The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking one full-time, four-month seasonal position responsible for assisting the fish passage coordinator with passage studies and barrier inventories within the Bear River and Green River drainages. The position will focus on the Evanston reaches of the Bear River and the Ada Ditch along the Green River.
Human Resource Contact: 307-777-4521 – Caroline Weinberger
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.
- Collect stream habitat data requiring use of surveying equipment; measure stream discharge. If not already familiar with these techniques, they should learn quickly and perform these tasks independently after a short training period.
- Collects entrainment data, assesses habitat conditions, and monitors past migration restoration throughout both watersheds and other priority areas within Wyoming.
- Biologist technicians may occasionally assist other regional fisheries management crews in such tasks as electrofishing, netting, stream surveys, or other fishery management tasks.
Preference will be given to those pursuing a career or degree in fisheries, rangeland management, or closely related field. This may include preference towards those with a high school degree plus experience in fish and wildlife resource management, research, or college course work towards a degree in fishery or wildlife management, ichthyology, hydrology, watershed science, or other closely related fields.
**Must have a valid driver’s license.
- Must be able to work well independently with minimal supervision and work well with others on a small crew.
- Ability to learn new skills and techniques quickly and apply those skills efficiently.
None – See “Preferences”
Necessary Special Requirements
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
- May require the operation of 4wd vehicles and towing trailers
- Requires considerable physical labor including working, hiking, and camping in the field for up to 8 days at a time
- Weekend work and holidays may be required
- May require the ability to navigate independently with a map in remote locations. Use of GPS and basic working knowledge of ArcMap software may be required.
- FLSA: Non-exempt
- Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check prior to appointment.
- The position is 4 months in duration and will be based in Lander, WY.
- Off-duty housing is not provided.
- Lodging, waders, rain gear, uniform, and other necessary field equipment and expenses will be provided when in the field.
- Applicants should complete a State of Wyoming online application; preference will be given to applicants who attach a cover letter, resume, and copies of transcripts with this application. The cover letter should include career plans, suitability for the job, and dates or availability (clearly state your starting and pending availability).
- Additional questions and information about the positions can be addressed by contacting Ms. Lara Gertsch at (307)-684-5607.