Habitat Biologist Technician-Wyoming

Agency
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Location
Pinedale
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$14.82 per hour
Start Date
05/01/2018
Last Date to Apply
03/15/2018
Website
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm
Description
STATE OF WYOMING invites applications for the position of: ATTP99-07626-Habitat Biologist Technician-Pinedale SALARY: $14.82 - $14.82 Hourly LOCATION: Pinedale OPENING DATE: 01/12/18 CLOSING DATE: Continuous DESCRIPTION AND FUNCTIONS: Open Until Filled GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Wyoming Game and Fish Department would like to increase the quantity of habitat projects and vegetation monitoring in the Pinedale Region to assist management efforts for mule deer. Management of the Wyoming Range and Sublette mule deer herds is high profile and has a high level of public interest. This position will assist with a significant number of treatments that require vegetation monitoring and coordination with federal agencies and landowners. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in 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 delineation of treatment boundaries, acreage calculations, treatment cost calculations, etc. •Function independently in the field and also 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, time tables and funding required to implement projects. •Communicating with a variety of individuals from various agencies, as well as private landowners will be required for project planning and development. QUALIFICATIONS: PREFERENCES: Preference may be given to those with a bachelor's degree in wildlife management, range management, biology, zoology, ichthyology or 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. KNOWLEDGE: •Understanding of ecosystem function and identification of plants to the species level in sagebrush, saltbush, mixed mountain shrub, riparian and aspen communities. •Knowledge and an understanding of vegetation response to a variety of 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 nutritional and seasonal use requirements. •Some knowledge and experience with livestock grazing management strategies. •The ability and willingness to work with minimal supervision in remote locations with difficult terrain. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: None - See "Preferences" NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: •The candidate will be required to work alone in a backcountry setting as well as with a team charged with a similar task. •The candidate will be required to navigate independently with a map in remote locations. Use of GPS units and a basic working knowledge of ArcMap 10.1 software will be required. •Ability and willingness to hike extensive distances (3-10 miles/day) during diverse weather conditions and be able to safely operate 4-wheel drive pickup and ATV. •Some overnight travel may be required, including camping from a vehicle. 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. •Duration of employment May 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018 SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: 040-Wyoming Game and Fish Department - Wildlife 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 alicia.glover@wyo.gov Class Code #ATTP99 Job # 07626 ATTP99-07626-HABITAT BIOLOGIST TECHNICIAN-PINEDALE 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
Must apply online Preference may be given to those with a bachelor's degree in wildlife management, range management, biology, zoology, ichthyology or 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.
Contact Person
Jill Randall
Contact eMail
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