Work With Us

Polk County Conservation Staff working in Jester Park

Work our mission. Live your passion.


Polk County Conservation tirelessly:

Promotes Outdoor Recreation.

Protects the Natural Heritage of Polk County.

Provides Environmental Education. 


Job Opportunities

Work with your hands. Work with technology. Work with people. The array of job opportunities at Polk County Conservation can be as diverse as the natural environment we care for. The full list of current, open positions with Polk County Conservation is listed on

For questions on Conservation’s job openings please contact the Polk County Conservation office at 515-323-5300.

If you need assistance or an accommodation with the application process, please contact or 515-286-3200.


Around the Office Parks

So you’re asking yourself: What is it really like working at Polk County Conservation? What are the people like? Where will I spend most of my time? Will I fit in?

Only you can answer that last question. But here is some info about the organization’s values, people and facilities that can help you make an informed decision.


The atmosphere

Yep. We have desks and computers. It is the 21st century. But our desks and computers look out over parklands and prairies. As often as we’re applying for grants or writing reports, we’re in the parks and wildlife areas engaging with visitors or nurturing the land. Meetings are just as likely to be held in a picnic shelter as a conference room. 


The culture

Above all else, the leadership at Polk County conservation promotes and values transparency and input within and amongst staff. Office (or cubicle) doors are always open. Even more important, creative ideas and new approaches are highly valued. But you do have to be willing to speak up. 


The people

You’ll find staff from all walks of life at Polk County Conservation. The one thing that ties everyone together is love of the outdoors and nature. That passion can be rooted in conservation or outdoor recreation or simply a desire to be in the wide-open. Regardless of motivation, it is the common thread that unites us.


The welcome

You are invited to bring your whole self to Polk County Conservation. Your unique perspective, life experience, and cultural background are valued. This organization is actively cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce because we believe that will make us even more effective at offering comfortable spaces and equitable experiences for the communities we serve.

Get involved

These committees are driven by employees, not leadership, and are focused on pushing the organization forward. They don’t just talk. They take action.


Living out our mission of protecting the natural world. In year one the group had solar panels installed at 11 locations. Up next: electric vehicle charging stations and a fully electrified fleet.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility

Actively cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce to better serve a diverse public. First the group held staff assessments and training. Now it’s addressing equity and access related to parks and programs.


Striking the right balance between people, nature and technology. Newly formed, this group is looking to streamline the organization's library of tools, facilitate training, and evaluate and recommend emerging technologies.



12130 NW 128th St
Granger, IA 50109
p. (515) 323-5300