27 de enero de 2005


The Missouri Department of Conservation has a position available for a Wildlife Biologist at the Peck Ranch Conservation Area near Winona, Missouri.
SALARY RANGE: Annually $28,824 - $52,248
Beginning salary will be $28,824 to $31,140 depending on qualifications.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of a Wildlife Management Biologist, plans, implements and supervises wildlife management programs on state-owned conservation areas, including glade, woodland, forest and wetland management areas, leased or licensed lands, and private lands in assigned counties; plans and supervises an agricultural crop program; establishes and maintains native warm-season and cool-season grasses, food plots, green browse plots, lespedeza/clover plots and sunflowers; manages plants, animals, and natural communities of conservation concern; manages and reports on natural areas within assigned counties and helps with natural area nominations; helps implement endangered species recovery plans; advocates for wildlife diversity and outdoor recreation issues and proposals; supervises salaried personnel and hourly employees; participates in prescribed burns in a leadership capacity; assists with inter-agency coordination to implement the conservation features of the Federal Farm Program; assists in providing technical advice and training to landowners, municipalities, agencies, and organizations on wildlife, native plants, and natural community practices through tours, workshops, and farm visits; works with conservation landowners such as The Nature Conservancy and Pioneer Forest; prepares annual and long-term management plans; monitors plants, animals, and natural communities and management activities; assists with managed hunts, bird counts, check stations, vegetation surveys, and public-use management; assists with district reports; prepares and coordinates budget and purchasing needs; represents the Department and Wildlife Division at fairs, exhibits and local public meetings; participates in Department promotional events, i.e., Prairie, Eagle and Duck Days; helps implement the Comprehensive Wildlife Strategy, Missouri Department of Conservation Strategic Plan and other interdivisional plans; prepares articles for the Conservationist magazine, local newspaper and other publications; conducts radio or TV programs upon request; attends Department-sponsored seminars, workshops and safety meetings; and performs other duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife Management, Forestry, Field Biology, Ecology, or other conservation-related field and one (1) year of professional experience in relevant conservation work. A Master's Degree in the above area will substitute for the year of experience. Certified Wildlife Biologist or other professional certification is desirable. Knowledge of GIS, local flora, prescribed burning, and plant ecology is desirable.
CLOSING DATE: February 16, 2005
For an application, contact the Missouri Department of Conservation, Human Resources Division, 2901 West Truman Blvd., Jefferson City, Missouri 65102 (573/751 4115). Applications also available on Internet site at www.mdc.mo.gov/about/jobs/. Equal Opportunity Employer

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