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    Salary: $43,251 (Step 01) to $56,222 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

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    As a Biological Science Technician within the Columbia Environmental Research Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Collects biological, botany, fisheries, or wildlife data from study files or monitoring stations.
    • Performs laboratory analysis of biological samples to determine specified chemical, biological, or physical characteristics.
    • Performs water quality analysis.
    • Assists with the care and culture of invasive and/or endangered species maintained in the laboratory from egg to adult life stages.
    • Operates a government motor vehicle or a boat as an incidental driver.

    Physical Demands: Work is physically demanding and includes walking, bending, climbing, and lifting of equipment up to 100 pounds when in the field, sometimes during adverse conditions. 

    Work Environment: The work is performed in a laboratory or field environment. Field work involves moderate or sometimes extreme exposure to the discomforts of rain, cold/hot weather, and rapidly running or icy streams and rivers. Special safety precautions are required in many cases, and the employee may typically wear life jackets, special safety boots, waders, and special organism handling gear.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Overnight travel of an average of up to 5 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567341300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.