Job Opportunities - Frequently Asked Questions

Human Resources fact sheet
08/2018
Division of Administrative Support Director: Julie Allen
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This fact sheet answers frequently asked questions on how to obtain a position with the Department of Natural Resources.

Where can I find the application?

The first step to be considered for employment with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is to complete an application at dnr.mo.gov/forms/780-1601-f.pdf.

How do I apply for a job with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources?

You can apply for jobs with the department in four easy steps:

What if I don’t know which job title fits my skills and education?

The state Office of Administration has posted a list of general job descriptions. You can find that list at oa.mo.gov/personnel/classification-specifications/. You may also choose to review a list of job titles specific to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources at dnr.mo.gov/hr/docs/modnr-majors-jobtitles.pdf. This list is arranged by major/skill set and should help you determine which job titles to explore further.

What happens after I submit my application?

After you have applied, you will receive a confirmation email indicating we have received your application and supplemental information. Once the application period closes, the Human Resources Program will review applicants for eligibility and then pass all information on to the hiring manager, who will set up interviews and make selections. It is suggested that you make note of the contact name and phone number/email listed on the job description in case you wish to inquire as to the status of the position at a later date. Once a selection has been made and a start date established, Human Resources will send out regret emails to inform those not selected.

How can I find out if you have any job openings?

Current vacancies are posted at dnr.mo.gov/hr/vacancy.htm. This list is updated weekly and includes links to specific job descriptions as well as application deadlines.

Do I need to update and send my application each time I apply for a new vacancy?

Yes, you will need to update the title and position code box on your application each time you apply for a new vacancy. We ask for an application, resume, transcripts (digital copy of an official transcript), and any other supporting documentation for each position you wish to apply for. We do not keep applications or other information from previous vacancies.

Do you hire part-time employees?

Yes, you can find information regarding part-time employment with Missouri State Parks at mostateparks.com/page/55061/employment-opportunities. The department also offers a Summer Professional Development Program, which places college students and post graduates in positions designed to provide real-world experience in their fields of study. You can find out more about this program at dnr.mo.gov/hr/internships.htm. The application period typically opens in October and closes in March.

Do you offer internships?

Yes, the department offers a Summer Professional Development Program, which places college students and post graduates in positions (typically paid) designed to provide real-world experience in their fields of study. You can find out more about this program at dnr.mo.gov/hr/internships.htm. The application period typically opens in October and closes in March.

For More Information

Please visit our website at: dnr.mo.gov/hr/index.html

Or contact:
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Human Resources Program
PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176
1-800-361-4827 or 573-751-3443