Regional Habitat Biologist – Wyoming

Agency
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Location
Laramie, WY
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$4,839.86 - $6,236.95 Monthly
Last Date to Apply
11/20/2020
Website
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wyoming/jobs/2897785/fwwb10-13388-regional-habitat-biologist-platte-valley?keywords=biologist&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Description
STATE OF WYOMING invites applications for the position of: FWWB10-13388-Regional Habitat Biologist-Platte Valley SALARY: $4,839.86 - $6,236.95 Monthly LOCATION: Laramie OPENING DATE: 10/30/20 CLOSING DATE: 11/20/20 11:59 PM DESCRIPTION AND FUNCTIONS: GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking a Regional Habitat Biologist in the Laramie Region of Wyoming, stationed in Platte Valley. This position provides habitat services on state, federal and private lands in coordination with various land managers to increase the quantity and quality of fish and wildlife habitat. This is accomplished through partnerships with landowners, state and federal agencies, local conservation organizations, county governments, and NGOs. This position is responsible for habitat data collection, analysis, and interpretation, as well as the development and funding of habitat improvement projects. Assists with wildlife and habitat research as directed by the regional wildlife management coordinator. The habitat biologist maintains an extensive presence in the field, particularly during summer and fall seasons. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with local WGFD employees, other state and federal agency personnel, landowners, sportspersons, and wildlife organizations. 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. Plan and budget to accomplish goals of the WGFD Strategic Habitat Plan, regional habitat priorities, and the Department’s habitat program. Collect, manage, and analyze habitat data. Recommend management actions to improve wildlife habitat. Coordinate and implement cooperative habitat projects to benefit wildlife. Secure funding for habitat projects in cooperation with partners and stakeholders. Enhance public awareness of the value of healthy habitats. Represent the WGFD at public meetings. Interact with the public and landowners to promote WGFD and other partner programs. Prepare reports and assessments on special projects, including big game migration corridors. Complete annual Strategic Habitat Plan reports. Attend training to keep current with techniques and issues of importance in wildlife management. Ability to work with minimal supervision in remote locations, difficult terrain, and in all types of weather. Ability to work early morning/late evenings and possibly weekends and holidays. Maintain assigned vehicles, ATV, snowmobiles, trailers, and other technical equipment.
Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS: PREFERENCES/**AGENCY REQUIREMENTS: Preference will be given to those with a Bachelor's Degree in wildlife or range management, ecology, biology, or closely related field, PLUS four years of professional work experience in wildlife habitat or range management; Preference may be given to those with a Master's Degree in wildlife biology, range management, ecology, or closely related field, PLUS two years of professional work experience in wildlife habitat or range management. **Must have a valid driver's license. KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of wildlife conservation/management principles, data collection techniques, habitat requirements, and life histories of various wildlife. Knowledge of habitat and range management, ecosystem function, ecological plant succession, and grazing management. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to identify native and introduced Wyoming plants. Knowledge of vegetation responses to various manipulation techniques, including mechanical, prescribed fire, and herbicide applications. Ability to work in the field conducting vegetation monitoring and assessment surveys. Knowledge of the NEPA process, environmental comment development, and site-specific mitigation techniques. Ability to coordinate with federal, state, and local agencies on complex habitat management issues. Demonstrated knowledge of data analysis and interpretation. Strong computer skills and familiarity with common data analysis platforms (e.g., PROGRAM R and ArcGIS). Ability to track budget and grant expenditures in accordance with fiscal procedures. Ability to respond to injured and nuisance wildlife calls that may require euthanization of wildlife (use of firearms). MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor's Degree (typically in Wildlife Management) Experience: 1-2 years progressive work experience (typically in Wildlife Management) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Wildlife Biologist II Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Commercial Driver's License OR Education & Experience Substitution: 4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in Wildlife Management) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Wildlife Biologist II Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Commercial Driver's License NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: The position requires lifting of heavy objects and strenuous physical exertion at times. Must be able to lift 50lbs or more. This position is required to maintain a remote office. Be able to work in various weather conditions and environments. Must be able to work all days of the week and varied work hours, including weekends and early mornings, evenings/late nights. Ability to safely operate motorized equipment, including 4x4 pickup trucks, ATVs, and snowmobiles. Ability to safely use horses or mules (where assigned) to perform surveys or transport equipment and other items. NOTES: FLSA: Exempt LOCATION: Positions available in Pinedale, Laramie, and other regions as available. Must complete wildlife immobilization training and certification. CDL is NOT required for this position. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: 040-Wyoming Game and Fish - 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. See Human Resource Contact Information in the General Description Section Statewide, WY 82002 Fax: (307) 777-6562 Class Code #FWWB10 Job # 13388 FWWB10-13388-REGIONAL HABITAT BIOLOGIST-PLATTE VALLEY 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.
Contact Person
Laura Curtis
Contact Phone
3077774507
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