The Museum of Natural Science serves as an educational outreach for the department, reaching school children, their teachers and others throughout the state. The museum also serves as headquarters for the department's non-game and endangered species research.
The museum houses more than 250,000 specimen collections, including birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, mollusks and fish.
At the museum, a person may find such career opportunities as exhibits specialist, aquarium keeper, conservationist, biologist, educator and librarian.
- DWFP - Consv Res Biologist (Hinds County)
Deadline to apply for this postion - Monday October 12, 2015
This is professional and scientific biological research,
management and administrative 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 management and research work at an
advanced level; and, coordinating multiple conservation
development, management and restoration projects or directing a
major research/program area. The work includes planning,
coordinating and supervising research and management projects
within a specialized field or geographic region within a district.
Incumbents may work independently on research projects or
conservation management programs of considerable scope and
difficulty which require application of advanced assessment and
analytical methodologies and technical skills. Work is performed
under minimal supervision of an administrative or technical
supervisors; work is planned and reviewed and progress evaluated in
planning sessions and conferences with supervisors. Supervision may
be exercised over subordinates.
A Master's Degree from an
accredited four-year college or university in Wildlife/Fisheries
Conservation/Management, Forestry, Natural Resources, or a related
One (1) year of work
experience directly related to the described duties.
Directly related education
above the Master's Degree and directly related experience may be
substituted on an equal basis.
Must possess and maintain a
valid Driver's License.
Applicant must provide
employing agency evidence of completion of education requirements
and a valid copy of his/her transcript to verify course work, when