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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


Join our growing team of conservationists working to manage and restore native plant communities throughout Dickinson County.
Salary:  $15-$17/hr. 30 hrs/week
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Will present environmental education programs. Will do regular upkeep and maintenance of facilities, equipment, and parks. Will do regular inspections and assist in the improvement of wildlife habitat. Will patrol parks and work some nights, weekends, and holidays. Will perform duties as required. Under the general direction of the Conservation Director. Competitive salary with full benefits package. Come join our growing team!
Deadline:   09/20/2019
Plans, develops and presents environmental education, recycling and interpretive programs for schools, youth / adult groups and the general public. Develops related audiovisual and display materials. The position will include approximately 85% environmental education activities and 15% recycling education. Performs duties as required.
Salary:  Starting salary of $32,000-$38,000 depending on experience plus full county benefits package
Deadline:   09/03/2019
Come join our team! Under the general direction of the Conservation Director, provides clerical, administrative and bookkeeping support for the Adair County Conservation Board. Types documents, processes claims, and maintains accounting records for the Department. Microsoft Office and computer skills necessary. Approx. 25 flexible hours/week.
Deadline:   08/27/2019


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 and laborer duties within the Conservation department; and performs related work as required.
Salary:  $13-$14
Deadline:   09/01/2019
Temporary AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education Member, quarter time position
Salary:  $3,704/ term plus education award
Deadline:   09/05/2019
A seasonal conservation education internship at the Lime Creek Nature Center in Mason City, Iowa.
Salary:  $11.00/hr with no benefits.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Des Moines County Conservation has multiple Seasonal Conservation Technician openings for the 2019 season. These six-month seasonal positions pay $12-$15/hr. and offer flexible scheduling.
Salary:  $12-$15/hr.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Looking for a seasonal IRVM Intern
Salary:  $13/Hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
15 week temporary position based out of McFarland Park that offers opportunities in natural resource work, park facilities and equipment use and grounds maintenance.
Salary:  $11.25 - $11.50 hourly
Deadline:   Open Until Filled