Position title
Conservation Director


Administration of the Guthrie County Conservation Department including budgeting, grant writing, fiscal management and project administration.

Planning, developing, and management of County parks, recreational areas, wildlife areas and department programs and services.

Planning, conducting, and administering all board meetings and providing all necessary information for board members to set policy and procedures.

Implements all policy, procedures, and administration as set by the Guthrie County Conservation Board.

Coordinating and facilitating the maintenance and operations of all areas managed by the Guthrie County Conservation Department.

Provides public information and guidance about natural resources management and conservation. Maintains cooperative relationships with other agencies and intergovernmental offices.

Directly or indirectly supervise all full-time, seasonal and volunteer staff.


Bachelors’ degree with major coursework in natural resource/science, outdoor recreation, or related field, and minimum 2 years of progressive field experience including supervisory responsibilities. Valid driver’s license.

Useful certifications and training

Chemical applicator license, first aid/ CPR, hunter safety instructor and S130/S190 fire training.

Job Benefits

Healthcare, vision and dental insurance, vacation, sick leave and IPERS

Salary: $50,000 – $59,000 depending on qualifications.

Guthrie County is an equal opportunity employer.


Secure an application from guthriecounty.org website or request an application via email to Guthrie County Human Resources Director at plane@guthriecounty.us  or call 641-322-3028 or stop by the Conservation office at 206 West South St. Panora, Iowa or the Human Resources Depart. at 200 North 5th St. Guthrie Center, Iowa.

Submit your application, resume, and cover letter to the Guthrie County Conservation Board at Conservation office 206 West South St. Panora, Iowa 50216.

Position: Conservation Director

Thank you for submitting your application. We will contact you shortly!

Employment Type
Job Location
206 West South St., 50216, Panora, IA
Date posted
October 17, 2019
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