Job Location: This position is with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, and will be located at Trail of Tears State Park, 429 Moccasin Springs, Jackson, MO 63755. Cape Girardeau County. Work shifts will vary according to facility demands and will include working weekends and holidays.
Why you’ll love this position:
This is senior-level professional work conducted in a State Park. You will actively work to preserve and interpret the park’s natural and cultural resources and share your knowledge with visitors and the community. Work takes place indoors and outdoors in all seasons.
What you’ll do:
Manage the Visitor Center at Trail of Tears State Park.
Physically conduct and facilitate biological monitoring and research for the park flora and fauna.
Provide input as part of the park management team on park projects.
Plan and conduct prescribed fires for park burn units and assist in area prescribed fires.
Plan, facilitate and conduct ecological restoration and invasive species management.
Research primary resources related to the 1830’s Indian Removal.
Provide interpretive programs and park information for park visitors and scheduled groups.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Environmental, Biological or Natural Resources, Resource Management, Parks and Outdoor Recreation, History or a closely related field and
Two to four or more years of experience in research, development and/or presentation of interpretive and educational programs, teaching science or history, or comparable experience in a conservation or environmental program.
(Additional education or experience may substitute for the required education and experience on a year-for-year basis).