Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)

  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Cle Elum, WA, United States
  • Jan 22, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description


USGS Science for a Changing World. Do you want to be part of an innovative research science organization? Would you like to work with a team of professionals committed to providing reliable scientific information and understanding our natural resources and environment? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of!

What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position? 
This vacancy is limited to the first 25 applications received and will close at midnight Eastern Time on the day this application limit is reached regardless of the closing date specified in this vacancy announcement. Any application received prior to midnight Eastern Time of the day the application limit is reached will be accepted and considered. You are strongly encouraged to submit all required supporting documents at the time of application should the vacancy close earlier than stated in this announcement due to the applicant limit being reached. Supporting documents will not be accepted once the vacancy announcement closes.

This is a temporary appointment not to exceed 12 months that may be extended for 12 additional months without further competition.

Salary: $37,223 (Step 01) to $48,385 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. 

There are two vacancies to be filled; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.

***Please note: This position has a full-time, and/or part-time work schedule with periods of intermittent status depending on data collection needs.***

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As a Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) within the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Conducts field studies and surveys to collect a variety of wildlife data and/or specimens.
  • Collects, records, summarizes, and organizes and/or files data using a variety of standardized collection procedures and equipment.
  • Performs and/or coordinates the repair and maintenance of research and support equipment.
  • Coordinates and performs routine logistical support activities.
  • Oversees and trains new technicians and field crews in standard field data collection and analytical techniques.
  • Operates a government vehicle as an incidental driver.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The work requires some physical exertion, such as regular and recurring running, walking, or bending, and other similar activities.

The work environment varies from laboratory setting to field sites, and offices. Field work is conducted outdoors in remote settings, and under a variety of field conditions, including rain, heat, humidity, stinging insects, and poisonous plants, often late at night for greater than 12 hour shifts.

Closes 01/26/2018

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$37,223 to $48,385 per year. Pay scale & grade GS 06.