Wildlife Technician

Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Pinedale, Wyoming

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details 24.11 Hourly
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

State of Wyoming

ATAW99-2023-01871-Wildlife Technician-Pinedale

SALARY $24.11 Hourly

JOB TYPE Temporary

JOB NUMBER 2023-01871

DEPARTMENT 040-Game & Fish

OPENING DATE 09/11/2023

Description and Functions

Open Until  Filled


The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking a Wildlife Technician in Pinedale, WY. This position assists department personnel in wildlife damage control, wildlife damage claim investigations, wildlife conflict resolution, wildlife data collection, wildlife disease surveillance, vegetation monitoring, and sports person/public relations in accordance with Department policy.

Human Resource Contact: Corey Johnson - 307-777-4639

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

  • Assists regional personnel with limiting depredation by big game, game birds, and trophy game animals to crops and livestock.
  • Assists regional personnel with wildlife conflict situations in urban and rural settings in an appropriate manner.
  • Communicate with homeowners and provide information regarding wildlife conflict situations.
  • Conducts vegetation monitoring on select sites to evaluate long-term vegetation and habitat objectives.
  • Assists with the collection of biological data and observations during wildlife and habitat surveys.
  • Assists regional personnel with elk feed grounds operations.
  • Collects tissues and records data from harvested deer, elk, and moose for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) diagnostics.
  • Contact hunters in the field and at check stations and record harvest information (e.g., species, age, and sex).
  • Works during the day or night, and on weekends, with an irregular work schedule.
  • Accomplishes other duties as assigned.


Preference will be given to those with a four-year college degree in wildlife management, range management, or other natural resource fields. Other related training and experience will be evaluated.

**Must have a valid driver's license.


  • Skill in the safe use of handguns, shotguns, rifles, and pyrotechnical devices.
  • Skill in interpersonal communication with employees, landowners, and the general public.
  • Ability to record and manage collected data.
  • Possesses an understanding of ecosystem function and can identify plants in western Wyoming.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to be self-directed.
  • Ability to operate four-wheel-drive trucks/trailers, ATVs, and snow machines.
  • General knowledge of wildlife, and anatomy.
  • Ability to understand CWD and its distribution in Wyoming.
  • Ability to navigate using GPS and maps.


  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather
  • Ability to walk in rough, uneven terrain with unstable footing.


  • FLSA: Non-Exempt
  • Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check prior to appointment.
  • This is a 12-month At-Will Employee Contract position currently funded through 6/30/2024.  Employment may be extended beyond 6/30/2024 dependent upon funding.

Supplemental Information

040-Wyoming Game & Fish Department

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.

Statewide, Wyoming, 82002



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Category Wildlife
Tags Ornithology