Instream Flow Biologist – Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Cheyenne, WY

Organization: Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Duties: 

  • Design field studies, collect and analyze data, and prepare detailed reports that summarize results.
  • Activities include operating survey equipment (including Total Stations), managing data; constructing GIS maps of study sites; and maintaining databases of field measurements, photos, and data files.
  • Prepare instream flow water right applications and submit them to the Wyoming Water Development Office (WWDO) for filing.
  • Related activities include working with department engineers to prepare maps and administering contracts with hydrologic consulting firms as needed to generate hydrology information for each instream flow segment.
  • Review and comment on WWDO reports on the feasibility of proposed instream flow water rights.
  • Track the status of instream flow filings and provide any additional information requested by the State Engineer.

Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Able to become competent in use of various habitat and hydrologic models such as Habitat Quality Index, PHABSIM, River 2-D, stream temperature models, and IHA (indicator of hydrologic alteration).
  • Skilled or able to become competent with operation and application of GPS, GIS, field computers, and database applications.
  • Skilled with technical and popular writing and oral communication.
  • Able to become competent in establishing and maintaining stream flow gauging stations.
  • Knowledge of surveying (including Total Stations), water velocity measurement, and fish sampling tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge of aquatic ecology and fishery management principles.

Salary/pay: $4,931.00 – $6,164.00 Monthly

Link to more information: Job posting #07128 has more information and application instructions.

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