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Do you care about the environment and want to make a difference in the world? Do you like to work in an action-oriented, exciting, diverse, high-energy and challenging workplace?

If you are a team player, highly productive, accountable with an eye for customer service, then the DNR is the right place for you.

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DNR Job Classifications

The DNR is a diverse organization with 75 different job classifications.

The number following each job title represents the total number of full-time positions in that classification:

+ Permanent Employment, Job Class Descriptions


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Position: Environmental Specialist – Field Services and Compliance Bureau [ Sept 25]

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a job vacancy for an Environmental Specialist position, within the Field Service and Compliance Bureau in Manchester, Iowa.  The position is responsible for preparing and conducting on-site inspections of animal feeding operations, public water supplies, wastewater treatment facilities, air pollution sources and control equipment, storm water control, sanitary disposal projects, regulated underground storage tank systems, emergency response, or flood plains as directed. Inspection duties will require familiarity, knowledge and review of applicable regulations, scientific principles, facility records, geographic information, and physical inspections of facilities. Inspections include sampling for environmental contaminants and interpretation of scientific data.

Job Number: 19-00531
Location: Environmental Services Division, Field Services Bureau, Manchester, IA
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m, M-F
Closing Date: September 25, 2018 – 11:59 p.m. 

For specific job duties, requirements, and application information, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa, and search by job title.


Position: Natural Resource Technician 1 – Fisheries Bureau [Sept 24]

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a job vacancy for a Natural Resource Technician 1 position, within the Fisheries Bureau in Moravia, Iowa. This Natural Resources Technician 1 (NRT1) is an integral part of the Fish Culture Research Team, which currently consists of a Natural Resource Biologist (NRB), Natural Resource Technician 2 (NRT2), and temporary/seasonal help. This research team conducts fish culture experiments aimed at making Iowa DNR fish hatcheries more productive and efficient. Increasing productivity at state hatcheries results in more high-quality fish for stocking into public bodies of water for both resident and nonresident anglers. The primary job duties are fish culture; buildings, grounds, and equipment maintenance; and data collection, management, and summarization.

Job Number: 19-00528
Location: Conservation and Recreation Division, Fisheries Bureau, Moravia, IA
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m, M-F, rotating shifts may be required, some travel
Closing Date: September 24, 2018 – 11:59 p.m. 

For specific job duties, requirements, and application information, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa, and search by job title.


Seasonal Patrol Officers
+ Seasonal Patrol Officers, General information
+ Water Patrol Officers [CLOSED]
+ ATV Patrol Officers [CLOSED]