U.S. Bureau of Land Management Lewistown, Montana, USA
Dec 07, 2019Temporary
This is a temporary appointment, not to exceed 1039 hours (6 months). 2020 summer season - generally from May-November. Summary Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the seasonal team to serve as an Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) for the North Central Montana District Office in Lewistown, Montana. Information about the Lewistown area can be found at Lewistown Chamber of Commerce . Housing is not provided for this position. For additional information about the BLM, please visit our website . Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Participates in inventories of wildlife and their habitats. Collects data on wildlife number, species, sex, winter kill, movement range, and habitat forage, water and cover. Identifies problems and makes preliminary determination of cause. Participates in habitat improvement projects such as planting shrubs, trees and grasses and weed control. Participates in construction projects such as water developments, and fencing. Compiles and organizes survey data, prepares narratives and reports; enters and receives data from automated databases. GS-06: Performs the full range of aid type and a variety of technical duties in wildlife programs. Serves as crew-member and occasionally crew lead for specific projects. Work may include but is not limited to: Researches, compiles, and tabulates wildlife inventory data (population reproducing performance, food habits, prey densities, and habitat distribution, etc.); analyzes findings and proposes project need. May lead lower graded technicians/aids in the collection of field data, including counts from fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters, vegetation surveys, (raptor) nesting surveys, and prey censusing; lays out boundaries, requirements, equipment needed, etc., for each participant; verifies accuracy of data collected in the field; compiles results. Interprets aerial photos, land-sat imagery, and topographic maps to determine land use and vegetation distribution; plots, maps, and photos nest/herd breeding sites. Enters and retrieves data from automated databases. Responsible for processing samples and specimens brought in from the field; including organizing food or habitat samples and transporting injured wildlife. GS-07: Performs the full range of aid type and a variety of technical duties in wildlife programs. Serves as crew-member and occasionally crew lead for specific projects. Work may include but is not limited to: On-the-ground inventories of wildlife and their habitat, analyzes data and reports findings; determines factors such as occupancy and fate of reproductive efforts for selected sites, feed habits, mortality, success of growth, and adult and young behavior. Prepares reports and makes recommendations to management on the field findings. Determines likely impacts of minerals exploration, development, and operation, realty actions, recreational activities, forestry and range development or improvement projects on wildlife and their habitat. Provides information and prepares preliminary analysis of impacts on wildlife for inclusion in environmental documents. Conducts compliance checks on minerals exploration, development, and operations, realty actions, and range improvement projects to evaluate impacts and assure conformation with mitigation measures; confers with offending party to resolve nonconformance situations. Plans, aids in designing, and lays out projects for wildlife habitat improvement. Reviews forestry, watershed, and range improvement project proposals for compatibility with wildlife needs and recommends to Biologist’s construction specifications or modifications needed to safeguard or enhance wildlife habitat quality. Enters and retrieves data from automated databases. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !