Nongame Ferret Technician-Wyoming

Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Lander, Wyoming
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
14.82 hourly
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will assist with ongoing efforts to establish and maintain populations of black-footed ferrets in Wyoming. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level. Duties will include, but are not limited to, evaluating the status of prairie dogs at ferret reintroduction sites, assisting with disease management of prairie dogs and ferrets, and monitoring the abundance, survival, reproduction, etc. of ferret populations in Wyoming. A variety of sampling techniques, including boundary delineation of prairie dog colonies, live-trapping, visual encounter surveys, and spotlight surveys, may be used. Data entry and equipment organization will be common assignments. Follow established protocols and direction from project biologists. Must be comfortable working with zoonotic diseases and collecting blood samples.
Qualifications PREFERENCES: Preference will be given to those with a high school degree, plus 2 years experience in fish and wildlife resource management, research, or habitat development OR 2 years of college course work towards a baccalaureate degree in wildlife management or a closely related field. **Agency requires that the successful applicant must have a valid driver's license. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: None - See "Preferences" Necessary Special Requirements PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Willingness and ability to hike long distances across difficult terrain and at high elevations, often while carrying trapping equipment (up to 40 lbs). Ability to work and camp according to a flexible schedule in remote field conditions across the state for extended periods of time, potentially under adverse weather conditions. Work and camp in the field for up to 10 days at a time. Work a variable schedule (including long hours, weekends, and nights, as needed) that may change with little notice. Work nightshifts for several consecutive days at a time Perform extensive travel across the state in Department vehicles. Conduct mentally and physically challenging surveys during night time hours. Must be comfortable living in close quarters with members of the opposite gender. Ability to operate a 4WD vehicle, on or off road. Experience pulling campers, trailers, etc. preferable. 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. Necessary field equipment and groceries/housing while in the field will be provided. Housing in Lander will not be provided. Employee may be asked to utilize hotels while performing field work, which will involve paying for hotel room at time of use and receiving reimbursement later. Position will last from approximately July 1 2018 through September 30 2018. Please apply online at Applicants must attach a cover letter explaining career plans, suitability for the job, and dates of availability; resume; and at least 3 references. Cover letter, resume and references may be submitted with the online application or sent directly to Zack Walker, Statewide Nongame Bird and Mammal Program Supervisor, 260 Buena Vista Dr, Lander WY 82520; For more information regarding this position, contact Zack Walker at (307) 335-2617 All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly. Supplemental Information 040-Wyoming Game and Fish Department - Wildlife Division - HR Contact 307-777-4507 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.
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