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Conservation Educator

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ATAW99-12034-Conservation Educator-Cheyenne

SALARY:$16.53 Hourly

Open Until Filled 


The Conservation Educator will further outreach and education efforts by assisting in the planning and leadership of regional conservation day-camps throughout the state of Wyoming and five week-long overnight conservation camps near Dubois, Wyoming. Additionally, the position will assist in planning and executing the educational logistics of the Wyoming Outdoor Expo. The position also will assist in creating lesson plans/teaching resources. He/she will teach various other conservation education programming in the spring and fall, providing the public with information about wildlife, fisheries, habitat management, ecology, hunting, fishing and other outdoor skills. This position is a nine- month appointment beginning in March and tentatively going through the end of November.

Human Resource Contact: 307-777-4507 Laura

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

  • Delivering high-quality, engaging programming to youth and family groups.
  • Assisting in development of lesson plans for programs, activities and events.
  • Planning details and logistics of regional and overnight camps, under supervision of the conservation education coordinator. 
  • Creating educational materials with the assistance of Game and Fish staff, as well as maintaining and organizing education equipment/materials. 
  • Ability to serve as a leader among four temporary seasonal conservation educators and on-site coordinator at various summer camp programs. 
  • Leading safe, engaging and fun three-day conservation day-camp experiences for middle-school-aged students.
  • Leading activities at and serving as an on-site supervisor for four weeks of conservation camps for 7th-10th graders and one week of Family Camp. 
  • Assisting instruction at hunter education courses, field days and other R3 (recruitment, retention, reactivation) programs. 
  • Helping to inform and educate the public about wildlife, habitat, and conservation at various other events such as the Wyoming Outdoor Expo and public school programs. 
  • Assisting with routine clean-up and setup of program areas.
  • Basic survey analysis, report preparation.


Preference will be given to those with bachelor's degree in education, natural resource sciences, wildlife/fisheries biology or another related field.
**Must have a valid driver's license.


  • Must be able to work well independently with minimal supervision, but also work well with others on a team and serve as a peer leader.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work with all ages and backgrounds.
  • Must have the ability to work outdoors in varied terrain and weather conditions, and be comfortable pulling up to 30-ft trailers and operating 4WD vehicles.
  • Ability to maintain composure and delegate during continuously changing work conditions. 
  • Must be able to responsibly maintain direct supervision of groups of up to 25 youth while involved with activities such as fishing, archery, air rifles, first aid, orienteering, outdoor science investigations, backcountry hikes and team builders.
  • Knowledge of Wyoming ecology and wildlife, in addition to experience with other outdoor recreation skills.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, strong organizational and leadership skills, enthusiasm, flexibility and a passion for working with students.
  • Must demonstrate teaching skills and the ability to implement creative "hands-on" teaching methods, as well as the ability to create new educational content. 
  • Manipulating large quantities of data to create complex scheduling matrices and/or pivot tables utilizing Excel.


See "Preferences"


  • Requires flexible schedule, including travel and long days, working evenings, weekends and possibly holidays.
  • Position requires statewide travel and extended stays up to 4 days in camper trailers and up to 5 weeks at the Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp during June and July.
  • Position requires Wilderness First Aid certification, CPR certification & background check (all provided by WGFD).


  • 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.
  • Tentative starting date is March 16, 2020; tentative end date is Nov. 30, 2020.
  • Uniform and other necessary gear will be provided when in the field.
  • Department housing is not provided except while traveling statewide or at the Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp. 
  • Please attach a cover letter to the online state application. The cover letter should include career plans, relevant experience teaching in an outdoor setting, other qualifications that indicate suitability for the job and dates of availability (starting and ending dates are particularly important).
  • CONTACT: For more information regarding this position contact Ashley Leonard, Conservation Education Coordinator, at or 307-777-4535.

040-Wyoming Game and Fish Department - Office of the Director

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.

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.


A complete listing of the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure can be viewed at
Dept. of Admin. & Information-Human Resource Div.
2001 Capitol Ave. Emerson Bldg. Rm 127
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Fax: (307) 777-6562

Class Code #ATAW99
Job # 12034

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.