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Job opportunity: Polk County Conservation

Polk County Conservation Board seeks a Parks Superintendent.

Position Overview

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, work well in a team environment and a dedicated conservationist. Duties include: planning, supervising and coordinating operations of the manicured portion of Polk County’s park system (beach, cabins, campgrounds, shelters, trails, security, park use permits, etc.); participates within the management team in comprehensive county-wide conservation planning: including outdoor recreation, natural resource management, land and water management, wildlife and fishery programs, and supervising professional and technical employees.

About Polk County Conversation Board

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 45 miles of paved multi-use recreational trails and 40 miles of soft trails.

Position Responsibilities

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 (hunter safety classes) 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 Agency’s management team participating in strategic and operational planning to increase operational efficiency for park services.

Apply online at http://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/hr/job-opportunities/

Application deadline is Sunday, November 1, 2015, 11:59 p.m. CST


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This WRP site in Worth County provides the landonwer many hours of outdoor recreation including bird watching and hunting.

Committed to creating a sustainable future for Iowa? Enjoy working alongside colleagues that possess a serious work ethic and a good sense of humor? Passionate about building collaboration and creating last change? We’ve been looking for you.

The Iowa Environmental Council is currently hiring an Agricultural Policy Specialist and a Clean Energy Organizer.

The Agricultural Policy Specialist works with the Water Program Director to ensure the adoption and implementation of appropriate agricultural conservation practices needed to meet water quality standards and ensure the health and safety of Iowa’s water resources.

The Clean Energy Organizer will reach out to targeted Iowa groups to advocate for clean energy solutions during the 2015 Iowa Presidential Caucus campaign process, helping to advance the political debate on clean energy and carbon reduction solutions.

Review job descriptions, required and desired qualification, and learn how to apply on our website.

Job Opportunity: 1000 Friends of Iowa

1000 Friends of Iowa — a nonprofit organization focused on land use education founded in 1998 — is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and detail-oriented individual to fulfill the role of executive director. The executive director serves as the primary spokesperson for 1000 Friends of Iowa and cultivates audiences to support and promote the mission and vision of the organization. We seek someone quick-witted and politically savvy, with an ability to find common ground among individuals who may not share basic political beliefs. This person will run the day-to-day inner workings of a small non-profit including: overseeing financial and fundraising activities, conducting outreach and education programming, and collaborating with others to address local, regional and state-wide land use priorities.

Additional information about this opportunity, including desired qualifications, experience and benefits is available on the 1000 Friends of Iowa website here: http://www.new.1000friendsofiowa.org/1000-friends-seeks-executive-director/

Applications will be accepted through February, 16 2015. No phone calls, please.

Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to:

1000 Friends of Iowa
3850 Merle Hay Road, Suite 605
Des Moines, IA 50310