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    Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

    Visit the BLM California website for more information. 

    All positions may not be filled or they may be filled at different times depending on budget, hiring needs, and requirements.  These positions are temporary and are expected to last approximately 6 months. These positions have no promotion potential. To be considered for a higher grade, you must apply for the higher grade.

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    Biological Science Technicians (Wildlife) assist in monitoring wildlife and improving habitats on public lands. Duties may include but are not limited to: 

    • Research, compile and tabulate wildlife inventory data.
    • Conduct field surveys on for federally listed and sensitive wildlife species.
    • Conduct site monitoring.
    • Conduct habitat and vegetation monitoring.
    • Collect data pertaining to water rights. 
    • Complete inventories for specific species in potential habitat areas, document locations using maps and GIS/GPS technology.
    • Process samples and enter data into databases.
    • Interpret aerial photos, land-sat imagery and topographic maps to determine land use and vegetation distribution and to plot nest/herd breeding sites.
    • Higher grade positions my lead lower level grades, plan projects related to wildlife habitat improvement, and create analytical reports on environmental impacts to wildlife.

    Work is performed outdoors in rugged terrain; to include steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces. Position requires physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, and similar activities. Individuals should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day. 

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required to attend training, meetings, and to conduct field duties.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/519317800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.