Love nature? Get paid to help protect Missouri's natural resources. Meet our team.

It takes a truly passionate person to care for and protect our outstanding natural resources. A quality that many of our 1,300+ department staff encompass. Our commitment comes from believing that public service is a type of calling. We believe that what we do is serving a greater purpose – we are doing something for the common good. And because of that commitment and dedication from our staff, our agency has one of the lowest employee turnover rates of Missouri’s state agencies

Our Leaders

Learn more about a few of our department leaders such as: Carol S. Comer, Department Director; Dru Buntin, Department Deputy Director; Katie Jo Wheeler, General Counsel; Ed Galbraith, Director, Division of Environmental Quality by connecting with us on LinkedIn. MoDNR's Executive Staff shown above.

Spotlight - Meet a few of our staff


Read more about careers within the Department of Natural Resources by reading about a few staff highlighted in our Missouri Resources magazine: