Job Overview


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Employees in these positions serve as a Biological Science Aids/Technicians (General) for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 6, National Wildlife Refuge System in full-time temporary positions not-to-exceed 1 year that will total less than 1040 hours (6 months), excluding overtime in a service year.   There are no promotions for temporary positions.


SELECTIONS: If an applicant is selected for a position, and accepts that offer, their name will be removed from further consideration at any other location(s) they may have applied unless the subsequent selection is at a higher grade level.

Vacancy announcement amended November 23, 2015 to add winter season hiring for Flint Hills NWR, Hartford KS.


- Collect, measure, and record biological information.
- Compute, compile, summarize and assess data in tabular, graphic, or narrative form.
- Assist or perform biological studies/surveys.
- Monitor appearance and activity of wildlife for obvious signs of illness, disease, discontent, and general physical condition.
- May be required to operate passenger vehicles, light trucks, tractors and boats.
- May participate in prescribed burning activities.
- May be responsible for providing work direction for volunteers, YCC enrollees, temporary employees, etc.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The work involves standing, bending, walking and a moderate amount of physical exertion. Employee may be required to lift containers weighing up to 25 pounds in performance of assigned duties.   Most work is performed outdoors where the incumbent may encounter variable weather conditions and exposure to insects.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Within Refuge

Relocation Authorized

  • No
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    Few vacancies in the following locations

    • Commerce City, CO
    • Monte Vista, CO
    • Walden, CO
    • Hartford, KS
    • Pleasanton, KS
    • Fergus Falls, MN
    • Great Falls, MT
    • Bismarck, ND
    • Coleharbor, ND
    • Devils Lake, ND
    • Kulm, ND
    • Moffit, ND
    • Valley City, ND
    • Funk, NE
    • Valentine, NE
    • Columbia, SD
    • Huron, SD
    • Lake Andes, SD
    • Madison, SD
    • Martin, SD
    • Waubay, SD