The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking a Biologist Technician to complete construction activities tied to research work at the Thorne/Williams Wildlife Research Center. This position will also provide assistance to the Wildlife Research Biologist.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.
- Construct composting bins according to the specifications of the wildlife disease research project.
- Install and test scientific sensors and data loggers.
- Assist in ordering, picking up, and maintaining an inventory of project materials.
- Assist in handling and transporting samples and carcasses, if available.
- Complete review of relevant composting and carcass management literature.
- Assist in maintaining accurate records, job reports, and photo logs of progress on the project.
- Communicate, coordinate, and collaborate with the supervisor on a regular basis to determine work progress and flow.
This position may also assist with:
- Provides daily care, feeding, and enrichment of captive wild ungulates.
- Constructs, maintains, and improves holding facilities, buildings, equipment, and pastures.
- Performs light service to vehicles and equipment.
- Cleans and maintains feeders, automatic waterers, corrals, pastures, and handling chutes.
- Uses calculator, scale, computer, firearms, scalpels, knives, syringes, specialized capture and restraint equipment, carpentry tools, fencing tools, mowers, weed trimmers, 4x4 pick-ups, ATVs, skid steers, farm tractors, and trailers.
- Assists with animal restraint and sample collection of captive research animals, when necessary.
- Provides veterinary care to captive research animals, as prescribed.
Preference will be given to those applicants who have work experience in construction trades.
**Must have a valid driver's license.
- Knowledge of building and construction trades work.
- Skill in operating and maintaining equipment associated with construction, building trades, and ground maintenance.
- Knowledge of basic math.
- Skill in record keeping of contractor services and performance.
- Skill in working on ladders.
- Skill in basic computer use, e-mail, and word processing.
- Skill in oral and written communications.
- Skill in the use of hand and power tools, including carpentry.
- Skill in operating vehicles, including 4x4 pickups, ATVs, and farm tractors/skid steer and implements.
- Knowledge of animal husbandry techniques.
- Skill in working effectively with large and potentially dangerous wildlife.
- Skill in the use of firearms and specialized capture equipment.
None - See "Preferences"
Necessary Special Requirements
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Good physical condition is required, including the ability to lift objects in excess of 75 pounds and work outdoors in extreme weather conditions.
- Residence in department-provided housing is a condition of employment; evening, weekend, and holiday rotations are shared with other employees of the facility.
- FLSA: Non-exempt
- Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check before appointment.
- This position is based out of the Thorne/Williams Wildlife Research Center, 2362 Hwy 34, Wheatland, Wyoming.
- Anticipated dates of employment are October 16, 2023, through January 15, 2024.