The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking a Wildlife Management Coordinator in Sheridan, WY. This position supervises and directs permanent and temporary employees' work activities, planning, and conducting studies on the population dynamics of free-roaming wildlife populations.
Human Resource Contact: 307-777-4507 Laura Curtis email@example.com
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.
Writes and implements work plans to achieve the implementation of the Sheridan Region terrestrial wildlife goal(s).
Responsible for reviewing, monitoring, and controlling expenditures from the budget(s); assists in the development of budget recommendations.
Makes recommendations for policies and procedures and implements policies; researches/resolves difficult questions/complaints requiring technical knowledge.
Recommend hiring, firing, and disciplinary decisions; conducts performance appraisals; train subordinates and public entities; writes detailed evaluation reports and make recommendations; responsible for all functions in the work unit.
Writes detailed technical, investigative, and scientific reports.
Identifies research needs and performs advanced scientific research.
Develops long-range plans and strategies that relate to environmental impact.
Responsible for coordination and participation in annual wildlife population and field harvest data collection, analysis, management recommendations, and annual reporting on game and/or non-game species.
Oversees the management of an occupational group responsible for one or more of the following: all wildlife and terrestrial habitat resources in the Sheridan Region.
Develops a fiscal year work plan and schedules with other department supervisors to coordinate projects on a regional or statewide level.
Responsible for dealing with and solving issues brought forward by the public about wildlife or terrestrial habitat management practices.
Devises and coordinates wildlife regulation development for multiple species based on scientific information and public input, plans, schedules, conducts, and supervises local wildlife research projects.
Provide wildlife and terrestrial habitat management leadership for the Sheridan Region.
Coordinates wildlife captures, including capture methods/facilities and chemical immobilization.
Coordinate with other agencies, department personnel, programs, and/or outside entities; conducts public participation efforts.
Supervision of employees is often conducted remotely to complete projects and activities.
Solicits project proposals to benefit regional goals; writes grants for research and management of wildlife.
Responsible for the work unit to follow all established policies, regulations, statutes, and procedures.
Responsible for the development, review, and editing of procedures manuals.
Reviews biological data, inspects and evaluates site location, and reviews development plans for projects to determine if the projects are viable and feasible.
Solicits bids, submit purchase requisitions, makes purchases, and submits invoices for payment. Follows all fiscal procedures and accurately completes all necessary forms.
Preference will be given to those with a BS in Wildlife Management/biology, PLUS 4-6 years of progressive work experience in Wildlife Management or an MS in Wildlife Management/biology, PLUS 2-3 years of progressive work experience in Wildlife Management.
**Must have a valid driver's license.
Strong interpersonal communication skills, ability to convey complex wildlife management principles to a variety of publics.
Knowledge of principles, concepts, and practices of wildlife management at an advanced level.
Knowledge of processes of State government, including legislative and administrative processes and the guiding principles and concepts underlying these processes.
Knowledge of policies and procedures established for the work system, acquired by advanced on the job experience.
Knowledge of natural resource management, range management, wetland management, and habitat management.
Intermediate knowledge of principles, concepts, and cues of government mana practice segment, including budget development and control, personnel and purchasing management, administrative prerogatives, and responsibilities.
Advanced knowledge of the NEPA process, impacts analysis, environmental comment development, and available mitigation techniques.
Ability to coordinate and work with federal, state, and local agencies on complex wildlife management issues.
Bachelor's Degree (typically in Wildlife Management)
1-3 years progressive work experience (typically in Wildlife Management)
Education & Experience Substitution:
4-7 years of progressive work experience (typically in Wildlife Management)
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
CDL may be required
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check before appointment.
CDL is NOT required for this position.
Travel will be required.