Title:  Infrastructure Planner


Requisition Id: 2369 

Salary: $61,308.00 - $76,524.00  

Salary Grade: S10 

Job Location:  Conservation Headquarters (JEFFE1) 

Closing Date: June 7, 2023

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 the job, feel free to contact the hiring supervisor- Caitlin M Cruz at Caitlin.Cruz@mdc.mo.gov or at 573 5224115x3747.  


The Infrastructure Planner develops and recommends policies, processes, and projects through the Infrastructure Asset Management Program. Makes recommendations for long-term strategic plans related to asset management and construction budgeting. Works with internal stakeholders, including Branch leadership, Administration and Budget teams, and regional and state-wide planners.

Essential Job Duties

  • Develop and recommend policies, processes, and projects for improving stewardship and accountability and effective risk management and financial efficiency in the management of infrastructure assets; develop and recommend processes and procedures for analyzing program data to inform decision-making related to infrastructure maintenance strategies and project planning.
  • Make recommendations for development and implementation of long-term strategic plans related to management of infrastructure assets and construction budgeting and meeting the Department’s strategic objectives and goals; develop short- and long-term capital plan for the Department. 
  • Use analytical tools and metrics to provide portfolio status updates, technical information for Department staff, and asset condition assessment for long-term financial implications for construction budget planning.
  • Provide input on the development of infrastructure design and maintenance standards and long-range comprehensive planning; evaluate life cycle data and trends to plan for rehabilitation versus replacement.
  • Deliver end-user training on access to appropriate planning data and reporting within the Asset Management System; organize and communicate with regional planners, strategic planners, and statewide program planners regarding Asset Management System use to aid them in making planned and predictive decision on the next steps regarding infrastructure needs of the Department. 
  • Organize and conduct complex planning and research studies, including queries, and summarize multiple forms of data, and make relevant recommendations for maintenance, repair, replacement, or disposal of infrastructure based on data. 
  • Develop analyses, comparative statistics, and graphic depictions for asset management scenarios and planning; analyze department operations for variance, efficiency, and productivity, and develop recommendations. 
  • Develop policies and procedures to implement asset management best practices such as construction project proposals, maintenance costs optimization, infrastructure asset management best management practices, and maintenance personnel resource optimization. 

Ancillary Job Duties

Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.
  • Bachelor's Degree in urban planning, public administration, economic development, business management, or closely related field.
  • 3-5 years related work experience (specifically planning) required; 5-8 years desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.
  • Understanding of process and project management, including proposals, planning, designing, and evaluating natural resource management projects.
  • Understanding of records management, including data collection and analysis, metadata creation, and database maintenance.
  • Understanding of basic accounting principles, record keeping, and internal/external audit practices.
  • Understanding of computers, including use of Microsoft Office products, asset management software, and Visio.
  • Budget development and implementation.
  • Meeting facilitation and education/training best practices.
  • Technical skills, including installation, operation and control, programming, and operation monitoring and quality control analysis.
  • Strong reading, writing, speaking, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Management of financial, material, and personnel resources.
  • Interpersonal communication and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

Work Environment

  • Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
  • Every day, the position requires work in an office environment.

Physical Abilities

  • Activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Multi-tasking in an office environment, often sitting for long periods at a time.
  • Possessing and maintaining a valid Missouri driver’s license.
  • Auditory attention and visual abilities.


Disclaimer: 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 Exempt 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: Jefferson City
Nearest Secondary Market: Columbia Missouri