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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

Woodbury County Conservation Department is looking for someone to join their team in a part-time position of 16 hours per week. This position will be responsible for the efficient and accurate performance of a variety of designated clerical, recordkeeping, and receptionist duties. This position is under the direct supervision of the County Conservation Office Manager.
Salary:  $16.00 per hour (No benefits available)
Deadline:   02/14/2020
Deputy Director position with Dallas County Conservation Board
Salary:  $57,230.43 - $60,664.26 Annually
Deadline:   01/21/2020
Under immediate supervision of the Environmental Education Coordinator, performs general clerical and customer service duties: rental of recreation equipment, commodity sales, cash collection, daily deposits, answering phone calls, responding to emails, basic typing, filing, record keeping, data entry and general office duties. Assists the Environmental Education Division with Outdoor Recreation & Wellness operating needs, in relation to: customer service, building supervisor, equipment rentals,
Salary:  $12.00/Hour
Deadline:   02/10/2020

Seasonal

The Butler County Conservation Board is now accepting applications for seasonal Conservation Aide positions. These positions will assist with general park maintenance, trail maintenance, and habitat establishment.
Salary:  $9.00 - $10.50 per hour
Deadline:   04/20/2020
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 $10.00 - $10.50/hr with the expectation of a 40 hour work week. Some holiday, weekend and evening hours are required. Housing may be available.
Salary:  $10.00-$10.50 per hour depending on experience; work shirts provided.
Deadline:   02/28/2020
Iowa AmeriCorps Environmental Educator/Naturalist Position located at the Jones County Nature Center at Central Park.
Salary:  see below
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Campground host needed at Pilot Grove Park.
Salary:  Free camping
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Full Time 3, 6 and 9 month Seasonal Conservation Aide employment opportunities in Jones County with over 20 public areas within the Wapsipinicon and Maquoketa River Valleys.
Salary:  $10.75-14.75/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Dallas County Conservation Board (DCCB) has an opening for a Park Caretaker (Camp Host) at Sportsman Park, Dawson, IA for the 2020 season of May 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020. The Park Caretaker will provide their own camper/RV to be located in a designated camping spot at Sportsman Park at no cost. Water, electricity and sewer hookup is provided at no cost.
Salary:  $100.00/week
Deadline:   02/17/2020
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:  Depends on qualifications
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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
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:  Depends on qualifications
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal Conservation Aide position with Floyd County Conservation.
Salary:  $11.00/hr.
Deadline:   03/27/2020
One position is available for the summer of 2020. The position offers opportunities in park patrol, rule enforcement, interaction with park visitors, and general park maintenance and operations. The position will start May 18, 2020 and end approximately September 5, 2020. Accommodations may be made for school schedules.
Salary:  $11.50/hour
Deadline:   02/09/2020
Join our team as an Americorps Service Member in Environmental Education!
Deadline:   02/28/2020
Multiple positions are available for the summer of 2020. These positions will offer opportunities in natural resource work, equipment use, and park facility and grounds maintenance. The postilions start May 18, 2020 and end approximately August 21, 2020. Accommodations may be made for school schedules. Positions are based at McFarland Park in Ames or at Hickory Grove Park in Colo.
Salary:  $11.50 hourly
Deadline:   02/09/2020
Two positions are available for the summer of 2020. The positions offer opportunities to assist in implementing Story County's Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management program. Major emphasis is on native vegetation management, reconstruction in roadsides, and restoration in roadsides, prairie remnants, open ditches, and natural areas. Assigned tasks will utilize the latest trends in natural resource and vegetation management focusing on invasive species and brush control.

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Salary:  $11.75- $12/hour
Deadline:   02/09/2020
Have fun, work outside, and gain experience in all areas of park, campground, and natural area maintenance.
Salary:  $10.00-11.00/hr, depending on qualifications. No benefits.
Deadline:   02/28/2020
Two positions will offer opportunities to observe and participate in nature interpretation environmental education, and outdoor public programming. Naturalists may assume assigned tasks of increased responsibility.

Positions start approximately May 18, 2020 and will end approximately August 21, 2020.
Salary:  $11.50/hour
Deadline:   02/09/2020
Part-time waterfront aide positions are available for the summer of 2020. The positions will serve the public in a beach/boat rental facility at Hickory Grove Park near Colo. Employees will operate a concession with a high volume of people in situations associated with swimming and boating. The positions will start on May 23, 2020 and end approximately September 7, 2020. Accomodations may be made for school schedules.
Salary:  $9.50/hr.
Deadline:   02/09/2020
NOTE: this is a seasonal contract position.

Up to two positions for resident campground attendants are available for the 2020 camping season at Hickory Grove Park (Colo) and Dakins Lake (Zearing).

There will be two contract periods at each park: March 30 - July 12 and July 13 - November 1. If offered, one candidate may accept both contract periods.
Salary:  $240/wk.
Deadline:   02/09/2020
CONSERVATION EDUCATION INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
A seasonal conservation education internship at the Lime Creek Nature Center in Mason City, Iowa.
Salary:  $11.00/hr with no benefits.
Deadline:   02/21/2020
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:   04/13/2020
Provide service to your community this summer by sharing your love of nature with children of all ages at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center and Woodbury County Parks as a Summer EE Naturalist. 450 Hour AmeriCorps Service term
Salary:  Living Allowance: $3,704.00 (taxable). Education Award: $1,612.43 (upon completion of 450 hours).
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Up to six positions 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.
Salary:  Wage: Start $11.00/hr
Deadline:   03/30/2020
Taylor County has for openings for a seasonal conservation aide.
Deadline:   02/14/2020
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.
Salary:  Start $14.50/hour
Deadline:   03/02/2020
Gain valuable outdoor experience while working in the Loess Hills. This 12-week position will run approximately May 26 through August 14, 2020 and will offer opportunities to actively participate in land stewardship and habitat management activities in prairie and woodland environments.
Salary:  $12.00/hour
Deadline:   02/12/2020
Assist and prepare environmental education programs including summer nature camps and public programs in addition to exhibit work and promotion for programs.
Salary:  $10 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Spend your summer working at one of Iowa's premier Nature Centers and teaching environmental education to children and adults. Four positions available. Each 12-week position will run approximately May 26 through August 14, 2020 and will offer opportunities to actively participate in environmental education (EE), public information, nature interpretation activities and habitat management.
Salary:  $11.00/hour
Deadline:   02/12/2020
MCCB is looking for a Summer Conservation Technician. If you enjoy working outdoors and would like to gain experience in the conservation field look no further than Mahaska County Conservation.
Salary:  $12.50 per hour
Deadline:   04/02/2020
MCCB is looking for a Summer Conservation Technician. If you enjoy working outdoors and would like to gain experience in the conservation field look no further than Mahaska County Conservation.
Salary:  $12.50 per hour
Deadline:   04/02/2020
Spend the summer in beautiful Clay County! Have fun working outdoors at our county! Enjoy northwest Iowa recreational opportunities close by, within minutes away.
Salary:  $10.25 - $11.50 per hour
Deadline:   03/02/2020
2020 Naturalist Intern - Starr's Cave Nature Center
Salary:  $10 - $12/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Temporary seasonal position 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:   $9.50-$10.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
A seasonal shared wildlife & park areas management internship with the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, Mason City, Iowa.
Salary:  $11.00/hr with no benefits.
Deadline:   02/14/2020
Live and work where Aldo Leopold was born. Des Moines County has multiple internship positions available for the summer of 2020.
Salary:  $10.00 - $12.00/hr plus uniforms & housing (if needed)
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
A seasonal park management position with the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, Mason City, Iowa.
Salary:  $11.00/hr with no benefits.
Deadline:   02/14/2020
A seasonal park attendant position with the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Boa rd, Mason City, Iowa - 2 positions available.
Salary:  SALARY: $300.00 - $420.00/month, dependent on park location, with no benefits.
Deadline:   02/14/2020
Des Moines County Conservation has multiple Seasonal Conservation Technician openings for the 2020 season. These six-month seasonal positions pay $12-$15/hr. and offer flexible scheduling.
Salary:  $12-$15/hr.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
If you are interested in a career in the natural resources field or enjoy working outside, we have any opportunity for you to gain experience as a seasonal aide.
Salary:  $10 to $12 per hour
Deadline:   03/06/2020
Spend the summer successfully developing and leading environmental programs, increasing the number of youth reached through programs, developing displays for the Conservation Center that will last beyond the timeline of this position and, most importantly, instilling a love of nature in Ida County youth.
Salary:  A taxable living allowance of $2,469. A $1,311.11 educational award. Student loan forbearance
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Linn County Conservation Department has temporary (full-time) openings available for the 2020 warm recreation season. Positions are available in a variety of locations throughout the county. Applications will be accepted through January 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Positions include: Park Attendant, Natural Resource Aide, Watercraft Concession Manager, Naturalist Intern
Salary:  $11.00 - $12.50 per hour
Deadline:   01/27/2020
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:   Open Until Filled
The Seasonal Park Ranger will perform a variety of maintenance related jobs on all areas managed by the Poweshiek CCB, and assist with some camper registration at Diamond Lake.
Salary:  $10.50 - $12.50/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:  $11/hr-11.50/hr
Deadline:   04/01/2020
Spend the summer in beautiful Jackson County! Have fun working outdoors at our county!
Salary:  $11.00 an hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Work in beautiful Jackson County this summer! This is a seasonal position working up to 40 hours per week.
Salary:  $12 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Duties include operating commercial lawn mower and general maintenance in parks. Approximately 20 hours per week. Starting wage $10.00-10.25/hour.
Salary:  10-10.25/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Johnson County Conservation Board is currently seeking a Seasonal Winter 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:  $15.00-$15.25 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Spend this spring/summer working in beautiful Louisa County. Enjoy 17,000 acres of public lands to hunt, fish, paddle, hike and bike. We are known for great duck, deer and turkey hunting as well as walleye, bass and panfish fishing. Louisa County holds the confluence of the Cedar and Iowa Rivers and is bordered on the Eastern side by the Mighty Mississippi.
Salary:  $10 per hour; no benefits or housing
Deadline:   02/07/2020
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:  $10 per hour; no benefits or housing
Deadline:   02/07/2020
Spend this summer in beautiful Louisa County! Summer Rec is a program held in the local cities where kids can come each day for a week to have fun and learn. While you're here, enjoy over 17,000 acres of public areas to hunt, fish, hike, bike, mushroom, berry pick and explore. Plus, you get to work with award winning naturalists!
Salary:  $10/hour - no housing or benefits
Deadline:   02/07/2020
Clayton County Conservation is seeking two summer naturalists in 2020 to assist naturalists with environmental education, camps, tours, programs, etc.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   03/01/2020
The Clayton County Conservation Board is seeking a highly motivated, self-driven, amendable, independent, cordial college student candidate to fill the position of Historic Motor Mill Intern.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   03/01/2020
Clayton County Conservation is seeking five seasonal, full-time positions under the supervision of the Clayton County Conservation Board Operations Supervisor.
Salary:  $10/hr
Deadline:   03/01/2020
AmeriCorp Environmental Educator Position: 900 Hours approximately April though October. We are flexible on start and end dates.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
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