Biological Science Technician

  • National Park Service
  • Los Alamos, NM, USA
  • Aug 27, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Forestry Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Summary

This is a TERM position that does not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed thirteen months, with a possible extension up to a total of two years without further competition.

Open to the first 50 applicants or until 08/30/2018 whichever comes first. 

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Responsibilities

The purpose of this position is to assist professional staff in planning field research and research monitoring programs in support of Bandelier National Monument's ecology program. You will be involved in conducting dendroecological and dendrochronological data collection and analysis. You will perform a variety of dendrochronology activities including tree core collection and preparation, processing of tree cores and cross sections, and conducting analyses of samples using standard cross-dating software programs such as COFECHA or ARSTAN.

You must possess an understanding of fire ecology and fire behavior in Southwestern US ecosystems, and professional knowledge of ecology theories, concepts, and principles and a working knowledge of related disciplines in order to conduct complex studies and investigations pertaining to plant and fire ecology in Southwestern ponderosa pine and mixed conifer ecosystems.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 5 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.

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Job Level

Entry-level  

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

GS 7 Salary $41,505 to $53,955 per year