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Biology Technicians (Plants) make observations and record data relating to plant studies; documents occurrence and distribution of identified species; inventory rare and endangered species habitat; participate in environmental studies documenting factors affecting plant species and habitat; they lead or conduct field searches for populations of sensitive, threatened or endangered plant species; photograph, collect and mount plant specimens encountered at different stages of development; collect ecological site information for population distribution, condition, trend, associated species, geology, soil type and prepare reports.
This position will be part of a monitoring crew performing vegetation data collection for vegetation treatments (hazardous fuels). Duties include pre-treatment and post treatment monitoring for hazardous fuels projects; may conduct vegetation monitoring for grazing management (e.g., utilization, production) and wildlife. Monitoring includes implementation of the Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) protocol. Work is performed in an outdoor environment that ranges from very cold and wet to very hot and dry. This work may require physical exertion over very steep, wet, muddy, slippery, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; and also may include bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, and similar activities.
Physical Demands / Work Environment: The work is performed outdoors in steep rugged terrain; to include 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.
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