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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. If you are a team player, highly productive, accountable with an eye for customer service, then the DNR is the right place for you.
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.
For current job openings at the DNR:
Performs a variety of recreational resource area tasks; performs related work as required.
The Work Examples and Competencies listed are for illustrative purposes only and not intended to be the primary basis for position classification decisions.
Assists a park manager, ranger and/or natural resource technician by: patrolling the park to ensure protection of natural resources, visitor safety and compliance with park rules and regulations; assisting park visitors with gaining a better understanding of the park and local area; registering campers, checking the park reservation system, printing and following-up on campsite, shelter, cabin and lodge reservations; assisting in building and grounds maintenance duties to include grass mowing and trimming, trail repair, cleaning of restrooms and shower buildings, litter removal and minor facility repair; responding to the phone, walk-in and mail inquiries.
Provides information about the park’s history, orients park visitors to major features located within the park, answers visitor questions, and assists in promoting and marketing the area.
Assists with equipment operation and maintenance by; sharpening mower blades; changing engine oil and performing other day to day maintenance of small power lawn equipment.
Safely operates chainsaws, string trimmers, mowers, tractors and other power hand tools.
Presents programs that encourage interaction between the park and the visitor.
Provides educational and recreational activities with visitors including guided hikes, night hikes, campfire programs, and special events.
Education, Experience, and Special Requirements:
No specific education or experience is required.
Candidates for these positions must successfully pass a criminal background check and are subject to verification that the candidate is not included on a child abuse registry.
Below is a list of state parks, recreation areas and forest campgrounds with recreational aide openings. Number of openings range from 1 to 4 per park. Please contact each park directly for more information on how to apply.
Job Title: Iowa DNR Summer Trail Crew - AmeriCorps Positions
Location: Counties Across Iowa
Become part of the national service corps and work as part of the Iowa DNR AmeriCorps Trail Crew helping to restore and maintain trails in Iowa’s state parks! Crew members perform a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and technical tasks which may include the following activities; Restore and construct trails in Iowa’s state parks.
Trail Crew life both challenges and rewards. Our crew has the opportunity to job shadow with DNR specialists, camp in Iowa state parks, work outdoors, and build lasting friendships!
Twelve summer AmeriCorps positions are available. AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance and a financial 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
Contract start and end dates run from May 20 – August 11, 2015
Total Living Stipend $3,479. The living stipend is paid in two week increments during a
3 month term of service. At the end of successful completion of service, an education award of $1,515.55 is provided in the form of a certificate for an educational institution. This award can be used to pay off qualified student loans or to finance college, graduate school, or vocational training at eligible institutions
Post Close Date: April 4, 2016
To receive full consideration please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and two work, volunteer, or school references to