Science Assistant – Field Crew Member-Missouri

Missouri Department of Conservation
Columbia, MO
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
9.86-11.68$ per hour, 40 hrs per week
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SCIENCE ASSISTANT (TEMPORARY) Crew Member Applications are being accepted to fill 2 temporary crew member positions in Columbia, Missouri for a field-work intensive team as part of a statewide stream assessment program. Responsibilities include collecting and identifying Missouri fishes; collecting and recording water quality and physical habitat data; repairing and maintaining stream sampling equipment; entering data in a computerized database (ACCESS); and performing other duties as required. Starting and end dates are flexible.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree or majoring in Fisheries or Wildlife Sciences, Biological Sciences, or related discipline; 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 RAM crew members, landowners and the general public. HOW TO APPLY: Submit a resume reflecting a complete record of education and experience to: Seth W. Lanning Missouri Department of Conservation 3500 E. Gans Road, Columbia, MO 65201. 573-815-7901 ext. 2978; I prefer e-mail application. Resumes must be received by 5:00 p.m., 6 April 2018. 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.
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