Biological Science Technician (Field Assistant), Montana

U.S. Geological Survey
West Glacier, MT
Job Category
Full time Positions
$15.10 - $19.63 per hour
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The program is engaged in numerous ongoing research projects in Glacier National Park and the wider Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. Projects include conducting and evaluating native salmonid conservation efforts, nonnative invasive species suppression, and headwater streamflow monitoring and modeling. Several projects involve work evaluating the conservation and status of federally threatened bull trout, Salvelinus confluentus and meltwater stonefly Lednia tumana, as well as the westslope cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi, a species of special concern in Montana. This position involves work on all ongoing projects with an emphasis on those projects relating to nonnative lake trout suppression, evaluation of bull trout conservation efforts, genetic status of westslope cutthroat trout, and the maintenance of a headwater streamflow monitoring network.
--Six months of field survey party experience. Field party experience includes activities associated with collecting and recording biological samples for laboratory analysis, applying accepted data collection techniques and methods in the performance of field work in support of scientific investigations, and using a variety of surveying instruments and electronic or mechanical instrumentation in the making and recording of field measurements and observations designed to collect data for biological science investigations. Only time actually spent in the field can be credited when qualifying individuals under the field experience option. --OR Two years of sub-professional experience. Sub-professional experience is defined as technical work performed in support of field or laboratory investigations related to the biological sciences or closely related disciplines which provided basic knowledge or skills in gathering, recording, and assembling scientific or engineering data; using scientific instruments to measure angles, degrees weights, strength intensities, etc.; setting up and operating test apparatus, and manipulating quantitative data. Experience may include assisting professional employees with duties such as calibrating and operating measuring instruments, mixing solutions, making chemical analyses, setting up and operating test apparatus, and compiling and processing scientific data. Experience as a laboratory mechanic or in a trade or craft may be credited as experience when the work was performed in close association with biological scientists or other technical personnel and provided a good working knowledge of appropriate scientific principles, methods, and techniques. --OR One year of college work related to the position. You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. How to Apply The announcement and application instructions can be found by searching for the announcement number MT-2021-08 at the Montana Job Service website , Questions about how to apply can be emailed to Vin D'Angelo and/or Paula Thomsen at USGS NOROCK.,
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Paula Thomsen
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