Biological Science Technician

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, Mower Rd, Saginaw, MI, USA
  • Jun 11, 2018
Temporary Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Summary

As a Biological Science Technician, you will be a member of a team of professionals working together to conserve, restore, and protect some of the nation's premier fish and wildlife habitat. If you have interest in and passion for habitat restoration, using data to determine and correct problems, and performing wildlife surveys, this position may be for you!

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Responsibilities

As a Biological Science Technician at the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in Saginaw, MI, you will be responsible for a broad range of duties such as monitoring flora and fauna of grasslands, wetlands, and forests; monitoring and controlling invasive species; and utilizing tools, vehicles, and other technologies. You may conduct minor maintenance on equipment, grounds and visitor use facilities. Additionally, you may provide information about your Refuge to the public and assist with community outreach programs as well as deer and waterfowl hunts. While not all inclusive, the major duties of this position include:

  • Applying biology and biological procedures to perform work related to wildlife and habitat management
  • Completing surveys or censuses of wildlife or waterfowl species
  • Collecting, recording, and analyzing information on habitat conditions, water level readings, or wildlife use of areas
  • Patrolling refuge areas in light duty trucks and operating motorized vehicles to access sample sites
  • Assemble basic information on habitat, vegetation, fish and/or wildlife populations and making assessments on noted problems
  • Performing a variety of habitat restoration and management activities
  • Identifying and assisting with invasive species removal projects
  • Assisting with refuge maintenance activities
  • Assisting with public events, tours, and refuge hunts including answering questions, posting hunt areas and assisting with waterfowl lotteries and other hunts

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Job Level

Entry-level  

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

$29,847 to $38,798 per year. Pay scale & grade GS 4.