National Park Service Olympic National Park, Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, WA, USA
Dec 10, 2019Temporary
Open & closing dates: 12/10/2019 to 12/16/2019. This job will close when we have received 150 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more Summary The Pacific West Region is recruiting for summer seasonal Biological Science Technician (Plants), GS-0404-5/6/7 positions intended to assist permanent staff with revegetation and restoration field work. Open to the first 150 applicants. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 EST on the ' applicant cut-off ' date (which may be sooner than 12/16/2019) to be considered. The duty station for the park is: Port Angeles, WA Learn more about this agency Responsibilities This position serves with the Revegetation / Nursery Crew at Olympic National Park. Major duties include working with hand tools in the field in all weathers to inventory potential restoration sites, collect seed and cuttings of native plants, and salvage plants from construction areas. You may also inventory invasive exotic plants in areas to be restored to native species. Nursery work includes long hours standing and walking to sow, water, fertilize, transplant, harvest, and weed native plants in containers as well as those in the park's seed increase field. You will record site and species data using paper forms and data loggers, transfer the data to computer databases, and present synthesized data in verbal and written reports. The work is physically demanding and will require hiking with heavy packs (up to 50 pounds) in mountainous terrain, including off-trail hiking in steep, exposed terrain, unstable ground or snow, and in inclement weather. Most work is in the park's front country, generally in groups of two to ten employees and/or volunteers, and often in full view of park visitors. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !