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ATTP99-2024-00494-Damage Technician

Wyoming Game & Fish

Greybull, Wyoming

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details 19.40 Hourly

ATTP99-2024-00494-Damage Technician-Greybull

SALARY $19.40 Hourly

JOB TYPE Temporary

JOB NUMBER 2024-00494

DEPARTMENT 040-Game & Fish

OPENING DATE 03/21/2024

CLOSING DATE 4/8/2024 11:59 PM Mountain

Description and Functions

Open Until 4/8/2024

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking a Damage Technician to assist department personnel in wildlife depredation control, wildlife damage claim investigations, wildlife conflict resolution, wildlife data collection, wildlife disease surveillance, and sports person and public relations in accordance with Department policy. This position also assists Department personnel with the signage of properties enrolled in the Department's Access Yes Program.

Human Resource Contact: Alice Saldana / alice.saldana2@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 game wardens in limiting depredation by big game, game birds, and trophy game animals to crops and livestock.
  • Routinely communicate with landowners experiencing wildlife damage, ensuring relationships are maintained.
  • Assist regional personnel with wildlife conflict situations in urban and rural settings in an appropriate manner.
  • Humanely euthanize sick and injured wildlife.
  • Communicate with homeowners, landowners, and other interested parties to provide information regarding wildlife conflict situations.
  • Assist with the collection of biological data and observations during wildlife and habitat surveys.
  • Collect lymph nodes from harvested deer and elk using a scalpel and forceps, and record data for the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance program.
  • Collect and record other harvest information (i.e. species, age, and sex of harvested animals).
  • Maintain and post signage on the Department's Access Yes enrolled properties.
  • Communicate effectively with landowners, sportspersons, 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.
  • Perform work during the day or night with an irregular work schedule.

PREFERENCES: 

Preference may be given to those with a four-year college degree in wildlife management, range management, or another natural resource field. Other related training and experience will be evaluated.
 
 **Agency requires the successful applicant to possess 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.
  • 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.

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, and late evenings.
  • Will be required to work alone in the field in a rural setting.
  • Ability to use small power and non-power hand tools
  • Able to safely operate 4-wheel drive pickup, ATV, and snowmobile in various terrain and road conditions.
  • Travel and overnight stays may be required, including camping.

NOTES: 

  • FLSA: Non-exempt
  • Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check prior to the appointment.
  • The position could be located in Greybull or Basin.
  • Potential duration of employment June 2024 – December 2024.

Supplemental Information
040-Game & Fish-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.

HOW TO APPLY

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Category General / Stewardship , Wildlife