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    Summary

    This position is part of the Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office located in Maricao, Puerto Rico.

    This announcement is being advertised concurrently under R4-20-10808862-JMJ-MP for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

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    Responsibilities

    Duties of the position include but are not limited to the following:

    Assists Wildlife Biologists and Senior Technician in the routine maintenance of the captive Puerto Rican Parrot flock, participates in the preparation of food for captive birds and daily cleaning of bird cages, collects information on behavior, breeding activity and safety and flock health problems. Observes birds on a daily basis and assists implement management actions.

    Assists in the captive population studies related to the management of the Puerto Rican Parrot flock including accurate record keeping and management of computerized database.

    Carries out wildlife studies by following research methods and established procedures for accomplishing and reporting the work and captures, applies visual and radio tags, and gathers physiological and spatial data on wildlife.

    Enters and retrieves data from the Geographic Information System and/or other information management systems and develops graphs, charts and illustrations for reports and technical publications using computer software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint and Harvard graphics.

    Assists and supports in interagency recovery efforts including activities related to the establishment of a second Puerto Rican Parrot wild population. Assists technicians and biologists from the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources in Puerto Rican Parrot recovery activities and population and habitat surveys of other endangered species.

    Assists distributing information, new releases and informational talks on the Puerto Rican Parrot recovery program and other endangered species in environmental fairs and schools along with sending and/or preparing environmental educational posters, brochures material of limited difficulty.

    Operates light trucks, vehicles, and various other equipment such as generators, radios, radio tracking equipment, water monitoring equipment, global positioning systems and cameras.

    Assists in work direction and guidance to biological aids, technicians, and volunteers including safe handling of tools and operation of motorized vehicles.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    6

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567401100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.