State On-Scene Coordinator – ESP0065

State of Missouri

Salary: $1,819 – $2,223 semi-monthly *Salary may be commensurate of education and/or experience

Job Location: This position is with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of Environmental Quality, Environmental Services Program, and will be located at 2710 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109.

Why you’ll love this position:

Are you ready to take on a new job that will provide a perfect platform to grow yourself and your career? If you love hunting, fishing, hiking, or just being out in nature, and are passionate about protecting the environment, this is the job for you. This is a critical hazardous substance spill cleanup position that is crucial in protecting the public, property, and environment. The successful candidate works with numerous local, state, and federal agencies and officials to ensure hazardous substance emergencies, including oil and chemical spills, are mitigated and successfully cleaned up.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide on-scene response to environmental emergencies, manmade and natural disasters, which may include oversight of cleanup contractors and responsible parties, directing a state contractor, working with other agencies and the public providing technical assistance and direction.
  • Attend local emergency planning committee meetings, regional homeland security oversight committee meetings, and additional planning and response-related functions.
  • Support emergency and disaster planning within the Department and thoroughly understand Chapter 260.500-550 Revised Statutes of Missouri regulations.
  • Become proficient with multiple pieces of monitoring and detection equipment and perform maintenance, calibration, and inspection on equipment including personal protection equipment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with the public, regulated community, local, state, and federal agencies, etc.

All you need for success:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 30 earned credit hours in natural science (Environmental Science or Technology, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Science, Geology, Engineering, Agronomy, Forestry, Soil Science, Ecology, Wildlife Management, Agriculture, Animal Science, Natural Resource Management, Soil Conservation, Atmospheric Science, or closely related field) and 0-1 year of hazardous materials management experience. (Substitutions may be allowed)
  • Valid driver’s license and credentials adequate to access federal facilities (REAL I.D. compliant)
  • Pass a criminal background check, submit to a medical examination to be cleared for duty by the Department’s occupational health physician, and able to distinguish colors
  • Ability to wear respiratory protection (APR and SCBA) and successful participation in a respiratory protection program
  • Work outdoors during all weather conditions
  • Ability to work after hours and travel, including responding to environmental emergencies 24 hours a day, is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hazardous materials technician
  • Ability to lift, move, and transport samples and/or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, co-workers, and management
  • Highly motivated, self-starter possessing dedication and excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Experience as a firefighter/first responder or as a laborer/project manager for a hazardous substance and oil cleanup contractor

More reasons to love this position:

The State of Missouri offers an excellent benefits package that includes a defined pension plan, generous amounts of leave and holiday time, and eligibility for health insurance coverage. Your total compensation is more than the dollars you receive in your paycheck. To help demonstrate the value of working for the State of Missouri, we have created an interactive Total Compensation Calculator. This tool provides a comprehensive view of benefits and more that are offered to prospective employees. The Total Compensation Calculator and other applicant resources can be found here.

If you have questions about this position please contact:

Sean Counihan at


Aarick Roberto (DNR Recruiter) at

The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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