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Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Technician

Wyoming Game & Fish Department Statewide, Wyoming
Job Type Seasonal / temporary

These 5 to 6-month positions will inspect watercraft at key locations around the state in an effort to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species.

Human Resource Contact: (307) 777-4507 Kate

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level. 

  • Duties may include conducting watercraft inspections and decontamination.
  • Boater interviews at watercraft check stations.
  • Provide outreach information and assistance to the boating public.
  • Water quality and invasive species sampling, data entry, and equipment maintenance.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Preference will be given to those with a high school degree and customer service experience or experience related to fish and wildlife resource management, or college course work towards a degree in fishery or wildlife management, or other related field.
 
**Must have a valid driver's license.

KNOWLEDGE: 

  • Must be able to work well independently with minimal supervision and also able to work well with others on a crew.
  • Requires flexible schedule and work up to 12 hours per day or split shifts.
  • Requires effective communication and public relations skills in daily interactions with the public.
  • Ability to enter and manage data using various devices.

PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Weekend and holiday work will be required.
  • Some positions may require extended stays (4 days) in camp trailers.
  • Positions require completion of inspector training course and certification provided by the Department.

NOTES: 

  • FLSA: Non-exempt
  • All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly.
  • Positions based in Cheyenne and Evanston will be hired at $14.82 per hour and all others at $13.39 per hour.
  • Tentative starting date is April 1, 2019
  • Up to forty-six (46), 5 to 6-month positions will work on watercraft inspection crews throughout Wyoming.
  • Uniform and other necessary gear will be provided when in the field.
  • Department housing is not provided.
  • Please attach a cover letter to the online state application.  The cover letter should include career plans, suitability for the job, and preferences for work locations as well as dates of availability (starting and ending dates are particularly important).  

CONTACT: For more information regarding this position contact Chris Wight, Jackson AIS Specialist, at (307) 733-2383 x239

HOW TO APPLY

To apply please use the link below:

URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
040-Wyoming Game and Fish Department - Fish Division

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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.

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