Applications are being accepted to fill two temporary Crew Leader positions for regional Priority Watershed stream assessment programs in Missouri: one in the Northeast Region based in Kirksville and one in the Kansas City Region based in Warsaw. Responsibilities include sampling warmwater stream sites located within the region; collecting and identifying Missouri fishes; collecting and recording water quality samples and stream habitat data; repairing and maintaining stream sampling equipment; entering data in a computerized database (ACCESS); supervising 2 crew members; and performing other duties as required.
HOURS AND PAY RATE: $10.73 per hour starting about 15 May 2017 and ending about 15 September 2017. Applicants should be able to work 40 hours per week. Employment will not exceed 975 hours. Department benefits are not available for this position.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree or majoring in Fisheries or Wildlife Sciences, Biological Sciences, or related major; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An interest in fishes and field experience is desirable. Experience with other organisms will be considered.
SPECIAL ABILITY REQUIREMENTS: Ability to engage in vigorous physical activity for extended periods of time in extreme temperatures and adverse weather conditions. Ability to travel and stay overnight several times per week during summer months. Ability to swim. Ability to accurately and legibly record data. Ability to use a personal computer. Ability to traverse rough terrain. Ability to lift heavy equipment (70 lbs.). Ability to communicate effectively with crew members, landowners and the general public.
HOW TO APPLY: Submit a resume reflecting a complete record of education and experience to:
Missouri Department of Conservation
3500 S. Baltimore
Kirksville, MO 63501
660-785-2420 ext. 6541;
E-mail application is preferred. Resumes must be received by 5:00 p.m., 30 April 2017.
The Department of Conservation will hire only United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Candidates seeking employment must submit to and pass a drug screen following offer of employment. The Missouri Department of Conservation is an equal opportunity employer.