Employment Opportunities

Sioux County Conservation Board employees many employees both permeant and seasonal. Below you will find listing for seasonal positions. Seasonal Positions are typically mid May-mid August. Application due March 31.

Parks Department

Application available click here.

All applicants must have an interest in the outdoors and working with people of all ages, be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing, apply knowledge and common sense to solve problems and/or achieve work objectives. Must possess a current valid driver’s license, be 16 years of age or older and undergo background checks in reference to driving record, criminal history and child abuse registry. Prefer education or training in environmental education, natural resources, wildlife biology, biology/ecology or related field is preferred, but not required. Interest in the outdoors and working with people of all ages is a must for all positions. See below for further information on department positions.

Sioux County Conservation Board is looking to hire seasonal help at Oak Grove, Big Sioux Recreation Area, and Sandy Hollow Recreation Area. Whether you are a college student looking for a summer job, high school student exploring career options or a retired adult looking for something to keep you busy during the summer months we have positions available. Hours vary including weekends, evenings, holiday, and weekdays.

  • Registration Booth Attendants
    The Registration Booth Attendant will operate at either the Big Sioux Recreation Area, near Hawarden, IA and/or Sandy Hollow Recreation Area, near Sioux Center, IA. Primary responsibilities include registering vehicles upon entering park, selling firewood and snacks, renting canoes/kayaks, cleaning of assigned areas and other tasks as assigned. Position to include weekday, weekend, evening, and holiday hours.
  • Seasonal Park Technician
    Seasonal Park Technicians will assist the full-time Park Ranger/Maintenance Technicians in day-to-day operations of the parks and facilities. Duties include but not limited to mowing, cleaning restrooms and facilities, cutting firewood, staining, running farm equipment, register park users, maintain records and much more. Applicants interested in the season park technician position should have the ability to engage in physical work, previous experience with maintenance, landscaping, and farm equipment.

All applications and/or resumes will be open to public inspection unless request in writing to be kept confidential. Discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability is prohibited. Sioux County is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline for applications is March 31.

Please click the link to print off an application and return to:
Sioux County Conservation Board
4051 Cherry Ave
Hawarden, IA 51023

Click here for application.

 

Environmental Education Department

All applicants must have an interest in the outdoors and working with people of all ages, be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing, apply knowledge and common sense to solve problems and/or achieve work objectives. Must possess a current valid driver’s license, be 16 years of age or older and undergo background checks in reference to driving record, criminal history and child abuse registry. Prefer education or training in environmental education, natural resources, wildlife biology, biology/ecology, education, or related field is preferred, but not required. Interest in the outdoors and working with people of all ages is a must for all positions. See below for further information on department positions.

All applications and/or resumes will be open to public inspection unless request in writing to be kept confidential. Discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability is prohibited. Sioux County is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Naturalist Internship-Deadline for applications is March 31.
    As a Summer Naturalist Intern, you use your talent and skills to impact public understanding and attitudes about nature and the environment! Assist professional Naturalists with planning and implementing nature interpretation, outdoor recreation and environmental education programs and media for a wide range of audiences. Programs range from summer camp, fishing, kayaking and canoeing, archery, library programs and other summer programs out of the Prairie Woods Nature Center. Additional may include animal cares, cleaning and maintaining classrooms and facilities, other tasks as assigned. Position to include weekday, weekend, evening and holiday hours.
  • Front Desk Receptionist- Call to inquire about openings
    This position is located at the Prairie Woods Nature Center at Oak Grove Park. Responsibilities include watching the exhibit hall of the nature center, greeting guests, answering questions, selling gift shop items and other items as available, cleaning of facility and other misc. tasks as assigned. Shifts available include weekdays, evenings, summer holidays and weekends.
  • Volunteer - Click here to join our amazing volunteer team!

Please print application and return with resume, cover letter to:
Sioux County Conservation Board
Attn: Sunday Ford
4051 Cherry Ave
Hawarden, IA 51023
Or
[email protected]

Click here for application.

 

For other conservation job opportunities around the state, check out listings at Mycountyparks.com by clicking here.