Job Title: ATAW99-03708-Herpetologist-Casper, Wyoming

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Opening Date/Time: Mon. 09/28/15 12:00 AM Mountain Time
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Salary: $21.17 Hourly
Agency#-Div-Sec: 040-Game & Fish
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Casper, Wyoming
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http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1253765

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Coordinate and supervise the Central Wyoming Herpetofauna Survey State Wildlife Grant-funded project. Will be responsible for supervising technicians and writing reports to summarize results. This is the continuation of a 2-year project and contract position, funded through February 2017. The objectives of the project are to: 1) Determine amphibian and reptile distributions within central Wyoming. 2) Record habitat features where amphibians and reptiles are observed. 3) Determine detection probability and more accurate weather parameters for spadefoot species in Wyoming. General herpetofaunal surveys will be conducted in central Wyoming. Spadefoot surveys will be conducted in priority areas across the state. These spadefoot survey sites will also include collecting detailed data using acoustic recorders and weather stations at predetermined locations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.
- Lead a crew of 1-2 technicians to survey for reptiles and amphibians; survey techniques will likely entail visual encounter surveys, auditory surveys, funnel traps, and possibly pitfall trapping.
- Collect detailed data on reptile and amphibian captures and surrounding habitat; compile, enter, and analyze data (including data collected using acoustic recorders and HOBO weather stations).
- Write reports to summarize results and to provide management recommendations. - Coordinate efforts with other Wyoming Game and Fish personnel, external agencies, and landowners involved in the project.
- Represent the Wyoming Game and Fish Department by working with public and private entities to develop relationships for future conservation efforts. - Spend extended periods (1-2 weeks at a time) in remote field locations. A camper, camping equipment, and other provisions will be provided while in the field.
Make purchases for the project, file appropriate paperwork, and manage project budget.
Originally Posted on 3/29/15 by CNAH
 

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