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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

Part time Outreach Coordinator responsible for clerical and customer service duties; marketing, promoting and providing public information for Dallas County Conservation Board.
Salary:   $23.10 - $25.49 Hourly
Deadline:   04/24/2024
Work for an amazing management board with Ida County Conservation!!
The position reports to and advises the ICCB and staff. The director is responsible for implementing conservation programs, policies, financial management, and creative program direction. The Director leads and supervises staff, including Operations Supervisor, Naturalist, Conservation Technician, and PT positions.
Salary:  $62-68,000 Depending on Experience
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under Supervision, provides service to maintain County Conservation lands and facilities; provides specific assistance to the public as needed; inspects areas; recommends and performs maintenance to the unit assigned.
Salary:  $19.00+/ Hour DOE
Deadline:   04/26/2024
Under general supervision of Unit Ranger, plans, supervises and participates in the management of county parks, wildlife areas and recreation areas.
Salary:   $21.98/hr - $26.83/hr
Deadline:   05/15/2024
The Roadside Tech II/I will aid in administering a program of ecosystem management that seeks to promote the health of Iowa’s native plants, animals and insects in Benton County rights-of-way and natural areas while managing the Iowa Roadside Management program in accordance with Iowa Code Chapter 314.
Salary:  45,000-55,000
Deadline:   04/18/2024
Full time Park Ranger position located at Yellow Smoke Park near Denison, IA.
Salary:  $38,000 to $46,000, housing provided
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Hardin County Conservation Board has a full-time position opportunity for a motivated self-starter with a diverse skill set. We are a small staff with big ideas and we are looking for a talented individual with skills in resource management, wildlife care, maintenance and public programming to join our staff at Calkins Nature Area.
Salary:  $42,000-$43,000
Deadline:   04/17/2024
The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board is seeking an Executive Director to join their dynamic team to help support their mission of providing resources and opportunities that encourage county residents and visitors to appreciate Pottawattamie County's unique natural resources, develop a connection to the natural environment, and foster responsible stewardship for future generations.
Salary:  $90,000 - $107,000 Annually
Deadline:   05/02/2024
Provides administrative support and assistance to the Conservation Board Executive Director to ensure the efficient operation of the Conservation Department. Manages and coordinates business operations with the responsibility of multiple functions, which include overseeing the Department’s on-line reservation system, accounts payable, accounts receivable, monthly revenue reports, monthly expense reports and customer service.
Salary:  $16 - $19 /Hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Join the Wapello County Conservation team!
Salary:  $20.49 an hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Harrison County Conservation is currently accepting applicants for the permanent, full-time position of Resource Technician. Position will be stationed at Harrison County Historical Village & Iowa Welcome Center, Missouri Valley, Iowa. Work week is non-standard, but generally M-F from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Salary:  $40,700
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Come join the team at Webster County Conservation! This position will be located at the brand new River's Edge Discovery Center in Fort Dodge.
Salary:  $37,668 - $46,696
Deadline:   04/26/2024
Winnebago County Conservation Board is seeking applicants for a new Executive Director. Will be working out of the newly opened Hanson Nature Center.
Salary:  $70,000 - $80,000
Deadline:   05/01/2024
Park Ranger for Guthrie County Conservation. Residency at Nations Bridge Park in County provided housing is required (electric and propane paid by employee, water and trash by County). ILEA certification is not required, but preference may be shown if certified. Salary commensurate with experience $42,000 to $47,000 per year plus full County benefits and insurance.
Salary:  $42,000 - 47,000
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
Perminate Part Position less than 29 hours a week with a flexible schedule.
Salary:  $17-$18/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled

Seasonal

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
The Sac County Conservation Board is accepting applications for a Part Time/Seasonal Technician position.
Salary:  $17-$20/ hour based on experience and qualifications
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Marion County Conservation Department is accepting applications for 2 positions. These positions will assist with general park maintenance.
One position at Marion County Park in Knoxville.
One position at Cordova Park in Otley.
Salary:  $14.000 - $15.00 Per 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
Come join the team at Webster County Conservation! This position will work at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, Gypsum City OHV Park and the new River's Edge Discovery Center.
Salary:  $15.00 / hour
Deadline:   05/03/2024
Gain experience in natural history interpretation and environmental education, wildlife care, ecosystem management, and equipment operation and maintenance.
Salary:  $11.00 - $13.00 per hour
Deadline:   04/12/2024
This is an excellent entry-level opportunity for those looking to get their foot in the door in the conservation field. Gain experience in ecosystems management, trails maintenance, and park maintenance.
Salary:   $17.00- $18.00 DOE/hour, 40 hours/week
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Gain experience in ecosystems management, integrated roadside vegetation management, trails maintenance, and facilities maintenance in the Iowa Great Lakes with the Dickinson County Conservation Board.
Salary:  $17.00 - $18.00 DOE/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Wapello County is looking for a seasonal conservation aid to add to our team!
Salary:  $15.00 an 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
The Hardin County Conservation Board is looking for outgoing and motivated individuals who are interested in gaining experience in many different aspects of park and natural resource management. A successful candidate will gain experience in native ecosystem management, maintenance, and daily operations of the parks, equipment operation and maintenance, control of invasive species, and mowing of wildlife areas.
Salary:  $13-$17
Deadline:   04/12/2024
The Hardin County Conservation Board is looking for outgoing and motivated individuals who are interested in gaining experience in many different aspects of park and natural resource management. A successful candidate will gain experience in native ecosystem management, maintenance, daily operations of the parks, equipment operation and maintenance, control of invasive species, and mowing of wildlife areas.
Salary:  $13-$17
Deadline:   04/12/2024
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
The Poweshiek County Conservation Board is accepting applications for a Seasonal Park Technician to maintain and improve our parks and wildlife areas. This position provides the opportunity to learn and get involved in parks, wildlife areas, campgrounds, and community events.
Salary:  $13/hour
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
Enjoy working in the outdoors of Chickasaw County and learn things about Chickasaw County Conservation areas other people don't know.
Salary:  $15.00/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:  $14/ 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:  $16.75 / hour benefit eligible
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) seeks seasonal park workers.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:  $16.75 /hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Johnson County Conservation Bd. (JCCB) seeks a seasonal, 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:  $16.75 / hour, non-benefit eligible
Deadline:   05/01/2024
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:  $16.75 per hour + benefits
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) seeks seasonal, 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:  $16.75 / hour, non-benefit eligible
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Work with Benton County Conservation helping with programs, camps, and other duties, summer of 2024! Best gig around.
Salary:  12-14/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Opportunity to gain valuable experience working on over 3,600 acres of wildlife habitat in north central Iowa. Construction on the New Hanson Nature Center has been completed
Salary:  $14.50 - $16.50
Deadline:   04/30/2024
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
Are you entering the fields of occupational therapy, recreational therapy, special education, or related fields? Do you want to be part of an exciting reopening of a fully accessible ADA park in the Des Moines metro? Then this internship may be for you.
Athene North Shore Recreation Area at Easter Lake is reopening as a fully accessible ADA park. Come work with the programming team to offer accessible activities to all populations of Polk County
Salary:  $16.00 per hour
Deadline:   04/14/2024
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:  $13.00 per hour
Deadline:   04/30/2024
This position is for approximately May 15–August 15. Under general supervision of the Natural Resources Coordinator, assists in the maintenance and development of wildlife management areas, woodlands, parks and canoe access sites functioning sometimes as a crew leader for seasonal employees, assisting in seasonal management activities as required; assisting in various construction, maintenance and operational activities as assigned.
Salary:  $13.00 / hour
Deadline:   04/30/2024
We have several job openings at Nelson Park, Yellow Smoke Park, and the Nature Center. Work dates are approximately mid-May through Labor Day, up to $13/hr, 40 hr/wk. Varies between day shifts and evening shifts, weekend and holiday work required.
Salary:  Up to $13/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Spend the summer in beautiful Clay County!
Have fun working outdoors in our county!
Enjoy northwest Iowa recreational opportunities.
Salary:  $12.00 - $14.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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:   04/30/2024
Spend the summer assisting in all aspects of developing and maintaining Sioux County parks. Seasonal positions available mid-May to August.
Deadline:   04/15/2024
Registration Booth Attendant will operate at either the Big Sioux Rec. Area and Sandy Hollow Rec. Area, primarily responsible for: registering vehicles, selling firewood and snacks, watercraft rentals, sanitation of assigned area.
Deadline:   04/15/2024
Located at the Prairie Woods Nature Center at Oak Grove Park we are looking for individual who is interested in greeting guests, answering questions about the park, assist in cleaning/maintenance as needed and assigned. Assist in other aspects of maintaining the nature center.
Deadline:   04/15/2024
The naturalist intern will assist the Interpretive Naturalist with planning and conducting nature interpretation, outdoor recreation and environmental education program activities for a wide range of audiences in Sioux County during the summer season.
Deadline:   04/15/2024
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 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
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
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:  $14/hour
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:  $14/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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 $15.75/hour
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:  Start $12.25/hour
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:  $30 per hour
Deadline:   04/12/2024
Woodbury County has a new opportunity for seasonal concession staff at the recently renovated Brown's Lake beach. Position runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Salary:  $11.25/hour
Deadline:   04/12/2024
The Cedar County Conservation Board is accepting applications for three temporary Conservation Workers. Seasonal employees will work 40 hours/week for 2024 camping season, performing park maintenance. There will be one three month position and two nine month positions.
Salary:  $15/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Tama County Conservation Board is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a temporary AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education member during Summer 2024 based out of Otter Creek Lake & Park near Toledo, IA. Under the general supervision of our Naturalist, this individual will assist in the planning, development, and implementation of environmental education programming for schools, community groups, and the general public in Tama County.
Deadline:   04/12/2024
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
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