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    NOTE: Legislation provides that federal salaries in Hawaii will transition from base pay plus a cost-of-living allowance (COLA) to the locality pay-based system that applies in the 48 contiguous states. Locality pay will be phased in, and COLA will be phased out through annual reductions. Currently, COLA pay in Hawaii is 10.99% with the exception of Hawaii island, which is 5.08%. The salary on this announcement includes the locality, but does not include the cost-of-living allowance.

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    This position is located in Kalaupapa National Historical Park, in the Natural Resources Management Division.

    This is a Career-Seasonal position; selectees will be in a non-pay/non-duty status for at least 2 weeks to 6 months per year based on project requirements or weather conditions. Selectees are guaranteed to work at least 6 months per year but not more than 50 weeks per year, with the work schedule to be determined upon appointment. The typical work season for this position is from April to February.

    A permanent career-seasonal position includes all the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a year-round basis. The salary information listed reflects a full year.

    Kalaupapa National Historical Park (NHP) was established in 1980, and is located midway along the north coast of the island of Molokai, in the State of Hawaii. The park is situated entirely within Kalawao County, which is governed by the Director of the State Department of Health. The County includes the historic Hansen's disease isolation settlements of Kalawao and Kalaupapa. The park was established to commemorate and preserve the story of those afflicted with this dreaded disease and their forced exile from family and friends. Hansen's disease patients were physically isolated from society. For more information, please visit the park's Facebook page.

    The Biological Science Technician GS-0404-7 will train and lead field crews on a wide variety of field activities in support of such programs as the inventory and monitoring of native Pacific Island plant communities and native target plant species and invasive plant species management.Duties Include:

    • Use databases to enter, organize and perform preliminary analysis of collected field data and use standard statistical methods in the preparation of reports; using a variety of computer software programs.
    • Prepare draft project reports which include research, methods, data analysis, graphs, charts, results, and recommendations for planning, protection and mitigation activities.
    • Assist Vegetation Management field crews under direction of a field lead. Work as a team member on field crews controlling weeds and restoring rare native Hawaiian vegetation. Perform weed control.
    • Assist park field crews under direction of a field lead. Work will occur in coastal, stream, forest, and subalpine shrub-land habitats working with plants, animals, or other natural resource survey efforts
    • Serve as a helicopter operations crew member.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527284500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.