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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:

+ Permanent Employment, Job Class Descriptions


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Position: Park Manager – Parks Bureau [July 2]

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a job vacancy for a Park Manager position, within the Parks Bureau, located in at Volga River State Recreation Area in Fayette, Iowa. The job responsibilities include providing daily administration and maintenance of the State rec area, engaging in public appearances to promote the park system, and providing enforcement of the Iowa DNR administrative code chapters directly related to parks, boating, and fishing.


Job Number: 18-02270
Location: Conservation and Recreation Division, Parks Bureau, Fayette, IA
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F, hours will vary during recreation season
Closing Date: July 2, 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 (5) – Parks Bureau [July 2]

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has 5 job vacancies for a Natural Resource Technician 1 position, within the Parks Bureau, located in at:

  1. Wildcat Den State Park, 1884 Wildcat Rd, Muscatine, 52761 - Muscatine County
  2. Lacey Keosauqua State Park, 22895 Lacey Trail, Keosauqua, 52565 - Van Buren County
  3. Maquoketa Caves State Park, 10970 - 98th St, Maquoketa, 52060 - Jackson County
  4. Rock Creek State Park, 5627 Rock Creed E, Kellogg, 50135 - Jasper County
  5. Lake Anita State Park, 55111 - 750th St, Anita, 50020 - Cass County

The purpose of these positions is to clean and maintain all park facilities including offices, service building, restrooms, shower & restroom buildings, heating and cooling systems, water and wastewater systems, campgrounds, shelters, lodges, cabins and camping cabins, docks, roadways, playgrounds, and fences under the direction of the park ranger/manager. Additional duties include, participating in the management of vegetation, wildlife and fish populations, vegetation plantings, pruning, habitat improvement and/or construction, as well as engaging in public appearances both on and off the area to promote the state parks system, recreational safety and natural resource management.


Job Number: 18-02268
Location: Conservation and Recreation Division, Parks Bureau, various cities in IA
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F, hours will vary during recreation season
Closing Date: July 2, 2018 – 11:59 p.m.

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


Seasonal Patrol Officers
+ Seasonal Patrol Officers, General information
+ Water Patrol Officers [CLOSED]
+ ATV Patrol Officers [CLOSED]