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    Summary

    Fish and Wildlife Conservation Offices (FWCOs) and Fish Technology Centers (FTCs) restore and maintain fish and other aquatic resources for the benefit of the American people, helping ensure that these resources remain among the richest and most diverse in the world. Working across geographic and political borders, biologists craft partnerships and solutions to conserve, restore, and enhance our natural resources. As a Biological Science Technician you will be responsible for supporting biological programs to conserve fish, wildlife, and/or plants and their habitats; conservation of at-risk species; and mitigation, restoration, and recovery of listed species.

    TEMPORARY 1039: This is a full-time temporary position not-to-exceed 1 year that will total less than 1040 hours (6 months), excluding overtime in a service year. The service year is the calendar year that begins on the date of the employee's initial appointment in the agency. These appointments may be extended from year to year. Extensions of appointment without further competition may be granted based on work needs, funding, or any other condition of employment. The employee may be terminated or placed on an intermittent work schedule (no pre-scheduled tour of duty) at any time.

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    Responsibilities

    • Assists in conducting biological surveys as part of ongoing field investigations to gather field data using both active and passive collection methods.
    • Assists in carrying out biological management actions designed to address needs of aquatic species and/or habitats.
    • Collects and records biological and physical environment data from field investigations following established procedures using a variety of field equipment and/or computer software programs.
    • Uses automated databases to enter, organize and retrieve field data, using standard statistical methods in preparation of wildlife and/or botany reports.
    • Enters and retrieves data from geographic information systems (GIS) and/or other information management systems.
    • Prepares segments of recurring reports such as monthly activities and progress reports on individual projects.
    • Provides basic information on fish and wildlife resources and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to groups and individuals.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - May be required for training, meetings, and field visits with some overnight stays.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    5

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/498959600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.