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Category: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Type: Standard

Location: Springfield

Starts: Jun. 3, 2024

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


Hourly Rate: $17.77

Duration of Assignment: June through August; until return to school; or worked 500 hours

Job Location: This position is with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of Environmental Quality, Southwest Regional Office, and will be located at 2040 W. Woodland, Springfield, MO

Why you’ll love this position:

You will be assisting the Air and Land Section with verifying facility status with our regulated facilities, providing compliance assistance to rural fire departments, going out in the field with our various programs, and attending statewide functions. 

Professional Experience to be Gained:

  • You will have a clearer understanding of the regulatory requirements for Air Pollution, Solid Waste, and Hazardous Waste.
  • You will gain perspective of what the Department’s mission is and how we support that with our fieldwork in the regions.
  • You will have opportunities to learn from regional and central office staff in the Department and work with the citizens of Missouri to provide impactful compliance assistance, which benefits both the Department and the environment.


What you’ll do:

  • Providing compliance assistance to rural fire departments to make sure the open burning regulations are better understood.
  • Assessing the status of facilities, which will make inspections more meaningful for the section.
  • Assisting staff with Investigating concerns and conducting inspections.
  • Attend tours of state parks and historic sites as directed by the statewide internship program.


All you need for success:

  • Degree in (or seeking) biology, chemistry, environmental protection, or similar related fields
  • Excellent communication skills to interact with regulated entities and team members
  • Ability to traverse uneven, rough, or difficult terrain
  • Ability to travel, operate a motor vehicle, and maintain a valid operator’s license.
  • Ability to work in the field in a variety of weather conditions

Lack of post-secondary education will not be used as the sole basis denying consideration to any applicant.

If you have questions about this position, please contact: 

Tina White, 417-891-4300 or


Aarick Roberto (DNR Recruiter), (573) 522-1503 or

The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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