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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 Water Pollution Section with providing compliance assistance to and conducting evaluations at regulated facilities. You will also interact with others in the office to obtain an understanding of everything the Department does. You will work both independently and with a group.

Professional Experience to be Gained:

  • Knowledge of general water pollution control requirements
  • General knowledge and experience with overall Department operations


What you’ll do:

  • Provide compliance assistance both through field assessments or phone contact with facilities operating under the authority of the Missouri Clean Water Law
  • Assist facilities with returning to compliance with any deficiencies as noted in the evaluations
  • Assist other Water Pollution Section staff with routine facility inspections and investigations


ll 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 for denying consideration to any applicant.

If you have questions about this position, please contact: 

Randall Willoughby, (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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