Biologist Technicians Fisheries – Laramie, Wyoming

Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Laramie, WY
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Last Date to Apply
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department seek to hire two (2) Biologist Technicians - Fisheries. These seasonal positions will assist the Laramie fisheries management crew on a special project to survey lakes and ponds for native non-game fishes in the Laramie and North Platte basins. Positions will be based in Laramie, Wyoming. The duration of these positions is nine (9) months and starts March 1 and concludes at the end of November. Applicants unable to work through the end of November should not apply. Human Resource Contact: 777-4507 Laura Curtis ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level. Duties will be variable but include using trap nets and seines to capture non-native SGCN (Species of Greatest Conservation Need) fish in lentic habitats, data entry, and equipment maintenance. Biologist technicians may assist with watercraft inspection and decontamination in cooperation with the state's aquatic invasive species program. Motorboat use and overnight travel will be required for these positions.
PREFERENCES/**AGENCY REQUIREMENTS: Preference will be given to those pursuing a career or degree in fisheries. This may include preference towards those with a high school degree plus experience in fish and wildlife resource management, research, or college course work towards a degree in fishery or wildlife management, ichthyology, hydrology, watershed science, or other closely related fields. Important: Applicants should attach a cover letter and resume with their online state application. The cover letter should include career plans, suitability for the job, preferences for the type of work and work location, and dates of availability (starting and ending dates are particularly important). **Must have a valid driver's license. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: None - See "Preferences" NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Technicians must be able to work well independently with minimal supervision and also be able to work well with others on a small crew. These are field positions that require physical labor, such as hiking, wading and carrying backpacks. Fieldwork can occur in inclement weather, and some positions camping in the field is required. NOTES: FLSA: Non-exempt Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check before appointment. Lodging, waders, rain gear, uniform, and other necessary field equipment and expenses will be provided when in the field. Off duty, housing is not provided. Hiring will start as applications are being received, and hiring may begin as early as January. Contact Beth Bear, Aquatic Assessment Crew Supervisor 307-721-1373, for additional information about the positions or application process. Please don’t send cover letters or resumes via email; those should be attached to the online application process. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: 040-Wyoming Game and Fish Department - Fish 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 #ATAW99 Job # 2021-02134 ATAW99-2021-02134-BIOLOGIST TECHNICIANS FISHERIES-LARAMIE 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.
Contact Person
Laura Curtis
Contact Phone
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