Love nature? Get paid to protect Missouri's natural resources.

Working for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources provides benefits to Missouri, its citizens and fulfills a calling for our employees. Our 1,300+ staff are passionate about protecting Missouri's outstanding natural resources for all to enjoy. Our commitment is demonstrated through our low employee turnover rate in Missouri state government. We're glad you are interested in joining our team to provide all Missourians a healthy environment in which to live, work and enjoy the outdoors!

Department Mission

The department protects our air, land, water and mineral resources; preserves our unique natural and historic places; and provides recreational and learning opportunities while promoting the environmentally sound operations of businesses, communities, agriculture, and industry for the benefit of all Missourians. Learn more About Us.

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Open Positions
We’re looking for people to join our team who love nature and want to care for Missouri's outstanding natural and cultural resources for all to enjoy! Check out the current list of open positions within our team. Be sure to sign up to receive updates when a new position is available.

Apply Now

The first of four easy steps to be considered for a career within the department, download our application form.

Our Team

Learn why our staff love working for the department and serving all Missourians.

Our careers involve using a wide variety of scientific and technical skills. In addition to math, science and engineering fields, there are opportunities in other job fields to support the department's efforts, including accounting, data management, computer systems, program management, legal counsel and public policy.

Employee Benefits

We offer a generous benefits package for full time employees.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question? We've completed a list of the most frequently asked questions.

Contact Our Recruiter

Still have additional questions, comments or want to share upcoming recruitment events with us?