Field Technician: Wyoming

Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Lander, WY
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Last Date to Apply
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is hiring a field technician to conduct surveys for wolverines. The position will run through April 30, 2022, and be based out of Lander. Surveys include substantial hiking, snowmobiling, skiing, and snowshoeing throughout high-elevation habitats in the winter to deploy and maintain remote cameras coupled with bait and lure. Additional responsibilities will include but are not limited to equipment maintenance, data entry, and photo identification. Human Resource Contact: 307-777-4521 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level. Follow approved protocols to conduct surveys for wolverines, including deploying remote cameras and collecting genetic samples. Follow approved bear safety protocols while setting and pulling remote cameras. Safely navigate and travel in remote backcountry locations in winter conditions. Collect, enter, and proof data with close attention to detail, including identifying photos of species. Organize, maintain, and repair field equipment, including gathering and processing bait. Communicate with various individuals, including state and federal agency personnel, to coordinate and schedule surveys.
PREFERENCES/**AGENCY REQUIREMENTS: Preference will be given to those with a high school degree plus 2 years of experience in fish and wildlife resource management, research, or habitat development OR at least 2 years of college course work towards or completing a baccalaureate degree in wildlife management or closely related field. Preference will also be given to those with previous experience safely working and navigating remote locations in winter conditions. **Agency requires that the successful applicant must have a valid driver's license. KNOWLEDGE: Prior outdoor experience, such as fieldwork or backcountry camping, especially in winter conditions and inclement weather. Prior experience with backcountry skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. Ability to collect detailed and accurate wildlife survey data independently and in close cooperation with others according to protocols. Experience using hand-held GPS and maps for navigation and data collection. Ability to maintain a positive attitude in challenging conditions and work well in close quarters with field crews for extended periods. Ability to safely operate a 4WD vehicle and snowmobiles on- or off-road in winter conditions, including pulling campers, trailers, etc. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: See "Preferences" NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Must be able and willing to safely travel and conduct field surveys in remote, backcountry conditions in the winter and potentially under adverse weather conditions. Must be willing to work irregular hours, including long hours and weekends. Must be able to hike, ski, and snowmobile long distances in rugged terrain in winter conditions, while carrying cumbersome equipment (up to 50 pounds), including bait and lure. Must be willing to perform extensive travel across the state in government vehicles. NOTES: FLSA: Non-exempt Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check prior to appointment. Necessary field equipment, including field vehicles and groceries/housing while in the field, will be provided. Housing in Lander will not be provided. Employees may be asked to utilize hotels while performing fieldwork, which will involve paying for the hotel room at the time of use and receiving reimbursement later. The position will last through 30 April 2022. Applicants are required to fill out an application through the online application portal. Applicants are also requested to include a cover letter explaining career plans, suitability for the job, dates of availability, and preference for location; resume; and at least 3 references through the online portal. For more information regarding this position, contact Zack Walker at or (307) 335-2617 SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: 040-Department of Game and Fish Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure. URL: 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 See Human Resource Contact Information in the General Description Section Statewide, WY 82002 Fax: (307) 777-6562 Class Code #ATTP99 Job # 2021-02095 ATTP99-2021-02095-WOLVERINE TECHNICIAN-LANDER 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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