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    Summary

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



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    Responsibilities

    Individually, or as a crewmember or leader, conducts fisheries projects requiring adaptation of procedural guides. Measures amount and quantity of spawning areas on designated streams; samples and makes qualitative analysis of aquatic insects; determines pool/riffle rations through observation; and measures and records discharge volumes through interpolation. Uses 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.

    Conducts complicated tests, following standard procedures. Gathers and examines data collected in a laboratory or the field and performs statistical manipulations, and accurately summaries the data. Makes procedural modifications when complications occur, and note when test results are outside the normal range of tolerance or acceptability. Assignments often contain stages and methods that vary, depending on outcome of the test. Adjusts and operates a variety of complex equipment. From field sampling of captured fish, identifies and records pertinent data.

    Logs, monitors, and maintains accurate information and when required presents relevant findings to team leader or supervisor. Performs studies and keeps accurate records of results and findings from the studies. Judges the value of the information, and reports on the appearances and value of the source of the data. Prepares charts and tables to display the data, and presents study results to the supervisor for further review and analysis.

    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

    05

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511814500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.