Join Our Team: Employment Opportunities

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 Program Supervisor – Field Services and Compliance Bureau [July 31]

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has a vacancy for an Environmental Program Supervisor within the Field Services and Compliance Bureau, located at Field Office 2 in Mason City, IA.  This position performs as supervisor of a regional environmental field office with oversight of 14 employees. Duties include: schedule and manage office staff activities in accordance with work priorities. Coordinate on-site inspections of public water supplies, wastewater treatment plants, animal feeding operations, air pollution sources and control equipment, sanitary disposal projects, regulated underground storage tank systems, and floodplains, as well as response to complaints of environmental regulations and protection of the public health, safety, and the environment. Coordinate emergency responses to environmental emergencies, reported spills, and hazardous conditions within the region or on an inter-regional cooperative basis, as appropriate.

Job Number: 19-00054
Location: Environmental Services Division,  Field Services and Compliance Bureau, Mason City, IA
Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. M-F, plus 24/7 on-call emergence response, statewide travel for meetings occasional evenings for public/other meetings
Closing Date: July 31, 2018 – 11:59 p.m. 

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Position: Conservation Officer (5) – Law Enforcement Bureau [July 27]

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has five (5) vacancies for a Conservation Officer position, within the Law Enforcement Bureau, located across the State of Iowa. The foremost duty of a conservation officer is law enforcement.  To enforce all Iowa statutes and Department of Natural Resources regulations, as well as applicable federal statutes, so that resources are utilized in a safe and regulated manner, consistent with Department objectives and policies.  The above shall also include preventative and cooperative enforcement programs and procedures.

Job Number: 18-02379
Location: Conservation and Recreation Division, Law Enforcement Bureau, counties across Iowa
Hours: Non-standard workweek 
Closing Date: July 27, 2018 – 11:59 p.m. 

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Seasonal Patrol Officers
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+ Water Patrol Officers [CLOSED]
+ ATV Patrol Officers [CLOSED]