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 elements collected include 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 March 2020, the announcements for these positions will be posted on usajobs.gov from SEPTEMBER 16 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2020. It is necessary to apply during this time period through usajobs.gov to be considered for these positions.
Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) GS-7: 20-TEMP1-R5-2266-7DT-PM
Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) GS-6: 20-TEMP1-R5-2265-6DT-PM
Biological Science Technician (Natural Resources) GS-5: 20-TEMP1-CR56-2736-5DT-RP
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.