Natural Resource Program Administrator, City of Laramie

Laramie, WY

Position Title: Natural Resource Program Administrator

Organization: City of Laramie

Location: Laramie, WY

Organization Overview: The Laramie Community is 45 miles from Wyoming’s state capital and 130 miles from Denver, Colorado. Not only is there access to hundreds of nearby outdoor recreation opportunities the city is only a short drive away. In the summer, local cars are packed with camping gear and canoes; in the fall, “Laramigos” tote hunting gear and attend the University of Wyoming football games; and in the winter, skis, snowmobiles and snowshoes reign. As Wyoming’s cycling capital, bikes fill the streets year-round despite seemingly prohibitive weather. Laramie is also home to many professional artists and art students, seven visual arts organizations, three theatre companies, and two visual arts agencies—all engaging the economy. This makes Laramie the culture capital of Wyoming, as well! The nickname “Laradise,” established in the 1980’s, says it all. Laramie was founded with the expansion of the transcontinental railroad but, as home to three institutions of higher education (the University of Wyoming, Albany County Campus of the Laramie County Community College, and WyoTech), there is always something to do.

Position Overview: The City of Laramie is accepting applications for Natural Resource Program Administrator in the City Manager’s Office. The Natural Resource Program Administrator oversees the environmental preservation and maintenance operations of the City and related infrastructure; conducts a wide variety of professional office and field work related to resource management plans and projects; oversees the City’s water rights preservation program; and acts as the City’s liaison to other pertinent agencies.


  • Manage natural resource protection programs, projects and plans and ensure policies and processes are in place to sustain and support protection objectives.
  • Direct City’s consumptive use plan and ensure data is collected and maintained to maximize the beneficial use of surface water rights. Administer the City’s agricultural property leases.
  • Direct the Casper Aquifer Protection program, groundwater monitoring network and the Site Specific Investigation hydrogeologic program.
  • Provide policy and technical guidance to groups (e.g., executive leadership, elected officials) to ensure natural resource protection program objectives, and relevant laws and regulations, are satisfied.
  • Plan, prioritize and coordinate operational activities for the groundwater protection program, components of which include groundwater assessment, aquifer/wellhead protection, water conservation and education.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the City/County Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) and City Ranch Advisory Committee (RAC).


(A combination of the following experience and training, or the equivalent of, would be qualifying):

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in natural resources, biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related field,
  • Five years of progressive management in a natural resources related field performing administrative duties and exercising supervision over personnel and projects.

Salary/Pay: $81,537 – $122,306, depends on qualifications

Application Deadline: Open until filled, first review date April 24

How to Apply: Please use the online application (search “Natural Resource Program Administrator) to view the full job description as well as how to apply.