Job opportunity: Polk County Conservation

Polk County Conservation is seeking a Parks Superintendent.

Parks Superintendent
Polk County Conservation Board
Granger, Iowa
Salary: $60,008-$78,924

The Parks Superintendent manages and directs the day-to-day operations of the Polk County Conservation parks, law enforcement, recreational facilities, trails, greenways, wildlife and recreational areas. This person must be a strong leader and a dedicated conservationist. Duties include: planning, supervising and participating in a comprehensive county-wide conservation program including outdoor recreation, natural resource management, land and water management, wildlife and fishery programs, and supervising professional and technical employees.

Located in central Iowa, Polk County Conservation Board (PCCB) manages over 20 park and wildlife areas that are visited by more than 1.4 million people each year. These public areas cover more than 14,000 acres including 50+ miles of paved multi-use recreational trails.

The Parks Superintendent will be actively involved with the work of staff and volunteers involved in law enforcement, public safety, maintenance, and recreational and educational programming services provided to the public. This position establishes overall operating standards for law enforcement consistent with the Polk County Conservation Board’s mission/strategic plans. Ability to work a flexible work schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays is required. Excellent public relations and communication skills are required. This position is a member of the Conservation Board’s management team participating in strategic and operational planning to increase operational efficiency for park services.

Application deadline is Friday, March 13, 2015, 11:59 p.m. CST

Apply online at

Questions? Contact Administrative Supervisor Cindy Lentz at


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