Missouri Director of Natural Resources

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Missouri Director of Natural Resources
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012-2013 FY Budget:  $592,897,170
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Authority:  Missouri Constitution, Article IV, Section 47, the Executive Department
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor with the consent of the State Senate.
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Sara Parker Pauley
Assumed office:  2011
Compensation:  $120,000
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The Missouri Director of Natural Resources is a state executive position in the Missouri state government. The Director serves as head of the Department of Natural Resources.

Created July 1, 1974, the mission of the department is "to protect, preserve and enhance Missouri's natural, cultural and energy resources."[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Sara Parker Pauley. She was appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon in 2011.

Authority

The state Constitution addresses the office of the director of natural resources in Article IV, the Executive Department.

Under Article IV, Section 47:

The department of natural resources shall be in charge of a director appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate...

Qualifications

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Appointments

Per Article IV, section 47 of the Missouri Constitution, the director of natural resources is appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate.

Vacancies

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Duties

See Energy policy in Missouri for information on the state's energy portfolio and goals.

The department deals with the issue of energy, helps develop mineral resources in an environmentally safe manner, protects Missouri's land, air and water resources and works to preserve the state's historic and natural heritage through state parks and state historic sites.[2]

Click here to view a larger-scale image of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Organizational Chart as of March 20, 2013.

Divisions

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources features the following divisions:[3]

  • Office of the Director
  • Administrative Support - Jobs
  • Commissions and Boards
  • Soil and Water Conservation Program
  • Water Resources Center
  • Division of Energy
  • Division of Environmental Quality
  • Air Pollution Control Program
  • Environmental Services Program
  • Hazardous Waste Program
  • Land Reclamation Program
  • Regional and Satellite Offices
  • Solid Waste Management Program
  • Water Protection Program
  • Public Drinking Water Branch
  • Water Pollution Control Branch
  • Financial Assistance Center
  • Division of Geology and Land Survey
  • Administration
  • Geological Survey Program
  • Oil and Gas Wells
  • Land Survey Program
  • Division of State Parks
  • Park Rangers
  • State Historic Preservation Office
  • Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority
  • Market Development Program
  • Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund

State budget

The Department of Natural Resources's budget for 2012-2013 was $592,897,170.[4]

Compensation

Article IV, Section 21 of the state Constitution addresses compensation of executive officials:

Under Article IV, Section 21:

The officers named in this article shall receive for their services salaries fixed by law, which shall not be increased or diminished during their terms.

2013

In 2013, the director's salary remained at $120,000.[5]

2010

In 2010, the Missouri Director of Natural Resources was paid an estimated $120,000 according to the Council of State Governments.[6]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-751-3443
Toll Free: 800-361-4827
Email: contact@dnr.mo.gov

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