Biologist Technician-Aquatic Habitat/Instream Flow

Agency
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Location
Statewide
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$14.82 per hour
Start Date
06/01/2019
Last Date to Apply
03/30/2019
Website
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm
Description
STATE OF WYOMING invites applications for the position of: ATTP99-09741-Biologist Technician-Aquatic Habitat/Instream Flow-Statewide SALARY: $14.82 - $14.82 Hourly LOCATION: Statewide OPENING DATE: 01/09/19 CLOSING DATE: Continuous DESCRIPTION AND FUNCTIONS: Open Until Filled GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Four full-time, seasonal positions will be filled to assist biologists throughout the state in field data collection for aquatic habitat projects, terrestrial habitat projects and instream flow evaluation. The positions are 4-5 months in duration and will be based in Cody, Cheyenne, Pinedale, and Saratoga. 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. •Collect stream habitat data requiring use of surveying equipment; measure stream discharge. If not already familiar with these techniques, should be able to learn quickly and perform these tasks independently after a short training period. •Conduct riparian and upland vegetation monitoring. •Communication with a variety of individuals from various agencies as well as private landowners may be required. •Other duties include performing data entry, report writing, quality control and equipment maintenance tasks. Biologist technicians may occasionally assist other regional fisheries management crews in such tasks as electrofishing, netting, stream surveys, or other fishery management tasks. QUALIFICATIONS: PREFERENCES: Preference will be given to recent college graduates with a degree in aquatic ecology, hydrology, watershed science, fisheries, wildlife management, range management or similar field of study. **Must have a valid driver's license. KNOWLEDGE: •Must be able to work well independently with minimal supervision and also able to work well with others on a small crew. •Ability to learn new skills and techniques quickly and apply those skills efficiently. •May require plant identification to species level in sagebrush, saltbush, mixed mountain shrub, riparian and aspen communities. •May require knowledge and experience with livestock grazing management strategies. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: None - See "Preferences" NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: •May require operation of 4wd vehicles and towing trailers •Requires considerable physical labor including working, hiking, and camping in the field for up to 8 days at a time •Weekend work and holidays may be required •May require ability to navigate independently with a map in remote locations. Use of GPS and a basic working knowledge of ArcMap software may be required. 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. •Tentative dates for these positions are June – late October. •Off-duty housing is not provided. •Lodging, waders, rain gear, uniform, and other necessary field equipment and expenses will be provided when in the field. •Applicants should complete a State of Wyoming online application; preference will be given to applicants who attach a cover letter, resume, and copies of transcripts with this application. The cover letter should include career plans, suitability for the job, and dates or availability (clearly state your starting and ending availability). •Additional questions and information about the positions can be addressed by contacting Lara Gertsch at (307) 684-5607 SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: 040-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 Class Code #ATTP99 Job # 09741 ATTP99-09741-BIOLOGIST TECHNICIAN-AQUATIC HABITAT/INSTREAM FLOW-STATEWIDE 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
MusPreference will be given to recent college graduates with a degree in aquatic ecology, hydrology, watershed science, fisheries, wildlife management, range management or similar field of study. **Must have a valid driver's license.t apply online
Contact Person
Lara Gertsch
Contact eMail
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