Biological Science Technician (Plants)

  • National Park Service
  • Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA
  • Dec 04, 2019
Temporary Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Forestry

Job Description

Open & closing dates: 12/04/2019 to 12/10/2019. This job will close when we have received 175 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more

12 vacancies in the following locations:


The Pacific West Region is recruiting for summer seasonal Biological Science Technician (Plants), GS-0404-4/5/6 positions intended to assist permanent staff with biological fieldwork.

Open to the first 175 applicants. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 EST on the applicant cut-off date (which may be sooner than 12/10/2019) to be considered.

Anticipated length of season: May through October

The duty stations for the park are:
Longmire, WA
Ashford, WA
Packwood (Ohanapecosh), WA

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Employees in the Mount Rainier NP vegetation restoration crew perform integral conservation and management work: planting and restoring areas of subalpine meadows and forests damaged by human activity and managing noxious weed species. This is primarily a field job, with approximately 80% being strenuous outdoor activity and 20% sedentary office work. Fieldwork may occur in forest or subalpine habitat at elevations ranging from 1700' to 6800' in elevation. All work is performed with a team and employees are expected to be respectful of one another and create an inclusive and welcoming working environment. Crew members will perform the following activities:

  1. Implement the park's program to control introduced, noxious weeds by using chemical and manual treatment methods, following established protocols and priorities. Most noxious weed control work occurs in the park's developed areas and roadsides. Less prevalent populations along trails and in backcountry areas are also treated..
  2. Implement the park's program to restore native plant communities where recreation- or construction-related activities have damaged vegetation, using established protocols for plant handling, transport, installation, and watering. Most revegetation work occurs in subalpine habitat accessed by trail.
  3. Gather, collate, and enter data into a computer using relational databases, including geodatabases, and assist in analyzing, mapping, and preparing written progress reports.
  4. Assist in qualitative or quantitative monitoring of revegetation or noxious weed treatment locations or plots.

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Job Level



Government- Federal


GS 4 - 6 Salary $15.84 to $19.76 per hour