Biological Science Technician (Plants) - Many vacancies in ID, MT, NV, OR

  • U.S. Forest Service
  • montana
  • Sep 10, 2018
Temporary Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Forestry

Job Description

MANY vacancies in the following locations:


This position is located within a National Forest. This position assists scientists or higher graded technicians with conducting ecological research on forest and/or rangeland ecosystems.

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The incumbent performs technical assignments consisting of routine laboratory and/or field experiments that require the use of accepted, standardized laboratory or field practices. 

Assists in the acquisition of field data by measuring and recording pertinent biological information peculiar to the specific assignment. The assignment involves performance of a series of related technical tasks, which must be completed according to a predetermined and established routine. Tabulates and orders data as directed and prepares data for computer use. 

Assists in the layout of experimental plots by taking measurements and marking corners and boundaries. 

Uses botanical key to identify plants encountered during field trips or surveys of Forest areas. 

Assists in the collection, handling, and preservation of specimens. All biological data pertinent to collections and preservation are recorded. 

Assists in maintenance of various collections used in connection with day-to-day research activities. 

Observes and records expected responses in experiments and keeps aware of factors and situations included in experiments to ensure against error and to increase the reliability of the results obtained.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per work assignment.

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Job Level



Government- Federal


$14.30 per hour. Pay scale & grade GS 04.