Bureau of Land Management: Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)
This is a temporary appointment. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status and will be for a period not-to-exceed 1039 hours (6 months) in a service year.
Research, compile, and tabulate wildlife inventory data.
Conduct field surveys on for federally listed and sensitive wildlife species.
Conduct site monitoring.
Conduct habitat and vegetation monitoring.
Complete inventories for specific species in potential habitat areas, document locations using maps and GIS/GPS technology.
Interpret aerial photos, land-sat imagery, and topographic maps to determine land use and vegetation distribution and to plot nest/herd breeding sites.
Process samples and enter data into databases.
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Be sure to read the ‘How to Apply’ and ‘Required Documents’ Sections.
You cannot hold an active real estate license: nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands.
Direct Deposit Required.
Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.
Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the qualification requirements as defined in the announcement. In addition, your responses to the questions must adequately reflect in your resume.
All locations require that you possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license while employed in the position.
This is a bargaining unit position.
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements – please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience.
GS-06 Biological Science Technician (Wildlife): One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-5 level. Examples of specialized experience may include surveying, mapping and documenting a variety of wildlife species and habitat conditions. Compiling occurrence and distribution data, cover maps, and herbarium study mounts. Assisting in performing wildlife studies and in constructing wildlife habitat improvement structures. Compiling data obtained through survey/study and assembling the data into a logical sequence for review. OR Successful completion of one full year of graduate education directly related to the work of the position. OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience.
GS-07 Biological Science Technician (Wildlife): One year of specialized work experience equivalent to GS-6 level. Examples of specialized experience may include researching, compiling and tabulating a full range of wildlife inventory data. Leading or conducting field inventories of wildlife species to develop intensive scientific information. Collecting ecological site information for sensitive, threatened or endangered wildlife. OR Successful completion of one full year of graduate education directly related to the work of the position; OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
Work is performed outdoors in rugged terrain; to include steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces. Position requires physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, and similar activities. Individuals should be capable of
working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day.
As a general rule, education is not creditable above GS-5 for most positions covered by this standard; however, graduate education may be credited in those few instances where the graduate education is directly related to the work of the position.
Applicants may qualify for these positions based on experience, education, or an equivalent combination as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.
If using education to qualify, you must submit copies of all transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. See Required Documents section for more information.
Follow this link to apply and for additional information https://www.usajobs.gov/job/697698900