Range Technicians - Invasive Species (2 positions)

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Burbank, WA, USA
  • May 15, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources

Job Description


This position is part of the R1-Mid-Columbia River NWR Complex. As a Range Technician (Invasive Species) you will be responsible for you will be responsible for assisting in implementing natural resource management projects associated with the Columbia Basin ecosystem and with the identification and observation of exotic plant species as well as infestation assessments.

This is a Term appointment, not-to-exceed 13 months, which can be extended for a total appointment of 4 years.

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  • Uses hand tools, chainsaws, and herbicides to remove or treat identified exotic plants.
  • Assists in preparing reports, plans and guidelines, which may include literature research, description of methods, and preparation of guidelines and summary of findings.
  • Assists in gathering of pre-treatment data, including GPS files, weather information, herbicide type and method, digital photos, and time and date information prior to treatment applications.
  • Assists higher graded technicians with operating more sophisticated equipment or equipment systems.
  • Operates a government owned or leased vehicle, including farm tractors, pickup sedan or truck.
  • Installs, operates, and maintains equipment such as chainsaws, backpack sprayers, all-terrain vehicles, equipment-mounted broadcast sprayers, hand tools, etc.
  • Inventories equipment, calibrates herbicide spray equipment, and performs maintenance on equipment as necessary.
  • Conducts work in a safety conscious manner; holds safety briefings as required.

Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

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Job Level



Government- Federal


GS 5 Salary $33,949 to $44,130 per year