Working for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources provides benefits to the state of Missouri, its citizens and fulfills a calling for our employees. Our benefits package and flexible 40-hour work week promotes the mental and physical health of you and your family as you work towards achieving your professional goals. We provide what you will need to be successful in your role. You can also visit the Office of Administration's website to learn more about team member benefits.

Work/ Life Balance

We recognize that you, like each of us, have a life outside of work, with family, friends and within your communities. Visit the Office of Administration's website to learn more about hours of work, overtime and holidays.

  • 40-hour work week
  • Flexible work schedule
  • 15 to 21 days of paid annual leave (vacation) per year, based on years of total state service. Team members may accumulate annual leave up to a maximum balance, also based on years of total state service.
    • 0 - 10 years of service = 15 days per year
    • 10 - 15 years of service = 18 days per year
    • 15+ years of service = 21 days per year
  • 15 days paid sick leave per year, with no maximum accrual
  • 13 paid holidays
    • (New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Lincoln Day, Washington's Birthday, Truman Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day)
  • Paid parental leave (6 weeks for primary caregiver or 3 weeks for secondary caregiver).
  • Paid military leave, disaster relief leave, bereavement leave and volunteer time

Health and Wellness

As a team member, we make your physical and mental well-being a priority. 

  • Medical and prescription insurance, plus wellness incentives and programs
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Strive Employee Life and Family (SELF) Program: Offered through ComPsych, this program can help you reduce stress, improve health and enhance work/ life balance

Financial Wellness

  • Student loans? We are qualified for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
  • Still in school or want to further your education? There is the potential for tuition assistance.
  • Paid life insurance (equal to your annual salary): You can choose additional, optional supplemental life insurance.
  • State retirement plan: You’ll be vested after 5 years of credited service and you are eligible for retirement when the sum of your age and years of service is 90 (e.g. if you start at MoDNR at age 22, you can retire with a full pension at age 56).
  • Cafeteria Plan: You can choose to set aside pre-tax money for health care expenses and dependent care.
  • Deferred compensation: You can choose to set aside pre-tax money for retirement. We match up to $75 per month.
  • Team member discounts (AT&T, Dell, travel and others): Check them out at
  • Missouri Saving for Tuition (MO$T) Program: You can choose to save for you or your dependent’s educational expenses.