Title:  Fisheries Technician I


Requisition Id: 2623 

Hourly Pay Rate: $15.56

Hourly Pay Grade: H4 

Expected Work Schedule:

Job Location:  Chillicothe Res Sci (CHILL4) 

Closing Date:

Our Culture: The Missouri Department of Conservation supports a culture of trusted professionals that are dedicated to our mission, responsible stewards, and believe in One MDC. 

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please email the hiring supervisor, ​Adam J McDaniel, at Adam.McDaniel@mdc.mo.gov or call 660 6466122x1381, Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm.


Assist with field work on Invasive Carp in Missouri River Basin.

Essential Job Duties

Duties will include, but are not limited to: (1) assisting with Invasive Carp projects on the Missouri River and connected tributaries ; (2) assist staff in collecting data on Missouri River and associated tributary fishes using a variety of fish sampling gears such as electrofishing, gill nets, trammel nets, mini-fyke nets and otter trawls; (3) taxonomically identify fishes in the field and laboratory; (4) maintain boats, sampling gear and equipment.

Ancillary Job Duties

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One (1) year of related professional experience.
  • Ability to pass an approved boating safety course and obtain a Missouri Boating Safety Certification Card within 6 months of employment.
  • A valid, current driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to operate boats, outboard motors, land maintenance equipment, power tools and large trucks pulling trailers.
  • Ability to use office equipment, such as computer, calculator, camera, scanner and printer.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and perform data entry.
  • Basic carpentry, mechanical and plumbing skills.
  • Experience with fishery science and wildlife management.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel and work varying shifts, as required.

Work Environment

  • Regularly work in outdoor temperatures, including wet, hot, and/or cold environments.
  • Occasionally exposed to loud noises which may require the use of hearing protection.

Physical Abilities

  • Move about grounds, both inside and outside of buildings.
  • Regularly operate tools and other machinery and relocate machinery to other areas.
  • Frequently communicate and exchange accurate information.
  • Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more, three-dimensional vision, precise hand-eye coordination and the ability to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Regularly lift up to 50 pounds, correctly lift up to 100 pounds.
  • Concentrated attention is required at all times.
  • 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.

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. 

Salaried and hourly employees are expected to use a mobile device-cellular phone for Department business, as needed. 

MDC promotes a Tobacco-Free (smoke and smokeless) working environment.

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.

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