Regional Habitat Biologist, Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Laramie, WY

Job Title: Regional Habitat Biologist

Organization: Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Overview: The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking a Regional Habitat Biologist in the Laramie Region of Wyoming, stationed in Platte Valley. This position provides habitat services on state, federal and private lands in coordination with various land managers to increase the quantity and quality of fish and wildlife habitat. This is accomplished through partnerships with landowners, state and federal agencies, local conservation organizations, county governments, and NGOs.

This position is responsible for habitat data collection, analysis, and interpretation, as well as the development and funding of habitat improvement projects. Assists with wildlife and habitat research as directed by the regional wildlife management coordinator.

The habitat biologist maintains an extensive presence in the field, particularly during summer and fall seasons. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with local WGFD employees, other state and federal agency personnel, landowners, sportspersons, and wildlife organizations.

Duties:

  • Plan and budget to accomplish goals of the WGFD Strategic Habitat
  • Plan, regional habitat priorities, and the Department’s habitat program.
  • Collect, manage, and analyze habitat data.
  • Recommend management actions to improve wildlife habitat.
  • Coordinate and implement cooperative habitat projects to benefit wildlife.
  • Secure funding for habitat projects in cooperation with partners and stakeholders.
  • Enhance public awareness of the value of healthy habitats.
  • Represent the WGFD at public meetings.
  • Interact with the public and landowners to promote WGFD and other partner programs.
  • Prepare reports and assessments on special projects, including big game migration corridors.
  • Complete annual Strategic Habitat Plan reports.
  • Attend training to keep current with techniques and issues of importance in wildlife management.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in remote locations, difficult terrain, and in all types of weather.
  • Ability to work early morning/late evenings and possibly weekends and holidays.
  • Maintain assigned vehicles, ATV, snowmobiles, trailers, and other technical equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education & Experience Substitution:

Bachelor’s Degree (typically in Wildlife Management) and 1-2 years progressive work experience (typically in Wildlife Management) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Wildlife Biologist II, OR 4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in Wildlife Management) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Wildlife Biologist II

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Commercial Driver’s License

Physical Working Conditions:

  • The position requires lifting of heavy objects and strenuous physical exertion at times. Must be able to lift 50lbs or more.
  • This position is required to maintain a remote office.
    Be able to work in various weather conditions and environments.
  • Must be able to work all days of the week and varied work hours, including weekends and early mornings, evenings/late nights.
  • Ability to safely operate motorized equipment, including 4×4 pickup trucks, ATVs, and snowmobiles.
  • Ability to safely use horses or mules (where assigned) to perform surveys or transport equipment and other items.

Application Deadline: November 20

Salary/pay: $4,839.86-$6,236.95 monthly

How to apply: Human Resources Contact is Laura Curtis at (307) 777-4507