Biologist Technician Intern, State of Wyoming

Lander, WY

Position Description: The BIOLOGIST TECHNICIAN INTERN will be given the opportunity to work with full-time and seasonal employees in multiple divisions within the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Lander Region and Statewide Sections. including Fisheries, Wildlife, Law Enforcement, Aquatic and Terrestrial Habitat, Information and Education, Conservation and Hunter Education, Habitat and Access, and Non-Game Wildlife. Job descriptions for positions within these different disciplines can be found on the Department’s web site at: http://wgfd.wyo.gov/gameandfishjobs/default.aspx

Human Resource Contact: Kate Grant 777-4507

Essential Functions:  The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • One of the major goals of the BIOLOGIST TECHNICIAN INTERN position is to provide an introduction to the diverse natural resource management careers available within the state’s wildlife agency and non-profit conservation organizations.
  • The BIOLOGIST TECHNICIAN INTERN will assist in water development project folder / file management for over 400 water development projects that have been completed in Wyoming and throughout the West over the last 30 years.
  • Projects completed include guzzlers, windmills and solar-powered wells, spring developments, wetlands, riparian fencing and off-site water developments.
  • Projects are currently in various states of functionality and usefulness to wildlife.
  • Coordination with federal land management agencies, private landowners, and non-profit conservation organizations on planned and completed projects is necessary.
  • Intern will be responsible for development and maintenance of an extensive project database utilizing Excel spreadsheets.
  • Extensive communication with project representatives, sportsmen, and Water For Wildlife Foundation members via phone, email, and in-person.
  • In-field inspections of water development projects (status updates) within 150+/- miles of Lander, preparation of itemized lists of project repairs and cost estimates and light construction repair duties, creation of files database and nomenclature system for files, photos, etc.

Qualification Preferences: Completion of sophomore or greater undergraduate coursework majoring in a natural resource management field. Student must be in “good academic standing”. Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in wildlife management, range management, biology, zoology, ichthyology or closely related field will be considered.

Applicants must attach the following to their online application: 1) cover letter that includes your college and career goals, 2) resume (including 3 references), and 3) copy of college transcripts in .pdf format.

Must have a valid drivers license.

  • Ability to read maps, utilize GPS, operate 4×4 vehicles, ATV’s, motor boats, basic carpentry skills, utilize Excel, Word,PowerPoint and Google Earth programs, wildlife and plant identification skills
  • Job may require occasional overnight camping in remote field sites (camp trailer and groceries normally provided by WGFD)

FLSA: Non-exempt

All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly.

Housing is not provided.

Position will be located in Lander, Wyoming

480 Hours Total within period of approximately June 1, 2019 – August 31, 2019

Questions about the intern position, call Jason at (307) 335-2609 or email: jason.hunter@wyo.gov

 

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