Biological Science Technician (Fisheries)

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Alpena, MI, USA
  • Jul 11, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology

Job Description


This position is part of the Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office. As a Biological Science Technician (Fisheries), you will be responsible for leading or supporting various field and laboratory activities on behalf of the Station's Native Species program. As a key team member, you will help ensure projects are completed in an safe, efficient and timely manner through your attention to detail, your technical aptitude and your commitment to teamwork.

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While not all inclusive, duties of this position include:

  • Planning and conducting biological surveys for the purpose of assessing the status of fish populations
  • Working cooperatively with and providing information on fish and wildlife resources to partners, cooperators, or other individuals.
  • Collecting and recording biological, physical and environmental data in a detailed manner
  • Identifying larval/juvenile/adult fish and other aquatic organisms in the field and laboratory, including through the use of dichotomous keys
  • Identifying fish by species, sex, and reproductive status
  • Preparing and examining samples of fish scales, spines, and otoliths for age determination
  • Deploying, retrieving, and maintaining gill nets, trawls, and other fisheries sampling gear for capturing fish at different life stages (e.g. larval, juvenile, and adult)
  • Operating and maintaining a variety of field equipment commonly used in fisheries studies, including motorized watercraft
  • Utilizing microscopes and other laboratory equipment in the identification and enumeration of aquatic organisms
  • Using automated databases to enter, organize, and perform preliminary analysis of collected field data
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports and recommendations based on the results of biological surveys

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position for work duties and/or training.

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Job Level



Government- Federal


$41,365 to $53,773 per year Pay scale & grade GS 7

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