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Biologist Technician

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking a Biologist Technician to complete construction activities tied to research work at the Thorne/Williams Wildlife Research Center. This position will also provide assistance to the Wildlife Research Biologist.  

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


  • Construct composting bins according to the specifications of the wildlife disease research project.
  • Install and test scientific sensors and data loggers.
  • Assist in ordering, picking up, and maintaining an inventory of project materials.
  • Assist in handling and transporting samples and carcasses, if available.
  • Complete review of relevant composting and carcass management literature.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate records, job reports, and photo logs of progress on the project.
  • Communicate, coordinate, and collaborate with the supervisor on a regular basis to determine work progress and flow.

This position may also assist with:


  • Provides daily care, feeding, and enrichment of captive wild ungulates.
  • Constructs, maintains, and improves holding facilities, buildings, equipment, and pastures.
  • Performs light service to vehicles and equipment.
  • Cleans and maintains feeders, automatic waterers, corrals, pastures, and handling chutes.
  • Uses calculator, scale, computer, firearms, scalpels, knives, syringes, specialized capture and restraint equipment, carpentry tools, fencing tools, mowers, weed trimmers, 4x4 pick-ups, ATVs, skid steers, farm tractors, and trailers.
  • Assists with animal restraint and sample collection of captive research animals, when necessary.
  • Provides veterinary care to captive research animals, as prescribed.





Preference will be given to those applicants who have work experience in construction trades.

**Must have a valid driver's license.



  • Knowledge of building and construction trades work.
  • Skill in operating and maintaining equipment associated with construction, building trades, and ground maintenance.
  • Knowledge of basic math.
  • Skill in record keeping of contractor services and performance.
  • Skill in working on ladders.
  • Skill in basic computer use, e-mail, and word processing.
  • Skill in oral and written communications.
  • Skill in the use of hand and power tools, including carpentry.
  • Skill in operating vehicles, including 4x4 pickups, ATVs, and farm tractors/skid steer and implements.
  • Knowledge of animal husbandry techniques.
  • Skill in working effectively with large and potentially dangerous wildlife.
  • Skill in the use of firearms and specialized capture equipment.


None - See "Preferences"



Necessary Special Requirements



  • Good physical condition is required, including the ability to lift objects in excess of 75 pounds and work outdoors in extreme weather conditions.
  • Residence in department-provided housing is a condition of employment; evening, weekend, and holiday rotations are shared with other employees of the facility.



  • FLSA: Non-exempt
  • Successful applicants for employment must pass a background check before appointment.
  • This position is based out of the Thorne/Williams Wildlife Research Center, 2362 Hwy 34, Wheatland, Wyoming.
  • Anticipated dates of employment are October 16, 2023, through January 15, 2024.