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Summer seasonal positions available in Iowa state parks and Des Moines office

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) State Parks Bureau is looking for job applicants for summer recreational aide openings in several parks around the state.

Job duties will include assisting park staff in patrolling the park, helping visitors, monitoring reservations, registering campers and doing seasonal park maintenance such as mowing, trimming, trail work and facility repair and cleaning.

The State Parks Bureau is also looking for someone to provide customer service to campers using the online reservation system and support to field staff. This position will be located in the DNR’s Des Moines office.

Recreational aide applications need to be made through the individual parks. For a list of parks with openings and their contact information, and contact information for the Des Moines position, visit