Provide management and administrative support to the Wildlife Management Biologist.
Essential Job Duties
•Provide care for habitats for grassland, woodland, marsh, dove field, food plots, etc.
•Perform tree and shrub plantings, prescribed fires, exotic species control, woody vegetation removal, and prairie reconstructions.
•Monitor area users and wildlife inventories, wildlife surveys, prairie seed storage inventory, and feral hog strike team.
•Compile routine reports, prepare work plans, track accomplishments, etc.
•Assist with district budget and monitor expenditures, including bidding for goods and services and contract development.
•Maintain MDC owned or rented equipment.
•Inspect and maintain boundary, sign, gate, and grazing unit, facility, and shop.
Ancillary Job Duties
•Other duties as assigned.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE AT:
Education and Experience
•Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife Management, Biological Science, Zoology, or related field.
•Must maintain a valid, current driver's license.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Ability to operate ATVs and power tools.
•Ability to operate traps and a tranquilizer gun.
•Ability to read and interpret topographic and soil survey maps.
•Ability to keep focused on understanding, anticipating and responding to the needs of customers.
•Ability to define a problem, analyze relevant information, and develop solutions and plans to solve the problem.
•Ability to maintain focus and intensity, and remain optimistic and persistent even under adversity.
•Ability to develop and sustain cooperative working relationships.
•Ability to handle multiple, diverse tasks of a complex nature and employ good time management techniques.
•Ability to work varying hours and shifts.
•Work is performed in a standard office environment.
•Occasionally perform outdoors where hot, cold, wet and/or humid conditions exist.
•Occasionally exposed to loud noises which may require the use of hearing protection.
•Move about grounds, both inside and outside of buildings.
•Constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.
•Frequently communicate and exchange accurate information.
•Clarity of vision and three-dimensional vision.
•Regularly lift up to 5 pounds, correctly lift up to 50 pounds.
•Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required. The Missouri Department of Conservation reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, functions, and requirements.
To learn more about the job, feel free to contact the hiring supervisor, [[Jesse T Kamps]], [[Jesse.Kamps@mdc.mo.gov]], [[660-726-5763]]
Exemption Status/Special Notes
This position has been determined to be Nonexempt according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Employees must agree to accept compensatory time in lieu of cash payments in accordance with the Department's Compensatory Time Off and Overtime Policy.
Smoking is Prohibited in all owned, rented, or leased Department of Conservation offices, buildings, and similar facilities in department aircraft and in vehicles.
The department of Conservation will only hire United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States.
All new employees will be required to complete an "Employment Eligibility Verification" (Form I-9) and produce requested documentation after employment.
Candidates seeking initial employment or re-employment must submit to a drug screen following offer of employment.
All persons employed with the state of Missouri shall file all state income tax forms and pay all state income taxes owed.