These GS-07 Intermittent Lead Biological Science Technicians(Fisheries) will serve as members of the park's Science and Resource Management division. The lead fisheries technicians are necessary to lead field crews working on established projects that occur 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. Lead technicians work under the direction of a resource management specialist or resource manager as lead field crew member, or independently. The incumbents should have the knowledge, experience, and judgment necessary to complete a variety of conventional projects; independently resolve problems for which precedents exist; select, from several alternatives, the most appropriate course of action for planning and executing work; and apply a wide range of conventional methods and solutions to new situations. These specific positions will focus on native fish restoration, with a specific emphasis on two projects: humpback chub translocations and the Bright Angel Creek trout reduction project. 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 stakeholders. 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 is partially sedentary with prolonged standing, walking, and bending often required. 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, laboratory and in the field. Field work includes exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain, pesticides, poisonous plants, biting insects and wild animals. Laboratory work may involve exposure to hazardous chemicals.
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
has 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. Flagstaff
is located 80 miles from Grand
Canyon National Park. Clear, sunny days with low relative humidity
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. Flagstaff
offers complete medical, dental and shopping services, along with excellent
educational opportunities at Northern Arizona University
and 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.