Aquatic Habitat Project Biologist-Wyoming

Agency
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Location
Lander
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$21.17 per hour
Last Date to Apply
02/28/2018
Website
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm
Description
STATE OF WYOMING invites applications for the position of: ATAW99-07607-Aquatic Habitat Project Biologist-Lander SALARY: $21.17 - $21.17 Hourly LOCATION: Lander OPENING DATE: 01/09/18 CLOSING DATE: Continuous DESCRIPTION AND FUNCTIONS: Open Until Filled GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Implement stream habitat restoration projects in the Lander and Casper Regions. Serve as a Department representative to a group pursuing Middle Fork Popo Agie River restoration maintenance and monitoring. Facilitate maintenance of channel work completed in 2016 through City Park. Monitor effects of ongoing watershed restoration work in the East Fork Wind River on stream channels, water conditions, and aquatic habitats. Complete Wyoming Habitat Assessment Methodology (WHAM) on watersheds as directed. Work cooperatively in the Casper region with other Department personnel to monitor North Platte River restoration work. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level. •Represent the Department while serving in a group pursuing Middle Fork Popo Agie River restoration maintenance and monitoring. •Serve a lead role in implementing and monitoring aquatic habitat improvement projects in the East Fork Wind River Watersheds on the Department's Spence Moriarity Wildlife Management Area. Summarize past aquatic habitat work completed on the Management Area. •Work cooperatively in the Casper region to implement an existing monitoring plan for the City of Casper North Platte River restoration. •Continue ongoing water temperature monitoring. •On a project-by-project basis, purchase appropriate supplies and equipment following Department policies. •Effectively coordinate with intra- and inter-Departmental contacts to develop and follow schedules and plans. •Prepare detailed interim and annual project reports, an annual work plan, and document hours worked on a regular basis. QUALIFICATIONS: PREFERENCES/**AGENCY REQUIREMENTS: Preference will be given to those with a Master's degree in fisheries management, ecology, ichthyology, biology, natural resources management, or another closely related field, OR a Bachelor's degree in one of the previously mentioned fields, PLUS at least two years of field experience. Those with at least two years experience managing field crews and collecting habitat data. **Must have a valid drivers license. KNOWLEDGE: •Excellent communication skills and the ability to develop good rapport with a variety of people are essential. •The ideal applicant would have knowledge of: a) Rosgen morphological description and assessment terminology and methodology, b) aquatic wildlife habitat needs, c) map and aerial photo interpretation skills, d) plant ecology and basic vegetative sampling techniques, e) understanding of hydrological principles, and f) data analysis (including basic statistics) techniques and skills. •Important skills include field surveying, data collection and analysis, a working knowledge of common computer software and hardware, including GIS. •Good decision making ability, analytical skills, and oral and written communication skills. •The ability to work independently. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: None - See "Preferences" NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: •Safe operation of 4WD vehicles and pulling a camper will be required. •Applicants should be prepared for travel and camping for extended periods (1-2 weeks at a time). •Walking for long periods on uneven terrain and around and in flowing water is expected. •Must perform fieldwork under adverse weather conditions and in remote locations. •Will operate on a flexible schedule that may change on short notice. NOTES: •FLSA: Non-exempt •All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly. •Housing in Lander is not provided. •STARTING DATE: Position is intended to fulfill a long-term (one or more years) need. Position begins June 1, 2018 and continues through June 30, 2019. At the Departments discretion, the contract may be renewable for an additional 12 months. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: 040-Wyoming Game and Fish Department - Fish Division Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure. URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version. A complete listing of the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure can be viewed at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm. Dept. of Admin. & Information-Human Resource Div. 2001 Capitol Ave. Emerson Bldg. Rm 127 Cheyenne, WY 82002 307-777-7188 Fax: (307) 777-6562 alicia.glover@wyo.gov Class Code #ATAW99 Job # 07607 ATAW99-07607-AQUATIC HABITAT PROJECT BIOLOGIST-LANDER KG The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. No notice of eligibility will be sent to applicants who meet the minimum qualifications.
Qualifications
Must apply online Preference will be given to those with a Master's degree in fisheries management, ecology, ichthyology, biology, natural resources management, or another closely related field, OR a Bachelor's degree in one of the previously mentioned fields, PLUS at least two years of field experience. Those with at least two years experience managing field crews and collecting habitat data. **Must have a valid drivers license.
Contact Person
Lara Gertsch
Contact eMail
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