Natural History Biologist, Kansas City Region

Position Contact Person:

Deb Burns
Wildlife Division Regional Supervisor
816-622-0900 x 1237


Agency:  Missouri Department of Conservation

Position Title: Natural History Biologist, Kansas City Region

Description:  Works with Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries Divisions, to provide management recommendations for the restoration of terrestrial natural communities, natural community complexes, and large scale ecologically based systems; coordinates efforts to apply the necessary management techniques to sustain and restore natural communities, natural areas, and rare species populations; writes and oversees contracts for restoration activities; reviews the status of high quality natural communities; assists land managers and regional planners wildlife diversity issues; works with area managers to apply adaptive resource management principles to restoration projects; assists area managers with developing, implementing, and reviewing natural community monitoring and evaluation; works with Resource Science Division as appropriate; writes reports and professional papers; provides ground level assistance to district work teams on natural history projects; prepares Natural Area nominations; organizes formal training sessions and field days; promotes natural communities to the general public through publications, workshops, and special events; updates element occurrence records for the natural heritage database; serves as an auxiliary member of Regional Coordination Teams, District Conservation Teams, and Area Planning Teams; works with Private Land Services to provide guidance on wildlife diversity issues on private land; provides technical assistance on natural community management to local governments and NGO’s; and performs other duties as required.

Qualifications:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Wildlife Science, Ecology, Biological Sciences, Range Management, Botany, Zoology or related field and at least two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience in public land resource management or natural area management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Location:  Missouri Department of Conservation Kansas City Regional Office in Lee’s Summit Missouri (64082) at the Reed Conservation Area

Salary Range: $36084 – $63588

Beginning Salary: Commensurate with work experience depending upon qualification.

How to apply:  Go to and follow the instructions there.