Join Our Team: Employment Opportunities

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:

+ Permanent Employment, Job Class Descriptions


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Position: Conservation Officer (5) – Law Enforcement Bureau [July 27]

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has five (5) vacancies for a Conservation Officer position, within the Law Enforcement Bureau, located across the State of Iowa. The foremost duty of a conservation officer is law enforcement.  To enforce all Iowa statutes and Department of Natural Resources regulations, as well as applicable federal statutes, so that resources are utilized in a safe and regulated manner, consistent with Department objectives and policies.  The above shall also include preventative and cooperative enforcement programs and procedures.

Job Number: 18-02379
Location: Conservation and Recreation Division, Law Enforcement Bureau, counties across Iowa
Hours: Non-standard workweek 
Closing Date: July 27, 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 Ranger – Parks Bureau [July 20]

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a job vacancy for a Park Ranger position, within the Parks Bureau located at Gull Point State Park in Milford, Iowa.  The purpose of this position is to provide enforcement of the Code of Iowa within the assigned area to ensure visitor safety, ensure security of state property and facilities and to ensure orderliness within the public-use areas as a peace officer.  This position is responsible for park operations, maintenance, and administration.  Additionally job duties include engaging in public appearances both on and off the area to promote the state park system, ATV programs, recreational safety, and natural resource management. 

Job Number: 18-02374
Location: Conservation and Recreation Division, Parks Bureau, Milford, IA
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F, hours will vary during main recreational season
Closing Date: July 20, 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.

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