host are needed for Heery Woods State Park near Clarksville and Beaver Meadows Campground near Parkersburg.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Part-time concession worker at Rock Creek Marina and Campground working 20-29 per week.
Salary:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal position working in Clinton County's east district parks and wildlife areas. Position based out of Rock Creek Marina & Campground near Camanche, IA
Salary:  $12.00 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:  $12/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Employees will open and close Heery Woods Nature Center during scheduled weekend hours. Responsible for answering visitor questions, keeping a visitor log, answering phone, and other duties as required.
Salary:  $9.00 - $11.00 per hour
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.

New pay rate of $12-$13 per hour will go into effect 5/25
Salary:  $10.75 - $11.75 HOURLY
Deadline:   09/01/2019
Conservation Aides will be persons hired on a seasonal basis, usually from approximately May through August of a single calendar year. Persons hired for such position will receive an hourly wage and will work on a part-time schedule as described by the director. Approximately 20 hours per week.
Duties may include, but not be limited to: operating a large riding mower, operating a tractor, operating a weed-eater, operating various hand tools and power tools, woodworking, cleaning (including res
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
JCCB seeks seventeen (17) - 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:  $14.00 - $16.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) seek two (2) benefit eligible Seasonal Park Workers for one 6 month term and one 8 month term.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.
Salary:  $14.00 - $15.00 /hr plus benefits
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Working under the direction of the Environmental Education Coordinator and Naturalist the successful candidate will assist, develop, and present Environmental education and interpretative programs to the public.
Salary:  D.O.E
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Fayette County Conservation is seeking applicants for the 2019 summer season. Positions are available in roadside management and park maintenance. Applicants should be prepared to learn new skills, build their experience and work hard.
Salary:  $10.00 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:  $56.35 / 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:  $14.00 - $16.00 / hour, non-benefit eligible
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) seeks two (2) 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:  $14.00-$16.00 / hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal position that assists with maintenance and development of county parks, wildlife areas and trails.
Salary:  $10.00 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:   Open Until Filled
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
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
Seasonal park maintenance under SCCB staff.
Salary:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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