Wildlife Technician – Casper, Wyoming

Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Casper, WY
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Last Date to Apply
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking a Wildlife Technician in Casper, WY. This position assists department personnel in wildlife data collection, prescriptive habitat treatment projects, nuisance, injured wildlife control, wildlife damage control, wildlife conflict resolution, wildlife disease surveillance, and sports person and public relations according to Department policy. Perform routine maintenance of Department facilities, equipment, and grounds. Human Resource Contact: Laura Curtis 307-777-4507 laura.curtis1@wyo.gov ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level. Assist with the collection of biological data during wildlife and habitat surveys. Assist the Department with aerial wildlife surveys, both from fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. Conduct sex/age composition surveys, investigations of satellite and radio-collared research animals, etc. Assists habitat biologists with habitat treatments and inventories, project planning, and other vegetation data collection associated with habitat monitoring. Collect lymph nodes from harvested deer, elk, and moose, for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance efforts. Assists game wardens limit depredation by big game, game birds, and trophy game animals to crops and livestock. Communicates with landowners experiencing wildlife damage, ensuring relationships are maintained. Assist regional personnel with wildlife conflict situations in urban and rural settings. Humanely euthanized sick and injured wildlife. Assist fisheries biologists with aquatic wildlife data collection and AIS inspections. Assist habitat and access crews on habitat improvement and maintenance projects. Assist the Access Yes Coordinator on signing enrolled lands as needed. Live trap and relocate black bears, mountain lions, and other wildlife as needed. Communicate with homeowners, landowners, and other interested parties and provide information regarding wildlife conflict situations. Provide Department outreach information and assistance to the public. Maintain facilities and equipment as directed. Communicate effectively with landowners, sportsperson, and Department personnel. Assist regional personnel with coverage during hunting season, particularly on Department administered lands. Assist with wildlife research efforts and data management, as needed.
PREFERENCES/**AGENCY REQUIREMENTS: Preference will be given to those with a four-year college degree in wildlife management, range management, or other natural resource fields. Other related training and experience will be evaluated. **Must have a valid driver's license. KNOWLEDGE: Skill in the safe use of handguns, shotguns, rifles, and pyrotechnical devices. Skill in interpersonal communications with employees, landowners, and the general public. Ability to record and manage data. Ability to work with minimal supervision and to be self-directed. Knowledge of wildlife management concepts, principles, and practices. Knowledge of wildlife habitat and rangeland management principles. Well-developed communication skills (written and oral). Knowledge of general outdoor skills. Skill in the use of GPS and reading maps. Ability to positively work with and facilitate relationships with the ranching and hunting communities and other interested individuals as a team. Ability to use small power and non-power hand tools Ability to safely operate 4-wheel drive pickup, ATV, and snowmobile in various terrain and road conditions. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: None - See "Preferences" NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Ability to lift 50 lbs. Ability to work outside and perform under adverse weather conditions and difficult terrain often during long periods. Ability to walk in rough, uneven terrain with unstable footing. Ability to work weekends, holidays, early mornings, late evenings, and at night. Will be required to work alone in the field in a rural setting. Travel and overnight stays may be required. NOTES: FLSA: Non-exempt Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check prior to appointment. This position is a 9-month at-will contract. Housing is not provided. Contact information: Justin Binfet, justin.binfet@wyo.gov. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: 040-Wyoming Game and Fish Department 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 #ATAW99 Job # 2021-00664 ATAW99-2021-00664-WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN-CASPER 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.
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Laura Curtis
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