Biological Science Technicians (Vegetation)

  • National Park Service
  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Burt Township, MI, United States
  • Mar 18, 2017
Temporary Biology/Ecology Natural Resources

Job Description

These are temporary full time positions, not to exceed 1039 hours (6 months) in a twelve month period. Positions may be terminated sooner or extended longer depending on management needs and funding. You may work weekends and holidays.

Positions may work throughout the Lakeshore. You must be willing to work anywhere within the Lakeshore. This includes either Munising, MI or Grand Marias, MI.

Duties

The major duties of the Biological Technician (Vegetation) at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore  are inventory and monitoring of native and non-native plants; resource impact assessment; non-native plant control using chemical and mechanical techniques; native plant restoration and greenhouse maintenance. Operates government vehicles on an incidental basis. 

Physical Requirements:  The work of these positions requires physical exertion such as regular and recurring walking, hiking or climbing over wet, rough, uneven, sandy, or rocky surfaces; carrying heavy loads such as backpacks and tools weighing up to 30 pounds while hiking several miles.

Area Information:  Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on the south shore of Lake Superior between the communities of Munising (population 2,500) and Grand Marais.  The duty station for these positions is Munising, MI. Government housing may be available for rent.  Amenities in Munising include basic shopping, medical facilities, and K-12 schools. Summers are generally warm and pleasant.  The winter season may extend from October to May and is often characterized by sub-zero temperatures and seasonal snowfall in excess of 140 inches. The area is rich in outdoor sporting activities including hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, biking, camping, and skiing.

For additional information regarding duties of the position and the area, please go to www.nps.gov/piro or contact Bruce Leutscher at (906) 387-2680.

Also see GS-6 Biological Science Technicians (Vegetation)  Job Announcement #MWE-17-OC-PIRO-095

Closes Thursday 3/23/2017

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Job Level

Entry-level

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

$15.74/hour. Series & Grade GS-0404-05. NOTE: See separate job posting for GS-6 level position.