Resource Stewardship Assistant-Missouri

Agency
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Location
Festus, Missouri
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$10-$14/hr
Start Date
03/01/2019
Last Date to Apply
03/01/2019
Description
The selected candidate will serve as a resource stewardship assistant operating across a variety of Missouri State Parks in eastern Missouri. The selected candidate(s) will have the opportunity to be trained in and assist with a variety of natural resource stewardship techniques including chainsaw use, glade restoration, woodland restoration, prescribed fire, fireline construction, invasive plant control and feral hog mitigation. Duties will also include a strong emphasis in field ecology work with opportunities including botanical survey projects, bird surveys, and natural community mapping, and assisting with various ecology related workshops.
Qualifications
A strong interest in furthering you knowledge in natural resource management and ecology with the goal of working toward a career in Natural Resource management. (Botany, Ecology, Wildlife, Forestry, or related field). Ability to: Physically and safely operate power equipment including chainsaws, brush saws, backpack blowers and ATV/UTV’s. Capable of properly handling and applying herbicides in a variety of methods- Must possess valid driver’s license - Must be willing to accept occasional overnight travel in remote localities - Endure challenging field conditions including hot/cold temperatures, rain, and snow - Negotiate rugged terrain of the Missouri Ozarks - Demonstrate a professional attitude and a passion for natural resource stewardship work. To apply: Submit a resume via e-mail to Harlee Scherrer, Stewardship Crew Coordinator at Harlee.Scherrer@dnr.mo.gov , 636.931.5224
Contact Person
Harlee Scherrer
Contact Phone
6369315224
Contact eMail
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