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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:

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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.


Position: Park Manager (2) – Parks Bureau [Sept 21]

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has 2 job vacancies for a Park Manager position, within the Parks Bureau, located in Bellevue, IA and Brighton, IA. The job responsibilities include providing daily administration and maintenance of the State rec area, engaging in public appearances on and off the rec area to promote the state park system, recreational safety and natural resource management, and providing enforcement of the Iowa DNR administrative code chapters directly related to parks, boating, and fishing.

Job Number: 19-00511
Location: Conservation and Recreation Division, Parks Bureau, Bellevue, IA and Brighton, IA
Hours: M - F 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M; Hours will vary during the main recreation season
Closing Date: September 21, 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 (2) – Parks Bureau [Sept 21]

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has two job vacancies for a Natural Resource Technician 1 position, within the Parks Bureau, located in Lake View, IA and Missouri Valley, IA. The job responsibilities for this position include clean and maintain all park facilities including interpretive center, offices, service building, restrooms, shower & restroom buildings, heating and cooling systems, water and wastewater systems, shelters, lodges, docks, roadways, playgrounds, and fences. Duties also include facility, equipment, grounds maintenance, public relations, information and education and administrative support.

Job Number: 19-00510
Location: Conservation and Recreation Division, Parks Bureau, Lake View, IA and Missouri Valley, IA
Hours: M - F 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M; Hours will vary during the main recreation season
Closing Date: September 21, 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.


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