Job Overview


Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of stewardship and engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates.

This position is located in the Center of Urban Ecology at the National Capital Region (NCR) in Washington, D.C.

The incumbent serves as the Biological Science Technician and is responsible to perform a wide variety of interrelated on nonstandard biological science technical support, such as assignments in one or more areas in the following programs; wildlife, fisheries and/or plants.

This appointment is not to exceed 1040 hours in a twelve month period, although position may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. This position is covered under a rehire authority. At management's discretion, the incumbent may retain non competitive rehire/extension eligibility to the same position, in the same location, with the same title and grade as long as 1040 hours are not exceeded in a service year.

This position is being announced at the full performance level.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work requires physical exertion such as regular and recurring walking, hiking, or climbing over wet, rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; bending; crouching; stooping, lifting or reaching to observe, collect or record field data; or in some situations the work may require physical exertion.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in an office or outdoors. Work performed involves regular and recurring exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain, poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals.

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The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Implement invasive plant control in a wide variety of settings.
  • Mix and apply herbicides.
  • Operate and maintain mechanical equipment.
  • Supports park personnel with invasive plant control, identification, inventory and mapping methods.
  • Supports and advocates for the safety of the team and park employees as well as ensuring that all members follow established program protocols.
  • Supports storage and safe operation and use of pesticides, chain saws, personal protective equipment and other equipment as required.
  • Supports on the job training for team and park personnel in the areas of inventory and mapping and operational control of invasive plants.
  • Supports native plant restoration work including seedbed preparation, planting and initial maintenance.
  • Conducts resource monitoring programs

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No