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Waterfowl Program Coordinator

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Description:

This position will serve as Waterfowl Program Coordinator in the Wildlife Bureau. Experience in waterfowl and wetland systems may be required. The position will work with public and private partners to facilitate and deliver wetland and waterfowl conservation; serve as liaison between the MDWFP and state, federal, and private entities; represent the MDWFP at professional meetings (e.g. Mississippi Flyway Council); provide input on waterfowl hunting regulations; conduct outreach via public presentations, popular articles, website content management, and other media; and provide support to the Wildlife Bureau as necessary. Frequent, in-state day travel and some overnight travel will be required. More information is available at (click on Job Seekers and search “DWFP-Consv Res Coord”)


A Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Wildlife/Fisheries Ecology/Biology/Science, Wildlife/Fisheries Conservation/Management, Forestry, Natural Resources, or a related degree; 
   Four (4) years of work experience directly related to the described duties. 
   Substitution Statement: 
   Directly related education above the Master's Degree and directly related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.

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.


This is professional administrative and managerial 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 administering, directing and coordinating statewide specialized conservation research, management and environmental projects/programs. The work requires a high level of technical and administrative skill to manage diverse and complex conservation projects/programs. Incumbents act as the principal program advisors to the director of a section and perform within the scope of broad statutory and departmental guidelines, with considerable latitude in the formulation of scientific/technical applications and recommendations of substantial resource-related and socioeconomic impact. Work is performed under the general direction of an administrative or technical supervisor; work is planned and reviewed with progress evaluated in conferences with supervisors. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate professional and technical staff.


Health/Prescription Insurance 
   Eligible employees have the opportunity to participate in the state’s health and prescription insurance program. Employees may select either single or family coverage with affordable co-payments. More detail can be found at Know Your Benefits. 

Wellness Benefits 
   Employees are eligible for a wellness and health promotion program. This plan provides annual benefits for certain services with first-dollar coverage with no deductible. 
Life Insurance 
   All eligible employees receive an actual term life insurance policy upon employment. The policy coverage is two times the employee’s annual salary to a maximum of $100,000. More detail can be found at Life Insurance Choices. 
Optional Insurances 
   Many agencies offer discounted premiums for dental, vision, and cancer insurance. 
Flexible Spending Accounts 
   Many state agencies provide opportunity for employees to participate in pre-tax spending accounts. These accounts allow employees to withhold childcare expenses and unreimbursed medical expenses prior to application of state and federal taxes. 
Paid Personal Leave and Sick Leave 
   Full-time employees receive paid time off for personal needs and for sick leave. Leave begins accruing after one month of employment and may be used as it is accrued. Employees earn approximately 18 days of personal leave annually and 12 days of sick leave annually. 
Military Leave 
   In accordance with federal law, all employees serving in the armed forces or the military reserves are entitled to 15 days per year for military training. 
   Employees receive up to 10 paid holidays to enjoy many of our nation’s celebrations with family and friends. 
Retirement Programs 
   The State of Mississippi provides all its employees a Defined Benefit/Defined Contribution Retirement Program. Employees become vested in the State’s retirement system after 8 years of employment. Both you and your employing agency contribute toward your retirement. More detailed information regarding the State’s retirement program can be found at…;
Deferred Compensation 
   State agencies offer several opportunities for their employees to participate in a deferred compensation voluntary retirement savings plan. More information can be found at Deferred Compensation. 
State Credit Union 
   All state employees are eligible to participate in the Mississippi Public Employees’ Credit Union. This organization offers state employees special savings and borrowing plans. For more information about this program, call 601.948.8191.

How to Apply:

 To apply: 
   1. Go to 
   2. Click on Job Seekers 
   3. Search "DWFP-Consv Res Coord" 
   For more application instructions, see…;
   For more information, contact Russ Walsh, Executive Wildlife Director, Email:, Phone: 601-432-2202.