These GS-5 intermittent biological science technicians (fisheries) will serve as members of the park's Science and Resource Management division. The technicians are necessary to fulfill field and office duties that arise sporadically throughout the year. There is no guarantee of work during any year and no housing is provided for these Flagstaff and/or South Rim-based positions.
These positions will work on fisheries projects within the Science and Resource Management division of Grand Canyon National Park. Technicians work under the direction of a resource management specialist or resource manager as team member or independently. Duties may include: assisting in aquatic surveys; participating in long term monitoring of fisheries projects; conducting removals of non-native fish species; field data collection; office data entry and analysis; determining compliance with established guidelines; preparing and maintaining field equipment; and providing outreach information to diverse stake holders. The incumbents may help to coordinate and supervise volunteer work groups of up to 10 people and assist with the general coordination of field activities and logistics under the direction of a resource specialist.
These positions will also assist with public involvement and education regarding resource management and monitoring. Incumbent will work closely at times with various park divisions, service organizations, and volunteers. The incumbents should have the ability to operate 4WD vehicles, use and care for equipment, and utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety techniques. The incumbents will often work in very remote field settings for extended periods of time under adverse conditions and will need to be able to function well in a group setting. The incumbents will implement safety awareness into all aspects of program operations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requires physical exertion such as regular and recurring walking, hiking, or climbing over wet, rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; bending;crouching, stooping, lifting or reaching to observe, collect, or record field data; or in some situations the work may require physical exertion to scuba dive or operate a boat. Heavy items (e.g., equipment and packs up to 50 pounds) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed in an office or outdoors. The work performed involves regular and recurring exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain, poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals.
AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION:
The South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park located in Northwest Arizona, approximately 60 miles north of Williams and 85 miles Northwest of Flagstaff at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Temperatures range from approximately 85 degrees in the summer to 17 degrees in the winter. Grand Canyon Villagehas schools K-12, a daycare center, post office, general store, banking facilities, churches, a recreation center, a clinic with resident physicians and several restaurants. The park community consists of some 2,000 people, including employees of the NPS and concessionaires and their family members. There are often employment opportunities for family members in the park and surrounding areas. The park community is small enough that many employees choose to walk or bike from their homes to work. Complete shopping, educational, medical and professional services are available in Williams and Flagstaff. Recreational opportunities include hiking, river rafting, fishing, cross-country and downhill skiing, and golfing in nearby communities.
Flagstaff, Arizona has a population of approximately 55,000 and is at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Flagstaffis located 80 miles from Grand Canyon National Park. Clear, sunny days with low relative humidity characterize Flagstaffs climate. Summers are warm with high temperatures in the 80s and frequent afternoon monsoon thunderstorms. Winters are cold with temperatures averaging in the 20s, and snow averaging around 80 inches. Flagstaffoffers complete medical, dental and shopping services, along with excellent educational opportunities at Northern Arizona Universityand Coconino Community College. The country that surrounds Flagstaff is some of the most fascinating and beautiful in the southwest. A day on the road may take you from lush, green forests to the rugged, colorful desert. Several Indian Reservations, the San Francisco Peaks, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, several national monuments and parks including Grand Canyon National Park known throughout the world for its overwhelming size, intricate and colorful landscape and is one of the most spectacular examples of arid land erosions in the world.