New job Large Carnivore Biologist in Wyoming

Large Carnivore Biologist

Company : State of Wyoming
Salary : $21.40 an hour
Location : Wyoming

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Description and Functions

Open Until Filled

Manage large carnivore conflicts in the Cody Region, including monitoring populations and investigating human/large carnivore conflicts.
Human Resource Contact: Laura Curtis 307-777-4507

The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.
  • Investigating and working to reduce human-carnivore conflicts by working with livestock producers, private landowners, businesses, agencies, and the public.
  • Interacts with state/federal authorities and carries out field management responsibilities for large carnivore species (black bear, grizzly bear, mountain lion, and gray wolf).
  • Respond and evaluate reports of killed and injured livestock and complete appropriate damage claim investigations.
  • Capturing and handling black bears, grizzly bears, mountain lions, and gray wolves. Inventory and monitor large carnivore populations, working with federally threatened/endangered species.
  • Using controlled drugs, firearms, and explosives.
  • Collecting data and keeping records.
  • Conducting aerial observation flights for large carnivores.
  • Using radio telemetry equipment for locating marked animals. Data analysis and report writing.
  • Assisting law enforcement personnel with investigations of wildlife violations.
  • Investigate incidents of human injury caused by wildlife.
  • Experience working in backcountry situations and on horseback in remote terrain.



Preference may be given to candidates with any combination of training and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in wildlife management, range management, biology, zoology, ichthyology or closely related field, plus experience in wildlife capture and handling techniques.

**Must have a valid driver's license.


  • Ability to work long and irregular hours under adverse conditions and extreme public scrutiny.

  • Skills will be required to use firearms, controlled pharmaceuticals, capture equipment, ATVs, horses, 4-wheel drive vehicles, radio equipment, radio telemetry, power equipment, and tools.
  • Ability to work with potentially dangerous animals in remote settings.
  • Knowledge to participate in data collection, analysis, and report writing.
  • Independent decision-making ability and excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Skill in computer and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of the ecology of large carnivores and other wildlife.


None - See "Preferences"

Necessary Special Requirements


  • Operating 4-wheel drive vehicles, snowmobiles, ATVs, riding and packing horses for backcountry work, and flying in fixed-wing and helicopters in mountain conditions.

  • Working in inclement and severe weather conditions.
  • On-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Working alone in remote, backcountry locations.
  • The position will require heavy lifting and excellent physical condition.


  • FLSA: Non-exempt
  • Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check prior to appointment.
  • This anticipated to be a 12-month contract with the majority of work completed between May 1 and October 30.

Supplemental Information

040-Wyoming Game and Fish Department - Wildlife 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.

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