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Fishing & Boating Careers

Management and monitoring of Mississippi's fisheries resources are important tasks in ensuring that future generations will continue to enjoy our valuable natural resources. The men and women who work in this field conduct research & surveys and construct & maintain boat launching ramps & fishing piers on public lakes and streams, and oversee fishing on public areas. Job opportunities in this area include research and management biologists, technicians, managers for the agency's fish hatcheries, state and park lakes, and construction crews.

Current Opportunities

  • DWFP - Consv Assoc Biologist (Statewide)
    Deadline to apply for this postion - Friday December 19, 2014

    This is entry-level, professional biological management work in the fields of wildlife, fisheries, ecology and natural resources conservation in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Characteristic duties include responsibility for investigation, collection and evaluation of field or laboratory data; and, conservation development, management and restoration activities related to state-owned and leased lands, wildlife management areas, and waterfowl areas or state parks/lakes, ponds, reservoirs and other public waters. Work is planned or outlined and performed under the close supervision of a higher-level biologist or an administrative or technical superior. Incumbents at the entry level may act as project assistants in the performance of related duties, and supervision may be exercised over subordinate workers.

    A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Wildlife/Fisheries Ecology/Biology/Science, Wildlife/Fisheries Conservation/Management, Forestry, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, or General Biology;
    A directly related Bachelor's Degree field with thirty (30) semester hours in the wildlife/fisheries emphasis.
    Required Document(s):
    Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.
    Applicant must provide employing agency evidence of completion of education requirements and a valid copy of his/her transcript to verify course work, when applicable.