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Category: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Type: Standard

Location: Springfield

Starts: May. 1, 2024

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


Hourly Rate: $17.77

Duration of Assignment: May 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 Drinking Water Compliance Assistance Unit by interacting with the public and businesses to help ensure compliance with Missouri Safe Drinking Water Law and Regulations across southwest Missouri by providing compliance assistance. You will work independently and with an amazing team of dedicated staff.

Professional Experience to be Gained:

  • Knowledge of general public drinking water requirements.
  • General knowledge and experience with overall Department operations.


What you’ll do:

  • Provide compliance assistance both through field assessments or phone contact with entities to determine their status as a public water system.
  • Assist drinking water systems with complying with Missouri Safe Drinking Water Laws and Regulations.
  • Assist other Drinking Water Section team members with routine field investigations.


All you need for success:

  • Will need a valid driver’s license and be able to work in the field in different weather conditions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact with public water systems and team members.
  • It is preferred the applicant has coursework completed in science fields such as Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Sciences, etc.
  • Computer skills, Word, Excel, Access, and ability to navigate online forms.

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: 

Gwenda Bassett, 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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