Resource Science Assistant-Missouri

Missouri Department of Conservation
Columbia, Missouri
Job Category
Full time Positions
$28,596 - $50,280
Last Date to Apply
Please Note Interviews Will Be on March 9, 2018 Must apply at MDC Job Board. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will serve as support for the deer, elk, turkey (grouse), waterfowl/wetland, wildlife health, and furbearer programs. This position will assist all the above mentioned high profile statewide programs. All of these programs have extensive public contact and scrutiny, regulatory responsibilities, outreach and education components, inter- and intra-agency collaboration, annual long-term monitoring, and ongoing research projects. The continuity of having a full-time assistant will greatly benefit staff in meeting program expectations. This position will assist all of the Terrestrial Program staff with animal capture; translocation, monitoring, data collection, management, and summary; select outreach and education efforts; regional requests for presentations and materials; conducting select training; leading annual monitoring and data collection efforts including, but not limited to, the turkey brood survey, grouse translocation, GIS analyses and mapping, deer population modeling data collection from meat processors and taxidermists; annual furbearer sign station survey; assisting with collecting, documentation, mapping and responding to reports of mountain lions, black bears and badger; and elk and deer census data collection; and other duties as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with an B.S. in Forestry, Fisheries, Wildlife Science, Biological Science, Zoology or closely related field, and one (1) year of responsible professional experience in scientific research or wildlife management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference given to those who demonstrate technical skills to work with large data sets and scientific equipment, as well as the communication skills to effectively work with and cooperate with coworkers, stakeholders, partners, and the general public. Must have a service-oriented attitude with a focus on people skills and who demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively to multiple staff about work priorities.
Contact Person
Charles Anderson
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