BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (3), Temporary, Cape Lookout National Seashore, National Park Service: We will hire technicians to monitor and manage populations of piping plovers, American Oystercatchers, colonial nesting waterbirds, and other shorebirds. The primary duties include nesting shorebird monitoring (nest searches, collecting data, using ArcGIS Online to record data, tracking nest fates, collecting predator information, recording color band combinations, etc); fence, sign and nest exclosure installation; public outreach; and other duties as necessary. Must be in good physical condition - position requires walking, digging, and ATV riding in soft sand. Ability to spend long hours in the field under hot, humid, shadeless, and windy conditions, patience, and ability to live amicably in semi-remote field housing with other staff is required. Sea turtle nest monitoring is also part of the job responsibilities. The expected start date is 1 Apr and end date is 30 Sep 2021. Pay is based on a GS-0404-05 salary of $16.90/hr. Shared housing is available. The employee's duty station will be Harkers Island, NC. Qualifications: A four-year degree in marine biology, ornithology, zoology, wildlife biology or a closely related curriculum and work experience in a wildlife-related position. Monitoring shorebirds and sea turtle nesting experience is desired. A valid driver's license and the ability to operate ATVs are required. Employees must complete provided ATV safety training. The candidates must be able to work well independently and as part of a team. Employees must wear the official National Park Service uniform. Applications: The official job announcement is expected to appear on the federal job website https://www.usajobs.gov from January 11, 2019 to January 15, 2019 as a Biological Science Technician GS-0404-05. The job announcement is limited to the first 50 applicants. You must apply quickly and completely to be considered. Those interested must complete the required application processes by the deadlines on the announcement. A federal background check and fingerprinting is required if selected for the positions. For further information please email JON ALTMAN (EM: email@example.com, PH: 252-838-8893).
Qualifications: A four-year degree in marine biology, ornithology, zoology, wildlife biology or a closely related curriculum and work experience in a wildlife-related position. Monitoring shorebirds and sea turtle nesting experience is desired.