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Employment

Join our team: learn more about employment and internships with Pottawattamie Conservation.

To learn about current employment opportunities with Pottawattamie County, including Pottawattamie Conservation, please visit the Pottawattamie County website. Open positions are posted throughout the year.

Employment Opportunities

Environmental Education Intern | Full-time | May to August

Environmental Education Interns are responsible for working with the Environmental Education department to develop and present of all aspects of the interpretive program including, but not limited to, summer camps, general public programs, school programs, and special events under the supervision of the Environmental Education Coordinator and Naturalists.

 

Park Ranger Internships | Full-time | May to September

An individual in this position is responsible for assisting Park Rangers with the management of assigned County parks and/or properties in accordance with Conservation Board policies, state laws, and standard conservation practices. Duties include but are not limited to; supervision of other seasonal staff and volunteers, collection of fees, public safety, public relations, planning of events, light construction, park maintenance, environmental education, and other duties as required.  Job duties require a considerable amount of physical activity, including walking, standing, kneeling, crouching, reaching, stooping, and climbing.

 

Natural Areas Management Intern | Full-time | May to August

Individuals in this position are responsible for assisting the Natural Resource Specialist and/or the Natural Resource Technician with the management of assigned County parks and/or properties in accordance with Conservation Board policies, state laws, and standard conservation practices. Duties include but not limited to tree and brush removal using chainsaws, brush cutters, other machinery, and hand labor; invasive species control using herbicide, hand labor, and other tools; implementation of prescribed fire as part of a crew; trail maintenance and sustainability.   Work duties are generally performed out of doors and in inclement weather.  Job duties require a considerable amount of physical activity, including walking, standing, kneeling, crouching, reaching, stooping and climbing. 

 

Natural Areas Management Intern Crew Lead | Full-time | March to November

An individual in this position is responsible for assisting the Natural Resource Specialist and/or the Natural Resource Technician with the management of interns and assigned County parks and/or properties in accordance with Conservation Board policies, state laws, and standard conservation practices. Duties include but not limited to intern supervision, tree and brush removal using chainsaws, brush cutters, other machinery, and hand labor; invasive species control using herbicide, hand labor, and other tools; implementation of prescribed fire as part of a crew; trail maintenance and sustainability.  Work duties are generally performed out of doors and in inclement weather.  Job duties require a considerable amount of physical activity, including walking, standing, kneeling, crouching, reaching, stooping and climbing. 

 

Mt. Crescent Ski Area Seasonal Positions | Hours vary | December to mid-March

We are still looking to fill a couple of needs to support Mt. Crescent operations through the end of the season. Apply as a Chairlift Operator or Instructor today!

Benefits include:

  • Free Season Pass
  • Free Equipment Rental
  • Free Lessons
  • Free Buddy Passes
  • Free Family Passes & Discounts
  • 50% Off Meals

Must be at least 15 yrs old to apply and have previous work experience. Due to the nature of this work, weekend and holiday availability is required.

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