Title:  Migratory Game Bird Assistant ( Hourly)


Requisition Id: 3234 

Salary: $24.08 - $30.05  

Salary Grade: H8 

Job Location:  Central Reg Office & Research Ctr (COLUM2) 

Closing Date:

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

To learn more about the job, feel free to contact the hiring supervisor- Rachel A Vanausdall at Rachel.Vanausdall@mdc.mo.gov or at573 8157900x2939.  


  • Assist in the implementation and functioning of the Migratory Game Bird Program.

Essential Job Duties

  • Perform advanced wetland and remote sensing data organization and analysis using ArcGIS software, including ArcGIS Pro, Python, etc.
  • Prepare reports summarizing data analysis and results using data visualization
  • Organize and monitor supplies and equipment, including bands and field supplies
  • Enter and organize data related to wildlife monitoring and banding
  • Assist with the capture and banding of migratory game birds as needed
  • Interact and collaborate with wetland managers, wildlife biologists, other scientists, and landowners to gather information related to wildlife monitoring and banding

Ancillary Job Duties

  • Conduct other field work and tasks as requested by the Migratory Game Bird Coordinator

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Science, Forestry, Agriculture, or related.
  • At least three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in Wildlife, Forestry or Fisheries work.
  • Must maintain a current, valid driver’s license.
  • Experience with ArcGIS software, including ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro.
  • Ability to use a GPS, map, and navigate in the field.
  • Experience working outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Abitliy to work independently and responsibly.
  • Experience with Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, and Access.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to adapt to a variety of job situations involving long hours, hazardous conditions and difficult circumstances.
  • Ability to travel and stay overnight.
  • Ability to work varying hours and shifts.
  • Abitliy to operate 4WD, ½-ton truck.

Work Environment

  • 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.

Physical Abilities

  • 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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia Missouri