Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) – California

US Forest Service, Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Weaverville, CA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
GS-5, GS-6, and GS-7 positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Conducts a variety of field studies of sensitive wildlife species to determine numbers, environmental conditions, and the condition of the species and its habitat. The primary focus is collecting field data on northern spotted owls. Other species may include peregrine falcons, northern goshawks, bald eagles, western pond turtles, Pacific fishers, American beavers, etc. Data collected includes location of species, nesting status, habitat conditions, and the condition of the species being studied. Develops work plans to collect required data, and determines recording requirements and factors to use for complete habitat and species condition analyses. Participates in planning work and contributing productive ideas on uses of materials and methods. Improves, adapts, and develops techniques, procedures, and equipment. Provides detailed reports on work methods and data collected. Determines need and recommends equipment requirements, and assures equipment is operational and available when needed. Uses personal computer systems and associated software for recording, storing and analyzing data. Other work may include participating in wildlife interpretation and education events, wildlife habitat enhancement projects, etc. Although they do not begin until April 2021, the announcements for these positions will be posted on from OCTOBER 30 through NOVEMBER 10, 2020. It is necessary to apply during this time period through to be considered for these positions.
Ability and willingness to conduct wildlife surveys in challenging field conditions, including extensive night work. Ability and willingness to operate four-wheel drive vehicles on narrow, steep, rugged roads. Previous experience with wildlife field surveys, especially spotted owl surveys, is preferred but not necessary.
Contact Person
Mark Goldsmith
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