JEFFERSON CITY MO -- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is accepting applications for its next class of conservation agent trainees. MDC’s Protection Division will select a handful of candidates from hundreds of applicants. The 10-member training class is scheduled to begin March 1, 2014.
Selected candidates will then undergo 26 weeks of intense training in all facets of law enforcement and resource management. Those who make the grade will receive county assignments and become the face of conservation in their assigned communities – enforcing the Wildlife Code of Missouri and helping the public with issues such as nuisance wildlife and land management. Duties and responsibilities include law enforcement, public relations and education, wildlife management, fisheries management, forest management and other department activities.
To qualify, applicants must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry, Fisheries Management, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Agriculture, or other related biological sciences, or closely related natural resource subjects.
The application deadline is July 19. For more information, including salary range, duties and responsibilities, degree requirements, qualifications, core competencies and special-ability requirements, and to apply, visit mdc.mo.gov/about/jobs.
Contact MDC Protection Programs Supervisor Cheryl Fey at 573-751-4115, ext. 3819, or Cheryl.Fey@mdc.mo.gov with questions.