The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (Department) seeks a supervisor for the Science, Research, and Analytical Support Section. The position directs permanent and temporary employees’ work activities, provides research, education, and technical assistance to the Wildlife Division (Division) on wildlife management issues. Specifically, the position is in charge of developing a functional and flexible work unit capable of addressing and developing solutions and recommendations on a wide array of wildlife management issues, including population inventory, density estimation, management implications of harvest strategies, disease, and other ecological factors; and developing, reviewing and making recommendations pertaining to wildlife research, including the human dimensions of wildlife conservation, in Wyoming.
Human Resource Contact: 307-777-4507 Laura Curtis 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.
Develops statistical sampling procedures for inventorying and monitoring Wyoming’s wildlife resources.
Assist wildlife biologists in processing and analyze data to answer applied management questions.
Develops statistical models of wildlife population dynamics
Provides statistical advice to wildlife managers.
Communicates complex statistical concepts and results to a variety of audiences.
Leads and directs the Wildlife Division’s effort to make decisions informed by defensible and rigorous scientific information and improve the Department’s ability to convey wildlife management information and principles to constituents.
Provides internal and external support for the review and development of Department and non-Department-funded wildlife research projects.
Enhances the Department’s capacity to collect and analyze biological and human dimension data that inform wildlife management and policy decisions.
Assists other Department work units in evaluating the scientific rigor of published wildlife research applicable to environmental commenting, management techniques, and other aspects of wildlife management in Wyoming.
Reviews current scientific literature, maintains archives of relevant peer-reviewed research and collaborates at a regional and national level on wildlife research relevant to Wyoming.
Facilitates communication with the University of Wyoming, the USGS Cooperative Research Unit at the University of Wyoming, and other research entities. This may include, but is not limited to, participation on graduate student committees, guest lectures, co-researcher on projects and co-authors on research papers, and other technical assistance.
Evaluates and implements new technologies to improve procedures for inventorying and monitoring wildlife resources.
Provides or arranges training on new or revised wildlife management techniques.
Writes and implements work plans to achieve the implementation of Division goals.
Responsible for reviewing, monitoring, and controlling expenditures from the budget(s); assists in the development of budget recommendations.
Ensures work unit follows all established policies, regulations, statutes, and procedures.
Recommends hiring, firing, and disciplinary decisions; conducts performance appraisals; trains subordinates; writes detailed evaluation reports and makes recommendations; responsible for all functions in the work unit.
Develops original, applied research and seeks funding to implement.
Preference will be given to those with a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife Management/biology PLUS 4-6 years of progressive work experience in Wildlife Management or a Master’s of Science Degree in Wildlife Management/biology, plus 2-3 years of progressive work experience in Wildlife Management.
**Must have a valid drivers license
Experience with research principles and methods, applied statistics, data acquisition, and sampling methods.
Knowledge of ecological systems, conservation issues, and applied management of Wyoming’s wildlife.
Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
Knowledge of statistical analysis principles and software (e.g., R) and ability to apply to spatial analysis.
Strong interpersonal skills and communication with agency personnel and partners on project progress, developments, and products.
Knowledge of basic and advanced principles of wildlife management, conservation, ecology, and range management.
Knowledge of government and department organization, personnel management and administration, planning and program implementation, skill in oral and written communications, work management, leadership, budget development, and management.
Ability to work with and lead a team.
Skill in compiling and analyzing data, writing detailed reports, and making management recommendations.
Computer skills and ability to learn new software packages, including knowledge of Microsoft, statistical applications, various home range applications, and GIS software.
Ability to make difficult and controversial decisions and explain those decisions to law and policymakers and affected constituents.
Must be able to accurately convey Commission and Department policy and goals to the public and other agencies.
Excellent interpersonal communications skills, both oral and written.
Bachelor's Degree (typically in Wildlife Management)
2-4 years of progressive work experience (typically in Wildlife Management) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Game & Fish Supervisor
Education & Experience Substitution:
5-7 years of progressive work experience (typically in Wildlife Management) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Game & Fish Supervisor
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check before appointment.
Travel will be required.
Position may be required to work holidays, weekends and other hours outside of Monday-Friday 8 am – 5 pm.
The successful candidate's preferred work location is Cheyenne, Laramie, Lander, or Casper, WY. Additional locations may be considered based on candidate and departmental needs.
040-Wyoming Game and Fish Department - Wildlife Division
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Statewide, WY 82002
Fax: (307) 777-6562
Class Code #FWMG12
Job # 2021-00264
FWMG12-2021-00264-SCIENCE-RESEARCH-ANALYTICAL SUPPORT SECTION SUPERVISOR-STATEWIDE
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.