Biological Science Technician (Plants)

  • National Park Service
  • Acadia National Park, Maine, USA
  • Feb 10, 2021
Temporary Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Forestry

Job Description

Summary

Temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours in a service year may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Acadia National Park is mid April to mid October, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding.

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Responsibilities

Work will consist of removing non-native plants from the park using herbicide as well as with manual and mechanical means as a crew member, data manager, or crew leader. The work requires using global positioning and geographic information system equipment (GPS, GIS) to collect and analyze location data, conduct computer data entry, and records management. Duties also include maintaining the park's native plant nursery and revegetating disturbed areas, and monitoring vegetation using established protocols. Incumbents will obtain a Maine commercial pesticide applicator license, and ensure that all pesticide applications are done in compliance with state and federal laws and NPS policy.

The crew leader (GS 07) will be responsible for leading field operations during daily invasive plant management duties and oversee day-to-day operations of the crew, performing a wide variety of complex vegetation management technical support functions, including plant identification, invasive plant management, and revegetation. When two crews are working independently, or the crew leader is absent, the data manager (GS-06) will lead field operations during daily invasive plant management duties. The data manager will be responsible for managing and assuring the quality of quantitative and spatial plant management data.

Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine, serves as the duty station. Acadia National Park is located 50 miles southeast of Bangor, Maine, and 240 miles northeast of Boston, Massachusetts. Acadia National Park protects a landscape of rare scenic beauty. Acadia's mountains are the highest rocky headlands on the Atlantic shore of the United States, and the vistas from these mountaintops encompass forested woodlands, shimmering lakes, quiet marshes, bold rocky shores, and coastal islands. Surrounding the park on all sides, the ocean strongly influences the park's character. Visitation exceeds three million visitors annually, with the highest visitation occurring in July and August.

Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level.

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Job Level

Entry-level

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

GS 5 - 7 Salary $35,265 to $56,790 per year