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This is a temporary seasonal full time position, not to exceed 1039 hours, duty stationed at Voyageurs National Park, International Falls, MN.
The primary work schedule for this temporary seasonal position will be full time, however due to, special projects, and/or special events, this position may be changed to a part-time or intermittent schedule during short periods of employment at the agency's discretion.
Who May Apply: All U. S. Citizens
Voyageurs National Park is a 218,000-acre water-based park established to protect the geology, scenery and historic voyageur waterway system along the United States/Canadian border. The park is located near International Falls, Minnesota (population approximately 6,000) and Kabetogama, Ash River, and Crane Lake, Minnesota. The park is adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Daily mean temperatures average a comfortable 70 degrees with low humidity in the summer. Fishing, boating, and other outdoor activities are the dominant recreational activities. One two-year college, schools (K-12), a hospital and medical facilities, churches, movie theater, and shopping are located in the community of International Falls.
Number of Vacancies: Up to four (4) positions will be filled from this job opportunity announcement.
If required, additional vacancies for the same position title, series, and grade may be filled from this announcement within 90 days after the closeout.
Anticipated entrance on duty date: April 2017
This is a temporary, full-time position stationed at International Falls, MN. You will spend your time on a variety of wildlife ecology and management tasks, including wildlife surveys, wildlife capture and handling, vegetation/habitat surveys, and general natural resource management. Some data entry/data management, including use of ArcGIS, will also be integral to this position. Voyageurs National Park is a water-based park and travel by motorboat is required to conduct fieldwork. You will be expected to work in a variety of environmental conditions; weather can vary from near-freezing temperatures with rain and snow in May to hot and humid weather in late summer. You must be in good physical condition and able to hike one-way distances of up to 6 miles over rough terrain while carrying loads of 50 pounds or more. Biting insects or other pests such as black flies, deer flies, mosquitoes, and ticks are common.