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Category: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Type: Standard

Location: Jefferson City

Starts: May. 16, 2022

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time



Salary: $15.50 Hourly

Duration of Assignment: May 15,  2022 –  August 15,  2022

Program: Water Protection Program

Job Location: This position is with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources,  Division of Environmental Quality,  and will be located at the Lewis and Clark State Office Building at 1101 Riverside Drive,  Jefferson City,  MO   65101.

Why you’ll love this position:

The Water Protection Program’s Financial Assistance Center (FAC)  provides funding to communities for water,  wastewater,  and stormwater infrastructure.  You will be part of a team of engineers,  project managers,  and administrative staff dedicated to helping Missouri communities plan and fund infrastructure improvements that benefit the communities’  health,  economy,  and overall well-being.  Come join our great team today,  where you will find many opportunities for future professional opportunities.


What you’ll do:

  • Assist FAC with meeting the federal obligation to participate in the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA)  Clean Water Needs Survey
    • Gather needed information from municipalities regarding wastewater and stormwater infrastructure needs
    • Review technical and financial documents,  such as funding applications,  survey information,  and design documents (plans and specifications)
    • Extract and reference certain information from collected documents
    • Accurately input data input into USEPA’s data collection portal
  • Review and sort project files for scanning and electronic filing
  • Participate in project management discussion
  • Coordinate closely with potential financial assistance recipients,  engineering staff,  project managers,  regional planning agencies,  and others
  • Communicate effectively and maintain positive working relationship with potential financial assistance recipients and with Department colleagues
  • Assist with creating and/or maintaining standard operating procedures for the Financial Assistance Center’s funding programs


  • Current full-time student working toward a bachelor’s degree in biology,  natural resource/environmental,  agriculture,  or related sciences
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word as well as Adobe PDF
  • Must be able to spend the majority of a day reading reports and associated documents
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently on assigned projects
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to comprehend,  interpret,  and apply laws,  policies,  guidance,  procedures,  plans,  and reports

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