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Captain

Career Description: Responsible for operating a river towboat in the transportation of commodities on the inland river system, including supervision of the crew, maintaining the boat in a safe and seaworthy condition, navigation of the boat on the forward watch, administration of company policy and adherence to all applicable laws and regulations.

Daily Pay Range: $500 - $800

Annual Salary Range: $75,000 - $165,000

Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED or minimum 5 years in the Pilot House

Positions on a Towboat

Captain

Captain

Career Description: Responsible for operating a river towboat in the transportation of commodities on the inland river system, including supervision of the crew, maintaining the boat in a safe and seaworthy condition, navigation of the boat on the forward watch, administration of company policy and adherence to all applicable laws and regulations.

Average Daily Pay Range: $500 - $800

Average Annual Salary Range: $75,000 - $165,000

Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED or minimum 5 years in the Pilot House

Companies hiring for this position:

AEP River Operations
American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)

American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)
Amherst Madison

Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.

Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.

Canal Barge Company, Inc.

Crounse Corporation

Ergon Marine and Industrial Supply, Inc.

Golding Barge Line

Hanson Material Service
Hines Furlong Line
Illinois Marine Towing

Ingram Barge Company

Inland Marine Service

James Marine Inc.
Jantran, Inc.

Magnolia Marine Transport

Marquette
Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33

Parker Towing Company

Port of New Orleans
Southern Maritime Services

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.
TPG Marine Enterprises
, LLC
Turn Services, LLC

Wepfer Marine, Inc.

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer

Career Description: Are responsible for mechanical operations of the ship, including engineering and electrical needs. 

Average Daily Pay Range: $415 - $490

Average Annual Salary Range: $75,000 - $90,000

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree and Law Enforcement Academy Training

Companies hiring for this position:

AEP River Operations
American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)

American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)
Amherst Madison

C.J. Mahan Construction Company, LLC

Canal Barge Company

Crounse Corporation
Hines Furlong Line
Ingram Barge Company

Inland Marine Service

James Marine Inc.
Jantran, Inc.
Magnolia Marine Transport

Marquette
Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33

Parker Towing Company
Southern Maritime Services

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

Turn Services, LLC
Wepfer Marine, Inc.

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Cook

Cook

Career Description:  Responsible for preparing and serving nutritious well-balanced meals to the crew and any guests. Cooks are responsible for maintaining the galley, dining room and associated equipment in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.

Average Annual Salary Range: $34,000 - $45,760
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Average Daily Pay Range:
$220 - $254

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

AEP River Operations
American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)

American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)

Canal Barge Company, Inc.

Crounse Corporation

Hanson Material Service
Hines Furlong Line
Ingram Barge Company

Inland Marine Service
Jantran, Inc.

Marquette
Southern Maritime Services

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Deckhand

Engineer

Engineer

Career Description:  Installs, services, repairs, replaces and maintains all electric wiring and electrical equipment such as cranes, public address systems and electric motors. Installs lights and power lines, electrical outlets, electrical fixtures and hook up disconnects shore power and compressors, welding banks, etc.

Average Annual Salary Range:  $70,000 to $90,000

Average Daily Pay Range: $305 - $352

Minimum Education:  High School diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

AEP River Operations
American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)
American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)
Amherst Madison
Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.
Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.
Canal Barge Company
C.J. Mahan Construction Company, LLC
Corn Island Shipyard
Crounse Corporation
Golding Barge Line
Ingram Barge Company
Inland Marine Service
James Marine Inc.
Jantran, Inc.

Magnolia Marine Transport Co.
Marquette
National Maintenance & Repair
Newt Marine
Oakley's Port 33
Port of New Orleans
Southern Maritime Services

St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council
Superior Marine Ways, Inc.
TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC
Turn Services, LLC
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Wepfer Marine, Inc.
Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Mate

Mate

Career Description:  Responsible for directing the activities of the deck crew; for the cleanliness, upkeep, and painting of the towing vessel; maintaining the safety and integrity of the tow; and providing guidance, training, and safe work instruction to members of the deck crew.

Average Annual Salary Range: $52,000 - $90,000

Average Daily Pay Range: $260 - $500

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

AEP River Operations
American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)

American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)
Amherst Madison

Canal Barge Company
Gateway Clipper Fleet

Golding Barge Line

Hanson Material Service
Hines Furlong Line

Ingram Barge Company

Inland Marine Service

James Marine Inc.
Jantran, Inc.
Magnolia Marine Transport Co.

Marquette
Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33
Southern Maritime Services

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Oiler

Oiler

Career Description:  Responsible for ensuring proper lubrication and routine maintenance of all mobile equipment, machinery, and other equipment. Performs minor repairs on equipment and other machinery. Oversees the process of drafting barges.

Annual Salary:  $24,000 to $40,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

AEP River Operations
Associated Terminals

C.J. Mahan Construction Company, LLC

Ingram Barge Company

James Marine Inc.

Marathon Petroleum

Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33
Southern Maritime Services

Traylor Bros., Inc.
Tuloma Stevedoring, Inc.

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Pilot

Pilot

Career Description:  Manages the vessel including all attached barges. Navigates the vessel safely, supervises the crew, oversees safety programs, complies with rules and regulations pertaining to the towing of vessels, and protects the environment.

Average Annual Salary Range: $100,000 - $150,000

Average Daily Pay Range: $350 - $834

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED, additional service requirements

Companies hiring for this position:

AEP River Operations
American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)

American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)

Amherst Madison

Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.
Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.

Canal Barge Company

C.J. Mahan Construction Company, LLC

Crounse Corporation

Golding Barge Line

Hanson Material Service
Illinois Marine Towing

Ingram Barge Company

Inland Marine Service

James Marine Inc.
Jantran, Inc.

Magnolia Marine Transport Co.

Marquette
Mike's, Inc. 
National Maintenance & Repair

Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33

Parker Towing Company
Southern Maritime Services

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

Turn Services, LLC

Wepfer Marine, Inc.

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Second Mate

Second Mate

Career Description:  Responsible for the safe and efficient activities of the deck crew serving during watch.Will perform any combination of the following duties; inspects deck machinery, rigging, and barges; coordinates watch schedules and activities with the Mate; and be able to perform those duties of a deckhand.

Average Annual Salary Range: $48,000 - $72,000

Average Daily Pay Range: $267 - $400

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

AEP River Operations
American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)

Amherst Madison

Gateway Clipper Fleet

Hanson Material Service
Hines Furlong Line

Ingram Barge Company

James Marine Inc.
Jantran, Inc.

Magnolia Marine Transport Co.

Marquette
Missouri River Towing

Oakley's Port 33
Southern Maritime Services

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

Turn Services, LLC

Tankerman

Tankerman

Career Description:  Responsible for the safe, efficient, reliable, and environmentally compliant operation of assigned area. Prepares barges for safe and complete loading and discharging of oils. Understands what the product is and how it should be transferred and protected. Participates in the maintenance of the boat and barges.

Average Annual Salary Range: $55,000 - $100,000

Average Daily Pay Range: $253 - $555

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

AccuTRANS
American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)
Amherst Madison
Buckeye Terminals, LLC
Canal Barge Company
Ergon Marine and Industrial Supply, Inc.
Golding Barge Line, Inc.
Ingram Barge Company
Inland Marine Service
James Marine Inc.
Magnolia Marine Transport Co.
Marquette
Oakley's Port 33
Parker Towing Company
Southern Maritime Services

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.
Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Shipyard and Repair Facility / Maintenance Positions

Barge Washer

Barge Washer

Career Description: Team consists of a hose man and two helpers. The job consists of washing excess cargo out of the hopper utilizing high pressure hoses and siphons. The best barge washers understand the principles of hydrology and water flow at a very high level.

Annual Salary: Avg. $45,000

Minimum Education: None

Companies hiring for this position:

American Commerical Barge Line (ACBL)
American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)
Amherst Madison 

Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.
Illinois Marine Towing

Ingram Barge Company
National Maintenance & Repair
Oakley's Port 33

Parker Towing Company
Southern Maritime Services

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.
TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

Turn Services, LLC

Wepfer Marine, Inc.

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Crane Operator

Crane Operator

Career Description:  Operate and maintain assigned cranes performing lifts as required while providing guidance to assigned crew of a midstream barge crane. Responsible for the safe operation of the crane as well as the safety of the crew assigned to his/her location.

Average Annual Salary Range: $38,000 - $110,000

Average Hourly Pay Range: $18.00 - $38.00

Minimum Education:  High School diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)
American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)

Amherst Madison

Associated Terminals

Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.
CGB Enterprises

Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.

Cincinnati Barge & Rail Terminal

Cincinnati Bulk Terminals, LLC

C.J. Mahan Construction Company, LLC

Corn Island Shipyard
Hanson Material Service
Ingram Barge Company

James Marine Inc.
Mike's, Inc.

National Maintenance & Repair

Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33
Owensboro Riverport
Southern Maritime Services

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

Traylor Bros., Inc.

Tuloma Stevedoring, Inc.

Turn Services, LLC

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Wepfer Marine, Inc.

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Electrician

Electrician

Career Description:  Installs, services, repairs, replaces and maintains all electric wiring and electrical equipment such as cranes, public address systems and electric motors. Installs lights and power lines, electrical outlets, electrical fixtures and hook up disconnects shore power and compressors, welding banks, etc.

Average Annual Salary Range:  $45,000 to $90,000

Average Hourly Pay Range: $17.00 - $36.00

Minimum Education:  High School diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)
American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)
Amherst Madison
Associated Terminals
Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.
Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.
Canal Barge Company, Inc.
Cincinnati Bulk Terminals, LLC
Corn Island Shipyard
Hanson Material Service

Ingram Barge Company
James Marine Inc.
Magnolia Marine Transport
Mike's, Inc.

National Maintenance & Repair
Newt Marine
Oakley's Port 33
Port of New Orleans
Southern Maritime Services

St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council
Superior Marine Ways, Inc.
TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC
Traylor Bros., Inc.
Turn Services, LLC
Wepfer Marine, Inc.
Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Equipment Operator

Fitter

Fitter

Career Description:  Lays-out and fabricates metal structural parts such as plates, bulkheads, and frames within hull of boat or barge for welding.

Average Annual Salary Range:  $23,000 - $63,000

Average Hourly Pay Range: $11.00 - $30.00

Minimum Education:  High School diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)
American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)

Amherst Madison

Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.

Corn Island Shipyard

Ingram Barge Company

James Marine Inc.
Mike's, Inc

National Maintenance & Repair

Newt Marine
Southern Maritime Services

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

Turn Services, LLC

Wepfer Marine, Inc.

General Manager

General Manager

Career Description:  Responsible for directing and monitoring the day-to-day operations of the job site through quality supervision and skilled decision-making. Develops and administers budgets for marine construction projects. Accurately forecasts the scope, cost, and duration of current and future projects.

Average Annual Salary Range:  $54,000 - $93,700

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Companies hiring for this position:

American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)
Amherst Madison

Associated Terminals

Benchmark River and Rail Terminals

Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.
Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.

CGB Enterprises
Cincinnati Barge & Rail Terminal

Cincinnati Bulk Terminals, LLC

C.J. Mahan Construction Company, LLC

Cummins Sales and Service

Hanson Material Service

Ingram Barge Company

James Marine Inc.

M/G Transport Services
Mike's, Inc.

Newt Marine
Oakley's Port 33

Parker Towing Company
Southern Maritime Services

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

Turn Services, LLC

Warrior Tombigbee Waterway Association

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Laborer

Laborer

Career Description:  Work includes all types of loading and unloading cars, trucks, barges, stacking material, excavating, filling in, moving simple types and sizes of machinery, general cleanup work such as sweeping, mopping, washing windows and the tearing down and dismantling of various types of buildings using various machines and tools.

Average Annual Salary Range: $23,000 - $31,500

Average Hourly Pay Range: $8.00 - $34.00

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

AEP River Operations
American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)

Amherst Madison

Associated Terminals

Benchmark River and Rail Terminals

Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.

Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.

CGB Enterprises
Cincinnati Barge & Rail Terminal

Cincinnati Bulk Terminals, LLC

C.J. Mahan Construction Company, LLC

Corn Island Shipyard

Hanson Material Service

Illinois Marine Towing

Ingram Barge Company

James Marine Inc.
Mike's, Inc.

National Maintenance & Repair

Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33
Southern Maritime Services

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

Turn Services, LLC

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Machinist

Machinist

Career Description:  Sets up and operates various machine ship machines, such as lathes, grinders, milling machines, drill presses, power tools, and similar machine tools. Performs maintenance and repair of any machinery. Places various stock and material into and out of machines and storage areas.

Average Annual Salary Range:  $41,000 - $90,000

Average Hourly Pay Range: $27.00 - $36.00

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

Amherst Madison
Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.

Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.
Carlisle & Finch, Co.

Cincinnati Bulk Terminals, LLC
Hanson Material Service

Ingram Barge Company

James Marine Inc.
Mike's, Inc. 

National Maintenance & Repair

Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33
Southern Maritime Services

St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Wepfer Marine, Inc.

Marine Mechanic

Marine Mechanic

Career Description:  Maintains all major and minor vessel equipment. Equipment includes main engines, generator engines, electrical systems, hydraulics, air compressors, centrifuges, water systems, sewer systems, heating and cooling systems, and alarm systems. Performs maintenance on barge equipment. Maintains equipment, tools, supplies and machinery rooms.

Average Annual Salary Range:  $33,000 to $98,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)
Amherst Madison

Campbell Transporation Company, Inc.

Canal Barge Company

C.J. Mahan Construction Company, LLC

Cummins Sales and Service

Ergon Marine and Industrial Supply, Inc. 
Great Lakes Power

Hanson Material Service

Illinois Marine Towing

Ingram Barge Company
Mike's, Inc. 

National Maintenance & Repair

Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33
Southern Maritime Services

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

Turn Services, LLC

Wepfer Marine, Inc.

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Painter/Blaster

Painter/Blaster

Career Description:  Operates spray painting equipment or brushes or rolls paint on surfaces. Sands surfaces between coats and polishes final coat. May spray or brush hot plastics or pitch on surfaces. May bake finishes on painted and enameled articles in baking oven. May cut stencils or spray lettering and decorations on surfaces.

Average Annual Salary Range: $24,000 to $41,600

Average Hourly Pay Range: $14.00 - $20.00

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)
Amherst Madison

Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.
Carlisle & Finch, Co

Corn Island Shipyard

Ingram Barge Company

James Marine Inc.

Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33
Southern Maritime Services

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

Wepfer
Marine, Inc.
Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Welder

Welder

Career Description:  Performs numerous activities required in repair, maintenance, and rebuilding of marine boats and barges. Performs welding activities in all positions, climbing ladders and scaffolds, lifting heavy objects. They must possess the ability to work in awkward positions and function in a shipyard environment which includes extreme weather temperatures.

Average Annual Salary Range: $30,000 - $53,000

Average Hourly Pay Range: $14.00 - $27.00

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED

Companies hiring for this position:

American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)
American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)

Amherst Madison

Associated Terminals

Benchmark River and Rail Terminals

Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.

Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.
CGB Enterprises, Inc. 

Cincinnati Barge & Rail Terminal

Corn Island Shipyard

Hanson Material Service
Illinois Marine Towing

Ingram Barge Company

Mike's, Inc. 
National Maintenance & Repair

Newt Marine

Oakley's Port 33
Southern Maritime Services

St Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

Turn Services, LLC

Wepfer Marine, Inc.

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

Shoreside Marine Positions

Environmental Compliance and Safety Officer

Environmental Compliance and Safety Officer

Career Description:  Develops, executes, and reports on health and safety plans in the workplace according to legal guidelines. Prepares and enforces policies to establish a culture of health and safety. Evaluates practices, procedures, and facilities to assess risk and adherence to the law. Conducts safety audits and training seminars for health and safety matters and accident prevention.

Average Annual Salary Range:  $40,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma College Degree Preferred

Companies hiring for this position:

American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)
Amherst Madison
Benchmark River & Rail Terminals

Big River Shipbuilders, Inc.

Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.
Canal Barge Company, Inc.
Magnolia Marine Transport
Mike's, Inc

National Maintenance & Repair

Oakley's Port 33

Parker Towing Company
Southern Maritime Services

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Wepfer Marine, Inc.

Marine Surveyor

Marine Surveyor

Career Description:  Advises customers on marine matters such as general consulting, engineering, and accident investigations. Routinely performs draft surveys, cargo surveys, damage surveys on barges, towboats, docks, Locks / Dams and related marine structures. Inspection of barges and towboats for insurance, marine claims, financing and sales considerations.

Average Annual Salary Range:  $31,000 to $65,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED required, Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering for advancement

Companies hiring for this position:

Amherst Madison
American River Transportation Company (ADM/ARTCO)
Ingram Barge Company
Oakley's Port 33

Running Rivers, LLC
Southern Maritime Services

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

TPG Marine Enterprises, LLC

Risk Management

Risk Management

Career Description:  Responsible for OSHA compliance through inspections, training, and record keeping. Handles claim management for personal injury, property damage, and reimbursements. Maintains insurance records.

Annual Salary:  $65,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED, Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Companies hiring for this position:

AEP River Operations
American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL)

Amherst Madison

Associated Terminals

Canal Barge Company
CGB Enterprises, Inc.

Cincinnati Bulk Termials, LLC

C.J. Mahan Construction Company, LLC

Crounse Corporation

Cummins Sales and Service

Golding Barge Line

Ingram Barge Company

James Marine Inc.

Parker Towing Company

Port of New Orleans
Southern Maritime Services

Running Rivers, LLC

Turn Services, LLC

Wepfer Marine, Inc.

Yazoo River Towing, Inc.

U.S. Coast Guard – Various Positions

U.S. Coast Guard – Various Positions

Career Description:  One of the U.S. armed forces providing a persistent prescence along rivers and in ports. Aids in patrolling, water rescue, water safety education, and maintaining channel markers for commercial traffic.

Annual Salary:  $30,000 to $90,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma required, some ranks require Bachelor’s Degree. U.S. Coast Guard Basic and Specialized training required for various ranks.

Companies hiring for this position:

U.S. Coast Guard - Various Positions
USCG Recruiters and Active Career Info

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Various Positions

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Various Positions

Career Description:  The Corps is responsible for building, maintaining, and operating locks and dams and monitoring water levels and flood control. Maintain the navigation channel of the Mississippi. The Corps also employs rangers who patrol the parks and waters along the river, on the water and land under control of the Corps.

Annual Salary:  $35,000 to $165,000

Minimum Education:  High School Diploma or GED, some positions require Bachelor’s Degree

Companies hiring for this position:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
US Army & USACE Career Opportunities

Government Positions

U.S. Department of Agriculture – Soil Conservationist

U.S. Department of Agriculture – Soil Conservationist

Career Description:  State and federal soil conservationists work with private landowners and public lands along rivers to promote conservation. Advise on techniques such as buffer strip vegetation, filter strips, grassed waterways, silt ponds, contour farming, strip cropping, no-till farming, agricultural drainage systems, and other aspects of managing agricultural, private, and public lands.

Annual Salary:  $32,000 to $91,000

Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s Degree

Companies hiring for this position:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Conservation

U.S. Forest Service – Forester

U.S. Forest Service – Forester

Career Description:  Agency manages national forests and wild lands on and adjacent to rivers. They work with private landowners to manage land and vegetation cover and promote conservation. Advise in timber stand improvement, forest-related diseases, and harvest. Some federal and state foresters are also involved with fire management or suppression.

Annual Salary:  $40,000 to $90,000

Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s Degree and specialized fire training for fire certification

Companies hiring for this position:

U.S. Forest Service - Forester

Conservation Careers

Conservation Officer

Conservation Officer

Career Description: Enforce laws related to hunting, trapping, fishing, navigation, snowmobiling, and all-terrain vehicles. Investigate incidents involving outdoor recreation. Inspect game breeders, taxidermists, bait dealers, and other commercial users. Teach hunter education, outdoor skills workshops, and other courses. Communicate with schools and community groups and with the media.

Annual Salary: $40,000 to $90,000

Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s Degree and Law Enforcement Academy Training

Companies hiring for this position:

Ingram Barge Company
Oakley's Port 33
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Watershed Coordinator

Watershed Coordinator

Career Description:  Work in particular watersheds to monitor water quality and to help prevent erosion and contamination in watersheds by working directly with landowners. They monitor stream and river quality and work with landowners and businesses to prevent soil erosion and pollution.

Annual Salary:  $40,000 to $90,000

Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s Degree and specialized training

Companies hiring for this position:

Superior Marine Ways, Inc.

Wildlife or Fisheries Biologist

Wildlife or Fisheries Biologist

Career Description:  Work in either wildlife or fisheries careers, but may also include invasive species, and specialized species biologists. Track species and make recommendations to maintain balanced populations. Monitor habitats that support wildlife.

Annual Salary:  $40,000 to $90,000

Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s Degree and specialized training

Companies hiring for this position:

Newt Marine

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