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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 FT, exempt position, is responsible for managing all aspects of county conservation board operations, providing support & over-site of work performed in county parks, wildlife/recreation areas, roadside vegetative management & environmental education programing. The ED is also responsible for preparing & administering the annual budget, planning & recommendation of programs, acquiring & securing funding; & various public relations functions.
Deadline:   07/31/2024
Jackson County Conservation is seeking a motivated individual to join their team as a County Park Ranger.
Salary:  $24.29 per hour
Deadline:   07/26/2024
**NEW position made possible as a result of a partnership with the Iowa DNR to construct and operate a new outdoor shooting range**
Under general supervision, the Shooting Complex Coordinator supervises and administers the fiscal oversight of the range, supervising part-time employees, ensuring range safety, and maintaining maintenance of the facility and equipment. Develops and implements educational programs for the general public.
Salary:  $50,648+ annually plus generous benefits
Deadline:   07/31/2024
If you are looking for an opportunity to work in the conversation field maintaining approximately 1722 acres of natural prairie, woodland, water access, parks, campgrounds and much more, Mahaska County Conservation has the perfect opportunity for you. MCCB is looking for a full-time Park Ranger.

For questions, please contact Director Chris Clingan at (641)673-9327.
Salary:  $47,923.00 - $51,812.00
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Permanent, full-time position, under the general supervision of HCCB Executive Director. This employee provides services to maintain county conservation lands and facilities; provides specific assistance to public as needed; inspects areas and recommends/performs major maintenance; provides law enforcement and crime prevention.
Salary:  $55,000 - $65,000 DOQ plus county benefits
Deadline:   07/19/2024
**$5,000 Hiring Bonus for Certified Officers!** Provides security to park users, acting in a public relations capacity providing information and assistance to the general public. Works with maintenance staff to perform duties such as plumbing, electrical, carpentry, masonry, mechanical, grounds maintenance and janitorial duties within the park system. Position involves a non-standard work schedule which may include evenings, weekends & holidays
Salary:  $55,827.20+ annually plus generous benefits
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
• The Director serves as the chief advisor to the Board and is responsible for developing the Board's strategic plan. Under the general supervision of the County Conservation Board, the director is responsible for programs, parks, wildlife areas, and all staff. Responsible for all administrative activities of the Conservation Board programs, including budget preparation, annual reports, personnel, equipment, and property, preparation for monthly Board meetings, financial record keeping, purchasi
Salary:  Not listed
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Audubon County Conservation Board is seeking an individual to fill a new position of Trail Manager. This position will be responsible for the maintenance and operations of 17 miles of hard surface recreation trail and 5 miles of grass hiking trails. This individual will be responsible for mowing, sweeping, snow removal, tree care, trail surface and bridge maintenance.
Salary:  $47,840
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Hamilton County is seeking a qualified Park Ranger for Briggs Woods Park located near Webster City, Iowa. Briggs Woods is the oldest county park in Iowa and consists of 460 acres nestled in along the Boone River with heavily timbered terrain. With 82 campsites, 7 cabins, multiple shelters, a 55 acre lake and an 18 hole golf course, this park is very active with public use.
Salary:  $47,000/ year with benefits
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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 part time or seasonal schedule.
Salary:  $17 - $20/hr. + uniform
Deadline:   Open Until Filled


This position is responsible for participating in the development and implementation of environmental education programs and assisting in the management of natural resources.
Salary:   $17.66 Hourly
Deadline:   07/25/2024
Tama County Conservation is looking to hire several Conservation Aides looking to gain experience in a variety of Conservation activities. This position will generally be under the supervision of the Park Officer and Conservation Technician to conduct various campground and wildlife area improvement and maintenance efforts, and may work alongside the Naturalist and Director on various specialized projects.
Salary:  $15 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The AmeriCorps Conservation Education Assistant will improve the communities' understanding of and exposure to the natural environment specifically regarding Johnson County Conservation properties through education and outreach within the county.
Salary:  Living Allowance: $20,400, Eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award of $7,395
Deadline:   07/19/2024
Work with the IRM department utilizing native vegetation along with appropriate techniques to produce a cost-effective, environmentally-sound management alternative for roadside weed and erosion control.
Salary:  $18-22/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Join the Ida County Conservation team to help your public parks continue looking great this summer! Start date is July 1st, with a very flexible work schedule. Work 16-24 hours per week, depending on the workload.
Salary:  $15/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Work with Benton County Conservation in a variety of locations, summer of 2024! Best gig around.
Salary:  12-14/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Campground Host is a seasonal person who provides services in the management of public campgrounds during the primary camping season (mid-April to mid-September). The Host’s main goal will be to register campers, collect fees, and ensure that each park visitor has an enjoyable experience. Campground Hosts serve as the first source of park information and therefore must be well informed about their area, professional, and able to communicate effectively with the public
Salary:  $130/week worked during 2024 campground season + a seasonal camping spot on-site
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:   Open Until Filled
Mitchell County Conservation Board is accepting applications for seasonal conservation workers.
Salary:  $13-$15
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Ringgold County Conservation is seeking a motivated applicant for a seasonal conservation technician position.
Salary:  $14-17.50/ hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Assist with all aspects of development and maintenance of county wildlife areas, parks, trails and campgrounds. Including routine area and facility maintenance (mowing, trash removal, restroom cleaning), ecological management of a variety of habitats, tree/shrub removal and planting, and minor construction projects
Salary:  $15-$18 per hour DOE
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:  $13.50/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal concession worker at Rock Creek Marina and Campground working 20-29 per week.
Salary:  $12.00 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:  $13.50 per Hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Great conservation experience while having fun outdoors! This position is great for anyone wanting/thinking about going into the conservation field.
Salary:  $11.00
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Calhoun County Conservation is seeking a Campground Host for the 2024 season at Featherstone Memorial Park. A free lake side camping spot is given as well as a monthly stipend and a possible bonus at the end of the camping season.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal positions based at McFarland Park in Ames or Hickory Grove Park in Colo, Iowa.
Salary:  $13.75/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Performs technical work planting native vegetation, conducting prescribed burns, controlling brush, mowing, applying herbicide, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Vegetation Management Biologist and Vegetation Management Specialist.
Salary:  $15.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Montgomery County Conservation is hiring a seasonal aide to help maintain parks and assist management practices in our wildlife areas. Our seasonal aide duties include campground maintenance, mowing & trail grooming, invasive removal, assisting with prescribed burns, assisting with education programs as needed, and more.
Salary:  Experience-based
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Polk County Conservation is developing a list of interested persons you would want to be a Campground Host in one of our excellent parks in Polk County. If you would like to be considered for the upcoming camping seasons, please apply.
Salary:  $20-$30 Daily, Free Camping Site
Deadline:   Open Until Filled