The Northern Rockies Servicing Human Resources Office (NR SHRO) is currently seeking applicants to fill a temporary Biological Science Technician (Wildlife), GS-0404-05 position at Glacier National Park. Additional positions may be filled from this announcement should additional vacancies arise. Appointments are limited to 1039 hours in a twelve month period. Seasonal work is expected to start in the spring and last to early fall. Tour of duty is full-time working 40 hours per week. Some overtime work may be required. Appointments may be terminated at any time and can be extended if workload and funding allow. Positions offer rehire eligibility for subsequent appointments, provided the employee has not exceeded 1039 hours of work in a twelve month period and has achieved an acceptable level of performance.
Gathers field data on northern Rocky Mountain wildlife, such as birds, amphibians, ungulates, pikas, bears, or wolves. Reports and maintains scientific databases on species observations made in the field. Helps to analyze and summarize data in reports, tables, and graphs. The work may include conducting daytime, nighttime or early morning surveys according to protocols, recording visual and audio detections of birds and other species in the field, mapping species locations, monitoring reproductive success, and establishing and locating monitoring sites. Incumbents will collect field data and create reports using computer programs and GIS equipment.
Physical Demands: Duties vary from long periods of observation of sedentary species to manual labor. Employeemust have endurance for extended travel over rough, uneven mountainous terrain or through dense forests, long days, early and late hours, extreme temperatures and conditions of weather. The position also requires driving vehicles, occasional lifting of heavy items, and may involve riding in fixed-wing aircraft. There is some indoor office work, and some assignments may be sedentary for long periods of time.
Working Conditions: Work is performed primarily outdoors and is subject to extreme weather and terrain variances. Most of.the fieldwork is conducted alone. Some personal risk and discomfort may be
encountered. NPS policy, proper equipment, training, coordination with supervisor, and
common sense dictate needed safety precautions.
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