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WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Current career or career conditional competitive service employees with the Department of the Interior and current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA).
Career Seasonal Employment - A permanent appointment with 13 expected pay periods per year; Anticipated Working dates of May 1 through November 12.
This position is also being advertised under Delegated Examining procedures via MWC-OC-16-019C. Applicants who wish to be considered under both Merit Promotion and Competitive procedures MUST submit a separate application for each announcement.
Time-in-Grade Requirements for current and former Federal Employees and VEOA: Time-in-grade requirements must be met by Monday, September 12, 2016 of this announcement. Federal employees must submit proof of your permanent career-conditional/career competitive status. (Submit SF-50 showing current grade and tenure and SF-50 showing highest (permanent) grade ever held, if different). NOTE: Please do not submit award or detail SF50s as your supporting document. This will not be accepted as proof of status.
VACANCY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN): 1786465.
The Biological Technicians (plants) will help implement a
long-term ecological monitoring program for vegetation in 13 park units in the
Northern Great Plains. The incumbents visit field sites to collect monitoring
data on grasses, forbs, trees and shrubs, (identifying them to the species
level) and fuel loads. The position will
involve a combination of office work, field time, and travel to the parks. These positions work 10-hour days and require
constant travel to parks within Nebraska, Wyoming, South and North Dakota. Crew members will be required to hike off
trail with heavy packs, sometimes in extremely hot weather or through thick
vegetation. The position will spend approximately
10-20% of time performing computer and office work, the majority of which will
be done after the field season. The
anticipated field season is May through September, with some office work at the
beginning and end of the season.
Rapid City is South Dakota's second largest city with approximately 70,000 residents and is the gateway to the Black Hills area of South Dakota. Rapid City offers early childhood programs, public schools, private schools, and a technical college. Rapid City offers entertainment opportunities at the civic auditorium, superior health care facilities, beautiful neighborhoods, and endless outdoor recreational opportunities such as skiing, rock climbing, camping, hiking, and kayaking. Rapid City is within a 90 minute drive of four national park units (Wind Cave National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Jewel Cave National Monument, and Badlands National Park), and South Dakota's crown jewel state park- Custer State Park. Summer is warm, dry, and sunny. July and August are the warmest months of the year, when daytime temperatures climb into the 70s and 80s--and sometimes 90s. Breezy winds and low humidity levels help make the hot days comfortable. January and February are the coldest months of winter. Daytime temperatures average in the 30s, but Chinook winds can warm temperatures into the 50s and 60s. Average monthly snowfall ranges from five inches in Rapid City to 15 inches in the Black Hills.