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    Summary

    This position is located within a National Forest. This position assists scientists or higher graded technicians with conducting ecological management activities in forest ecosystems. This position involves invasive non-native plant management and monitoring.

    Due to technical difficulties affecting applicants' ability to submit applications, this announcement is being extending for an additional 5 days.

     

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    Responsibilities

    Performs the full range of standardized technical assignments consisting of routine invasive non-native plant treatment, management, inventory, and monitoring of invasive non-native plants commonly found in the work area. Assignments involve the performance of a series of basic related technical tasks, which must be completed according to a predetermined and established routine.

    Assists in identifying invasive non-native plants using various field guides, surveying for target plants, collecting data on infestation location and status, and treating invasive plant infestations. Treatments primarily involve using herbicides, but may also be accomplished by hand-pulling, and/or using hand tools, power tools, mowers, and other standardized control methods.

    Accurately and legibly records data related to invasive non-native plant treatments according to specific protocols.

    Performs highly physical labor and daily hiking often to remote locations in rugged terrain under possible adverse weather conditions. Uses global positioning systems, aerial photographs, topographic maps, and/or compass in navigation. A portion of time may be dedicated to data entry and other duties in a laboratory/office setting.

    Applies herbicides using backpack sprayers or other equipment on a regular basis according to specific guidelines. Performs basic mathematical calculations related to herbicide mixing and applications. Utilizes appropriate personal protective equipment supplied by the Forest Service at all times. May identify, collect, and release appropriate insects (biological control) to achieve desired objectives.

    Occasionally assists with revegetation and ecological restoration duties such as planting, seed collection, irrigation of past plantings or native plant nursery work.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per work assignment.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    04

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509082300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.