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

We are actively seeking:

Administrative Assistant

Responsible for providing administrative support services and assistance to the Office Coordinator in order to ensure the efficient operation of the Pottawattamie County Conservation Board.

Apply for a position with Pottawattamie County today.




Inactive Job Postings:

Please note: the below positions are no longer active; however, please feel free to review as they are seasonal positions that become active annually. 

HawkWatch Counter, Compiler, and Interpreter | 38 Hours Per Week | September to December

This position is responsible for identifying and counting migrating raptors, preparing reports, and assisting with bird-related environmental education at Hitchcock Nature Center, in Honey Creek, Iowa.

Green Iowa AmeriCorps Members | Full-Time | May to August

We are currently looking to hire two AmeriCorps members to join us for three months between May 22nd and August 22nd and create educational opportunities surrounding the environment, sustainability, energy, and more for community members of all ages. Apply today by selecting "Honey Creek - Pottawattamie Conservation" as the Host Site in your application.

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.


Season Park Aides | Arrowhead, Botna Bend, and Narrows River Park | May to August

An individual in this position is responsible for assisting Park Rangers with the maintenance of assigned County parks in accordance with Conservation Board policies, state laws, and standard conservation practices. 

  • Seasonal Park Aide | Arrowhead Park | Neola, IA

  • Seasonal Park Aide | Narrows River Park

  • Seasonal Park Aide | Botna Bend Park & Old Town Park | Hancock, IA & Macedonia, IA 

Essential functions include:

  • Assist Park Ranger with the management of county parks including maintenance and public relations.
  • Register campers, collect user, camper and other miscellaneous fees and provide receipts of payment.
  • Prepare and collect fees for shelter rentals.
  • Perform routine ground maintenance in parks and assigned properties including, but not limited to mowing, trimming, pruning, and trash removal.
  • Perform road and trail maintenance duties such as blading and filing holes.
  • Perform routine building maintenance and clean and stock supplies in park facilities such as restrooms, shower houses, and shelters.
  • Perform other functions as directed or as the situation dictates.



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