Biological Science Technician (Fisheries)

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Lodi, CA, USA
  • Oct 05, 2019
Temporary Biology - Ecology Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology

Job Description


This position is part of the Lodi Fish and Wildlife Office. As a Biological Science Technician, you will provide technical support and assistance to biologists participating in multiple activities that support the conservation, restoration, protection, enhancement and management of the Central Valley's aquatic resources.

This is a full-time position, not-to-exceed 13 months; initial appointment may be extended up to a total of 4 years without further competition.

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  • Conducting field investigations for habitat analysis and species and habitat restoration (e.g., census surveys, distribution, and abundance estimation, habitat restoration monitoring, mark/recapture studies, acoustic tagging, and fish and habitat assessments) using active and passive collection methods (e.g., electrofishing, seine, trawls, snorkeling for direct observation, gill-, hoop-, and fyke-nets and rotary screw traps.
  • Collecting, storing, organizing and transferring raw data sheets to digital files and inputting data into computer databases. Performing Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA\QC) on all data entered. This involves basic analysis of the data collected relative to objectives outlined.
  • Conducting data summation, analysis and some data development assignments to compile, analyze or display data (e.g., to create maps displaying fish movement, organize fish tracking data and transferring data files to other employees for processing, etc.).
  • Identifying fish (including larval) to species in the field and lab using dichotomous keys. Recovering coded-wire tags from specimens collected. Using a microscope to read coded-wire tags.

Travel Required

75% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

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Job Level



Government- Federal


GS 5 Salary $41,193 to $53,546 per year