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ATAW99-2022-02617-Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Specialist-Evanston

ATAW99-2022-02617-Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Specialist-Evanston

$25.55 Hourly
Evanston, WY
Job Type
040-Game & Fish
Job Number
2/15/2022 11:59 PM Mountain

Description and Functions


The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Specialist based out of Evanston, WY. This 12-month position is responsible for implementing the state's aquatic invasive species program. The successful applicant will take primary responsibility for hiring and supervision of 12 seasonal AIS inspectors and oversight of watercraft inspection efforts at the Evanston Port of Entry check station. Additional duties will include public outreach and AIS monitoring.
Human Resource Contact: Laura Curtis 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.

  • Provide technical support and supervision to aquatic invasive species watercraft inspectors, including hiring, training, and scheduling.
  • Oversee the organization and maintenance of equipment including decontamination units, vehicles, sampling gear, and tablets.
  • Provide outreach and education to the public on the Department’s aquatic invasive species program.
  • Oversee aquatic invasive species data entry and assist with data analysis and report writing.
  • Assist with regional fish and wildlife education events.
  • Assist with aquatic invasive species monitoring for the early detection of aquatic invasive species and other fish and wildlife surveys.



Preference will be given to those with a Bachelor's degree in natural resources, or 3-4 years of progressive work experience in aquatic invasive species, fisheries management, or customer service.
**Must have a valid driver's license.


  • Must be familiar with Wyoming AIS laws and regulations.
  • Must be able to work well independently and with others.
  • Requires effective written and oral communication and public relations skills.
  • Past experience in fish and wildlife-related work is desired but not essential.
  • Must be able to make on the ground decisions with limited information


None - See "Preferences"

Necessary Special Requirements


  • Routine weekend and holiday work will be required.
  • The position will require some statewide travel.
  • Positions require completion of inspector training courses and certifications provided by the Department.


  • FLSA: Non-Exempt
  • Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check prior to appointment.
  • The tentative starting date is April 4, 2022. This position is a 12-month (40 hrs/wk) at-will contract. 
  • Uniform and other necessary gear will be provided when in the field.
  • Please include a cover letter when submitting the state application. The cover letter should include career plans and suitability for the job.
  • CONTACT: For more information regarding this position, contact Joshua Leonard, AIS Coordinator, at 307-721-1374.
Supplemental Information

040-Wyoming Game and Fish Department - Fish Division

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.