Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)

  • USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  • Annapolis, MD, USA
  • Oct 11, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Summary

If selected, you will be responsible for the prevention, reduction, or elimination of wildlife damage or the threat of damage to natural resources, agriculture, human health and safety, and property. Control operations may involve avian species and mammalian species in urban, suburban and rural settings. You will provide technical assistance to individuals of the public, Federal, state (MD, DE, DC) and local entities as well as other Wildlife Services programs and cooperators.

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Responsibilities

The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.

The duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides technical assistance for wildlife damage management in Maryland, Delaware and DC.
  • Provides information on nuisance wildlife management strategies to callers on the toll-free line with wildlife problems. 
  • Conduct wildlife surveys to determine if management is necessary.
  • Issues a variety of permits for the State of MD, DE, DC.
  • Identifies wildlife damage and implements appropriate species selective management actions.
  • Keeps accurate records on work activities for the cooperator and Wildlife Services program using prescribed formats and procedures.
  • Participates in public outreach events to further the goals of the Wildlife Services program.

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Job Level

Entry-level  

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

GS 05 - 07 Salary $37,113 to $59,762 per year