Habitat and Access Specialists (8) – Statewide, Wyoming

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Job Type: Temporary
Deadline: 15 Jan 2023

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Agency
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Location
Statewide, WY
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
20.39
Last Date to Apply
01/15/2023
Website
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wyoming/jobs/3821065/ataw99-2022-05005-habitat-and-access-specialist-8-statewide?keywords=habitat&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Description
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking to hire eight (8) Habitat and Access Specialists statewide. The Habitat and Access Specialist will perform a variety of land management practices associated with the development and maintenance of Wildlife Habitat Management Areas (WHMAs), elk feedgrounds, and Public Access Areas (PAAs). Regional positions will be located in Laramie, Pinedale, Yoder, Lovell, and Saratoga Wyoming. Statewide crew positions will be located in Casper and Lander. Position duties vary by location described below, but may include irrigating (flood, gated pipe, and pivot sprinklers), farming, haying, fence maintenance, habitat development, maintaining roads, parking areas, signs, hay sheds, irrigation systems, wetlands, fish and wildlife studies and other duties as assigned. Human Resource Contact: 307-777-4507 Laura laura.curtis1@wyo.gov ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative per area only and are not intended to describe every function, which may be performed. Laramie and Saratoga: Irrigation – flood and gated pipe Fence construction and maintenance – wildlife and stock fence Operation and maintenance of farm equipment Weed identification and control Wetland management Pinedale: Irrigation – flood and gated pipe Fence construction and maintenance – elk fence and stock fence Basic carpentry - hay shed, building, horse corral repairs Operation and maintenance of skid steer Haying – cutting, raking, baling, and stacking 3x3 size hay bales Operation and maintenance of farm equipment up to 250 hp tractors Chainsaw operation Weed identification and control Wetland management Yoder and Lovell: Irrigation – center pivots, flood, and gated pipe Farming – food plots, plowing, discing, drilling, mowing Fence construction and maintenance – wildlife and stock fence Operation and maintenance of farm equipment Weed identification and control Wetland management ATV/UTV operation and maintenance Casper and Lander – Statewide Crew Travel across the state every week Extended stays in campers Farming – Plowing, discing, drilling, mowing Habitat manipulation/improvement: aeration, dixie harrow, ripping, spring developments, stream restoration, Mule Deer initiative projects, etc Operation and maintenance of heavy equipment (backhoes and loaders) Operation and maintenance of farm equipment up to 250 hp tractors Fence construction and maintenance – elk fence and stock fence All positions: WHMAs and PAAs maintenance Operation of heavy equipment (tractors, backhoes, skid steers, etc) ATV/UTV operation and maintenance Operation of power tools, 4x4 pickups, and trailers Provide outreach information and assistance to the public Work on other projects that improve or develop aquatic and terrestrial wildlife habitats within the state Positions could require overnight travel that requires staying in campers, tents, or cabins with other personnel
Qualifications
Preference will be given to those with a farm or ranch background or experience related to range management, fish and wildlife resource management, and habitat development or to those with a baccalaureate degree in wildlife management, range management, ecology, biology, zoology, or a closely related field. **Must have a valid driver's license. KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge and experience in farming Knowledge of wildlife management, natural resource management, range management, wetland management, and habitat management Must be able to effectively and safely operate trucks, trailers, heavy equipment, tractors, ATVs, power tools, and hand tools Skill in written and oral communication and in interpersonal relations Ability to work alone and exercise independent judgment Skill in organizing, planning, prioritizing, and managing time Ability to listen, be a team player, and communicate with other employees and the public Knowledge of construction principles and basic carpentry. Knowledge of safe work practices MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: None - See "Preferences" NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Extended stays in the outdoors. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Position will often independently work outside in all weather conditions Requires strength and stamina to work in extreme outdoor conditions and pack heavy supplies to remote locations. Must be able to effectively and safely operate trucks, trailers, heavy equipment, tractors, ATVs, power tools, and hand tools. NOTES: FLSA: Non-Exempt Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check before the appointment Positions located in Laramie, Pinedale, Yoder, Lovell, Lander, Saratoga, and Casper Wyoming. Jobs will run from March 1, 2023, through November 30, 2023. Please state the location(s) you would be interested in, in your application and email. Uniforms, rain gear, and other necessary gear will be provided when in the field. In addition to submitting the state application, please submit a cover letter that includes career goals, location preference, and suitability for the job to Ray Bredehoft, Habitat and Access Branch Chief, 5400 Bishop Blvd, Cheyenne WY 82006, or email: raymond.bredehoft@wyo.gov. CONTACT: For more information regarding this position contact Ray Bredehoft, Habitat and Access Branch Chief, at 307-777-4682 SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: 040-Wyoming Game and Fish - Services Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure. URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version. A complete listing of the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure can be viewed at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm. See Human Resource Contact Information in the General Description Section Statewide, WY 82002 Fax: (307) 777-6562 lorrie.abeyta@wyo.gov Class Code #ATAW99 Job # 2022-05005 ATAW99-2022-05005-HABITAT AND ACCESS SPECIALIST (8)-STATEWIDE LC The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. No notice of eligibility will be sent to applicants who meet the minimum qualifications.
Contact Person
Laura Curtis
Contact Phone
3077774507

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