About the Position
This position assists the Threatened and Endangered Species Section in Bird Surveying and Monitoring. This position may be filled at any of the locations announced. This position will run from May 2017 through August 2017. Incumbent will need to be available to start in the position no later than June 1, 2017. This is a temporary position that will not lead to permanent employment.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. More than one position may be filled at each location.Duties
Incumbent will serve as a Biological Science Technician for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, working on the Missouri River monitoring two Federally listed threatened/endangered shorebirds (piping plovers and least terns) during their breeding season from May – August. Field work includes locating nests, tracking nest status, assigning nest fate, and observing hatched chicks until fledging on sandbar and reservoir shoreline habitat in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska. Work activities may also include determining if conditions that create risk to the birds exist, and providing protective measures for the birds. Incumbent may also assist habitat monitoring crews to assess habitat areas utilized by the birds. Field work may require long periods of walking over sandy or rough terrain. The incumbent spends considerable time outdoors, where the incumbent may encounter variable weather conditions and exposure to insects.Travel Required
Travel for Temporary Duty (TDY) will not exceed 20%
Work Schedule is Full Time - Temporary NTE 6 months
Closes Monday 12/5/2016
Salary Range $28,886 to $42,012/yr. Series & Grade GS-0404-04/05