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.

Looking for something short term? Check out our volunteer opportunities!

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: Environmental Specialist - Field Services and Compliance Bureau [Aug 7]

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a job vacancy for an Environmental Specialist position, within the Field Services and Compliance Bureau located at Field Office 6 in Washington, IA. The position is responsible for preparing and conducting on-site inspections of animal feeding operations, public water supplies, wastewater treatment facilities, air pollution sources and control equipment, storm water control, sanitary disposal projects, regulated underground storage tank systems, emergency response, or flood plains as directed.


Job number: 20-00214
Location: Environmental Services Division, Field Services & Compliance Bureau, Washington, IA
Hours: 80 hrs/2 weeks, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m, M-F, plus 247/7 on-call emergency response, travel for meetings, and occasional evenings for public/other meetings
Closing Date: August 7, 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: Natural Resource Biologist – Wildlife Bureau [Aug 7]

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a job vacancy for a Natural Resource Biologist, within the Wildlife Bureau located in Ruthven, IA. The primary duty of this position is to be the administrator and resource management professional overseeing the Wildlife Unit and ultimately coordinating activities of Unit personnel, planning public area management and annual project schedules, and monitoring expenditures, work performance, and policy compliance. This position oversees staff and work at the Rathven and Ingham headquarters.


Job number: 20-00205
Location: Conservation and Recreation Division, Wildlife Bureau, Rathven, IA
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30pm M-F, but will have evening/weekend/holiday work as needed and occasional overnight travel
Closing Date: August 7, 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

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