Biological Science Technician (Plants)

  • National Park Service
  • Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park, Kailua, HI, USA
  • May 14, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Summary

This position is located in Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. The purpose of the position is to perform a wide variety of interrelated or nonstandard biological science technical support functions in the plant program area. Please visit find a park or additional park information.

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Responsibilities

As part of the National Park Service's efforts to preserve, interpret and perpetuate traditional Hawaiian activities and culture at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, the incumbent controls alien and destructive plants in and around cultural, historical, archeological, and developed sites using mechanical and manual techniques. Vegetation management efforts will be conducted in and around significant sites throughout the Park in a safe and respectful manner, integrating Hawaiian cultural values and knowledge into resource stewardship practices. Incumbent will ensure proper use, maintenance, and repair of all tools and equipment. Incumbent will record field activities' data and maintain data sheets. Incumbent will identify and monitor native plants and record information as well as other data about physical conditions in the Park. Incumbent will locate plants during ground surveys. Incumbent will use traps and cages to control mongoose, cats, rats and other alien mammals. Incumbent will ensure that proper procedures for hazardous materials or waste handling and minimization are followed.

Special Notes: The Park's enabling legislation (Public Law 95-625) strongly encourages the employment of Native Hawaiians. (Native Hawaiians are defined as any lineal descendants of the race inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands prior to the year 1778).

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 10 nights per month for this position.

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Job Level

Entry-level  

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

GS 6 Salary $38,925 to $50,608 per year