Biological Science Technician

  • National Park Service
  • Petrified Forest National Park, AZ, United States
  • May 10, 2017
Temporary Biology/Ecology Natural Resources Research Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

This vacancy announcement is limited to the first 50 applicants.  It is scheduled to close at midnight (11:59 EDT) on Monday, May 15, 2017  OR at midnight (11:59 EDT) the day the 50th application is received, whichever comes first.  Opened for applications on May 9. 

Petrified Forest National Park is located in northeastern Arizona, bisected by U.S. Interstate 40, approximately 26 miles east of Holbrook, Arizona.

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.

This recruitment will be used to fill seasonal appointments. These appointments are not to exceed 1039 hours (six months) in a service year in a twelve month period.

Major Duties:

The major duties of the position include the collection of monitoring data about plants and animals in the high arid grasslands of northern Arizona including the collection and processing of data involving visitor use impacts to these resources as part of the park’s ongoing Visitor Experience Resource Protection (VERP project).  The individual must have knowledge of accepted scientific methods for data collection and the ability to accurately maintain databases and analyze data for specific projects.   The individual will maintain and use a variety of equipment such as a GPS, and trail camera. The individual will also need to use a variety of software that will enable them to maintain and analyze the data.   The individual will be able to effectively communicate information, including public speaking and written reports, and be able to collaborate with other park staff, researchers, and volunteers.

Job Level



Government- Federal


$15.74/hour. Series & Grade GS-0404-05.