Mahaska County Courthouse

Park Ranger

  • Department: Mahaska County Conservation Board
  • Status: Full Time
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt
  • Reports To: Mahaska County Conservation Director
  • Post Date: June 25, 2024
  • Application Deadline: Posted Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description Summary:

The Park Ranger is a full-time non-exempt, at will employee of the Mahaska County Conservation Board.  This position shall have a probationary period of six (6) months commencing on the date of hire or appointment as law enforcement officer if Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) certified or terminating nine (9) months following the date of successful completion of training at the ILEA.  The Park Ranger carries out assigned routine duties relating to maintenance in all county conservation areas and completes improvement projects in the areas assigned, under the supervision of the Executive Director.  The Park Ranger is responsible for the care and maintenance of all MCCB equipment.  The Park Ranger serves as supervisor for all part-time and seasonal help assigned to the operation section of the department.  Performs law enforcement duties in MCCB areas by patrolling and checking facilities as scheduled.  The Park Ranger assists the public by providing information and help when needed.  The Park Ranger is responsible for developing and carrying out natural resource management plans.


Salaray Range:  $47,923.00 to $51,812.00

Job Requirements

Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in natural resource, science, law enforcement or a related field or from an accredited two year college with an Associate degree in any natural resource, science, law enforcement or related field and three years’ experience in park management.  Must be eligible for enrollment in Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) or an ILEA graduate.

Required Special Certification Requirements:

  • Must have a valid Iowa driver’s license and dependable transportation.
  • Must have or be able to acquire within one (1) year of hire the following:
    • The ability a acquire Class B CDL,
    • Law Enforcement Officer by State of Iowa (ILEA),
    • Chemical Applicators Certification in Category 6,
    • Basic Wildland Firefighter (S-130), Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190) and Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290) certifications,
    • CPR, First Aid, AED certification.

Special Requirements:

Ability to successfully complete all pre-employment requirements such as a criminal background and pre-employment physical including drug screening.

Mahaska County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage prospective employees and position incumbents to discuss accommodations with Employer.


Job Hours

Hours of Work:

Generally, 80 hours per pay period will be required.

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