From: Mammalian Biology [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Brett Jesmer [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2017 12:53 PM
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Subject: wildlife biologist/coordinator position

Hello listserv members,

Below is an announcement for a harvest survey coordinator position with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. WGFD is looking for someone who can bring a quantitative skill set to this position. WGFD hopes to find someone with at least a MS degree in wildlife, a strong sampling/quantitative component to their work, and who has published their work, hopefully as primary author. Please distribute to any qualified candidates you think might be interested.

Thank you!

invites applications for the position of:
FWWB10-07096-Harvest Survey Coordinator-Cheyenne


$4,506.00 - $5,632.00 Monthly








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This position develops the underlying statistical theory and sampling design, designs the survey instrument, then conducts and administers the Wildlife Division Harvest Survey program.  Eighteen harvest reports covering 33 species are generated annually.  Results of these surveys are used by local wildlife managers to monitor population trends, establish management objectives and develop hunting season regulations.  Hunting regulations determine the amount of hunter opportunity available which directly equates to license sales and consequently revenue generated to fund Department programs. Results are also used by agency administration to meet state and federal annual reporting requirements and to conduct other long term assessments of hunter and harvest activities. The incumbent consults with regional and statewide personnel on an as needed and approved basis on survey design and statistical analysis for internal Department studies.

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

&#8226              Oversees and implements all aspects of internally conducted harvest surveys (bighorn sheep, moose, mountain goat, bison, mountain lion, black bear, gray wolf, grizzly bear, small game, fall and spring wild turkey, upland game birds, migratory game birds, sandhill crane, light goose conservation order, bobcat and furbearer).
&#8226              Develop license holder sampling frameworks to meet precision requirements within each reporting strata.
&#8226              Manually enters data from hard copy surveys and coordinates assistance with this task.
&#8226              Designs internet and hard copy mail survey instruments, works with contractors to print and mail hard copy surveys, works with Department mail room to coordinate mailing schedule and delivery of hard copy survey responses.
&#8226              Works with IT to develop or modify data management systems to compile survey responses, conduct appropriate data and statistical analyses and generate harvest survey reports.
&#8226              Prepares draft reports for internal review.  Produces, distributes and posts final reports on Department website.
&#8226              Monitors work flow and completes all tasks according to established schedules.
&#8226              Works with an external contractor to conduct the mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk and pronghorn harvest survey and produce annual reports.
&#8226              Helps develop and plan the annual schedule of activities; oversees preparation and transmission of data required by the survey contractor; maintains regular contact with the contractor to ensure survey processes are flowing properly and that contractual precision criteria and deadlines are being met.
&#8226              Receives data from contractor, sends to regional personnel for review, works with contractor to revise, if needed, then uploads into Job Completion Report (JCR) database; prepares final reports, posts electronically on Department website; works with printing contractor to bind hard copy reports and then distributes.
&#8226              Monitors annual budget and prepares fiscal payment paperwork.
&#8226              Every 3-years, prepares a Request for Proposal (RFP) for contracted surveys; updates detailed requirements/instructions including statistical methods as needed; works with a team of internal department employees and the WY Department of Administration & Information to send the RFP to potential bidders, evaluate bids and recommend a contractor.
&#8226              Initiates contract paperwork and makes a recommendation regarding annual renewal.
&#8226              Works with regional and statewide personnel as assigned to provide survey design and data/statistical analysis support for other internal management studies/surveys.
&#8226              Performs other duties and tasks as directed by supervisor or as needed to provide customer service and fulfill work unit responsibilities.



Preference will be given to candidates with:
Experience designing and conducting wildlife harvest surveys and analyzing harvest data;
A master's degree in wildlife, habitat, range or watershed management with a strong quantitative component (including demonstrated skills in sampling design, a diversity of statistical analyses, computer programming, and management of large spatial datasets) plus two years of professional work experience in wildlife habitat, watershed, or range land management with an emphasis on survey and sampling design, statistical analyses, computer programming and data management.
Strong verbal and written communications skills and an ability to communicate with professional and lay audiences regarding sampling design, statistical analyses and harvest survey results.


&#8226              Knowledge of wildlife management principles for harvested species.
&#8226              Knowledge of current statistical theory related to sampling design and hierarchical modeling and demonstrated practical experience with both sampling design and data analysis.
&#8226              Demonstrated ability to develop programming language and use program R and other statistical packages.
&#8226              Demonstrated ability to manage and analyze spatial data.
&#8226              Demonstrated ability to meet multiple project deadlines simultaneously.


Bachelor's Degree (typically in Wildlife Management)

1-2 years progressive work experience (typically in Wildlife Management) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Wildlife Biologist II

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


Education & Experience Substitution:
4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in Wildlife Management) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Wildlife Biologist II

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:



&#8226              Ability to lift 50 pounds
&#8226              Ability to work productively and successfully in an office environment
&#8226              Ability to occasionally work outdoors in inclement weather conditions


&#8226              FLSA: Exempt
&#8226              CDL is not required for this position.



040-Wyoming Game and Fish Department - Wildlife Division

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Class Code #FWWB10
Job # 07096

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.

Brett Jesmer
Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Department of Zoology and Physiology
Program in Ecology
University of Wyoming
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