Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Headquarters Road, Baring, ME, United States
  • Apr 18, 2017
Temporary Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Biology/Ecology Communication/Public Outreach Natural Resources Water Quality Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

This is a full-time temporary position with the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge located in Baring, ME. 

The anticipated duration of this appointment is 6 months.  This appointment may be extended for an additional 1 year and 6 months without further advertisement. This position may also be terminated at any time due to lack of work or lack of funds, or as the needs of the Service dictate.  

One or more positions may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

Duties

As a Biological Science Technician, your duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with capturing, handling, and tagging/banding birds and wildlife.
  • Conduct wildlife and waterfowl censuses, including bird surveys, using specific sight and sound sampling techniques.
  • Conduct radio telemetry and/or nanotag research and monitoring on bats and birds.
  • Compile biological data in electronic databases to prepare memos and reports.
  • Trap, band and test waterfowl for avian influenza.
  • Identify invasive plant species and apply herbicides.
  • Conduct lynx track, camera trap, and fish passage surveys.
  • Construct radio telemetry towers, receivers, and other structures.
  • Conduct water level management including removal of beaver debris from water control structures.
  • Conduct vernal pool surveys.
  • Assist with environmental education, including assisting with the children's fishing derbies, birding festivals, science camp, and other refuge functions.
  • Assist with administrative, maintenance, and visitor services programs as needed.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • To attend meetings and training and for field work.

Closes Monday 4/24/2017

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Job Level

Entry-level

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

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