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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?
The DNR is a diverse organization with many different job classifications and are listed in the drop down below.
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!
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.
For detailed information regarding these positions, please refer to the
job class descriptions found on the DAS website.
Accountant 2 (2)
Accountant 3 (1)
Accounting Clerk 2 (2)
Accounting Technician 2
Accounting Technician 3 (1)
Administrative Assistant 1 (8)
Administrative Assistant 2
Administrative Sec (1)
Architectual Technician 1
Assistant Survey Party Chief (1)
Budget Analyst 3
Carpenter 1 (1)
Carpenter 2 (1)
Clerk Advanced (5)
Clerk Specialist (6)
Conservation Officer (80)
Construction Technician (3)
Construction Technician Senior (1)
Construction Technician Supervisor (1)
Custodial Worker (1)
Environmental Engineer (35)
Environmental Engineer Senior
Environmental Program Supervisor (23)
Environmental Specialist (102)
Environmental Specialist Senior (64)
Executive Officer 1 (6)
Executive Officer 2 (25)
Executive Officer 3
Executive Sec (1)
Facilities Engineer 1
Facilities Engineer 2 (4)
Facilities Engineer Associate (1)
Facilities Main Coordinator (1)
Forester 3 (4)
Geologist Technician (1)
Human Resources Associate
Information Specialist 1 (1)
Information Specialist 2 (9)
Information Specialist 3 (4)
Information Technology Administrator 2 (1)
Information Technology Administrator 3 (1)
Information Technology Specialist 2 (7)
Information Technology Specialist 3 (3)
Information Technology Specialist 4 (6)
Information Technology Specialist 5 (5)
Information Technology Support Worker 2 (3)
Information Technology Support Worker 3 (3)
Mail Clerk 1 (1)
Maintenance Repairer (1)
Museum Technician (1)
Natural Resources Biologist (68)
Natural Resources Technician 1 (53)
Natural Resources Technician 2 (75)
Park Manager (34)
Park Ranger (30)
Program Planner 1 (1)
Program Planner 2 (6)
Program Planner 3 (9)
Public Service Executive 2
Public Service Executive 3
Public Service Executive 4
Public Service Executive 5
Public Service Executive 6 (1)
Public Service Supervisor 2 (1)
Purchasing Agent 3
Purchasing Assistant (1)
Right of Way Agent 2 (1)
Right of Way Agent 3
Secretary 1 (6)
Secretary 2 (11)
Statistical Research Analyst 2 (1)
Statistical Research Analyst 3 (2)
Training Specialist 1 (4)
Training Specialist 2 (1)
Typist Advanced (1)
Word Processor 3 (1)
For current permanent job openings at the DNR, visit the State of
Iowa Department of Administrative Services and then click on "Job Openings for all applicants," followed by "Search Openings" and then you can then search for DNR listings using Department #542.
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For specific job duties, requirements, and application information, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa, and search the position name.
The Department of Natural Resources has an opening for a Program Planner 3 position within the Forestry Section. The position provides Administration and coordination of the statewide Operation Releaf program for the Department of Natural Resources' main office (Wallace State Office Building). Additional duties include creating, coordinating, and administrating federally funded grants, administering Trees for Kids Grant and Environmental Education programs and other statewide marketing, as well as developing publications for partners, staff, web and media.
The Department of Natural Resources has an external vacancy opening for a Right of Way Agent 2 in the Land, Water, and Realty Bureau located in Des Moines, IA. This position is the point person for land management and property issues; including land agreements, access agreements, leases, general and utility easements, boundary, title, and fencing agreements, and provides solutions to boundary conflicts, and encroachments.
The Department of Natural Resources has one (1) openings at Banner Shooting Range and two (2) openings at Olofson Shooting Range for Range Safety Officers. This position works under the general direction of the Chief Range Safety Officer/Range Manager and the Shooting Sports Coordinator and performs a variety of tasks ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the shooting ranges.
For more information and how to apply:
IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Job Title: Range Safety Officer, Conservation and Recreation Division
Starting Pay: $13.12 per Hour
Locations: Banner Shooting Range, Indianola, IA – 1 Vacancies
Olofson Shooting Range, Polk City, IA – 2 Vacancies
Hours: Variable, rotating schedule:
Weekdays: 11:00AM to 5:00PM
Weekends: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Special Events/Programs: Occasional Evenings
Limit of 779 hours per fiscal year
The Department of Natural Resources has one (1) openings at Banner Shooting Range and two (2) openings at Olofson Shooting Range for Range Safety Officers. This position works under the general direction of the Chief Range Safety Officer/Range Manager and the Shooting Sports Coordinator and performs a variety of tasks ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the shooting ranges. Additional responsibilities include:
ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of safe handling and use of firearms; ability to use PC based software at a basic level; ability to operate cash register and reconcile daily and weekly financial reports; excellent organizational skills; excellent oral communication skills; ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, other DNR staff, state and federal agencies; ability to read and interpret rules and regulations; ability to gather, assemble, analyze facts, draw conclusions and develop solutions to organizational/program problems; capacity to adjust to change, work pressures or difficult situations without undue stress; ability to work independently; must demonstrate initiative, a customer service and team orientation and display high standards of ethical conduct; ability to become certified as a range safety officer, first aid, and CPR; position requires regular attendance as scheduled and occasionally on-call.
Accountability, Customer Focus, Computer Skills, Common Sense, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Integrity, High Productivity, Team Player, Technical Skills – Shooting Sports
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants must send a cover letter and resume that outlines your experience and qualifications as related to the position to: Chris Van Gorp, Department of Natural Resources, 502 East 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319 or email them to Chris.VanGorp@dnr.iowa.gov. For more information about this position, please contact Chris Van Gorp, Shooting Sports and Range Coordinator, at 515-313-8048 or via email at Chris.VanGorp@dnr.iowa.gov.
Please ensure to indicate in your cover letter if you have a preference of which location you would like to work at - Banner Shooting Range (Indianola) or Olofson Shooting Range (Polk City).
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Interviews will be conducted with selected applicants that have met the minimum qualifications.
The State of Iowa is an EEO/AA EMPLOYER