EXMT02-2024-00520-Chief of Planning and Special Projects

Wyoming Game & Fish

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $9,754.66 - $10,838.51 Monthly

EXMT02-2024-00520-Chief of Planning and Special Projects-Cheyenne


$9,754.66 - $10,838.51 Monthly


Full Time




040-Game & Fish






The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking a Chief of Planning and Special Projects located in Cheyenne, WY. This position will have direct oversight and responsibility over high-priority projects issued from the Commission, the Director's Office, the senior leadership team, and/or as a result of legislative actions. As part of this oversight, they will assign critical tasks across multiple divisions and provide guidance and direction to ensure project outcomes are met according to the agency's mission and priorities. Successful project completion will require this position to coordinate with Division Chiefs, other agency personnel, other state and federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations as needed. This position will also be required to directly lead or oversee internal teams and committees to provide continuity and direction in achieving department goals and will be involved in developing the agency's strategic plan. This position is also responsible for the consistent administration of Commission policies across the agency and provides support to the Director's Office and Staff regarding these policies. This position acts as the agency's custodian of public records requests and directs the administrative process of fulfilling those requests in accordance with State statutes and Commission regulations. This position will serve on the agency's senior leadership team.

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.

  • Guiding the work by division administrators and other employees to complete high-priority assignments from the Governor's Office, Game and Fish Commission, and the Director's Office.
  • Oversight of the agency's work on large-scale habitat restoration and capital construction projects.
  • Leading and guiding the work of employees throughout the agency on all public records requests.  This work will require close coordination with the Attorney
  • General's Office to administer the process in accordance with statute and Commission regulation.
  • Leading and participating on internal teams working on high-priority projects and planning efforts.
  • Actively participating on the Agency's senior leadership team.
  • Preparing written and oral testimony on wildlife management policy for presentation to Congress, the Wyoming Legislature, the Governor's Office, and the Game and Fish Commission.
  • Providing oversight to ensure consistent application and compliance with Game and Fish Commission policies and internal directives; guiding development and approval of new policies and directives.



Preference will be given to individuals with work experience in fish and wildlife management.

Preference will be given to individuals with experience in team leadership, project management, and natural resource policy work. 

**Bachelor's degree PLUS 5 years of professional work experience in business, public administration, or wildlife management.


  • Skill in organizational leadership
  • Skill in advanced problem-solving of complex issues
  • Ability to work as a team and promote highly functioning teams
  • Skill in effective communication across varied groups and individuals
  • Ability to interpret and develop statutes and regulations
  • Knowledge of Agency policies, processes, sections, and strategy
  • Knowledge and wide breadth of understanding of wildlife conservation 
  • Skill in maintaining organization
  • Knowledge of budget management and contract administration


  • Primarily office setting, with in-state and occasional out-of-state travel.


  • FLSA: Exempt
  • This is an AT-WILL position, which serves under the direction of the Director.
  • Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check prior to appointment.
  • Must apply using the State of Wyoming online application system to be considered.
  • Please attach a letter of interest (limit 1 page) and leadership philosophy (limit 1 page) to Eric Wiltanger, Deputy Director, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, when submitting your application.

Supplemental Information

040-Game & Fish-Director's Office

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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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Category Admin & Leadership , General / Stewardship
Tags Environmental Planning