Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)

  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Aurora, MN, USA
  • Apr 22, 2019
Temporary Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Forestry Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description


This position is located on a Forest Service unit and performs duties in support of the wildlife management program. 

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Independently, or as part of a team, participates in procedural wildlife-related assignments where methods and techniques are well established. Makes browse surveys; takes and records measurements such as counting stems, identifying species, measuring leaders, etc.; identifies and measures species and conditions; delineates wildlife habitat types on topographic maps; and, identifies habitat condition.

Maintains records of investigations and trail data as requested by team leader or supervisor. The supervisor or team leader makes sure assigned are completed; and information is developed; that the methods used in securing and verifying data are acceptable; and that use of guidelines are technically-accurate and in accordance with agency guidelines.

Under supervision, prepares data summaries in proper format. Summarizes data obtained from field collections using prescribed statistical procedures. Assists in the attainment of field data by calculating and recording relevant biological information irregular to the specific assignment. Formulates and orders data as directed and prepares data for computer use. Assists in the collection, handling, and preservation of specimens.

May occasionally serve as a crew leader on designated projects.

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Job Level



Government- Federal


GS 4 Salary. $14.54 per hour