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Fishing & Boating Careers

Management and monitoring of Mississippi's fisheries resources are important tasks in ensuring that future generations will continue to enjoy our valuable natural resources. The men and women who work in this field conduct research & surveys and construct & maintain boat launching ramps & fishing piers on public lakes and streams, and oversee fishing on public areas. Job opportunities in this area include research and management biologists, technicians, managers for the agency's fish hatcheries, state and park lakes, and construction crews.

Current Opportunities

  • MDWFP - Wildlife/Fisheries MGR I (Kemper County)
    Deadline to apply for this postion - Monday March 16, 2015

    This is entry-level technical work in the fields of wildlife, fisheries, ecology, and natural resources conservation in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Characteristic duties include responsibility for routine investigation, collection, preparation, and maintenance of field and laboratory biological and aquatic data and reference collections; implementation of development, management, and restoration projects related to resource conservation, hatchery, or aquaria programs. Work is performed under the close supervision of a biologist or an administrative or technical superior and is subject to frequent inspection. Incumbents at the entry level receive specific instructions and assignments and may act as project technical assistants or lead workers in the performance of related duties.

    An Associate's Degree from an accredited two-year college;
    One (1) year of work experience related to the described duties.
    Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED or High School Equivalency Diploma);
    Three (3) years of work experience related to the described duties.

    Substitution Statement:

    Related education and related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.
    Required Document:
    Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.