USFS Northern Spotted Owl Technician – Oregon

Agency
US Forest Service – Umpqua National Forest
Location
Tiller, Oregon
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
GS5: $17.31 hourly + 10% night differential for night work
Start Date
04/09/2023
Last Date to Apply
10/06/2022
Website
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/680256000
Description
The Umpqua National Forest, Tiller Ranger Station is looking for candidates to fill Biological Science Technician positions (GS-5 0404-Wildlife) for the 2023 Northern Spotted Owl field season. These temporary positions are primarily field-based and are expected to run from April-September 2023. Surveys will be performed in timber sale areas within the national forest system to identify breeding spotted owls and barred owls. Ideal candidates will have a strong work ethic, be comfortable hiking off-trail in steep terrain, work independently during both day and night (in the dark), navigate forest roads of varying condition, and have an ability/willingness to learn to identify owls by both sight and sound. Duties include, but are not limited to: • Extensive off-trail hiking during daytime follow-up surveys and activity center searches • Solo driving at night to survey points • Caring for and handling live feeder mice • Collecting survey data accurately according to protocol • Clearing roads for access to survey points • Maintaining field equipment • Working a flexible schedule, typically 4PM – 2AM during owl surveys • Daily communication with crew lead • Completing district, forest, and agency-wide trainings • Opportunities to gain experience with other departments and projects for motivated individuals Information about the Umpqua National Forest can be found here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/umpqua/
Qualifications
Qualifications: • Interest in owls and other wildlife species (turtles, bumblebees, mesocarnivores) • Ability to work safely in varying conditions and hike in steep terrain with heavy field gear • Comfortable working alone (daytime hiking off-trail and 4WD/roadside surveying after dark) • Valid state driver’s license and ability to obtain a Forest Service-issued driver’s license • Capable of working on a team and communicating clearly with crew lead • Adaptable to flexing schedules; both day and night work will be performed • Must be able to work and live cooperatively with others • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn Candidates must qualify for a GS-5-0404 position. Qualification information can be found here: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0400/biological-science-technician-series-0404/ Jobs will be posted on USAJobs (https://www.usajobs.gov/) from 9/29/22—10/6/2022 under a regional announcement for multiple duty stations. Interested candidates should ensure they select Tiller, OR as a duty station during the application. Shared government housing is available at the Tiller Ranger Station for approximately $7 per day. Tiller is a remote location but is 25 minutes east of Canyonville, a small full-service community. The cities of Roseburg and Medford are ~1 hour away from Tiller and have a full variety of restaurants, shops, and services. Contact Jesse Soy, Tiller Ranger District Wildlife Biologist, at jesse.soy@usda.gov with any questions or for more information.
Contact Person
Jesse Soy
Contact Phone
541-825-3134
Contact eMail
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