Wyoming Game and Fish Department

In 1973 the Wyoming Game and Fish Department was created.  Currently the Game and Fish Department employees over 350 personnel and are statutorily required to manage over 800 species of wildlife across Wyoming.  In 1930, there were 86 moose taken in Wyoming, in 1961, there were 776.  Though declines have occurred hunters continue to harvest just over 460.  The same trend is followed for antelope, deer and elk.  Populations will continue to rise and fall over the future of Wyoming, but one thing is certain, the Wyoming Game and Fish will continue to conserve wildlife and serve people.

Wyoming’s wealth of fish and wildlife is the result of sportsmen and women who have paid for it’s management through licenses fees since the creation of the Game and Fish Commission inception in 1921.

Wyoming Game and Fish Department Cody, WY, USA
Jan 29, 2019
Full time
Description and Functions Open Until Filled GENERAL DESCRIPTION:    Assist department personnel in wildlife depredation control, wildlife damage claim investigation, wildlife conflict resolution and public relations in accordance with Department policy. Coordinate with landowners and hunters to locate elk and gain access for harvest to prevent damage.  Perform routine maintenance of Department facilities and grounds. Human Resource Contact: Kate 307-777-4507 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:    The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.  Assist game wardens in limiting depredation by big game, game birds and trophy game animals to crops and livestock. Assist regional personnel with wildlife conflict situations in urban and rural settings in an appropriate manner. Humanely euthanize sick and injured wildlife. Communicate with landowners and provide information regarding wildlife conflict situations. Coordinate with landowners to gain hunting access to harvest elk causing damage to agricultural fields. Assist with collection of biological data and observations during wildlife surveys. Collect lymph nodes from harvested deer and elk using a scalpel and forceps, and record data for the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance program. Collect and record other harvest information (i.e., species, age and sex of harvested animals). Maintain facilities and equipment as directed. Perform routine maintenance of Department facilities and grounds. Perform work day or night with an irregular work schedule. Qualifications PREFERENCES:   Preference may be given to those with a four-year college degree in wildlife management, range management, or other natural resource field. Other related training and experience will be evaluated. Agency requires the successful applicant to possess a valid driver's license. KNOWLEDGE:   General knowledge of wildlife, knowledge of deer/elk anatomy. Knowledge of data recording. Skill with hand and power tools Skill in safe use of handguns, shotguns, rifles and pyrotechnical devices. Skill in strong interpersonal communication with employees, landowners, and the general public. Ability to record and manage collected data, skill in map reading. Ability to work with minimal supervision and to be self directed. Ability to operate four-wheel drive truck/trailer, ATV, GPS unit, binoculars/spotting scope. Ability to use scalpels and forceps. Ability to positively work with and facilitate relationships with the ranching and hunting communities and other interested individuals as a team. PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS :  Ability to lift 50 lbs. Ability to work outside and perform under adverse weather conditions and difficult terrain often during long periods. Ability to walk in rough, uneven terrain with unstable footing. Ability to work weekends, holidays, early mornings and late evenings. Will be required to work alone in the field in a rural setting. Ability to use small power and non-power hand tools Able to safely operate 4-wheel drive pickup, ATV and snowmobile in various terrain and road conditions. Travel and overnight stays may be required. NOTES:     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. Position could be located in Greybull or Basin. Potential duration of employment May 2019 – November 2019 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com