Biological Science Technicians (Fisheries) - 2 positions

  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Ochoco National Forest, Prineville, Crook County, OR, United States
  • Mar 20, 2017
Temporary Biology/Ecology Natural Resources Water Quality

Job Description

Positions will be filled as a temporary appointment up to 6 months.

Duties

Individually, or as a crewmember or leader, conducts fisheries projects requiring adaptation of procedural guides. Measures amount and quantity of spawning areas on designated streams; samples and makes qualitative analysis of aquatic insects; determines pool/riffle rations through observation; and measures and records discharge volumes through interpolation. Uses a variety of tools, takes bottom gravel samples and analyzes for silt, size fractions, etc. Keeps records of all data and develops these into statistical reports. Drafts maps or survey areas.

In support of research, conservation, production, and management of fishes, or fishery resources, collects and analyzes data from samples, conduct test and assists in the identification of any problems. Compiles and summarizes data from survey, biological evaluations, and pilot tests. Runs routine computer programs and checks resulting data for inconsistencies. Provides results to professional personnel for refinement, adjustment, and analysis and may assist in the preparation of reports.

Performs laboratory analysis of sediment and water quality samples. Schedules, services, calibrate repairs, and installs sampling instrumentation. Collects data from field recording instruments and makes on-site measurements of study area conditions.

Closes Friday 3/24/2017

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Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

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