The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, in partnership with the United States Forest Service- Shoshone National Forest, is hiring a biologist technician to assist in the implementation and monitoring of the South Pass Aspen Project, the Long Creek Early Seral Aspen and Riparian Enhancement Project, and the Whiskey Basin Bighorn Sheep Management Plan. This position will conduct habitat and invasive species inventories, monitor current and past habitat treatments, and plan habitat enhancement projects. The successful applicant will also assist in analyzing habitat data associated with the above projects. Extensive coordination with USFS, Wyoming State Forestry, private landowners, other states, local and federal agencies, and project proponents is required. This is a 6-month contract position.
Human Resource Contact: Laura Curtis 307-777-4507 firstname.lastname@example.org
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.
Conduct fine-scale vegetation monitoring on select sites to evaluate long-term vegetation and habitat objectives associated with grazing management or previous vegetation treatments such as fire, mechanical or chemical applications. Data analysis and written reports for Department and public use will be completed.
Utilize existing digital land cover resources, GIS data, and habitat enhancement data from various sources to develop and assess specific vegetation enhancement projects. Project specifics could include developing grazing management and vegetation objectives for new treatments.
Field evaluation of sites will be required to determine the appropriate treatment to produce the desired habitat objectives. Newly proposed habitat treatment sites will require the delineation of treatment boundaries, acreage calculations, and cost calculations.
Function independently in the field and as a team member with private landowners and various interagency personnel working collectively on habitat-related projects.
Complete a written report on projects developed and data collected, including but not limited to a GIS-based map including potential project polygons, associated data sets and photos, and a narrative addressing additional NEPA requirements, project partner contracts, timetables, and funding required to implement projects.
Assist agency Biologists with developing a habitat management plan for the area.
Communicate with a variety of individuals from various agencies and private landowners for project planning and development.
Preference may be given to those with a bachelor's degree in wildlife management, range management, biology, zoology, ichthyology, or a closely related field, PLUS one to two years of professional work experience in wildlife or fish resource management, research, or habitat development.
**Agency requires that the successful applicant possess a valid driver's license.
Understanding ecosystem function and plants' identification to the species level in sagebrush, mixed mountain shrub, riparian, and aspen communities.
Knowledge and understanding of vegetation response to various manipulation techniques such as mechanical, prescribed fire, and herbicide application, as well as vegetation responses to browsing and grazing.
Knowledge and experience with mule deer, elk, moose, and bighorn sheep nutritional and seasonal use requirements.
Some knowledge and experience with livestock grazing management strategies.
None - See "Preferences"
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
The ability and willingness to work with minimal supervision in remote locations with difficult terrain.
Ability to work under difficult conditions outdoors (cold, wet, and windy).
At times, strenuous physical exertion.
Extensive use of 4-wheel drive vehicles and ATV/UTVs.
Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check prior to
This is a 6-month at-will contract position, anticipated to run from June 1, 2023, through December 1, 2023.
040-Wyoming Game and Fish Department - Wildlife Division
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Class Code #ATTP99
Job # 2023-00150
ATTP99-2023-00150-HABITAT BIOLOGIST TECHNICIAN-LANDER
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