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    Summary

    This position is temporary and has a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.

    This position is located on a Forest Service unit. The incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of complex and recurring duties in support of ecological research on forest and/or rangeland ecosystems.

    This position is located in Region 8 on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest in Laramie, WY.

    For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Michelle Lane at 307-745-2406 or michellelane@fs.fed.us

    TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT: Some positions will have varying work schedules. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time and will involve working weekends or irregular work hours. Considerable travel may be required. Some positions involve work that requires travel away from the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles).

    Positions will be filled as a temporary appointment up to 6 months.

    Hourly wage as shown is Rest of U.S. (RUS). Specific wage rate will vary by location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown on the vacancy announcement. http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/

    The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career- Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

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    Responsibilities

    Participates in the development of the overall plant project plans and programs for the unit.

    Arranges for and lays out study sites for plant habitats and populations. Develops data required for the study by collecting and checking samples obtained by self or others and prepares data for processing. Organizes collections, and records and verifies plant habitats and populations data. Researches background material. Maintains a variety of equipment.

    Prepares reports summarizing data processed, prepares charts, graphs, and cross references facts, dates, and other data to determine past management history.

    Compiles and summarizes the vegetation types obtained from aerial and ground surveys including forest health monitoring, biological evaluations, and pilot tests conducted as part of the project.

    Assist in the training and awareness program ensuring that employees, volunteers, partners and others can identify infestation of plants.

    Assists supervisor in editing and proofreading proposals, reports and manuscripts.manuscripts.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Per work assignment

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    07

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/431631300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.