Biological Science Technician (Plants) (2)

  • National Park Service
  • Capulin Volcano National Monument, Volcano Road, Capulin, NM, USA
  • Feb 06, 2019
Temporary Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources

Job Description

Open & closing dates: 02/06/2019 to 02/15/2019. This job will close when we have received 75 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more


This position is located in Capulin Volcano National Monument, in the Resource Division.

Temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours in a service year may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs.
The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Capulin Volcano National Monument is May - October, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: May

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Following instructions and standardized procedures, collects and organizes field data. Ensures adequate quality control of data collected. Performs routine and recurring testing of collected samples. Records all data collected and provides findings to supervisor or a higher-graded specialist/technician.

Capulin Volcano National Monument is located in isolated, rural northeast New Mexico approximately 35 miles east of Raton, NM, and 55 miles west of Clayton, NM. Elevations range from 7242 to 8200 feet. Minimal services are available near Capulin Volcano in the villages of Des Moines, Capulin, and Folsom. Raton (population 6537) and Clayton (population 2874) have limited medical services, housing, and shopping. Capulin Volcano erupted between 56,000 and 62,000 years ago. Capulin's conical form rises more than 1,300 feet above surrounding High Plains. Although Capulin is primarily known for its volcanic geology, the park boasts a rich diversity of plant and animal life. The arid grasslands of the Great Plains and the forests of the Rocky Mountains combine at Capulin to form a unique ecotone, which provides habitat for 73 species of birds in addition to numerous other animals.

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Government- Federal


GS 4 Salary $14.30 per hour