Feedground Maintenance Specialist-Jackson, WY

Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Jackson, WY
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Last Date to Apply
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking a Feedground Maintenance Specialist to perform a variety of land management practices associated with the development and maintenance of elk feedgrounds, Wildlife Habitat Management Areas (WHMAs), and Public Access Areas (PAAs). The position will be located in Jackson, Wyoming; housing provided. The position is primarily responsible for maintenance on 22 elk feedgrounds in the Pinedale and Jackson Regions. Human Resource Contact: 777-4507 Laura Curtis laura.curtis1@wyo.gov ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level. Irrigation – flood and gated pipe Fence construction and maintenance – elk fence, stackyards, wildlife, and stock fence Farming – Harrowing fields, drilling seed Haying – Cutting, raking, bailing, and stacking Operation and maintenance of farm equipment (tractors, skid-steers, backhoes). Weed identification and control Provide outreach information and assistance to the public Work on other projects as assigned.
PREFERENCES/**AGENCY REQUIREMENTS: Preference will be given to those with farm or ranch background or experience related to range management, fish and wildlife resource management, habitat development, or those with a baccalaureate degree in wildlife management, range management, and ecology biology, zoology, or closely related field. **Must have a valid driver's license KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge and experience in farming. Knowledge of wildlife management, natural resource management, range management, wetland management, and habitat management. Must be able to effectively and safely operate trucks, trailers, heavy equipment, tractors, ATVs, power tools, and hand tools. Skill in written and oral communication and interpersonal relations. Ability to work alone and exercise independent judgment. Skill in organizing, planning, prioritizing, and managing time. Ability to listen, be a team player, and communicate with other employees and the public. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: None - See "Preferences" NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Extended stays outdoors. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. The position will independently work outside in all weather conditions. Requires strength and stamina to work in extreme outdoor conditions and pack heavy supplies to remote locations. Must be able to effectively and safely operate trucks, trailers, heavy equipment, tractors, ATVs, power tools, and hand tools. NOTES: FLSA: Non-exempt Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check prior to appointment. The position will be located in Jackson. Housing will be provided. Tentative start May 1, 2021, thru November 30, 2021. Uniform, rain gear, and other necessary gear will be provided when in the field. In addition to submitting the state application, please submit a cover letter to Ray Bredehoft, Habitat and Access Branch Chief, 5400 Bishop Blvd, Cheyenne WY 82006, or email: raymond.bredehoft@wyo.gov. The cover letter should include career plans and suitability for the job CONTACT: For more information regarding this position, contact Ray Bredehoft, Habitat and Access Branch Chief, at 307-777-4682
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Laura Curtis
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