Duck Banding Technicians – SE Wyoming

Wyoming Game and Fish Department
SE Wyoming
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$14.82 Overtime Paid at time and a half
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
A team of two (2) wildlife technicians will capture, handle, and band ducks and mourning doves in Southeastern Wyoming during July-September, 2017.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.
Duck Banding – Identify trap locations, obtain permission to trap on private property, set and maintain live capture traps; determine species, sex, and age of all ducks caught; affix USGS leg bands.
Dove Banding – Set and maintain live capture traps on Department owned property; determine sex and age of all doves caught; affix USGS leg bands.
Reports – Maintain accurate banding data records on standard forms, complete year end reports.
Predator Removal – Use conibear traps to manage predation issues.
Maintenance – Build and repair traps; repair hunting blinds as time allows.

Excellent physical condition and ability to perform under adverse climatic working conditions and difficult terrain.
Weekend work will be required.
Long and irregular work hours will be required.
Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
The two (2) technicians will work as a team and independently.
Position will be unsupervised most days.

FLSA: Non-exempt
Housing will be provided
Duration of employment: 7/24/17 - 9/15/17
Preference will be given to applicants who are working toward, or have obtained a bachelor's degree in wildlife management, range management, biology, zoology. Preference will be given to applicants with prior banding experience and excellent waterfowl identification skills.

** Agency requires that the successful applicant possess a valid driver's license.

Knowledge of banding methods and experience in banding birds.
Knowledge of waterfowl species, sex, and age identification.
Skill in use of Microsoft Office suite and Google Drive.
Self-starter able to work independently with little direct supervision.
Must be able to effectively and safely operate trucks, trailers, ATVs, power tools, and hand tools.
Skill in planning, prioritizing, and managing time.
Ability to listen, be a team player and communicate with other employees and the public.

Applicants need to apply at the website listed above. DO NOT send application materials to the email address listed. Only use the email to contact for additional information about the job.
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Nathaniel Huck
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