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NATURALIST JOB OPPORTUNITIES
PART TIME NATURALIST OPPORTUNITIES
MISCELLANEOUS JOB OPPORTUNITIES
CERRO GORDO COUNTY~ WILDLIFE/PARKS INTERNSHIP/ATTENDANT
POSITION: A seasonal shared wildlife & park areas management internship
Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, Mason City, Iowa.
EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: Approximately May to November. Limited to
40hrs./week, Mon. - Fri.
SALARY: $10.61/hr with no benefits.
DESCRIPTION: Intern will assist both the Wildlife Area Manager and
Area Manager with all aspects of management
activities directed towards county owned
areas/facilities and wildlife areas. Individual will split work
50/50 with both program areas. Work activities will
include; routine area and facility
maintenance, management of 1.)
tree & shrub plantings, 2.) established and restored
3.) food plots 4.) mowed cool season grass areas and 5.) timber stands.
Also routine maintenance and service for all agency equipment.
QUALIFICATIONS: Either be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the
following fields: natural resource
management, wildlife biology,
ecology, biology, forestry, agriculture, or a related field of
Relevant experience may be considered in place of education.
REQUIREMENTS: The ability to effectively apply knowledge and common
sense to solve
problems and/or achieve work objectives; ability to
routinely stand, walk, sit, kneel, stoop,
balance, climb and operate
power hand tools; ability to work outdoors in extreme weather
conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes and loud noises; ability to
routinely lift 75lbs.;
ability to follow written and oral
instructions; possess a valid Iowa drivers license; maintain
acceptable driving record and operate a manual transmission pickup
Gordo County is a pre-employment physical and drug
TO APPLY: To be considered for employment,
individual must submit an official Cerro
Gordo County Job Application
Form to: Mary Ermer, Office Manager, Cerro Gordo
Board, 3501 Lime Creek Road, Mason City, Iowa 50401. For
information and/or to request an application & job description, call
DEADLINE: Applications must be received on or
before Friday, April 22, 2016 or can be
dropped off at the Lime Creek
Nature Center by 4:00 pm on 04/22/2016.
PARK MANAGEMENT &
ATTENDANT INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
seasonal park management and attendant position that provides housing
with the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, Mason City, Iowa.
EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: Approximately May to October, with the
time period somewhat flexible for students. Limited to 32hrs./week, Tue.
- Fri. for Park Management position and as needed Fri. – Sun. for Park
SALARY: $10.61/hr with no benefits for the
Park Management position plus an additional $420/month for the Attendant
DESCRIPTION: Intern will assist the Outdoor Recreation
Area Manager with all aspects of park management and all phases of
routine campground and picnic area attendant duties. Responsibilities
include, but are not limited to; routine area and facility maintenance,
providing park information to visitors, check-in of campers and cleaning
of park restrooms, showerhouses and shelterhouses. Work under the direct
supervision of the Outdoor Recreation Area Manager & Director.
QUALIFICATIONS: Either be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the
following natural resource fields: parks and recreation management,
wildlife biology, ecology, biology, natural resource management,
forestry or a related field of study. Relevant experience may be
considered in place of education.
REQUIREMENTS: The ability to
effectively apply knowledge and common sense to solve problems and/or
achieve work objectives; ability to routinely stand, walk, sit, kneel,
stoop, balance, climb and operate power hand tools; ability to work
outdoors in extreme weather conditions and be exposed to dust, fumes and
loud noises; ability to routinely lift 45lbs.; ability to follow written
and oral instructions; possess a valid Iowa drivers license; maintain an
acceptable driving record and operate manual transmission pickup truck.
Maintain a reasonable amount of "on-site" hours during the day and
overnight (during weekends and holidays) for camper access and facility
maintenance, dependent on campground capacity and holidays. Cerro Gordo
County is a pre-employment physical and drug screening employer.
TO APPLY: To be considered for employment, individual must submit an
official Cerro Gordo County Job Application Form to: Mary Ermer, Office
Manager, Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, 3501 Lime Creek Road,
Mason City, Iowa 50401. For more information and/or to request an
application & job description, call (641) 423-5309.
Applications will be reviewed when received and position will be open
CITY OF DES MOINES~ HORTICULTURE INSPECTOR
The City Of Des Moines Parks and Recreation has a job opening for a
Horticulture Inspector. This position will be responsible for
supervising the department’s natural resources and trails. Included in
the areas of responsibility are: natural resource restoration and
maintenance such as invasive species removal, prescribed burns, native
plantings, and woodland restoration; tree maintenance; wildlife
management; paved and nature trail maintenance; parks equipment fleet
maintenance ; and supervising a heavy equipment crew. A lot of this
position’s responsibilities align with work county conservation
LAKEFIELD, MINNESOTA~ DIRECTOR
935 North Highway 86
Lakefield, MN 56150
Nature Center Executive Director
The Prairie Ecology Bus Center
(PEBC) is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic individual to lead a
growing environmental education center serving pre-K through adult
audiences. The PEBC is a regional, non-profit environmental education
program serving 20+ counties in SW Minnesota and northern Iowa. It’s
home to a very unique program in North America - the Ecology Bus – a
mobile classroom and nature center. The Executive Director (ED) oversees
PEBC and is responsible for implementing the PEBC’s overall strategic
direction, leadership, fundraising, staffing, supervision, and
administration of educational programming and outreach services. This is
a full-time, permanent position requiring a diverse schedule that may
include occasional evenings and weekends in addition to weekday business
START DATE: Position begins Summer/Fall, 2016.
Applications accepted starting March until a suitable candidate is
• Directs and supervises
nature center facilities and programs.
• Works to fulfill the mission
of the nature center.
• Supervises and coordinates a working team of
staff professionals and volunteers.
• Oversees environmental
education and outreach programming in conjunction with Program
• Maintains a high level of professional customer
service for program participants, members, volunteers and the public.
• Hires and trains new staff
• Manages operating budget and seeks
innovative funding for special programs, projects and general operations
including writing grants and administering grant-funded projects.
Performs administrative duties, writes reports, directs strategic and
• Responsible for public relations and member
communications, including newsletters, website and social media content,
press releases and development of articles.
• Develops and maintains
cooperative working relationships with a variety of organizations and
• Promotes public interest in the facility and programs.
• Evaluates employees, procedures and programs.
• Ensures facilities,
equipment and vehicles are well maintained.
• BA/BS Degree in Environmental Education (EE) or
• Excellent communication skills in writing and oral
• Able to obtain a Class B CDL license within 4
months of start date (training provided).
• Master’s Degree in Environmental
Education, Nature Center Administration or related field
• 5 years
successful experience in management at a nature center or related
non-profit organization including 2 years of successful teaching EE or
• Experience in planning, organizing, and supervising
programs, events and projects such as capital campaigns
in Microsoft Office
• Familiarity with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop,
database programs and website management helpful.
Benefits $45,000-$60,000/yr, commensurate with education and experience
including paid vacation and health benefits. The PEBC offers a fun
atmosphere, welcoming community and great satisfaction in being part of
environmental education in MN! Southern Minnesota offers a high quality
of life with easy access to urban areas and diverse outdoor recreation
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to
PEBC ED Search Team, PO Box 429, Lakefield, MN 56150.
call 507-662-5064 or email