Bat Technicians (2 positions)-Wyoming

Agency
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Location
Lander
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$14.82 per hour
Start Date
02/15/2019
Last Date to Apply
04/01/2019
Website
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm
Description
STATE OF WYOMING invites applications for the position of: ATAW99-09727-Bat Technicians (2 positions)-Lander SALARY: $14.82 - $14.82 Hourly LOCATION: Lander OPENING DATE: 01/08/19 CLOSING DATE: Continuous DESCRIPTION AND FUNCTIONS: Open Until Filled GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Wyoming Game and Fish Department for statewide bat work. Duties will include mist netting, radio telemetry, 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 occasional steep and rugged terrain and heavy packs. Human Resource Contact: Kate 307-777-4507 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level. •Capture bats using mist nets. •Assist in wing swabbing or radio tag attachment. •Independently conduct acoustic surveys at established sites following the NABat protocol. •Support regional and interagency personnel in conducting acoustics surveys. •Track bats to day roosts using VHF telemetry equipment. •Establish monitoring sites at suspected hibernation sites, including setting up bat detectors, game cameras, and micro climate dataloggers. •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. •If extended- use 4 x 4 vehicles, snowmobiles, snowshoes, or skies to maintain monitoring sites over winter. •Collect data with close attention to detail following established protocols. •Data entry and proofing. •Possible non-technical caving surveys. QUALIFICATIONS: PREFERENCES: Preference will be given to those with a high school diploma plus two years of experience in fish and wildlife resource management, research, or habitat development or two 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 and caving) strongly preferred. •Experience with bat detectors or other acoustic equipment is preferred. •Experience / interest in working in the field, conducting surveys, and collecting field data. •Experience using hand-held GPS and maps for navigation and/or 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 long hours, weekends, and nights, as needed). •Completion of job duties may periodically require long days in the field for up to 10 days at a time without returning to base. •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. 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. •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 zack.walker@wyo.gov or 307-335-2617. •Position will last from approximately 1 April 2019 through 31 October 2019, with possibility of extension. •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-Game and Fish Department - Wildlife 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 Class Code #ATAW99 Job # 09727 ATAW99-09727-BAT TECHNICIANS (2 POSITIONS)-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 to be considered. Preference will be given to those with a high school diploma plus two years of experience in fish and wildlife resource management, research, or habitat development or two 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.
Contact Person
Zack Walker
Contact eMail
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