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    This position is part of the Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office.

    This is a temporary appointment, not-to-exceed 1 year, which may be extended for a total appointment of 2 years.

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    As a Biological Science Technician, you will be responsible for assisting one or more professional biologists in completing all phases of a fishery biological study or project of significant scope and duration to include project planning, logistical arrangements, field work, correlation and analysis of data, and completion of reports or other documents related to the project.

    • Assisting in the planning of biological surveys and multifaceted studies by contributing ideas, determining research methods, establishing practical procedures for accomplishing and reporting the work.
    • Identifying, capturing, handling, and tagging juvenile and adult resident freshwater and anadromous fish species; assessing readings, measurements, tests and observations taken; and collecting biological and water resource data to determine actual and potential impact on fishery resources from water development projects.
    • Developing and using automated databases to enter, organize and perform preliminary analysis of collected field data, and using standard statistical methods in preparation of fisheries reports; preparing segments of recurring reports.
    • Providing work direction and guidance to lower graded technicians and volunteers in gathering field data.
    Physical Demands: Work requires some physical exertion, such as regular and recurring running, walking, or bending; walking or climbing over rocky areas, through plowed fields or other uneven surfaces, through dense vegetation, and in mountainous terrain; climbing ladders or scaffolds to observe, collect, or record research data; or swimming and wading in swift cold water.

    Work Environment: Work is performed in an office and outdoors. Exposure to adverse weather conditions or weather extremes such as cold, dampness, humidity and/or insects are often encountered in the performance of the outdoor work. Safety precautions and protective clothing or gear are required when working around water, and with chemicals and equipment. Work occasionally requires immersion in swift cold water for long periods of time.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509312700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.