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    *Are you a Science Technician looking to become a part of a Federal team of researchers? *Do you have a passion for the processess, methods, and procedures of biological science to perform a variety of assignments? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this is the job for you! Come join the USGS and start doing the job you've always dreamed of!

    Why Is It Great To Work For The USGS?
    Embark on an exciting future! From the peaks of the highest mountains to the depths of the deepest seas, the U.S. Geological Survey has career opportunities that make a difference in both the lives of others and in the environment. Would you like to join the more than 10,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff of the USGS who are working in more than 400 locations throughout the United States? Apply today! As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. The diversity of our scientific expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provide impartial, timely, and relevant scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers related to: the health of our ecosystems and environment; natural hazards that threaten us; natural resources we rely on, and; the impact of climate and land-use changes. For more information about the USGS please visit http://www.usgs.gov.

    What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

    This is a temporary excepted service position not-to-exceed 12 months, for which all qualified applicants, with or without Federal status, may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position, however, will not convey permanent status in the Federal service. Employment may not exceed 180 working days in a service year.

    The full performance level of this position will be set at the grade level at which you are selected.

    Salary GG-04: $14.30 (Step 01) to $18.59 (Step 10);
    Salary GG-05: $16.00 (Step 01) to $20.80 (Step 10)

    NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

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    Responsibilities

    As a BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (FIELD ASSISTANT) within the USGS NORTHERN PRAIRIE WILDLIFE RESEARCH CENTER, some of your specific duties will include:

    GG-04:

    • Collects vegetation composition and structure data in a field environment.
    • Follows established protocols for recording and maintaining data on paper data sheets.
    • Follows established protocols for entering data into an established database.
    • Operates a government motor vehicle or a boat as an incidental driver.
    GG-05:
    • Those duties listed above; and
    • Tracks task completion, checks and corrects database.
    Physical Demands: Field work will be strenuous at times. Position demands hiking moderate to long distances (1-8 miles per day) in varying temperatures, carrying equipment, and lifting objects weighing up to 40 pounds. Field work is extensive and may require long hours of bending, squatting, and/or kneeling; extensive exposure to sun and insects and potential exposure to bison, and rattle snakes; and walking over rough terrain in grasslands. Most office work (data management and computer use) is performed while seated, although occasional periods of standing, walking, bending, or carrying light objects are required.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - An average of 10 overnights per month is required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    05

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488838000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.