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Museum Careers


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.

Current Opportunities

  • DWFP - Consv Res Coord
    Deadline to apply for this postion - Thursday July 24, 2014

    This is professional administrative and managerial 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 administering, directing and coordinating statewide specialized conservation research, management and environmental projects/programs. The work requires a high level of technical and administrative skill to manage diverse and complex conservation projects/programs. Incumbents act as the principal program advisors to the director of a section and perform within the scope of broad statutory and departmental guidelines, with considerable latitude in the formulation of scientific/technical applications and recommendations of substantial resource-related and socioeconomic impact. Work is performed under the general direction of an administrative or technical supervisor; work is planned and reviewed with progress evaluated in conferences with supervisors. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate professional and technical staff.

    EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Education:
    A Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Wildlife/Fisheries Ecology/Biology or in Wildlife/Fisheries Conservation/Management or a field of study defined by the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks;

    AND

    Experience:
    Four (4) years of work experience directly related to the described duties.

    Substitution Statement:

    Directly related education above the Master's Degree and directly related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.

    Licensure:

    Applicant must possess and maintain a valid Mississippi Driver's License.

    Required Document(s):

    Applicant must provide employing agency evidence of completion of education requirements and a valid copy of his/her transcript to verify course work, when applicable.

    Special Option Requirements:

    Duty assignments which may include enforcement powers would require an applicant to meet any and all minimum standards of employment and pre-defined requalification standards as set forth by the Board of Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

    Click Here To Apply . . .



  • DWFP - Consv Res Biologist (Consv Edu Experience)
    Deadline to apply for this postion - Tuesday August 05, 2014

    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.

    EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Education:
    A Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Wildlife/Fisheries Ecology/Biology or in Wildlife/Fisheries Conservation/Management;

    AND

    Experience:
    One (1) year of work experience directly related to the described duties.

    Substitution Statement:

    Directly related education above the Master's Degree and directly related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.


    Required Document(s):

    Applicant must provide employing agency evidence of completion of education requirements and a valid copy of his/her transcript to verify course work, when applicable.

    Note:

    Applicant must possess and maintain a valid Mississippi Driver's License.

    Note:  Conservation Education Experience Required

     

    Click Here To Apply . . . 

     



  • DWFP - Consv Res Biologist
    Deadline to apply for this postion - Tuesday August 05, 2014

    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.

    EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Education:
    A Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Wildlife/Fisheries Ecology/Biology or in Wildlife/Fisheries Conservation/Management;

    AND

    Experience:
    One (1) year of work experience directly related to the described duties.

    Substitution Statement:

    Directly related education above the Master's Degree and directly related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.


    Required Document(s):

    Applicant must provide employing agency evidence of completion of education requirements and a valid copy of his/her transcript to verify course work, when applicable.

    Note:

    Applicant must possess and maintain a valid Mississippi Driver's License.

    Click Here To Apply . . .



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