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    Summary

    This position is located within a National Forest. Serves as a technical assistant responsible for the collection, organization and analysis of fish habitat data on a National Forest. 

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    Responsibilities

    Individually, or as a crew leader, participates in the development of fisheries project plans. Assists biologists in the collection, ordering, and analysis of biological and physical data in the aquatic environment. Collects and makes preliminary analysis of biological and physical data. Tabulates and orders acquired field data prior to computer analysis. Computes and summarizes data and prepares charts, graphs, and figures for data analysis. Using a variety of tools takes bottom gravel samples and analyzes for silt, size fractions, etc. Keeps records of all data and develops these into statistical reports. Drafts maps or survey areas.

    Assists with compilation, justification, and refinement of biological data, e.g., prepares charts and summaries, assists in developing an appropriate computer program, performs computations in numerical summaries, and cross references facts, dates, and other data.

    In support of research, conservation, production, and management of fishes, or fishery resources, collects samples and assists in the identification and assessment of any problems caused. Compiles and summarizes data from survey, biological evaluations, and pilot tests. Runs routine computer programs and checks resulting data for inconsistencies. Provides results to professional personnel for refinement, adjustment, and analysis and may assist in the preparation of reports.

    Performs laboratory analysis of sediment and water quality samples. Schedules, services, calibrate repairs, and installs sampling instrumentation. Collects data from field recording instruments and makes on-site measurements of study area conditions.

    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

    06

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510950300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.