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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: Fish Culture Research Technician – Fisheries Bureau [Nov 12]

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a job vacancy for a Fish Culture Research Technician position, within the Fisheries Bureau located in Moravia, IA. This Natural Resource Technician 2 position serves on the Fish Culture Research Team to assist the Research Biologist in all aspects of fish culture research designed to make Iowa DNR fish hatcheries more efficient and productive. To accomplish this, the Research Technician is expected to work with biologists and technicians in Iowa DNR fish hatcheries to identify problems affecting fish reproduction, rearing, and transportation; design and conduct research to solve these problems; and work with hatchery employees to implement research findings.


Job number: 20-01102
Location: Conservation and Recreation Division, Fisheries Bureau, Moravia, IA
Hours: 40 hour work week. 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday with participation in a year round weekend work rotation. Standby duty mandatory, thereby the requirement of being able to be present at Rathbun Fish Culture Research Facility and Rathbun Fish Hatchery within 20 minutes to respond to alarm calls. Possibility of working 2nd shift during Walleye broodstock collection and spawning operations. Some travel with
Closing Date: November 12, 2019 – 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: Range Safety Officer [Nov 12]

The Department of Natural Resources has an opening for a Range Safety Officer at Banner Shooting Range. This position works under the general direction of the Chief Range Safety Officer and the Shooting Sports Coordinator and performs a variety of tasks ensuring the safe and efficient operation of Banner Shooting Range.


Job number: 20-01097
Location: Indianola - 50125 - Warren County, IA
Closing Date: November 12, 2019 – 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: Seasonal Water Patrol Officer - LE Bureau [Dec. 27]

Seasonal Water Patrol Officers are temporary, summer employees of the Iowa DNR. These are positions of high responsibility. Diverse duties for Water Patrol include checking for compliance with Iowa's navigation and fishing regulations and helping to ensure a safe recreational environment for the public. More: Water Patrol Information Sheet


Job number: 20-01178
Location: State of Iowa - See Job Description
Hours: 40hr work week, two weekdays off per week. Schedule varies by location.
Closing Date: December 27, 2019 – 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

+ Water Patrol Officers