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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

The Union County Conservation Board is seeking an Operations Technician/Park Ranger for a 40/hr per week full-time position which includes standard county benefits. This position is based out of the Union County Conservation Board at Three Mile Lake Recreation Area in Afton, Iowa.
Salary:  Up to $45,000
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Use your experience and creativity to share your passion for the outdoors.
Salary:  $23.24 - $28.85/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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, construction, custodial, and laborer duties within the Conservation department; performs a variety of semi-skilled construction trades; performs related work as assigned.
Salary:  $14-$15 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Performs intermediate semiskilled work assisting with development and implementation of land management plans and presentation of education programs and projects that promote conservation ethics, natural resource appreciation and county parks, facilities and properties, in accordance with Conservation Board policies, state laws and standard conservation practices, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Conservation Director and/or Deputy
Salary:  $23.23 - $28.85/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Crawford County Conservation Board is taking applications for the position of Park Technician, located at Nelson Park near Dow City, IA. This is a permanent part time position.
Salary:  $12 to $14 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled

Seasonal

Under direction of the Director works alone or with others to provide a safe and secure park experience to the general public. Job includes a mixture of security and maintenance duties.
Salary:  $13.00 Per Hour
Deadline:   05/14/2021
The Bremer County Conservation Board is seeking candidates to fill 2 Seasonal Park Maintenance positions. The selected individuals 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 will require some weekend, night, and holiday hours.
Salary:  $9.75-$10.25
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:  $10.00 - $11.00
Deadline:   04/30/2021
The Bremer County Conservation Board is in search of campground hosts for the 2021 camping season.
Salary:  waived camping fees
Deadline:   05/29/2021
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 2020.
Salary:  $10.00 - $11.00/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Performs diverse tasks associated with the maintenance of the county’s parks, trails, recreation, and wildlife management areas. One position available at Don Williams Recreation Area in Ogden, however, employees may be required to assist at any Boone County Conservation operated park. Position running from May to August.
Salary:  $10.00 - $11.00 / hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Performs diverse tasks associated with patrolling of parks, rule enforcement, public relations, and the maintenance of the county's parks, trails, recreation, and wildlife management areas. One position available at Swede Point Park in Madrid, however, employees may be required to assist at any Boone County Conservation operated park.
Salary:  $10.00-$11.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Boone County Conservation Board is looking for one (1) seasonal employee to assist the golf Course Superintendent with the daily operation of the 9 hole course at Don Williams Park. Position is 32 hours/week, from April through September.
Salary:  $10.00-$11.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under general Supervision of the Director. Serves as a peace officer under the provisions of Chapter 350 of the Code of Iowa. Responsible for enforcing Conservation Board rules and natural resources laws, maintaining a safe environment for the public, and protecting public lands. Perform routine and special patrol duties, including the enforcement of laws, rules, and regulations and maintain good public relations.
Salary:  $16.00-$18.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Great Conservation Work Experience!
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Gain experience in conservation by working for Lee County Conservation as the Beach Concessionaire at the Pollmiller Beach near West Point.
Salary:  $14 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seeking park time summer help to assist with maintenance of park, trails, facilities, and management areas.
Salary:  $9.00hr. / $10.00hr
Deadline:   04/19/2021
Mainly provide services to mow areas and maintain equipment under ICCB management. Operate various types of equipment. Evaluate situations in the field and follow through accordingly. Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and the public. Provide specific assistance to the public as needed.
Salary:  This position will pay $10/hour. 28 hours per week (M-F).
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Are you interested in the outdoors? Do you like working with kids? Become an AmeriCorps Naturalist Intern with Decatur County Conservation! Help assist in planning and conducting summer camps, public programming, and much more!
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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:   04/23/2021
If you enjoy working in the outdoors look no further than Mahaska County Conservation.
Salary:  $12.50 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:  $12/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 concession worker at Rock Creek Marina and Campground working 20-29 per week.
Salary:  $10.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This is a college internship program that runs from May through August.

Responsible for assisting in development and presentation of all aspects of the interpretive program including, but not limited to, summer camps, general public programs, school programs, and special events.
Salary:  $10 - $12/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This is a Park Ranger Intern or Park Aide position from May 15th through September 15th or as the intern schedule permits. Responsible for assisting Park Rangers with the management of assigned County parks and/or properties in accordance with Conservation Board policies, state laws, and standard conservation practices. This positions will assist the Park Rangers located at Arrowhead Park in Neola or Botna Bend Park located in Hancock, Iowa.
Salary:  $8.00 - $13.00 Hourly depending on experience
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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:  $16.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) seeks an 8 month Natural Resource Park Worker.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:  $16.00 /hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under supervision of the lead staff, 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; performs related work as assigned.
Salary:  $13-$15 per hour, depends on qualifications
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:  $16.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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:   05/31/2021
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:  $64.00 / 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:  $16.00 / hour, non-benefit eligible
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) seeks 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:  $16.00 / hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under the general supervision of the Operations Coordinator. Primary duties include mowing, trimming and general maintenance of all Conservation Board areas.
Salary:  $10.50/hr.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Under general supervision of the Director & Rangers, assists in the mowing and maintenance of Iowa County Conservation Board (ICCB) wildlife areas, campground, equipment, and facilities.
Salary:  $10/hr 28 hrs a week
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
Cass County is seeking a seasonal conservation aide to assist in daily operations and maintenance of county parks and wildlife areas
Salary:  $10/hr starting
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Buena Vista County is taking applications for multiple Seasonal Park Technician's that will assist with all aspects of development and maintenance of county wildlife areas, parks, trails, campgrounds, and the roadside program. Seasonal Housing may be available.
Salary:  10.50-12.00
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Live and work where Aldo Leopold was born. Des Moines County has multiple internship positions available for the summer of 2021.
Salary:  $10.00 - $12.00/hr plus uniforms & housing (if needed)
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Lake Sugema Campgrounds Camphost Wanted. Enjoy the summer at this lakeside campground located in Van Buren County that has several historic districts, trails and Lake Sugema, popular for fishing.
Salary:  free site
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
We have several job openings at both Nelson Park and Yellow Smoke Park. Work dates are approximately mid-May through Labor Day, up to $11.50/hr, 40 hr/wk. Varies between day shifts and evening shifts, weekend and holiday work required.
Salary:  Up to $11.50/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Come join a great, growing conservation program with the Ida County Conservation Board! ICCB is seeking to hire a part-time Summer Ranger to help with the maintenance and management of their recreation areas.
Salary:  $12/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Come join a great, growing conservation program with the Ida County Conservation Board! ICCB is seeking to hire a full-time Summer Ranger to help with the maintenance and management of their recreation areas.
Salary:  $12/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Have fun working outside in Lee County this summer!
Salary:  $14 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Butler County Conservation is seeking a Campground Host for the 2021 camping season. Host are needed for Heery Woods State Park near Clarksville and Shell Rock Park near Shell Rock.
Deadline:   08/01/2021
Part-time which includes weekend & holidays, 4 hours per night, 11 p.m. - 3 a.m.

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:  $22 per hour and first evening of work will be Friday, May 24, 2019.
Deadline:   04/16/2021
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 up to $600 for the camping season
Salary:  up to $600 for the season
Deadline:   04/15/2021
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:  $11/hr-12/hr
Deadline:   04/30/2021
Duties include operating commercial lawn mower and general maintenance in parks. Approximately 20 hours per week. Starting wage $10.00-10.50/hour.
Salary:  10-10.50/hr
Deadline:   04/30/2021
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 2021. Applicants will be contacted directly by the Hiring Manager if selected to receive an interview.
Salary:  $10.50/hour
Deadline:   05/31/2021
2 Temporary seasonal positions to assist permanent staff with management and maintenance of 2,600 acres of parks, trails, prairies, wetlands, and forest in Central Iowa. Housing arrangements possible at Community College dorms
Salary:  $10.00-$11.00
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
This is a Seasonal Full-Time position that will assist with campground, cabin, beach and general park patrol as well as perform all maintenance and custodial duties needed to keep Lake Icaria a top recreation destination in South West Iowa!
Salary:  $10-$13/hr depending on exp.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal Conservation Aide assists with all aspects of keeping our park in great condition for our park users! From mowing to cleaning and working with the rest of the park staff this is a great opportunity to get some experience for a resume or just be outside working for the summer!
Salary:  $10-$11/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Campground Host needed for Rodgers Park
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Here is your opportunity to get good conservation work experience while enjoying all that Sac County has to offer!
Salary:  $12.00 - $13.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
A seasonal environmental education internship with Mitchell County Conservation Board in Osage, Iowa. Seasonal Naturalist position will offer opportunities to actively participate in environmental education (EE), public communication, natural resource interpretation, and habitat management.
Salary:  $12/hr.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Carroll County Conservation Board is seeking energetic candidates to fill Park Ranger Internship positions. Experience all that being a Park Ranger in the County Conservation system has to offer. 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:  10.00/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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