Fisheries Biologist – Cody, Wyoming

Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Cody, WY
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Last Date to Apply
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking to hire a contract Fisheries Biologist to coordinate and supervise the first season of a 2-season project surveying small bodied, native fishes in the Bighorn River in northwest Wyoming. The biologist will be responsible for planning and implementing the project, supervising a technician, analyzing data, and writing a final report. This is a contract position funded from March 15, 2023 to October 15, 2023, with extension possible for a second season (starting March 2024). This field position will require operation of trucks, trailers, and jet boats in a river system. This position will be based out of Cody, Wyoming. Human Resource Contact: Laura Curtis / 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. Maintain a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and be able to work well with others in a team setting. Work well with the public and private landowners and represent the WGFD in professional manner. Lead a crew of 1 technician to survey for small bodied, native fishes in the Bighorn River. Safely operate and maintain a jet boat in a river system Write interim and project completion reports to summarize results and provide management recommendations. Make purchases for the project, file appropriate paperwork, and manage the project budget.
PREFERENCES/**AGENCY REQUIREMENTS: Preference will be given to those with a degree in fisheries management, ecology, ichthyology, biology, natural resources management, or another closely related field, AND one or more years of applicable field experience. **Must have a valid driver's license. KNOWLEDGE: Experience with fish identification. Experience with trawls and netting in riverine systems. Safe operation of backpack electrofishing equipment. Ability to safely operate and troubleshoot motorized watercraft. Ability to work in the field in remote areas. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: None - See "Preferences" NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Ability to perform field work under adverse weather conditions. Overnight travel will be required. NOTES: FLSA: Non-exempt Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check before appointment. Lodging, waders, rain gear, uniform, and all other necessary field equipment and expenses will be provided when in the field. Off duty housing is not provided. Contact Beth Bear, Aquatic Assessment Crew Supervisor at 307-721-1373 or for additional information about the position or application process. Please do not 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 # 2022-04759 ATAW99-2022-04759-FISHERIES BIOLOGIST-CODY 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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