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Description: Permanent, full-time position under the general supervision of the Executive Director that plans, develops, coordinates, and presents environmental education programs for schools, youth and adult groups and the general public. Develops written, audiovisual and display materials and performs related work as required.

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major coursework in environmental education, natural resources, biology or a related conservation program curriculum; or graduation from an accredited two (2) year college with a major in a natural resources field and a minimum of two (2) years work experience in environmental education; ability to express oneself clearly and persuasively, both orally and in writing; ability to operate computer. Non-standard work week. Must be able to work flexible hours and days, with some weekends and evening hours.

Salary: $29,000-$32,000 annually plus standard county benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and at least 3 references to Chris Bass, Director, Sac County Conservation Board, 2970 280th Street, Sac City, IA 50583 or email to Complete job description can be obtained at Conservation Board office or at

Deadline: August 27, 2014















Location: Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is located 20 miles east of Des Moines, Iowa. The Refuge consists of 5600 acres, 3000 of which has been returned to prairie. Bison and elk roam an 800 acre enclosure, while white-tail deer, mink, coyotes, owls and numerous songbirds also wander throughout the Refuge. The hundreds of plants that make up the prairie landscape create an ever-changing kaleidoscope of color. Interns will have a fantastic opportunity to explore this endangered ecosystem.

Duties: Interns will assist Neal Smith NWR staff in a diversity of Visitor Services projects including: environmental education, curriculum development, program presentations, Partner School Program development, staffing the Visitor Center information desk, assistance with public special events, and trail maintenance.

Benefits: The internship will generally run 9 - 12 weeks, working 40 hours a week, and is available in spring, summer and fall seasons. The fall internship will last from late August or early September through November. The intern will receive a stipend of $2880 to $3840 for 9-12 weeks respectively. Refuge staff will work with students to fulfill internship credit requirements at individual universities, including assigning independent projects. Housing is not provided. There are several rental opportunities in the local area.

Qualifications: Anyone interested in applying should be able to work independently or in small groups, have excellent verbal/writing skills, and have a background in environmental education, interpretation or a related field. Basic computer skills and a valid driverís license are required.

To Apply: For the fall internship, the following must be received by August 8, 2014: 1) a one-page cover letter describing personal background and interests, 2) a detailed resume noting education, experience, skills, and including three references and their phone numbers, 3) unofficial college transcripts, and 4) a letter of recommendation including the name, affiliation, address, telephone, and email address of the person writing the letter. Information should be sent to: Megan Wandag, Visitor Services Specialist, Neal Smith NWR, P.O. Box 399, Prairie City, IA 50228 or

For additional information, contact Megan Wandag at (515) 994-3400 or or go to





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