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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

Fayette County Conservation is offering an opportunity for an individual to join one of the longest standing roadside vegetation management departments in Iowa. The successful candidate will assist in managing natural resources in northeast Iowa where the prairies meet the driftless.
Salary:  $20.20 / Hour
Deadline:   02/17/2023
Fayette County Conservation is offering an opportunity for an individual to advance a long and storied Environmental Education program to the next level in northeast Iowa where the prairies meet the driftless.
Salary:  $21.78/hr plus county benefits
Deadline:   02/17/2023
The Mitchell County Conservation Board is now accepting applications for a Maintenance Technician. This position plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors maintenance, repair, and safety checks for all facilities and equipment under the Conservation Board. This includes: vehicles, tractors, skid loader, mini excavator, attachments, small engines, pumps, fire equipment, power tools, and all building facilities.
Salary:  $47,800 - $52,000
Deadline:   02/24/2023
Calhoun County Conservation Board is seeking applicants for this new position! 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. Competitive salary with full benefits package. Come join our young growing team!
Salary:  $38,000-$42,000
Deadline:   02/13/2023
Seeking a qualified individual for cleaning cabins at Little Wall Lake Park, Jewell, Iowa. Cleaning equipment, solutions and supplies are ready and available for each cleaning. Schedule varies and based on cabin rentals.
Salary:  $15/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Hamilton County Conservation Board is immediately seeking a qualified individual for cleaning cabins. Cleaning equipment, solutions and supplies are ready and available for each cleaning. Schedule varies and based on cabin rentals.
Salary:  $15/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director, serves as a Peace Officer under the provisions of Chapter 350 of the Code of Iowa. Provides law enforcement and other on-site services for the overall management of Swiss Valley Park and other areas in the County that are managed by the DCCB.
Salary:   $54,080.00 - $66,227.20/ annually
Deadline:   02/10/2023
Under general direction of the Executive Director, manage and maintain the activities of all campgrounds, trails, open space parks and perform related work as required.
Salary:  $43,000 - $46,000
Deadline:   02/21/2023
Responsible for management and maintenance of all Butler CCB Public Hunting, Preserves, Woodlands and Prairie Areas.
Salary:  $46,000 - $50,000
Deadline:   02/21/2023
The Poweshiek County Conservation Board is hiring a Conservation Technician. This is a Full-Time/Non-exempt Position. This employee will be responsible for natural resource management on all county wildlife areas, as well as assisting with park maintenance at Diamond Lake. Under the general supervision of the Director, this employee plans, develops, and coordinates resource management plans and implementation on all county wildlife areas.
Salary:  $45,000 - $50,000
Deadline:   02/15/2023
**$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:  $51,127 annually plus generous benefits
Deadline:   02/12/2023
The O'Brien County Conservation Board is seeking applicants for a full time Naturalist position. The naturalist will oversee and expand upon a well-established environmental education program.
Salary:  $38,000- 46,000 plus county benefits
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
We are now in a period of rapid expansion and new direction. We need skilled, creative, and adaptable staff to maximize our potentials, both as an organization and personally. We are accomplishing great things, have a visionary forward momentum, and are HAVING FUN! Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions. 515-323-5236
Salary:  $15.00/HOUR
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
We are now in a period of rapid expansion and new direction. We need skilled, creative, and adaptable staff to maximize our potentials, both as an organization and personally. We are accomplishing great things, have a visionary forward momentum, and are HAVING FUN! Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions. 515-323-523
Salary:  $19 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled

Seasonal

Performs diverse tasks associated with the maintenance of the county’s golf course, parks, trails, and wildlife management areas.
Salary:  $13.00-$14.00/hour
Deadline:   03/31/2023
Warren County Conservation is hiring a summer naturalist to work with the environmental education team. The summer naturalist will assist with summer day camps, outdoor recreation, and other summer environmental education programming.
Salary:  11.00 hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This internship is a hybrid position floating between environmental education and natural resources management and must be prepared to perform any of their duties on a given work day. The candidate will work a non-typical work week with some evenings and weekends required.
Salary:  $13.00-$14.00/hour
Deadline:   03/31/2023
Performs diverse tasks associated with the maintenance of the county’s parks, trails, recreation, and wildlife management areas. Multiple positions available at Don Williams Recreation Area in Ogden, however, employees may be required to assist at any Boone County Conservation operated park.
Position not to exceed 6 months, 40 hours per week.
Salary:  $13.00 - $14.00 / hour
Deadline:   03/31/2023
Duties involve management of county parks under general supervision of the Director and direct supervision of the Park Rangers and Operations Manager. Duties include: park patrolling, public relations, light construction, park maintenance, mowing, natural resource management, environmental education, supervision of volunteers, collection of fees, and other duties as required.
Salary:  $13.00-$14.00/hour
Deadline:   03/31/2023
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:  $12-$14/ hr
Deadline:   04/14/2023
The Carroll County Conservation Board is seeking energetic candidates to fill Summer Conservation Intern positions. 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:  12.00/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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, 2022 or as soon as possible in May, and will continue to August or September, 2023. 40 hours/week, with some weekends and evenings.
Salary:  $14.50 to $15.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Here is your opportunity to gain great, outdoor experience in conservation work experience while enjoying all that Sac County has to offer!
Salary:   $13.00-$15.00 per 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 2023.
Salary:  $14.50 to $15.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Calhoun County Conservation is seeking a Campground Host for the 2023 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:   04/28/2023
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:   04/28/2023
Join the Iowa County Conservation team this summer!
Salary:  up to $13 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
AmeriCorps Environmental Education Naturalist serving with the Adair County Conservation Board located in Greenfield, Iowa.
Salary:  AmeriCorps stipend with educational stipend following completion of service.
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 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 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
Spend the summer in beautiful Clay County! Have fun working outdoors in our county! Enjoy northwest Iowa recreational opportunities close by.
Salary:  $12.00 - $14.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Conservation Aid will, under the general supervision of the Executive Director, assist in the maintenance and development of all parks, preserves, and management areas un the jurisdiction of the Dubuque County Conservation Board. This is a seasonal position, with varied hours up to a maximum of 40 hours per week.

Applications are also being accepted at the Conservation Office (13606 Swiss Valley Road, Peosta, IA)
Salary:  $12-13 per hour
Deadline:   02/13/2023
The Bremer County Conservation Board is seeking candidates to fill 1 Seasonal Park Maintenance position. The selected individual will assist in a variety of tasks associated with the management of parks, wildlife areas, and trails managed by the Bremer County Conservation Board. This position may require some weekend, night, and holiday hours.
Salary:  $12.00-$13.00
Deadline:   03/17/2023
Assist in the maintenance and development of all parks, preserves, and management areas under the jurisdiction of the Dubuque County Conservation Board.
Salary:  14-15$/hour
Deadline:   02/13/2023
Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring of a Park Ranger Intern for Arrowhead Park located in Neola, Iowa!
Salary:  $11-13/hour
Deadline:   06/16/2023
This position is responsible for assisting the Natural Resource Specialist and/or the Natural Resource Technician with the management of interns and assigned County parks and/or properties in accordance with Conservation Board policies, state laws, and standard conservation practices.
Salary:  $15-17/hour
Deadline:   05/26/2023
Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring for their Natural Areas Management Intern Program for 2023!

The Natural Areas Management Intern program operates from mid-May through mid-August, school schedule permitting.
Salary:  $12-14/hour
Deadline:   05/26/2023
Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring of a Park Ranger Intern for the 2023 summer!
Salary:  $11-13/hour
Deadline:   05/26/2023
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:   03/31/2023
Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring for their Environmental Education Intern Program for 2023!

This is a college internship program that runs from May through August or as the intern schedule permits.
Salary:  $11-13/hour
Deadline:   05/26/2023
Spend the summer assisting in all aspects of developing and maintaining Sioux County parks. Seasonal positions available mid-May to August.
Deadline:   03/31/2023
CONSERVATION EDUCATION INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
A seasonal conservation education internship at the Lime Creek Nature Center in Mason City, Iowa.
Salary:  $15.00/hr with no benefits.
Deadline:   02/28/2023
Pottawattamie County Conservation is announcing the hiring of a Park Ranger Intern for Botna Bend Park in Hancock, Iowa!
Salary:  $11-13/hour
Deadline:   05/26/2023
Join a motivated staff this summer while you gain valuable work experience in the conservation field.
Salary:  $13-$15 per 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 $15.50/hour
Deadline:   02/17/2023
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 $12.00/hour
Deadline:   03/10/2023
Marion County is accepting applications for a seasonal Naturalist Intern.
Salary:  $12.50 - $14.00 Per Hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Hancock County Conservation Board is now accepting applications for two (2) Conservation Aide positions. This is a GREAT opportunity to acquire the job skills required for a career in the natural resource field.
Salary:  $14/hr-15/hr
Deadline:   03/15/2023
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 Roberts Creek Park in Otley.
Salary:  $12.50 - $14.00 Per Hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Work with Benton County Conservation Environmental Educators for summer 2023!
Salary:  12-14/hour
Deadline:   02/17/2023
Work in Benton County Conservation's parks, summer of 2023!
Salary:  12-14/hour
Deadline:   02/17/2023
HCCB is now accepting applications for Campground Hosts. Campground locations are Crystal Lake Park and Eldred Sherwood Park. If you are selected as a Campground Host, you will receive free camping and paid $600-1200 based on experience for the camping season
Salary:  $600-1200 for the season
Deadline:   03/15/2023
Spend the summer helping our naturalist to foster a love of nature in people of all ages through summer camps, fishing clinics, library programs, and more!
Salary:  $10/hour
Deadline:   04/21/2023
The O’Brien County Conservation Board is seeking an applicant to work at the Prairie Heritage Center. Job duties include greeting and welcoming guests to the Prairie Heritage Center, answer phone calls and provide assistance to customers, assist with cabin reservations, assist Naturalist with educational programming, mowing, trimming, painting and other duties as assigned.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The O’Brien County Conservation Board is seeking applicants for seasonal park technicians to assist at our campgrounds and areas this season. Job duties include, but are not limited to, cleaning restrooms, painting & staining, mowing & trimming, tree removal and garbage collection & disposal.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Wapello County is looking for a seasonal conservation aid to add to our team!
Salary:  $15.00 an hour
Deadline:   02/08/2023
Scott County Conservation is hiring for multiple seasonal positions including: Park Attendants, Park Maintenance, Park Patrol, Golf Course Workers, Campground Hosts, Concessions and Lifeguards. Job descriptions can be found online at http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/employment
Salary:  Varies upon position
Deadline:   06/30/2023
The Butler County Conservation Board is now accepting applications for seasonal Conservation Intern position. This position will assist with general park maintenance, trail maintenance, and habitat establishment.
Salary:  $11.00 - $13.00
Deadline:   03/10/2023
The naturalist intern will assist the Butler County Naturalist with developing, planning, organizing and presenting environmental education and outdoor recreation programs. The intern will also help with special events for the public, schools and other community groups. The seasonal intern will work the equivalent of a full-time assignment on a flexible weekly schedule.
Salary:  $11.00 - $13.00
Deadline:   03/10/2023
Three open positions: one position for the south unit at Kuehn Conservation Area; two positions based out of the north unit at Forest Park Museum near Perry
Salary:  $16.50/hour - 40 hours/week
Deadline:   02/08/2023
Three open positions: one position for the south unit at Kuehn Conservation Area; two positions based out of the north unit at Forest Park Museum near Perry.
Salary:  $17.50 per hr - 40 hrs/week
Deadline:   02/08/2023
Full-time seasonal position working 40 hours per week, April-September with flexible start and end dates in areas managed by the Kossuth County Conservation Board.
Salary:  $16.00-$18.00/hour. No benefits.
Deadline:   02/28/2023
Forest Park Museum in Perry is seeking a paid museum intern for June, July and August, 2022.
Salary:  $16.50/hour - 40 hours per week
Deadline:   02/08/2023
Assist with the development, organization, and presentation of environmental education programs in Jackson County this summer!
Salary:  $12.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Marshall County Conservation is looking for a seasonal naturalist intern to increase the support and education of natural resources in central Iowa. Join our dedicated team and fun work environment as we promote recreational opportunities in Marshall County.
Salary:  Range $12.00 to $14.00 per hour, depending on prior experience.
Deadline:   03/06/2023
Tama County Conservation is currently looking to hire a Park Ranger Intern position who will assist the Park Officer and Conservation Technician with the safety of park visitors, wildlife, and facilities. This position also helps provide park users with a positive experience while visiting the County Parks. This position may qualify as part of a college internship program through the summer camping season or as the intern schedule permits.
Salary:  $12.00/hour
Deadline:   02/24/2023
Marshall County Conservation is looking for two Seasonal Conservation Aides to assist with the maintenance of natural resources and reacreational areas in Marshall County. Join our dedicated team and fun work environment as we care for Marshall County Conservation Parks.
Salary:  Range $10.25 - $14.00 per hour, depending on prior experience.
Deadline:   03/06/2023
Tama County Conservation is currently looking to hire a Naturalist Intern position whowill will assist the Head Naturalist with organizing, developing, and coordinating a quality environmental educational program to the residents of Tama County. This position may qualify as part of a college internship program through the summer camping season or as the intern schedule permits.
Deadline:   02/24/2023
Work for beautiful Jackson County and help maintain the county parks this summer!
Salary:  $12.50 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Cedar County Conservation Board is accepting applications for two temporary Seasonal Conservation Workers to perform maintenance for parks, campgrounds, trails, and wildlife management areas.
Salary:  $15/hour
Deadline:   02/13/2023
Part-time Park Attendant at Lake Pahoja Recreation Area - FREE IN PARK HOUSING PROVIDED - only two weekends per month
Salary:  $14.00/hour
Deadline:   03/03/2023
Lyon County Conservation is seeking a seasonal gate attendant at Lake Pahoja Recreational Park, able to work various weekday hours including weekends and holidays.
Salary:  $10.00/per hour
Deadline:   03/03/2023
Lyon County Conservation is seeking a seasonal naturalist intern to assist with summer camps and programs at Lake Pahoja Recreation Area and Lyon County Nature Center under the general direction of the Naturalist.
Salary:  $12.00/hour
Deadline:   03/03/2023
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:  $12- $14/hr based on experience
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Lyon County Conservation is seeking a seasonal conservation worker to assist in the basic maintenance of the parks & grounds at Lake Pahoja Recreational Park.
Salary:  $12.00/hour
Deadline:   03/03/2023
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:  $12- $14/hr based on experience
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Share your love of nature with children! Naturalist internship creates opportunities to actively participate in environmental education for youth and public; public information activities; nature interpretation and working with live animals at the at the award-winning Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center and Woodbury County Parks.
Salary:  $12.50 per hour
Deadline:   02/08/2023
Full-time seasonal position available.
Salary:  $13.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal Conservation Aide position with Floyd County Conservation.
Salary:  $12.00/hr.
Deadline:   03/17/2023
WILDLIFE/PARKS INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
A seasonal shared wildlife & park areas management internship with the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, Mason City, Iowa.
Salary:  $15.00/hr with no benefits.
Deadline:   02/10/2023
Free campsite in scenic riverside campground and historic village.
Salary:  $200/month
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 2023. Applicants will be contacted directly by the Hiring Manager if selected to receive an interview.
Salary:  $12/hour
Deadline:   04/03/2023
Two seasonal Conservation Aide positions for individuals wanting to begin a career in the natural resource field. Both positions can start as early as May and end as late as September; start and end dates are flexible.
Salary:  $13-$14 per hour
Deadline:   02/15/2023
The AmeriCorps member will assist in the planning and implementation of environmental education and recreational programs for youth ages 4-18 years. These will include programs for schools, youth groups, summer camps, adventure days, child care centers and the general public. Programs take place at Hartman Reserve and other Black Hawk county park locations.
Deadline:   03/31/2023
Lead field trip stations such as paddling, caving, animal encounter, pond study, hiking, birding, archery and team building.
Assist, create and lead Environmental Education Programs.
Maintain displays in our nature centers including caring for live animals. ·
Help edit and prepare articles for The Heron, Newsletter. · ·
Salary:  AmeriCorps Stipend plus educational stipend at end of service.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Opportunity to gain valuable experience working on over 3,600 acres of wildlife habitat in north central Iowa. Nature Center under construction.
Salary:  $12.50 - $14.50
Deadline:   04/10/2023
Join the award winning Environmental Education program in Louisa County. We are located in Southeast Iowa, bordered on the east by the Mighty Mississippi and holding the confluence of the Cedar, Iowa and Mississippi Rivers. This is a beautiful area with over 17,000 acres of public land to hunt, fish, hike, bike, paddle, mushroom, berry pick and more.
Salary:  $12 per hour; no benefits. No housing
Deadline:   03/01/2023
The Conservation Intern is a seasonal position that tentatively runs from May through September depending on school schedules. This position will work with all Harrison County Conservation staff and functions and reports to Willow Lake Recreation Area each day. This position receives a wage of $11.50 - $12.50/hr with the expectation of a 40 hour work week. Some holiday, weekend and evening hours are required. Housing may be available.
Salary:  $11.50-$12.50 per hour depending on experience; work shirts provided.
Deadline:   02/17/2023
Camp all summer long in Benton County Conservation campgrounds!
Salary:  Stipend
Deadline:   02/17/2023
Winneshiek County Conservation is offering two summer internships with a variety of work and training. Spend your summer with a fun, professional staff while building your job skills and your resume. Housing is available for additional park upkeep.
Salary:  $10.00-13.00/hr., depending on qualifications. No benefits.
Deadline:   02/24/2023
Clayton County Conservation is accepting applications for (3) seasonal maintenance positions for 2023.
Salary:  $12-$14/hr
Deadline:   02/24/2023
The Clayton County Conservation Board is seeking a personable, history buff to fill the position of Historic Site Intern at the Motor Mill near Elkader.
Salary:  $12-$14/hr
Deadline:   02/24/2023
Clayton County Conservation is now accepting applications for two seasonal naturalist positions for 2023.
Salary:  $12-$14/hr
Deadline:   02/24/2023
Full Time 3, 6 and 9 month Seasonal Conservation Aide employment opportunities with Winter, Spring and Summer start dates. All in Jones County with over 20 public areas within the Wapsipinicon and Maquoketa River Valleys.
Salary:  $15 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Wapsi River Center seeks a motivated, out-going person with a background in natural resources, biology, parks/rec, community organizing, communications, or administration. The candidate should have strong communication skills, a desire to serve with youth & diverse groups of people, & a passion for community stewardship.
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:   Open Until Filled
Benton County has over 5000 acres of road right-of-way that are managed by the county’s IRM Program Weed Commission. When right-of-way is disturbed for various projects the county’s IRM is tasked with reconstructing prairie in these areas.
Salary:  15-18/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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