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Damage/Urban Wildlife Technician

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ATAW99-2022-02567-Damage/Urban Wildlife Technician-Cheyenne

SALARY: $17.60 Hourly
LOCATION: Cheyenne
OPENING DATE: 01/18/22
CLOSING DATE: 02/12/22 11:59 PM


The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking a Damage/Urban Wildlife Technician in Cheyenne, WY. This position assists Department personnel in wildlife damage control, wildlife damage claim investigation, wildlife conflict resolution, and public relations in accordance with Wyoming statutes, Commission regulations, and Department policy.

Human Resource Contact: 307-777-4507

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

  • Assist regional personnel with wildlife conflict situations in urban and rural settings in an appropriate manner.
  • Humanely euthanized sick and injured wildlife.
  • Assist game wardens in mitigating and evaluating damages by big game, game birds, and trophy game animals to crops and livestock.
  • Routinely communicates with landowners experiencing wildlife damages.
  • Live trap and relocate black bears, mountain lions, and other wildlife.
  • Communicate with homeowners and provide information regarding wildlife conflict situations.
  • Assist with the collection and submission of biological data during wildlife and habitat surveys.
  • Assist the Department with aerial wildlife surveys, both from fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.
  • Provide Department outreach information and assistance to the public.
  • Collect lymph nodes from harvested deer, elk, and moose, for the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance efforts.
  • Collect and record wildlife harvest information (i.e., species, age, and sex of harvested animals and harvest location).
  • Maintain equipment as directed.
  • Provide Department outreach information and assistance to the public.


Preference may be given to those with a four-year college degree in wildlife management, range management, or other natural resource fields. Other related training and experience will be evaluated.

**Agency requires that the successful applicant possess a valid driver's license.


  • Skill in the safe use of handguns, shotguns, rifles, and pyrotechnical devices.
  • Skill in interpersonal communication with employees, landowners, and the general public.
  • Ability to record and manage collected data, skill in map-reading.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and be self-directed.
  • Ability to operate four-wheel-drive truck ATV, GPS unit, binoculars/spotting scope, and pull/back trailer.
  • Ability to drive vehicles in various types of weather, terrain, and conditions.
  • Ability to use scalpels and forceps.
  • General knowledge of wildlife, knowledge of deer/elk anatomy.
  • Knowledge of data recording.
  • General computer knowledge and skill.


None - See "Preferences"


  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Ability to walk in rough, uneven terrain with unstable footing.
  • Ability to work some weekends, holidays, early mornings, and late evenings.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


  • FLSA: Non-exempt
  • Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check prior to appointment.
  • The position is based in Cheyenne, WY, housing is not provided.
  • 12-month at-will position (40 hours per week)
  • Contact information: David Ellsworth at

040-Wyoming Game and Fish Department

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
See Human Resource Contact Information
in the General Description Section
Statewide, WY 82002

Fax: (307) 777-6562

Class Code #ATAW99
Job # 2022-02567

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.