Outreach Notice – 180 Day Seasonal Biological Science Technician Position
GG-404-7 Field Technician Salary: $19.49 per hour Vacancy # CRG-17-021
Duration of job: Aug 20, 2017 through approx. April 15, 2018
Type of appointment: Temporary - Fulltime, with possible periods of PT or Intermittent work.
Duty Station: Roseburg, OR.
Must have 2 years and 9 months of field survey experience OR 5 years of sub-professional work experience OR 5 years of college (with 18 hours of graduate level course work or equivalent) with courses related to the work of the position to be filled, plus 3 months of lab or field work experience. In addition, incumbents must be experienced in surveying birds for at least 3 months, and must have demonstrable experience using firearms. Firearms experience can be professional or recreational and should be clearly noted in the application packet. Previous experience working with spotted owls and/or barred owls, and working at night is highly desirable, but not required.
DUTIES: Serves as a field crew member to assist with a large-scale study evaluating the competitive impacts of barred owls on population demography of northern spotted owls in the Pacific Northwest. The position requires working a varying time schedule with field work being conducted under variable whether conditions primarily at dusk and at night. Field crews will generally work four 10-hour days.
Operate and maintain firearms for the experimental removal and collection of wild barred owls as scientific specimens; Coordinate research activities and project permitting with lead scientists, research cooperators, state and federal agencies, local law enforcement, and private landowners; Participate in the planning and execution of nighttime population surveys of barred owls and northern spotted owls; Coordinate maintenance and repair of equipment and vehicles used for field research activities; Maintain detailed and accurate records on work activities using standardized formats and procedures, and prepare/submit reports and summaries related to seasonal job activities and accomplishments; Works independently at night in remote areas; Locate pre-determined sites by navigating back country terrain using GPS and topographic maps; Drive 4-wheel drive vehicles on remote, unimproved roads; Occasional hiking while carrying packs weighing up to 40 pounds; Follows all safety procedures and logistical considerations as directed by the supervisor; Uses Microsoft Access to enter field data
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Light office work is generally needed before and after daily field work and includes site selection, map preparation, and coordination of field activities with other crew members and other Federal biologists. When inclement weather restricts field activities, office work is expected and will include data proofing, data entry, and maintenance of vehicles and field equipment. Must have a valid driver’s license. Incumbent must have or be willing to take First Aid and CPR upon employment. A background investigation will be required for this position. Must have experience and familiarity using firearms and will be required to carry and use 12-gauge shotguns in the performance of the duties for this position. Must take and pass a USGS Firearms Certification Course for Specimen Collection. This training will be provided. Background Investigation and Pre-Employment Physical at Federal expense is required.
The jobs will be posted on the internet at the following site. Make sure to indicate in your application the Job # CRG-17-021. All applicants must apply by following the instructions in the job announcement at the following website:
The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities
For more information please contact:
Michelle Schatz – USGS FRESC HQ – for application questions
Ph. (541)750-1040 OR Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Must have 2 years and 9 months of field survey experience OR 5 years of sub-professional work experience OR 5 years of college (with 18 hours of graduate level course work or equivalent) with courses related to the work of the position to be filled, plus 3 months of lab or field work experience. In addition, incumbents must be experienced in surveying birds for at least 3 months, and must have demonstrable experience using firearms either professionally or recreationally.