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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?
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!
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:
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.
Find a State of Iowa Career
For DNR specific listings:
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has a vacancy for an Environmental Specialist in the Compliance and Monitoring Section of the Department’s Air Quality Bureau in Des Moines, Iowa. Duties include: Develop, review, and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs), and Quality Management Plans (QMPs) for the Air Quality Bureau, local programs, and the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) to support operation of the state ambient air monitoring network.
For specific job duties, requirements, and application information, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa, and search by job title.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a job vacancy for a Natural Resource Technician 2 position, within the Wildlife Bureau located at the Clear Lake Research Unit in Clear Lake, IA. This position is responsible for data entry, analysis, and graphic generation for Clear Lake Research Station. Additional duties include participating in a wide variety of statewide research projects including: aerial and ground waterfowl surveys within the Prairie Pothole Region of Iowa as part of a cooperative federal survey, waterfowl nest searching, waterfowl banding and recovery analysis, Canada goose breeding population surveys, Sandhill crane capture and telemetry project, etc.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a job vacancy for a Natural Resource Technician 2 position, within the Wildlife Bureau located at the Boon Wildlife Research Station in Boone, IA. This position is responsible for conducting, coordinating, tabulating and formatting data for wildlife research projects, surveys and inventories. Additional duties include supporting efforts to maintain, expand, and enhance wildlife recreation opportunities, especially in the Bird Conservation Areas.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a job vacancy for a Natural Resource Technician 1 position, within the Wildlife Bureau located at the Clear Lake Wildlife Unit in Ventura, IA. The NRT1 position oversee the implementation of the management plans for each of the Wildlife Management Areas assigned to the Upper Iowa Unit. Additional duties include maintenance and repair of the WMU facilities.
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 #4 in Atlantic, 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.
The Department of Natural Resources has two (2) Accounting Technician 3 vacancies within the Budget & Finance Bureau located in Des Moines, IA. These positions will actively participate in the daily accounting operations of the DNR and will work in partnership with senior accounts payable staff, Accounts Payable Supervisor, and Budget and Finance Bureau Chief regarding the audit of expenditure documents. These positions will provide consistent and frequent communication about expenditure related functions and will ensure that the Department's expenditures and revenues align with state and federal accounting rules.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a job vacancy for a Natural Resource Technician 1 position, within the Parks Bureau, located at Waubonsie State Park in Hamburg, IA. This position is primarily responsible for facility and equipment maintenance under the direct of the park manager, as well as ground maintenance. Additional duties include public relations, information and education, and administrative support.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a job vacancy for a Natural Resource Technician 1 position, within the Wildlife Bureau located at Upper Iowa Wildlife Unit in Highlandville, IA. The NRT1 position oversee the implementation of the management plans for each of the Wildlife Management Areas assigned to the Upper Iowa Unit. Additional duties include maintenance and repair of the WMU facilities.
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
The application period is Open. Application deadline Dec. 27, 2019.
Water Patrol Information Sheet
The following are POTENTIAL positions that MAY be available. Only indicate on your application those that you are willing and able to work; i.e. only those areas that you would accept employment if offered. Some locations have minimal housing available included at no cost as a condition of working those stations. Those locations are not yet determined. Applicants can indicate if housing is preferred or needed.
IOWA LAKES/DICKINSON COUNTY (NW IOWA)
STORM LAKE (in Buena Vista County) (NW IOWA)
BLACK HAWK LAKE (in Sac County) (NW IOWA)
NORTH TWIN LAKE (in Calhoun County) (NW IOWA)
MISSISSIPPI RIVER Pool 10 @ MARQUETTE/MACGREGOR (Clayton County) (NE IOWA)
MISSISSIPPI RIVER Pool 9 @ HARPER'S FERRY (Allamakee County) (NE IOWA)
MANCHESTER AREA (in Delaware County) (NE IOWA)
MISSISSIPPI RIVER Pool 11 @ DUBUQUE (Dubuque County) (NE IOWA)
MISSISSIPPI RIVER Pool 12 @ BELLEVUE (Jackson County) (NE IOWA)
CLEAR LAKE @ (in Cerro Gordo County) (NC IOWA)
MISSOURI RIVER/LAKE MANAWA (in Pottawattamie County) (SW IOWA)
MISSOURI RIVER/CARTER LAKE (in Pottawattamie County) (SW IOWA)
MISSISSIPPI RIVER @ MONTROSE (in Des Moines and Lee Counties) (SE IOWA)
MISSISSIPPI RIVER @ PRINCETON/CLINTON (Scott and Clinton Counties) (SE IOWA)
MISSISSIPPI RIVER @ FAIRPORT (Muscatine and Louisa Counties) (SE IOWA)
CORALVILLE RESERVOIR (in Johnson County) (SE IOWA)
LAKE RATHBUN (in Appanoose County) (SC IOWA)
LAKE REDROCK (in Marion County) (SC IOWA)
SAYLORVILLE LAKE (Polk County) (C IOWA)