Nongame Technician (2 positions-Wyoming

Agency
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Location
Lander
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$14.82 per hour
Last Date to Apply
02/16/2019
Website
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm
Description
STATE OF WYOMING invites applications for the position of: ATTP99-09722-Nongame Technician (2 positions)-Lander SALARY: $14.82 - $14.82 Hourly LOCATION: Lander OPENING DATE: 01/08/19 CLOSING DATE: Continuous DESCRIPTION AND FUNCTIONS: Open Until Filled GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking an experienced field biologist technician to conduct avian and mammal surveys throughout Wyoming. Surveys will focus on Wyoming Species of Greatest Conservation Need. Work will primarily be conducted on Burrowing Owl, Mountain Plover, Long-billed Curlew, Upland Sandpiper, and black-footed ferret. Technicians must be able to identify bird species found in the region by sight and sound. Some overnight backcountry travel may be necessary. The work schedule will vary (including long hours, weekends, and nights, as needed). Applicants should expect to hike long distances off-trail in challenging conditions with occasionally steep and rugged terrain. Position will last from approximately April 2019 through September 2019. Human Resource Contact: Kate 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. •Conduct avian surveys in sagebrush steppe, riparian, and wetland habitats, identifying western bird species by sight and sound. •Live-trap, handle, and identify mammal species. •Conduct mentally taxing spotlight surveys for ferrets. •Identify western plant species and collect habitat data. •Collect data with close attention to detail following established protocols. •Hike long distances off-trail in challenging conditions with occasionally steep and rugged terrain with potentially hazardous wildlife, including rattlesnakes. •Data entry and proofing. •Communicate with a variety of individuals, including agency and industry personnel, as well as the general public. QUALIFICATIONS: PREFERENCES: Preference will be given to those with a high school diploma plus two years of experience in fish and wildlife resource management, research, or habitat development or two years of college course work towards a baccalaureate degree in wildlife management, or another closely related field. Agency requires that the successful applicant must have a valid driver's license. KNOWLEDGE: •Experience conducting avian surveys, identifying western bird species by sight and sound. •Experience handling and identifying small mammal species. •Experience using hand-held GPS and maps for navigation and/or data collection. •Must have a valid driver's license, and able to operate a 4WD vehicle, on- or off-road. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: None - See "Preferences" NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: •Must be able and willing to hike extensive distances and collect accurate data while working in the challenging conditions. •The work schedule will vary (including long hours, weekends, and nights, as needed). Completion of job duties may periodically require long days in the field for up to 10 days at a time. •This position will require primitive tent camping, with some RV camping, generally without phone service, running water, or electricity. 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. •Cover Letter: Applicants must attach a cover letter explaining career plans, suitability for the job, prior experience, and dates of availability. Cover letter may be submitted with the online application or emailed directly to Zack Walker, Statewide Non-game Bird and Mammal Program Supervisor, 260 Buena Vista, Lander, WY 82520. •Contact: For more information regarding a specific project or position, contact Zack Walker at zack.walker@wyo.gov or 307-335-2617. •Position will last from approximately 1 April 2019 through September 2019. •Necessary field equipment, including field vehicle, will be provided. •Housing in Lander will not be provided. Employee may be asked to utilize hotels while performing field work. This will involve paying for hotel room at time of use and receiving reimbursement later. 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 Class Code #ATTP99 Job # 09722 ATTP99-09722-NONGAME TECHNICIAN (2 POSITIONS)-LANDER 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 to be considered. Preference will be given to those with a high school diploma plus two years of experience in fish and wildlife resource management, research, or habitat development or two years of college course work towards a baccalaureate degree in wildlife management, or another closely related field. Agency requires that the successful applicant must have a valid driver's license.
Contact Person
Zack Walker
Contact eMail
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