Biological Science Technician

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Maine, USA
  • Feb 13, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Appointment type: Term - 1 yr 1 day (Appt may be extended an additional 3 years without further advertisement)


This position is part of the R5-Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. As a Biological Science Technician you will be responsible for assisting with the planning and implementation of tasks associated with the ecology, conservation and population trends for the listing and recovery of candidate species salt marsh sparrow.

This is a Term appointment, not-to-exceed 1 year and 1 day. This appointment may be extended for an additional 3 years without further advertisement.

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As a Biological Science Technician your duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Analyze, construct, and maintain status data to inform managers about migration timing and pathways of salt marsh sparrows
  • Run statistical analysis to reveal trends and problem areas and make recommendations for management action to the wildlife biologist
  • Perform surveys, nest searches, nest monitoring, mist netting, banding, tagging and data collection of salt marsh sparrow and piping plover
  • Identify and monitor salt marsh vegetation using established protocols
  • Deploy water loggers to monitor water levels and RTK technology to monitor elevation
  • Capture and apply field bands and nanotags to salt marsh sparrow

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Job Level



Government- Federal


GS 7 Salary $45,707 to $59,417 per year