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.

Looking for something short term? Check out our volunteer opportunities!

DNR Job Classifications

The DNR is a diverse organization with 75 different job classifications. The Department estimates that 21 of those classifications* will have turnover of 30% or more in the next three years due to projected retirements.

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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Information Technology Specialist 5 [Dec 13]

Position: Information Technology Specialist 5 – Information Technology Bureau

The Department of Natural Resources has an opening for an Information Technology Specialist 5 position within the Information Technology Bureau. This position serves as Application Development Team Lead, provides expertise in web application and database development, mentors and directs the work of Agile SCRUM teams, consults with non-technical staff and DNR management on application development needs and design.

Job Number: 18-00791
Location: Director's Office, Information Technology Bureau, Des Moines, IA
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, M-F. Occasional evening and weekend work; occasional travel
Closing Date: December 13, 2017 – 11:59 p.m.

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


Environmental Specialist – Field Services & Compliance Bureau [Dec 19]

Position: Environmental Specialist – Field Services & Compliance Bureau

The Department of Natural Resources has an opening for an Environmental Specialist position within the Field Services & Compliance Bureau. 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: 18-00842
Location: Environmental Services Division, Field Services & Compliance Bureau, Washington, IA
Hours: 80 hrs/2 weeks, 8:00 - 4:30, M-F, plus 24/7 on-call emergency response, travel for meetings and occasional evenings for public/other meetings
Closing Date: December 19, 2017 – 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 [OPEN, Deadline 02/12/18]
+ ATV Patrol Officers [CLOSED]