Biological Science Technician (Invasive Plants) GS-5, 2 position-1- Naches and 1-Cle Elum

Agency
US Forest Service
Location
Naches, WA and Cle Elum, WA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
14.30-19.82
Start Date
05/15/2019
Last Date to Apply
10/12/2018
Description
Biological Science Technician (Plants) GS-7, 2 positions ($19.82/hr) https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510965100# Primary responsibilities include: • Conducting surveys for various sensitive plant species and habitats • Assists with revegetation and ecological restoration duties such as planting, seed collection, and assessing status of existing/ongoing revegetation efforts. • Assist with data management and report writing • Driving or hiking to field locations • May occasionally treat invasive plant sites by hand-pulling or herbicide Biological Science Technician (Plants) GS-7, 1 position ($19.82/hr) https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510965100# Primary responsibilities include: • Oversee and coordinate field work for GS-4 and GS-5 technicians including management of electronic data collection • Treat invasive plant sites by hand-pulling or herbicide in wilderness and non-wilderness landscapes • Conducting surveys for various invasive plant species • Assist with data management and report writing • Current WA pesticide applicator’s license or ability to attain a license • Assists with revegetation and ecological restoration duties such as planting, seed collection, and assessing status of existing/ongoing revegetation efforts. • Driving or hiking to field locations • Assist with surveys for various sensitive plant species and habitats Biological Science Technician (Invasive Plants) GS-5, 1 position ($16.00/hr) https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511022200 Primary responsibilities include: • Treat invasive plant sites by hand-pulling or herbicide in wilderness and non-wilderness landscapes • Conducting surveys for various invasive plant species • Current WA pesticide applicator’s license or ability to attain a license • Assists with revegetation and ecological restoration duties such as planting, seed collection, and assessing status of existing/ongoing revegetation efforts. • Driving or hiking to field locations • Assist with surveys for various sensitive plant species and habitats Biological Science Technician (Invasive Plants) GS-4, 1 position ($14.30/hr) https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511022000# Primary responsibilities include: • Treat invasive plant sites by hand-pulling or herbicide in wilderness and non-wilderness landscapes • Conducting surveys for various invasive plant species • Assists with revegetation and ecological restoration duties such as planting, seed collection, and assessing status of existing/ongoing revegetation efforts. • Driving or hiking to field locations • Assist with surveys for various sensitive plant species and habitats
Qualifications
Selection Considerations for this position • Bachelor’s degree with 24 semester/36 quarter hours of botany or plant science-related courses, and one year of GS-6 experience or the equivalent if applying for GS-7. One year of experience is required at the GS-4 level or equivalent if applying for GS-5. One year of experience is required at the GS-4 level or equivalent if applying for GS-4. • Familiarity with Pacific NW flora, or better yet, with the Central Washington Flora (GS-7) • Capable of keying vascular plants to the species level using various applicable taxonomic keys (GS-7) • Capable of working in rugged outdoor settings, self-motivated under minimal supervision (all positions) • Team player with an excellent work ethic (all positions) • Valid driver’s license is required (all positions) Application Information: • Accepting Applications/Vacancies Open: September 17, 2018 • Applications submitted in USAJOBS before 11:59 EST October 12, 2018 • Application Review/Coordinated Selections/Job Offers: Dec. 2018 or Jan. 2019 • Start Dates Range From: Most likely mid-May 2019 How to Apply: Applicants must apply online at https://www.usajobs.gov/. You will be required to create a USAJOBS account and either create a resume or upload your own. Use the position titles listed to navigate to the appropriate position. Click “Apply Online” and follow the prompts to complete the online application. Be sure to indicate all cities you are interested in working in. For the Naches Ranger District, select Naches, WA. For general information on jobs in Region 6 (Oregon and Washington) with the USFS: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r6/jobs Required Documents For a complete list of required documents, refer to the USAJOBS vacancy announcement. • Resume that includes the following information: 1) job information for which you are applying; 2) personal information; 3) education; 4) work experience; and 5) other qualifications. • College Transcripts, since education is required for meeting basic qualifications and/or you are substituting education for specialized experience. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application, however, if selected an official college transcript will be required. • DD-214 and/or SF-15 Application for 10-point Veteran Preference if claiming Veterans’ Preference or eligibility for appointment under the VRA, VEOA, or 30% Disabled Veterans hiring authority.
Contact Person
Helen Lau-Cle Elum
Contact Phone
509-852-1074
Contact eMail
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