This is a temporary appointment, not to exceed 1039 hours (6 months). 2019 summer season - generally from May-November.
Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.
BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the seasonal team to serve as a Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) for the Western Montana District Office in Missoula, Montana. Information about the Missoula Area can be found at www.missoulachamber.com.
Housing is not provided for this position.
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Participates in inventories of wildlife and their habitats. Collects data on wildlife number, species, sex, winter kill, movement range, and habitat forage, water and cover. Identifies problems and makes preliminary determination of cause. Participates in habitat improvement projects such as planting shrubs, trees and grasses and weed control. Participates in construction projects such as water developments, and fencing. Compiles and organizes survey data, prepares narratives and reports; enters and receives data from automated databases.
Performs the full range of aid type and a variety of technical duties in wildlife programs. Serves as crew-member and occasionally crew lead for specific projects. Work may included but is not limited to: On-the-ground inventories of wildlife and their habitat, analyzes data and reports findings; determines factors such as occupancy and fate of reproductive efforts for selected sites, feed habits, mortality, success of growth, and adult and young behavior. Prepares reports and makes recommendations to management on the field findings. Determines likely impacts of minerals exploration, development, and operation, realty actions, recreational activities, forestry and range development or improvement projects on wildlife and their habitat. Provides information and prepares preliminary analysis of impacts on wildlife for inclusion in environmental documents. Conducts compliance checks on minerals exploration, development, and operations, realty actions, and range improvement projects to evaluate impacts and assure conformation with mitigation measures; confers with offending party to resolve non-conformance situations. Plans, aids in designing, and lays out projects for wildlife habitat improvement. Reviews forestry, watershed, and range improvement project proposals for compatibility with wildlife needs and recommends to Biologist’s construction specifications or modifications needed to safeguard or enhance wildlife habitat quality. Enters and retrieves data from automated databases.
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