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ATAW99-2024-00847-Wildlife Technician-Green River

Wyoming Game and Fish

Green River, Wyoming

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details 24.11
Deadline Jun 18, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

ATAW99-2024-00847-Wildlife Technician-Green River

Salary

$24.11 Hourly

Job Type

Contract Full-time

Job Number

2024-00847

Department

Game & Fish Commission

Division

Wildlife

Opening Date

05/14/2024

Closing Date

Continuous

Description and Functions

 Open Until Filled

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: 

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking a Wildlife Technician based out of Green River, WY. This position assists Department personnel in data collection, biological sampling, wildlife disease data collection, wildlife damage control, wildlife damage claim investigation, wildlife conflict resolution, and public relations in accordance with Wyoming statutes, Commission regulations, and Department policy. This position provides assistance to the Wildlife Division's Access Yes Program, helping maintain and enhance public hunting and fishing opportunities while meeting wildlife management objectives. The role will also assist with the daily functions of the regional office in a professional, efficient, and knowledgeable manner, including front counter assistance, answering phone inquiries, boating information, general maintenance, and collecting biological samples.
 
Human Resource Contact: Alice Saldana / 307-777-4507
 
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 and submission of biological data, including wildlife surveys and habitat monitoring.
  • Collect and record wildlife harvest information (i.e., species, age, and sex of harvested animals and harvest location).
  • Humanely euthanize sick and injured wildlife.
  • Collect lymph nodes from harvested deer, elk, and moose using a scalpel and forceps, and record data for the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance program.
  • Assist regional personnel with wildlife conflict situations in urban and rural settings in an appropriate manner.
  • Assists game wardens in mitigating and evaluating damages by big game, game birds, and trophy game animals to crops and livestock. 
  • Routinely communicates with landowners experiencing wildlife damages.
  • Communicate with landowners and provide information regarding wildlife conflict situations.
  • Provide department outreach information and assistance to the public.
  • Maintain equipment as directed.
  • Provide department outreach information and assistance to the public.
  • Assist Regional Access Coordinators with sign maintenance, hunting and fishing season presence & landowner relations.
  • Communicate effectively with landowners, sportsmen, and Department personnel.
  • Coordinate with Department personnel concerning public hunting and fishing opportunities.
  • Provide customer service to landowners, hunters, and anglers during hunting/fishing seasons.
  • Interprets legal land descriptions and reading of maps delineating land ownership.
  • Respond to inquiries from the public that requires extensive knowledge and interpretation of agency operations and policies.
  • Bonded by the state of Wyoming as a licensed agent, therefore responsible for selling and collecting funds from over-the-counter Game & Fish licenses, stamps, and interstate game tags.
  • Routinely deal with angry and difficult people and resolve conflicts tactfully.
  • Boat registrations, assigning HIN numbers, AIS inspections.

Qualifications

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. Additional related training and experience will be evaluated.
 
 **Agency requires that the successful applicant possess a valid driver's license.
 
KNOWLEDGE:

  • Extensive knowledge of current Wyoming Game & Fish Department laws and hunting and fishing regulations.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
  • General knowledge of/and skill with computers.
  • General knowledge of wildlife, knowledge of deer/elk anatomy.
  • General knowledge of plant identification and habitat monitoring methods.
  • Knowledge of data recording.
  • Knowledge of wildlife management concepts, principles, and practices.
  • Knowledge and interpretation of legal land descriptions.
  • Knowledge of general outdoor skills.
  • Knowledge, skill, and ability to work in areas occupied by large carnivores.
  • Skill in the safe use of handguns, shotguns, rifles, and pyrotechnical devices.
  • Skill in strong interpersonal communication with employees, landowners, and the general public.
  • Skill in the use of GPS and reading maps.
  • Ability to record and manage collected data, skill in map-reading.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to be self-directed.
  • Ability to operate a four-wheel-drive truck, ATV, binoculars/spotting scope, and pull/back trailer.
  • Ability to drive vehicles in various types of weather, terrain, and conditions.
  • Ability to use scalpels and forceps.
  • Ability to clarify information and resolve common problems from the public, other agencies, and department personnel.
  • Ability to positively work with and facilitate relationships with the ranching and hunting communities and other interested individuals as a team.

NOTES: 

  • FLSA: Non-Exempt
  • Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check before appointment.
  • Housing is not provided. The selected candidate must obtain housing within 15 minutes of the regional office.
  • This is an At-Will Employee Contract position (AWEC) for 12 months, 40 hours per week.
  • Contact information: Sean Yancey - sean.yancey@wyo.gov

  040-Game and Fish Department - Wildlife Division
 
 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.

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