Habitat Protection Supervisor, Wyoming Game & Fish Department

Cheyenne, WY

Job Title: Habitat Protection Supervisor

Organization: Wyoming Game & Fish Department

Location: Cheyenne, WY

Position Overview: The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking a Habitat Protection Supervisor in Cheyenne, WY. This position works to protect or minimize impacts on crucial wildlife habitats throughout the state through collaboration, recommendations, or other interpersonal contacts with land management agencies or private entities who are considering development activities in crucial wildlife areas.   This position also works collaboratively with stakeholders to conserve and manage important habitats for existing and future wildlife populations within the state.

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

  • Supervise Statewide Habitat Protection Program, which includes evaluations of federal, state, local government, and industry projects, plans, policies, and activities, and preparation of Department position statements and formal evaluation responses for Director or Deputy Director.
  • Represents Director’s Office and Department at meetings on environmental issues, analysis of issues, and negotiation of solutions; serves as liaison to the Governor’s Planning office and other states, federal, and local government agencies, and industry for collaboration on environmental issues.
  • Represents the Department regarding statewide, interstate, and level environmental matters; develops and maintains cooperative agreements and MOUs and their functions with other State and Federal agencies; maintains excellent communication and working relationships with other agencies; conducts special projects as assigned by the Deputy Director.
  • Supervises 4 professional and 1 clerical support staff, including administration, organization, work schedule, budget, and workflow for the Habitat Protection Program. Supervises development and maintenance of database system for unit correspondence and supporting information sources.  Performs other department administrative support duties as assigned.
  • Serves as Department lead for Sage Grouse Executive Order (SGEO) implementation, including coordination of the Sage Grouse Implementation Team, managing the Density and Disturbance Calculation Tool updates, management of disturbance and conservation data, and coordination with federal agencies and Compensatory Mitigation Oversight Team in implementing the Greater Sage-Grouse Mitigation.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal land use planning policies and laws.
  • Knowledge of industrial development policies on private, state, and federal lands.
  • Skills/abilities to negotiate multi-stakeholder agreements.
  • Skills/abilities to mediate and/or facilitate complex environmental issues.
  • Skill/abilities to effectively communicate and collaborate with a variety of Department stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (typically in Wildlife Management)
  • Experience: 3-5 years of progressive work experience (typically in Wildlife Management) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Game and Fish Manager I

OR

  • Education & Experience Substitution: 6-8 years of progressive work experience (typically in Wildlife Management) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Game and Fish Manager I

Salary/Pay: $6,901.14 – $8,893.23 Monthly

How to Apply: Please click here to view the full job description as well as the online application.