Missouri Department of Conservation

Our mission is to protect and manage the fish, forest, and wildlife resources of the state; to facilitate and provide opportunity for all citizens to use, enjoy, and learn about these resources.

We employ lots of agents, fisheries biologists, foresters, and wildlife biologists to help us protect and conserve Missouri’s forests, fish, and wildlife. But we also need accountants, programmers, and IT specialists, among many others. Use this section to browse job openings, apply online, explore employee benefits, browse sample job descriptions, and apply for an internship.

Missouri Department of Conservation St Louis, MO, USA
Feb 12, 2018
Full time
Duties and Responsibilities Under the direction of a Natural History Biologist, plans, supervises, and implements the monitoring, restoration, and management of natural communities and fish and wildlife populations on both public and private lands. Assists with species monitoring, updating records of species of conservation concern, endangered species recovery tasks, natural community restoration, and environmental reviews. Tasks will vary seasonally and with priority focus, but could include breeding bird surveys, rare plant surveys, natural community assessments, invasive species control, cave hibernacula surveys, etc. Works cooperatively with biologists of Forestry, Wildlife, Private Land Services, and Fisheries Divisions. Plans seasonal and monthly work schedules. Tracks accomplishments and assists with vehicle and fuel reconciliation reports. Assists with the development of a district budget and monitors expenditures including bidding for goods and services and contract administration. Prepares and presents educational programs and assists with workshops promoting natural community restoration and management. Records, compiles and analyzes information using portable data recorders, personal computers, ArcGIS and other software. Participates in Leadership Academy and other professional development programs. Performs other duties as required.   Although this is a full-time salaried job, the position is designed to be a training position for a 2-3-year term, with the desire for the candidate to build their experience and seek promotional opportunities within the Missouri Department of Conservation.   To learn more about the job, feel free to contact Andrea Schuhmann at 636-441-4554. Qualifications Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Conservation Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Management, Forestry; or a closely related natural resources degree. Special Ability Requirements Ability to:   Accept all responsibilities of the job and assigned tasks.   Use provided computer technology to enhance the quality of work and programs.   Keep focused on understanding, anticipating and responding to the needs of customers.   Administer financial resources in a manner which instills public trust and accomplishes the Department’s mission.   Accept change and new information and cope with job pressure and stress.   Identify internal and external politics that impact the work of the Department.   Define a problem, analyze relevant information, develop solutions and solve problems.   Maintain focus and intensity, and remain optimistic and persistent even under adversity.   Develop and sustain cooperative working relationships.   Demonstrate technical proficiency in areas of responsibility.   Create and sustain an atmosphere in which timely, quality information flows between self and others and to express facts and ideas in a convincing manner whether one-on-one or within or before groups.   Take a long-term view of the Department’s or Unit’s direction and articulate a vision which integrates key program goals, priorities, values and other factors.   Demonstrate regular and predictable attendance.   Operate a motor vehicle and obtain a valid Driver License by date of employment.   Identify native and non-native species of Missouri plants and animals.   Read and interpret topographic and soil survey maps and aerial photos.   Read and write land descriptions using latitudes and longitudes, GPS data, and standard legal descriptions (Township, Range, Section), and to locate specific points, areas and features on topographic maps and on the ground.   Travel extensively throughout the state during the work week and occasionally for out-of-state training (approved travel expenses are reimbursed by the Department).   Work with and maintain effective working relationships with the St. Louis Zoo, State Parks, Missouri Botanical Garden, private landowners, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, conservation organizations, etc.   Work out-of-doors in extreme hot or cold temperatures, and with biting insects.   Walk in rough terrain including shallow flooded wetlands, dense prairie, and steep sloped woodlands while performing field work and participating in prescribed burns or wild fires.   Must have good technical and general writing skills.   Must have good verbal communication skills.   Must have the ability to prepare and present general information and technical programs to diverse professional and lay audiences. Closing Date: 2/23/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Missouri Department of Conservation Jefferson City, MO 65102, USA
Feb 12, 2018
Temporary
Duties and Responsibilities This is a temporary full-time hourly position that pays $15.82/hour, 40 hours per week. Work will be located in the Policy Coordination Unit at the Department's Headquarters Office in Jefferson City. The Policy Specialist will manage the database of Department-issued special use permits, assist with revisions to the Resource Policy Manual and track and report progress on conservation area management plans. This position will also assist with other Policy Coordination Unit assignments including human dimensions, public input, and survey work.  Qualifications Candidate should have a Bachelor's degree, or higher; natural resources, policy, or communications experience preferred. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with Microsoft OneNote, SharePoint, and GIS is helpful. This work requires excellent organization, computer, and communication skills. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Missouri Department of Conservation East Prairie, MO, USA
Feb 12, 2018
Full time
Duties and Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Wildlife Regional Supervisor, serves as the lead wildlife biologist for the Delta District in the Bootheel of Southeast Missouri. This District features Ten Mile Pond Conservation Area, one of the Missouri’s 15 Managed Waterfowl Hunting Areas. The Wildlife Management Biologist (WMB) is also responsible for management of most of the public land within the MDC’s River Bends Priority Geography. This includes, Ten Mile Pond CA, Black Island CA and Seven Island CA. In addition to these areas the WMB leads management activities of Hornersville Swamp CA, Little River CA, and Ben Cash Memorial CA. The ability to coordinate with other Divisions within MDC and other agencies including National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) is necessary in this District. Applicants with a strong background in wetland ecology and a passion for wetland management are desirable.   The position also writes wildlife management plans and habitat proposals. Provides leadership and general guidance for work team staff regarding district work planning, management and general area operation and maintenance. Prepares annual budget and oversees accounting of expenditures including administration of contracts. Conducts wildlife inventories and management/evaluation projects. Makes recommendations to improve conditions of wildlife populations and habitats by using various tools including GIS applications and various habitat inventory and assessment processes. Plans and drafts capital improvement requests, and prepares and administers grant requests. Coordinates Farm Service Agency (FSA) programs with permittee farmers. Recommends regulations pertaining to public use. Works with Private Land Services Division personnel to assist in District private land activities such as workshops and demonstration areas. Works with personnel of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, University of Missouri Extension Service, FSA, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and other agencies and non-government groups related to natural resource management for the development of wildlife habitat and wildlife diversity projects. Helps implement the Comprehensive Wildlife Strategy, Missouri Department of Conservation Strategic Plan and other interdivisional plans. Represents the Department and the Wildlife Division at fairs, exhibits and local public meetings. Prepares articles for the Conservationist magazine, local newspaper and other publications. Conducts radio or TV programs upon request. Performs other duties as required. Qualifications Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife, Forestry, Agriculture or closely related subjects and at least three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in wildlife management or closely related natural resource field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.   Approval as Certified Wildlife Biologist by The Wildlife Society is desired. Experience with GIS preferred. Experience with wetland management is preferred. Special Ability Requirements Ability to:   Obtain a Missouri Driver License by date of employment.   Adapt to a variety of job situations involving long hours, hazardous conditions and difficult circumstances.   Operate ½-ton truck and burning equipment.   Work weekends and early mornings on a regular basis throughout waterfowl season.   Conduct special conservation programs to special interest groups and the general public.   Train and supervise other employees.   Work outdoors in extreme hot or cold temperatures. Closing Date: 2/28/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Missouri Department of Conservation Columbia, MO, USA
Feb 12, 2018
Full time
Duties and Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Wildlife Regional Supervisor, serves as the lead wildlife biologist in the Columbia District. The district includes Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, one of the Missouri’s 15 Managed Waterfowl Hunting Areas. This position’s workload features intensive wetland management and public use management including managed waterfowl hunts, deer hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing and shooting range operation and maintenance.   The position also writes wildlife management plans and habitat proposals. Provides leadership and general guidance for work team staff regarding district work planning, management and general area operation and maintenance. Prepares annual budget and oversees accounting of expenditures including administration of contracts. Conducts wildlife inventories and management/evaluation projects. Makes recommendations to improve conditions of wildlife populations and habitats by using various tools including GIS applications and various habitat inventory and assessment processes. Plans and drafts capital improvement requests, and prepares and administers grant requests. Coordinates Farm Service Agency (FSA) programs with permittee farmers. Recommends regulations pertaining to public use. Works with Private Land Services Division personnel to assist in District private land activities such as workshops and demonstration areas. Works with personnel of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, University of Missouri Extension Service, FSA, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and other agencies and non-government groups related to natural resource management for the development of wildlife habitat and wildlife diversity projects. Helps implement the Comprehensive Wildlife Strategy, Missouri Department of Conservation Strategic Plans and other interdivisional plans. Represents the Department and the Wildlife Division at fairs, exhibits and local public meetings. Prepares articles for the Conservationist magazine, local newspaper and other publications. Conducts radio or TV programs upon request. Performs other duties as required. Qualifications Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife, Forestry, Agriculture or closely related subjects and at least three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in wildlife management or closely related natural resource field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.   Approval as Certified Wildlife Biologist by The Wildlife Society is desired. Experience with GIS preferred. Experience with wetland management is preferred. Special Ability Requirements Ability to:   Obtain a Missouri Driver License by date of employment.   Adapt to a variety of job situations involving long hours, hazardous conditions and difficult circumstances.   Operate ½-ton truck and burning equipment.   Work weekends and early mornings on a regular basis throughout waterfowl season.   Conduct special conservation programs to special interest groups and the general public.   Train and supervise other employees.   Work outdoors in extreme hot or cold temperatures. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Missouri Department of Conservation California, MO, USA
Feb 12, 2018
Full time
Duties and Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Wildlife Regional Supervisor, serves as the lead wildlife biologist in the California District. This position’s workload features the management of approximately 16,000 acres of public land within Cole, Cooper and Moniteau Counties. Public use management includes managed hunts, deer hunting, fishing, special events, workshops, University field trips, and scientific researchers using the area for various projects.   The position also writes wildlife management plans and habitat proposals. Provides leadership and general guidance for work team staff regarding district work planning, management and general area operation and maintenance. Prepares annual budget and oversees accounting of expenditures including administration of contracts. Conducts wildlife inventories and management/evaluation projects. Makes recommendations to improve conditions of wildlife populations and habitats by using various tools including GIS applications and various habitat inventory and assessment processes. Plans and drafts capital improvement requests, and prepares and administers grant requests. Coordinates Farm Service Agency (FSA) programs with permittee farmers. Recommends regulations pertaining to public use. Works with Private Land Services Division personnel to assist in District private land activities such as workshops and demonstration areas. Works with personnel of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, University of Missouri Extension Service, FSA, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and other agencies and non-government groups related to natural resource management for the development of wildlife habitat and wildlife diversity projects. Helps implement the Comprehensive Wildlife Strategy, Missouri Department of Conservation Strategic Plan and other interdivisional plans. Represents the Department and the Wildlife Division at fairs, exhibits and local public meetings. Prepares articles for the Conservationist magazine, local newspaper and other publications. Conducts radio or TV programs upon request. Performs other duties as required. Qualifications Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife, Forestry,   Agriculture or closely related subjects and at least three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in wildlife management or closely related natural resource field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.   Approval as Certified Wildlife Biologist by The Wildlife Society is desired. Experience with GIS preferred. Special Ability Requirements Ability to:   Obtain a Missouri Driver License by date of employment.   Adapt to a variety of job situations involving long hours, hazardous conditions and difficult circumstances.   Operate ½-ton truck and burning equipment.   Work weekends and early mornings on a regular basis throughout waterfowl season.   Conduct special conservation programs to special interest groups and the general public.   Train and supervise other employees.   Work outdoors in extreme hot or cold temperatures. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com