Biological Science Technicians - 3 vacancies at Sheldon-Hart Mountain NWR Complex, Oregon

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Plush, OR, United States
  • May 19, 2017
Temporary Biology/Ecology Natural Resources Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

These temporary positions are anticipated to start in June 2017 and go through approximately September 2017.  

Information on the Plush, Oregon duty station:  This is a field-based position, and the majority of work will be conducted in remote locations across the Refuge Complex.  This position will be based at the field station on Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, approximately 20 miles north of Plush, OR.  Government housing is available at the field station in a bunkhouse setting withshared living quarters.

The Sheldon-Hart Mountain NWR Complex is comprised of two National Wildlife Refuges -- Sheldon NWR and Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge. It protects almost 1 million acres of high desert habitat for pronghorn, bighorn sheep, greater sage-grouse, pygmy rabbit and a rich assortment of other native wildlife. The landscape is remote, rugged, and punctuated with waterfalls, narrow gorges, and lush springs among rolling hills and expansive tablelands of sagebrush. 


As a Biological Science Technician, you will provide technical support and assistance to biologists in conducting biological surveys to gather field data. Major duties include:

  • Conduct wildlife census surveys to collect biological data.
  • Conduct plant identification surveys to gather field data.
  • Identify herb and shrub species in order to collect vegetation data.
  • Perform noxious weed and invasive plant species control, identification, and mapping.
  • Monitor native plants.
  • Use variety of computer software for data input, retrieval, and analysis.
  • Compute, compile, and present data in reports.

Closes Thursday 5/25/2017

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Job Level



Government- Federal


$32,318 to $42,012/year. Series & Grade GS-0404-05.

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