Fire Effects Monitor (Biological Science Technician)

  • National Park Service
  • USA
  • Feb 09, 2021
Temporary Forestry Wildland and Forest Fire Control

Job Description

Appointment type

Temporary - These are temporary appointments. Appointment to these positions will not convey permanent status and will be for a period not-to-exceed 1039 hours in a service year.

Few vacancies in the following locations:

Summary

This announcement has a cut-off date of 02/16/2021. See below for specific details.

This is a Public Notice for positions being filled under the Direct Hiring Authority (DHA) for Wildland Fire. Under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location identified in this Public Notice. To learn more about Direct-Hire Authority, go to: OPM.GOV Hiring Information - DHA.

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Responsibilities

The National Park Service is looking for temporary employees to work as a Fire Effects Monitors (Biological Science Technicians). For more information on Crew Types, click here.

A Fire Effects Monitor (GS-04 Biological Science Technician) follows instructions and standardized procedures to collect and organize field data. Ensures adequate quality control of data collected and performs routine and recurring testing of collected samples. Makes field observations of natural resource conditions. Provides results to higher-level specialists for analysis. Provides logistical support and area orientation for contract or cooperating scientists. Installs, operates, maintains, inventories, and calibrates resource management equipment. Orders replacement parts, new equipment, and supplies. Utilizes a variety of computer programs to compile, reduce, store, retrieve, and report data and other resource management information, including natural science research and long-term monitoring projects. Prepares a wide variety of recurring correspondence, internal reports, and other documents from information obtained from office staff, files and other sources and reviews and finalizes documents prepared by others.

A Fire Effects Monitor (GS-05 Biological Science Technician) establishes monitoring plots in a variety of vegetation/fuel types in accordance with established guidelines and directions. Monitors plots and makes field observations of resource conditions. Prepares fire behavior monitoring documentation on forms for prescribed burns. Identifies grasses, herbs, shrubs and trees to species. Catalogs, labels and stores plant materials collected during the season. Prepares field maps and photographs from the ground. Enters natural resource field data into a personal computer. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s.

A Fire Effects Monitor (GS-06 Biological Science Technician) establishes monitoring plots in a variety of vegetation/fuel types in accordance with established guidelines and directions. Monitors plots and makes field observations of resource conditions. Prepares fire behavior monitoring documentation on forms for prescribed burns. Independently identifies grass, herb, shrub and tree species. Prepares field maps and photographs of natural features from the ground. Enters natural resource field data into a personal computer. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s. May be required to occasionally supervise field crews. Assists the lead monitor in data management and coordination.

Cut-off Date: The following locations will begin to consider applicants prior to the closing date of the announcement. You must apply on or before the date indicated below to receive first consideration. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed, during the open period of the announcement:

02/16/2021
Denali, AK (Denali NP&P)*
Grand Canyon, AZ (Grand Canyon NP)
Estes Park, CO (Rocky Mtn. NP)
West Glacier, MT (Glacier NP)
Big Bend NP, TX (Big Bend NP)
Fritch, TX (Lake Meredith NRA)
Springdale, UT (Zion NP)
Luray, VA (Shenandoah NP)
Mammoth, WY (Yellowstone NP)
Moose, WY (Grand Teton NP)

*In addition to the base salary, you will receive a 4.40% cost of living allowance for Denali, AK. This allowance is subject to annual review, adjustment, and gradual decrease.

For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI FIRES Jobs website and select the state you are interested in.

For more information about temporary fire positions with DOI, go to the following link: https://www.firejobs.doi.gov/.

Travel Required

76% or greater - Frequent/Extensive travel is required.

Job Level

Entry-level

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

GS 4 - 6 Salary $15.10 to $21.06 per hour