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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.
The DNR Parks Bureau is looking for job applicants for summer recreational aide openings in parks around the state.
Jobs duties will include assisting park staff in patrolling the park, helping visitors, monitoring reservations, registering campers and doing seasonal park maintenance such as mowing, trimming, trail work and facility repair and cleaning.
Recreational aide applications need to be made through the individual parks.
Below is a list of state parks with seasonal job openings. Number of openings range from 1 to 4 per park. Please contact each park directly for more information on how to apply.
Brushy Creek State Recreation Area (515) 543-8298Dolliver Memorial State Park (515) 543-8298Prairie Rose (712) 773-2701
Lake Ahquabi (515) 961-7101
Lake of Three Fires (712) 523-2700
Springbrook (641) 747-3591
Lewis and Clark (712) 423-2829
Gull Point Complex (712) 337-3211
The Parks Bureau is also looking for someone to provide customer service to campers using the online reservation system and support to field staff. This position will be located in the DNR’s Des Moines office. For more information about this Des Moines office position, contact email@example.com
Position Opening: Trail Crew
Become part of the national service corps by joining the Iowa DNR AmeriCorps Trail Crew! Restore and maintain
trails in Iowa’s state parks. Perform a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and technical tasks.
AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance and an education award upon successful completion of service.
These positions are funded by an AmeriCorps grant and as such require the successful candidate to complete
all of the required activities as outlined in the member handbook and member service agreement. More
information about AmeriCorps can be found at
3 month positions will run from May 19 – August 10, 2016
Living Stipend:$3,479 divided and paid every two weeks ($579 – taxes) during a 3 month (450 hour) term of
service plus a $1,527 education award paid upon successful completion of service contract. Additional benefits
include free camping, free meals during the work week, deferred student loan payments, and boundless outdoor
An individual must be at least 18 years of age; have a high school diploma or GED; be a U.S. citizen or
permanent resident alien; pass a three-part national service criminal history check of the national sex-offender
registry, state repository check, and FBI fingerprint check; and complete all pre-service orientation and training
requirements. Documentation of age, education and citizenship are due by the first day of orientation. Criminal
history checks will be initiated before the start of service; an individual will be ineligible if s/he is required to
register on the National Sex Offender Registry, has been convicted of a violent felony, rape, murder, or fails to
disclose any previous conviction. Other convictions or pending charges will be evaluated on a case-by- case basis
in accordance with program policy.
Post Close Date:
A rolling interview process will take place through mid-April until 12 positions are filled.
To receive full consideration please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and three employment, volunteer, or school
references to Tim Wermers, Trails Program, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-577- 3009 with