invites applications for the position of:
Coordinator (Senior Game Warden)-
SALARY: $5,161.87 - $6,451.47 Monthly
LOCATION: Statewide
OPENING DATE: 08/17/22
CLOSING DATE: 09/30/22 11:59 PM
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking an Access Coordinator/Senior Game
Warden based out of Cody, Wyoming. Within a geographically assigned area and with minimal
direct supervision, the Access Coordinator is responsible for meeting Wyoming Game and Fish
Department (Department) objectives by administering the Wildlife Division's Access Yes Program
to secure, maintain and enhance public access to private lands to provide opportunities for
hunting and angling. This position represents the agency daily by engaging stakeholders (private
landowners, other government agencies, and non-government agencies) to enhance hunting
and fishing access on private and public lands and conduct law enforcement and wildlife
management duties in conjunction with other department personnel on enrolled properties.
This position interacts with a wide array of publics in varied settings and on numerous topics
associated with serving people and conserving wildlife by conducting the following: working with
private landowners to enroll their lands into the Access Yes Program; contract development with
enrolled private landowners, and program donors; use of GIS and GPS to develop maps and
online content of enrolled properties, conduct law enforcement duties on enrolled properties, and
assist with wildlife and habitat management in the region.
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.
Coordinate with the Fish, Services, Fiscal, and Wildlife Divisions as needed to maintain
and enhance hunting and fishing access on Walk-In and Hunter Management Areas.
Coordinate with Department personnel, other government agencies, private landowners,
and non-government organizations to meet program objectives.
Interprets legal land descriptions, reads maps delineating land ownership, uses GIS and
GPS, and is familiar with common real estate transactions.
Develops, administers, and monitors contracts with individuals, agencies, or NGOs as it
pertains to hunting and fishing access.
Responsible for formulation and production of program publications and electronic (i.e.,
website) information at the regional and statewide level pertaining to the Access Yes
Program. Contributes information and education efforts to promote the Access Yes
Program, including fundraising, securing grants, and coordinating donor recognition.
Work independently or with other game wardens to enforce/check compliance with
hunting, fishing, trapping, and watercraft statutes and Wyoming Game and Fish
Commission (Commission) regulations, with emphasis on Access Yes properties, as well
as specific state land statutes and regulations and littering.
Write law enforcement reports, attend court, work with other law enforcement agencies,
conduct investigations, and collect intelligence; conduct watercraft safety equipment
inspections as well as HIN, VIN, and AIS inspections.
Develops and maintains effective working relationships by communicating and
coordinating with Department employees; makes regular public contacts with landowners,
sportspersons, watercraft recreationists, public-at-large, conservation groups, government
agencies, and non-government organizations.
Provide information, education, and presentations on numerous wildlife topics, including
hunter safety, watercraft safety, AIS, CWD, and varied other wildlife, conservation, and
access-related topics.
Collaborates and communicates with Department wildlife biologists to facilitate decisions
related to the management of Wyoming's wildlife resources.
Manages wildlife populations toward Commission-approved objectives; assists with
trapping/collecting/sampling wildlife for research projects and disease surveillance.
Respond to and appropriately address injured and nuisance wildlife reports, which may
require euthanasia; use chemical and mechanical immobilization equipment and
techniques when necessary and appropriate.
Provides ATV/UTV use/safety training and certification to Department employees.
Documents and reports daily activities prepare and administer the regional access
coordinator budget in order to ensure expenditures are within allocated amounts and in
accordance with fiscal procedures.
**Agency requires that candidates have a Bachelor's degree in wildlife management, range
management, biology, zoology, ichthyology, or other closely related fields. Other bachelor's
degrees may be considered with at least 20 hours of wildlife-related coursework, as evidenced of
required transcripts.
POST certification is required within the first year of employment.
Wyoming State Law requires competitive testing (exam) for wildlife law enforcement positions.
Background check, polygraph, psychological evaluation, and fingerprinting are required prior to
the appointment.
**Must have a valid driver's license
Knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and practices of wildlife management.
Knowledge of animal biological processes.
Knowledge of game and fish statutes and regulations and of enforcement of game and
fish laws and regulations.
Knowledge of wildlife and fish species identification and life history.
Knowledge of population ecology.
Knowledge of methods, techniques, and regulations pertinent to the investigation, court
procedures, and prosecution of violators in wildlife, hunting or fishing, and watercraftrelated criminal cases.
Ability to safely operate motorized equipment, including 4x4 pickup trucks, boats/personal
watercraft, ATVs, and snowmachines.
Ability to safely and appropriately handle live wildlife in a variety of sensitive and
hazardous conditions.
Ability to utilize and handle firearms (enforcement and hunting) and pass Department
firearms qualification requirements and testing.
Ability to perform and pass Department custody/control and intermediate weapons
requirements and use of force testing.
Bachelor's Degree (typically in Biology)
1-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Biology) with acquired knowledge at the
level of a Game Warden
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
POST certification required
Education & Experience Substitution:
4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in Biology) with acquired knowledge at the
level of a Game Warden
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
POST certification required
Ability to work independently.
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Meet physical fitness assessment requirements of Wyoming law enforcement academy.
Information can be found here:
Work in various weather conditions and environments.
Must be able to work all days of the week and varied work hours, including weekends and
early mornings, evenings/late nights.
The position is on call to respond to job requirements.
The position requires the lifting of heavy objects and strenuous physical exertion at times.
FLSA: Exempt
The current opening is in Cody, but recruitment could be used to fill other locations in the
No housing provided.
Wyoming State Law requires competitive testing for wildlife law enforcement positions.
Must submit transcripts containing at least 20 hours of wildlife-related coursework (see
Must pass a comprehensive background check, polygraph, psychological evaluation, and
fingerprinting process prior to appointment.
POST certification is required within the first year of employment.
Contact information Wildlife Division at 307-777-4684.
040-Game and Fish - 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


“Wildlife Manager Trainee”


FLSA-Non-Exempt / SALARY GRADE 21 ($54,001)

REQUISITION #509715 – CLOSING DATE 09/16/2022

The mission of the Arizona Game & Fish Department is to conserve Arizona’s diverse wildlife resources and manage for safe, compatible outdoor recreation opportunities for current and future generations.  It is our vision to be the national conservation leader supporting the continuation of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Arizona’s most trusted, respected and credible source for wildlife conservation products, services and information.


Wildlife Managers are field-oriented, commissioned peace officers responsible for conserving and protecting wildlife resources throughout the State of Arizona.  This unique position incorporates law enforcement and biology and requires a Bachelor’s degree in wildlife science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.


Application process:


Applicants shall apply through the recruitment site,

(Search for Jobs and select Game and Fish Department from agency dropdown)


When applying, applicants must attach the following: 

  • Resume & Unofficial transcript (combine; provide as 1 attachment)
  • Cover Letter (optional)









Description of Duties:


Law Enforcement duties include:

  • Conducting law enforcement patrols to ensure compliance with A.R.S Title 17 (game and fish laws), Title 5 (watercraft laws), Title 28 (Off highway vehicle enforcement), Title 13 (State criminal code), Arizona Game and Fish Commission Rules and Orders, and all other State/Federal laws as necessary
  • Conducting investigations and securing evidence related to wildlife, watercraft, OHV violations and other A.R.S. statutes when necessary and applicable
  • Providing public safety and completing requirements necessary to obtain and maintain Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training (AZPOST) peace officer certification. Successful completion of Arizona Peace Officer certification and Department post-academy training is required.
  • Biological duties include initiating and conducting wildlife surveys; analyzing survey and wildlife harvest data; formulating district wildlife harvest objectives; initiating and conducting wildlife research projects; anticipating wildlife needs and initiating appropriate water and habitat projects, proposals and budget requests; monitoring the status of threatened and endangered species; coordinating with other resource management agencies on wildlife population issues
  • Resolving human/wildlife conflicts; addressing wildlife depredation complaints; coordinating and implementing habitat improvement, access, and Landowner Incentive Program projects. Reviewing, analyzing and commenting on environmental documents; recommending modifications to projects affecting wildlife habitat; conducting habitat inventories; conducting field analysis of habitat related issues
  • Conducting fish surveys; performing aquatic ecosystem surveys; participating in formulating fish stocking programs; investigating, monitoring and determining cause and mitigation of fish losses; monitoring the status of threatened and endangered species.


Additional duties include serving as contact/spokesperson when appropriate; acting as liaison to nongovernmental organizations and other community groups; organizing, administering, and supervising volunteer efforts; acting as a Department representative in planning, coordinating, and implementing outreach efforts such as fishing clinics, hunt camps, scholastic shooting and archery events, and career days and fairs; acting as Department liaison to the public; acting as a hunter education instructor/trainer; completing environmental education and career classes at local schools when necessary; completing and submitting Department reports and memos in a timely manner and maintaining Department equipment.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: (KSA's):


Position requires a bachelor’s degree (or higher) in wildlife science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.  Candidates should have a working knowledge of principles and practices required for wildlife management and have a basic understanding of A.R.S Title 17 (game and fish laws), Title 5 (watercraft laws), Title 28 (Off highway vehicle enforcement), Title 13 (State criminal code), Arizona Game and Fish Commission Rules and Orders, and all other State/Federal laws.


The preferred candidate will have strong interpersonal skills; have knowledge of Arizona’s diverse wildlife and habitat, participate in and have knowledge of fishing, hunting, camping and wilderness survival, and have the ability to fly in small aircraft and helicopters. Experience working in wildlife science or a related field is a plus (may include volunteer and intern positions).


For more information regarding the requirements necessary to become a Wildlife Manager, please visit the Department’s website at  Once on the page, click “Employment” on the bottom right hand side of the webpage and then “Wildlife Manager Game Ranger”.


The hiring process is quite extensive and requires a thorough background investigation including: a polygraph examination, a psychological assessment, a medical examination and physical condition assessment. Employment is contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.


The position requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11). The position requires maintenance of a home office for Department activities.  Assigned Duty Post may be statewide and will be determined and based on department needs.  All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification program.   Our work environment offers training opportunities and encourages career development.





The State of Arizona offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package including:


* 12 annual leave days (vacation)

* 12 sick days with accumulation benefits

* 10 paid holidays

* Participation in the nationally recognized retirement system

* Superior health care options

* Vision care, dental care, pharmacy benefits, and flexible spending account (options available)

* Life, long-term disability, and short-term disability insurance options are available

* Many more benefit programs are available

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer