Biological Science Technicians (Wildlife)

  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • California, USA
  • Mar 14, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Open & closing dates: 03/14/2019 to 03/20/2019. This job will close when we have received 50 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more

This is a temporary appointment not to exceed 12 months that may be extended for 12 additional months without further competition.



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GS-5: $40,315 (Step 01) to $52,411 (Step 10)

GS-6: $44,937( Step 01) to $58,413 (Step 10); ; NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01. 

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As a Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) for the Western Ecological Research Center, some of your specific duties will include:

- Coordinates routine logistical support activities and providing area orientation for contract and cooperating scientists and technicians.

- Runs computer programs to enter, verify, manage and manipulate data and data files in automated databases and/or geographic information systems.

- Performs routine data analyses and prepares data summaries.

- Processes and evaluates the quality and validity of field and laboratory data. Assists in identifying erroneous data.

- Assists in conducting field studies and surveys to collect wildlife data and/or specimens to support scientific studies.

- Collects, records, summarizes, organizes and/or files data using a variety of standardized methods and techniques.

- Participates in field studies for the capture, measuring, and marking of wetland-dependent wildlife, and quantifying their habitats for study.

Travel Required

50% or less - Travel away from home may be required up to 2-15 nights per month.

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Job Level



Government- Federal


GS 05 - 06 Salary $40,315 to $58,413 per year