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    Summary

    These positions are located within a National Forest and are responsible for providing technical support to the fisheries management program.

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    Responsibilities

    Makes fish counts, and traps fry and fingerlings using such methods as baited minnow traps; identifies and measures species, recording numbers, lengths, weights etc.; takes scale samples; notes environmental factors prejudicial to fish habitat such as log jams and silting, and recommends corrective action; and independently determines count sites on assigned streams.

    Conducts routine procedural test using well-established work methods and techniques. Summarizes data obtained from field collections using prescribed statistical procedures. Under supervision, prepares data summaries in proper format.

    Assists higher-graded technicians with the operation of more sophisticated equipment or systems. Does not interpret the results, but is responsible for noticing obvious deviations so that tests may be repeated or other checks made. Assists in the acquisition of field data by measuring and recording pertinent biological information peculiar to the specific assignment. Assists in the collection, handling, and preservation of specimens.

    May occasionally serve as a crew leader on designated projects.

    NOTE: As a field going position working in brown or black bear habitat, this position is required to be firearm certified for personal and/or crew safety. Executive Order 12564 requires employees designated to carry a firearm to be subject to random drug testing. This position will be subject to random drug testing and will be placed in the applicant testing pool.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away from 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

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