Range Technicians (Weeds) - OR and WA

  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management
  • Oregon, USA
  • Nov 18, 2018
Temporary Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources

Job Description

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Summary

Physical Demands/Work Environment Work may take place in extremely remote areas and may require primitive camping and living skills for upwards of two weeks in duration. The work is performed outdoors in rugged terrain; to include very steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; positions require physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching, stooping, reaching, or similar activities. Individuals should be able to work alone or with people; during early morning, day, or night hours.

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Responsibilities

Range Technicians (Weeds) work under the supervision and guidance of professional range and natural resource specialists performing a variety of duties related to implementation of on the ground noxious weeds and invasive plant control. The work is performed outdoors in rugged terrain; to include very steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; positions require physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. Individuals should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day, and of wearing and manipulating a backpack sprayer weight 15 to 45 pounds.

NOTE:

Lakeview, OR:  At this location, field work is performed at elevations ranging 4,000 to 8,000 feet.  During the field season temperatures can range from 30 degrees to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  The work is located from 1 to 3 hours away from the office and requires driving 4/x/4 vehicles while towing trailers loaded with UTVs and other field equipment on unimproved roads, as well as operating UTVs on rough rock roads to access remote field sites.  Duties include controlling noxious weeds through IPM activities that include manual hand digging/pulling, mowing, or spraying noxious weeds with herbicides, as well as assisting with surveys and inspections of plants sprayed with herbicides.  

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Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

GS 05 - 07 Salary $33,394 to $53,773 per year