Biological Science Technician

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Uvalde National Fish Hatchery, County Road 203, Uvalde, TX, United States
  • Dec 06, 2017
Full time Biology - Ecology Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Water Quality Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Summary

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This position is part of the Uvalde National Fish Hatchery. As a Biological Science Technician you will be responsible for planning and carrying out daily aquatic animal husbandry duties such as, but not limited to, specimen collection, aquatic holding system design, construction, and maintenance, feeding, breeding, and rearing aquatic species, implementation of standard biosecurity and health practices including disease treatment if needed.

This is a Term appointment, not-to-exceed 13 months, which can be extended for a total appointment of 4 years.

This position will be filled at the GS-05 level.

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Responsibilities

As a Biological Science Technician, you will be responsible for:

Assisting in aquatic nuisance species monitoring and control at the Center and in the field.

Operating a variety of field equipment commonly used in research studies, including, water quality measuring equipment, fish, salamander, and invertebrate sampling gear, cars, pickup trucks, and non-motorized boats.

Provide work direction and guidance to volunteers, or students in gathering data, including safe handling of tools and operation of motorized vehicles.

Assist the lead biologist in preparing drafts of news releases for area media, and presenting informational or educational programs to individuals, local organizations, established Friends Group, and school classes.

Closes 12/19/2017

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Job Level

Entry-level

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

$32,844 to $52,893 per year. Pay scale & grade GS 5.

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