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Missouri Department of Conservation seeks Natural Resource Assistant

November 14, 2019

Position Title                                                                                                                                                                   MDC-logo
Natural Resources Assistant 


Department Description

Successful candidates will provide extensive monitoring of the Alligator Gar among other fisheries species while assisting with angler education initiatives.


Successful candidates will provide extensive monitoring of the Alligator Gar among other fisheries species while assisting with angler education initiatives. Our goal is to mentor and develop entry-level biologists to prepare for the professional field. This position will be challenging but will afford the opportunity to grow, while, developing needed tools to succeed as a professional.



Essential Job Duties

• Assist with high priority regional projects such as; fall crappie sampling, Perry County Karst Grotto Sculpin sampling, priority watershed data collection, and small impoundment catfish study.

• Assist with collecting, compiling, analyzing, summarizing, and interpreting; fish population, water quality, and habitat data for CAP and MDC managed lakes.

• Assist with implementing public lake management plans and writing annual reports, fish stocking requests, news releases, regulation proposals, responses to public information request.

• Assist with developing and implementing habitat improvement projects using native aquatic vegetation and woody cover.

• Assist with conducting stream fish community and water quality sampling. The NRA will assist with resource-related educational activities including but not limited to pond and stream management workshops, field days, fairs, career days, youth hunting fishing events, and youth organization camps.

• This individual will also attend department wide training, technical training, professional workshops and conferences.

• Successful candidate will be encouraged to attend professional development trainings and pursue full-time salaried opportunities.


Ancillary Job Duties

Other Duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries Management, Natural Resources, or related field.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Work outdoors in all conditions.

• Ability to travel and stay overnight occasionally.

• Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Ability to demonstrate regular and predictable attendance.

• Excellent written/oral communication skills and public speaking ability.


Work Environment

• Frequently work in outdoors in extreme conditions.


Physical Abilities

• Ability to traverse flat to rugged terrain, both on and off trails.



This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required. The Missouri Department of Conservation reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, functions, and requirements.

Exemption Status/Special Notes

This position has been determined to be Nonexempt according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Employees must agree to accept compensatory time in lieu of cash payments in accordance with the Department's Compensatory Time Off and Overtime Policy.


Job Title: Natural Resources Assistant
Position Number: 0001681A
Salary: $32,376 - $39,660
Job Location: Southeast Regional Office



To learn more about the job, contact 
Salvador J Mondragon at
(573) 290-5730 x4433



MDC promotes a Tobacco-Free (smoke and smokeless) working environment.

The department of Conservation will only hire United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete an "Employment Eligibility Verification" (Form I-9) and produce requested documentation after employment.


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