Biological Science Technicians (Fish)

  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management
  • Grants Pass, OR, United States
  • Nov 02, 2017
Temporary Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Water Quality Watershed/Stormwater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

Many vacancies in the following locations:

  • Corvallis, OR
  • Grants Pass, OR
  • Medford, OR
  • North Bend, OR
  • Springfield, OR


Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. 

For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website.

For information about the Springfield and Corvallis Locations visit our website.

For information about the North Bend location, visit our website.

For information about the Medford and Grants Pass locations visit our website.

All positions may not be filled or they may be filled at different times depending on budget, hiring needs, and requirements. These positions are temporary and are expected to last for approximately 6 months. These positions have no promotion potential, if you want to be considered for a higher grade you must apply for the higher grade. Physical Demands / Work Environment: The work is performed outdoors in rugged terrain; to include steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; positions require physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching, and stooping, stretching, reaching, and similar activities. Individuals should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day.

If selected from this or a similar competitive, seasonal announcement, your appointment may be creditable for consideration under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA)​. The Act allows certain individuals, who have or had time-limited appointments at land management agencies, to compete for any permanent position in the competitive service under “internal” merit promotion procedures. For more information, see the section under Eligibility, which starts with Question #15 (Q15. Who is eligible for appointment under these provisions?).

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Biology Technicians (Fisheries) may plan and conduct aquatic and riparian inventories and studies; plan and conduct fish population studies; plan and conduct simple water quality samplings of streams and lakes; analyze inventory or study data; prepare data for inclusion in study reports; and make recommendations for aquatic and riparian enhancement projects or improvements in survey techniques and evaluation methods. Riparian studies may be conducted on wetland areas and along stream corridors and may include species inventory and condition assessments. Biology Aids or Technicians perform any or all of the following or similar duties: Work from an outline; check extensive data in the field of fish habitat condition (stream or lake); record results; make census counts of various species or record observations, based on guidelines provided, on species condition or stream surveys; assists in construction or placement of habitat improvement structures, fences, gabions, trash catchers, etc.


Government- Federal


$29,356 to $56,060 per year. Pay scale & grade GS 04 - 07.

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