Aquatic Habitat/Instream Flow Technicians-Statewide in Wyoming

Focus Area: Wildlife & Wildlands
Institution Name: Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Location: Wyoming
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Compensation: $14.82/hr


Four full-time, seasonal positions will be filled to assist biologists throughout the state in field data collection for aquatic habitat projects, terrestrial habitat projects and instream flow evaluation.

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

  • Collect stream habitat data using survey equipment; measure stream discharge. If not already familiar with these techniques, should be able to learn quickly and perform these tasks independently after a short training period
  • Conduct riparian and upland vegetation monitoring
  • Communicate with agency professionals and private landowners
  • Complete data entry, report writing, quality control and equipment maintenance Biologist technicians may occasionally assist other regional fisheries management crews with electrofishing, netting, stream surveys, or other fishery management tasks

Preference will be given to recent college graduates with a degree in aquatic ecology, hydrology, watershed science, fisheries, wildlife management, range management or similar field of study.
**Must have a valid driver's license.


  • Must be able to work well independently with minimal supervision and also work well with others on a small crew.
  • Ability to learn new skills and techniques quickly and apply those skills efficiently.
  • May require plant identification to species level in sagebrush, saltbush, mixed mountain shrub, riparian and aspen communities.
  • May require knowledge and experience with livestock grazing management strategies.

None - See "Preferences"

  • May require operation of 4wd vehicles and towing trailers
  • Requires considerable physical labor including working, hiking, and camping in the field for up to 8 days at a time
  • Weekend work and holidays may be required
  • May require ability to navigate independently with a map in remote locations. Use of GPS and a basic working knowledge of ArcMap software may be required.


  • 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.
  • The positions are 4-5 months in duration and will be based in Buffalo, Cheyenne, Pinedale, and Saratoga.
  • Tentative dates for these positions are June – late October.
  • Off-duty housing is not provided.
  • Lodging, waders, rain gear, uniform, and other necessary field equipment and expenses will be provided when in the field.
  • Applicants should complete a State of Wyoming online application; preference will be given to applicants who attach a cover letter, resume, and copies of transcripts with this application. The cover letter should include career plans, suitability for the job, and dates or availability (clearly state your starting and ending availability).
  • Additional questions and information about the positions can be addressed by contacting Ms. Christina Barrineau, Aquatic Habitat Biologist (

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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.

Contact Information:

Dept. of Admin. & Information-Human Resource Div.
2001 Capitol Ave. Emerson Bldg. Rm 127
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Fax: (307) 777-6562

Kate Grant
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Human Resource

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Bauer, Kevin

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