Natural History Biologist Assistant-Missouri

Missouri Dept of Conservation
West Plains, MO
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The assistant will work with the Natural History Biologist to treat invasive plants on Natural Areas; conduct surveys for rare plants, birds, insects, crayfish, mussels, fish, herps, etc.; assess quality of natural communities; create maps in ArcGIS; submit Element Occurrence Records to the Heritage database; assist with prescribed fires; enter data and perform other duties as required.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Environmental Studies, Plant or Animal Ecology, Biology, or applicable field of study. Classwork including Field botany and/or taxonomy is beneficial. Basic familiarity with Ozark flora and fauna, with some detailed knowledge of at least one group (e.g. birds, plants, insects, crayfish, etc). Good verbal and written communication and coordination skills. Valid driver’s license. Ability to navigate using topo maps and GPS. Ability to work in harsh field conditions, including hiking in steep terrain in high heat and humidity with ticks and chiggers. Ability to lift 50 pounds. Positive attitude and a passion for understanding and managing Ozark natural communities and species of conservation concern. Experience using ArcGIS is preferred, or strong aptitude to be trained in its use. ATV and/or chainsaw certification is preferred, but will be provided as necessary. Email cover letter, resume and transcript copies (unofficial) to:
Contact Person
Susan Farrington
Contact Phone
417-255-9561 x 4751
Contact eMail
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