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FWMG11-2024-00900-Wildlife Management Coordinator-Casper

Wyoming Game and Fish

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $6,757.91 - $7,508.79 Monthly
Deadline Jun 18, 2024
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

FWMG11-2024-00900-Wildlife Management Coordinator-Casper

Salary

$6,757.91 - $7,508.79 Monthly

Job Type

Permanent Full-time

Job Number

2024-00900

Department

Game & Fish Commission

Division

Wildlife

Opening Date

05/16/2024

Closing Date

6/7/2024 11:59 PM Mountain

Description and Functions   

Open Until Filled

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: 

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking a Wildlife Management Coordinator in Casper, WY. This position supervises and directs work activities of permanent and temporary employees, planning and conducting studies on the population dynamics of free-roaming wildlife populations.

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.

  • Writes and implements work plans to achieve implementation of Casper Region terrestrial wildlife goal(s).
  • Responsible for reviewing, monitoring, and controlling expenditures from budget(s); assists in the development of budget recommendations.
  • Makes recommendations for policies and procedures and implements policies; researches/resolves difficult questions/complaints requiring technical knowledge.
  • Recommends hiring, firing, and disciplinary decisions; conducts performance appraisals; trains subordinates and public entities; writes detailed evaluation reports and makes recommendations; responsible for all functions in the work unit.
  • Writes detailed technical, investigative, and scientific reports.
  • Identifies research needs and performs advanced scientific research.
  • Develops long-range plans and strategies that relate to environmental impact.
  • Responsible for coordination and participation in annual wildlife population and field harvest data collection, analysis, management recommendations, and annual reporting on game and/or non-game species.
  • Oversees the management of an occupational group responsible for all wildlife and terrestrial habitat resources in the Casper Region.
  • Develops a fiscal year work plan and schedules with other department supervisors to coordinate projects on a regional or statewide level.
  • Responsible for dealing with and solving issues brought forward by the public about wildlife or terrestrial habitat management practices.
  • Devises and coordinates wildlife regulation development for multiple species based on scientific information and public input; plans, schedules, conducts and supervises local wildlife research projects.
  • Provide wildlife and terrestrial habitat management leadership for the Casper Region.
  • Coordinates wildlife captures, including capture methods and chemical immobilization.
  • Coordinate with other agencies, department personnel, programs, and/or outside entities; conducts public participation efforts.
  • Supervise employees, often remotely, to complete projects and activities.
  • Solicits project proposals to benefit regional goals; writes grants for research and management of wildlife.
  • Responsible for the work unit to follow all established policies, regulations, statutes, and procedures.
  • Responsible for the development, review, and editing of procedures manuals.
  • Reviews biological data, inspects and evaluates site location, and reviews development plans for projects to determine if the projects are viable and feasible.
  • Solicits bids, submit purchase requisitions, makes purchases, and submits invoices for payment. Follows all fiscal procedures and accurately completes all necessary forms.
  • Oversees the habitat biologist within the region; helps plan and administer wildlife habitat improvement projects and analyze ecological habitat data.
  • Supervises district wildlife biologists, habitat biologist, and technicians to facilitate routine wildlife habitat management within the region.

Qualifications

PREFERENCES/**AGENCY REQUIREMENTS:

Preference will be given to those with BS in Wildlife Management/biology, Plus 4-6 years of progressive work experience in Wildlife Management or an MS in Wildlife Management/biology, Plus 2-3 years of progressive work experience in Wildlife Management.

**Must have a valid driver's license.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Strong interpersonal communications skills, ability to convey complex wildlife management principles to a variety of publics.
  • Knowledge of principles, concepts, and practices of wildlife management at an advanced level.
  • Knowledge of State government processes, including legislative and administrative processes and the guiding principles and concepts underlying these processes.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures established for the work system, acquired by advanced on-the-job experience.
  • Knowledge of natural resource management, range management, wetland management, and habitat management.
  • Intermediate knowledge of principles, concepts, and current government management practices, including budget development and control, personnel and purchasing management, administrative prerogatives, and responsibilities.
  • Advanced knowledge of the NEPA process, impacts analysis, environmental comment development, and available mitigation techniques.
  • Ability to coordinate and work with federal, state, and local agencies on complex wildlife management issues.
  • Basic principles of vegetation identification, rangeland ecology,  and prescription habitat treatment. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Education: Bachelor's Degree (typically in Wildlife Management)

Experience: 1-3 years progressive work experience (typically in Wildlife Management)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: CDL may be required

OR

Education & Experience Substitution:
4-7 years of progressive work experience (typically in Wildlife Management)
 
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
CDL may be requiredNecessary Special Requirements

NOTES: 

  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check prior to appointment.
  • Travel will be required.

Supplemental Information

040-Wyoming 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply online: FWMG11-2024-00900-Wildlife Management Coordinator-Casper

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