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    Summary

    Positions are being filled under the Pathways Student Internship Authority which is designed to provide students enrolled in a variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore federal careers while in school.

    IMPORTANT APPLICATION DEADLINE: The first referral of candidates will be made from applications received by 11:59 PM EST, December 09, 2018; subsequent cut off dates and referrals will be made as vacancies occur.

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    Responsibilities

    • The incumbent of this position performs a variety of clearly defined tasks within one or more functional areas of biological sciences.
    • Biological sciences include forestry, rangeland management, wildlife biology, fish biology, ecology, botany, recreation, natural resources management, biological sciences, and other related disciplines.
    • Assignments will vary by Agency and setting.
    • The major duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Develops and applies knowledge of principles, concepts, work processes, and regulations of one or more functional areas of biological science.
    • Assists in one or more phases of the research process.
    • Performs routine techniques using a variety of specialized equipment.
    • Records instrument readings, collects samples, and takes measurements.
    • Maintains inventory of chemical and biological materials.
    • Maintains work area in a neat and orderly manner
    • Forest Service incumbents in wildland fire management may also perform the following:
    • Develops and applies knowledge of fuels management and fire suppression techniques.
    • Cleans, reconditions, and stores fire tools and equipment.
    • Serves as a member of fire crew assigned to suppress wildland fires.
    • Reviews detailed procedural instructions and receives in-depth on-the-job and formal classroom training.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518354200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.