Opportunity for Students: Bat Tech in Wyoming

Working Title: Nongame Bat Technician
(Recruitment ID: ATTP99-19926)
CLOSING DATE: 05/25/2012
FULL HIRING RANGE: $14.39 per hour
DEPARTMENT: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wildlife
FLSA: Non-exempt


GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Responsible for conducting surveys of bats in cliff, canyon, cave, and rock outcrop habitats in western Wyoming to improve distributional data.


  • Surveys will include, but are not limited to: capture surveys using mist nets and harp traps, and acoustic surveys using bat detectors.
  • Roost surveys may also be conducted when appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, such as data entry and equipment maintenance.
  • Experience conducting mist-netting surveys for bats, using acoustic detectors, and identifying bat echolocation calls.


  • Prior experience and familiarity with identifying, capturing, handling, and acoustic survey techniques for bats.
  • Patience, enthusiasm, strong attention to detail and instruction, and the ability to work both independently and in close cooperation with others.


  • Work nights, irregular hours, and camp in remote areas for multiple days.
  • Safely drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle and ATV.
  • Routinely drive long hours, wade through water, and sit in the dark on cold nights.
  • Hike in rugged, steep terrain while carrying cumbersome equipment (e.g., mist-nets, poles, acoustic detectors.
  • Prior outdoor experience including camping, hiking, etc.

PREFERENCES: Preference will be given to those with a Bachelor’s degree or current enrollment in courses toward a degree in wildlife biology, zoology, or equivalent program. Current prophylactic rabies vaccination. Must have a valid drivers license. *Please view the Class Specifications (Class Code ATTP99) and the State required Minimum Qualifications for this vacancy at: http://statejobs.state.wy.us/lookup.aspx

NOTES: • DURATION OF EMPLOYMENT: July 1, 2012 – September 28, 2012 • Number of positions available: 1 • Preference will be given to those who submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:

– Mr. Martin Grenier, 260 Buena Vista, Lander, WY 82520, in addition to submitting the state application.

 For more information or to apply online go to http://statejobs.state.wy.us/JobSearchDetail.aspx?ID=19926

         or submit a State of Wyoming Employment Application to:

-Human Resource Division, Emerson Building, 2001 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002-0060, Phone: (307)777-7188, Fax: (307)777-6562, along with transcripts of any relevant course work.

Susan Patla Wyoming Game and Fish Department PO Box 67 Jackson, WY 83001 307-733-2383 ext. 229

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