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Browse the latest medical insurance premium rates for MDC employees and retirees.

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Browse the list of the most commonly prescribed drugs. MDC employees and retirees are encouraged to ask their doctors to prescribe generic drugs whenever appropriate.

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Burn Boss

MDC Burn Boss Tom Jingst has one of the hottest jobs in the world. He leads a crew that starts and puts out prescribed fires. When used carefully, fire can keep shrubs out of grasslands, create forest openings so young trees get sunlight, and provide habitat for animals.

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Careers

Browse Missouri Department of Conservation job openings, apply online, explore employee benefits, browse sample job descriptions, and apply for an internship.

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Conservation Agent

Ray County Conservation Agent Tammy Pierson includes helping kids discover nature through free fishing programs among her job duties with the Missouri Department of Conservation. Conservation agents enforce the Wildlife Code of Missouri and also help the public through a variety of activities such as educational programs, nuisance wildlife problems, and land management issues. “No two days are ever the same,” Pierson says. “That’s one of the best things about being a conservation agent.”

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Read this downloadable brochure to find out what a conservation agent is, what duties they perform and the training necessary to become one.

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Browse this comprehensive booklet for details pertaining to Basic Life, Supplemental Life, Dependent Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance.

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Fisheries Biologist

Doug Novinger loves his job keeping tabs on the rare Niangua darter. "I get to swim in beautiful Ozark streams, see tons of amazing animals and study one of the world's rarest fishes," he says. "What could beat that?"

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Fisheries Biologist

Part of Chris Kennedy's job as a fisheries biologist is to learn more about alligator gar so he can help preserve their habitat. “Restoring a healthy river system helps us all,” Chris says. “The more wetlands and floodplains we have, the cleaner the water will be. That helps the fish and us.”

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Herpetologist

“As a boy, I was scared of snakes,” says Jeff Briggler, pictured here with a Great Plains ratsnake. When he finally found the nerve to pick one up, he was startled by how silky smooth it felt. In college, Jeff learned that scientists still had many unanswered questions about reptiles and amphibians. He’s been working to answer those questions ever since.  

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