Bat Technician – Lander, WY

Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Lander, Wyoming
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Last Date to Apply
Wyoming Game and Fish Department is hiring a technician for statewide bat work. Duties will include mist netting, non-technical caving, and acoustic work. The work schedule will vary (including long hours, weekends, and nights, as needed). Applicants should expect to hike long distances off-trail and alone in challenging conditions with occasionally steep and rugged terrain and heavy packs. Position will last from approximately May 16, 2023 through September 2023. Human Resource Contact: Laura / 307-777-4507 / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level. Work with bat biologist to complete non-technical subterranean surveys in caves and mines. Capture bats using mist nets and harp traps. Assist in wing swabbing. Deploy acoustic equipment Train regional personnel in bat detector use. Hike long distances off-trail in challenging conditions in steep and rugged terrain with potentially hazardous wildlife, including rattlesnakes and bears, while carrying heavy equipment. Collect data with close attention to detail following established protocols. Data entry and proofing. Acoustic data processing.
PREFERENCES/**AGENCY REQUIREMENTS: Preference will be given to those with a high school degree, plus 2 years of experience in fish and wildlife resource management, research, or habitat development or 2 years of college course work towards a baccalaureate degree in wildlife management, or another closely related field. ** Agency requires that the successful applicant must have a valid driver’s license. KNOWLEDGE: Must have a flexible schedule and be able to work long hours and different times and days (including weekends and nights, as needed) on short notice. Experience handling bats strongly preferred. Experience implementing the National White-nose Syndrome Decontamination Protocol (capture or caving) strongly preferred. Experience / interest in working in the field, conducting surveys, and collecting field data. Experience or interest in acoustic data collection. Must have a valid driver's license, and ability to operate a 4WD vehicle, on- or off-road. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: None - See "Preferences" NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Must be able and willing to hike extensive distances and collect accurate data while working in challenging conditions. The work schedule will vary (including extended hours, weekends, and nights, as needed). This position will require overnight travel. Accommodation may include tent camping, bunkhouse, or hotels. Rabies vaccination or a current protective titer will be required. Reimbursement is available after employment. SARS-CV2 Vaccination strongly preferred. NOTES: FLSA: Non-exempt Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check prior to appointment. It is highly recommended but not required that candidates receive the COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to prevent transmission of the disease to and from the bats being monitored. Cover Letter: Applicants must attach a cover letter explaining career plans, suitability for the job, prior experience, and dates of availability. Cover letter may be submitted with the online application or emailed directly to Zack Walker, Statewide Non-game Bird and Mammal Program Supervisor, 260 Buena Vista, Lander, WY 82520. Contact: For more information regarding a specific project or position, contact Zack Walker at or 307-335-2617. Position will last from approximately 1 April, 2023 through September 30, 2023. Necessary field equipment, including field vehicle, will be provided. Housing in Lander will not be provided. Employee may be asked to utilize hotels while performing field work. This will involve paying for hotel room at time of use and receiving reimbursement later. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: 040-Wyoming Game and Fish Department - Wildlife Division Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure. URL: 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 See Human Resource Contact Information in the General Description Section Statewide, WY 82002 Fax: (307) 777-6562 Class Code #ATTP99 Job # 2023-00588 ATTP99-2023-00588-BAT TECHNICIAN-LANDER LC 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.
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Laura Curtis
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