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    Summary

    Open to the first 75 applicants or until 06/25/2021 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

    Career-Seasonal positions are guaranteed to work at least 6 months but not more than 50 weeks per year and include all the benefits of permanent employment and can vary due to workload and funding.

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    Responsibilities

    Wildlife
    Assists in conducting wildlife surveys and assembling basic information on wildlife species and populations such as habitat use, sex, age structure, and seasonal movement. Raptors and Desert bighorn sheep are a focus. Collects data on habitat condition and makes preliminary evaluations of the cause of any problems noted (e.g., drought, disease). Assists in the preparation of reports, plans, and guidelines regarding issues such as seasonal closures of recreational use to protect sensitive species by collecting and compiling specified data. Uses standard statistical methods and procedures in performing routine and recurring testing of field data and applies findings in assisting with the preparation of reports relating to field activities. Enters and retrieves data from Geographic Information System (GIS) and/or other information management systems. Prepares graphs, charts and illustrations for reports and technical publications. Monitors and assists in control of wildlife including non-native invasive Burros. May participate in the capture of wildlife or wildlife research programs, applies visual and radio tags, and gathers physiological and spatial data on wildlife.

    Vegetation*
    Assists in conducting surveys of individual plant species and vegetation communities and assembles basic information regarding location, plant and community health, and changes in vegetation communities with time. Helps with control of non-native invasive species by hand-pulling, use of herbicides, chainsaws, or mowing or other mechanical means. Involved in collecting, cleaning, storing and sowing native seed, native plant salvage, replanting, and other revegetation activities. Occasionally serves as a leader for interns, conservation corps crews, and volunteers. Keeps written field notes and assists team leader in preparing written trip reports. Provides data collection and management and assistance in other projects related to vegetation management.

    Water Resources
    Collects various types of hydrologic data including spring and stream discharge, water quality parameters, depth to groundwater. Evaluates qualitatively sediment transport, and geomorphic effects caused by changes in spring or stream discharge. Records observations of fluctuations that may affect the interpretation of the data. Checks and reduces data to be used for modeling and statistical analysis. Recognizes gaps or inconsistencies in the information; evaluates and compares previous records to ensure quality of data. Conducts non-complex modeling and statistical analyses. Prepares preliminary reports relating to individual hydrologic study assignments, including draft text, maps, charts, and other illustrative material.

    Backcountry Conditions and Visitor Contact
    Conducts backcountry patrols and visitor contacts in a manner that provides for protection of park resources and assures compliance with the Canyonlands backcountry permit system. Patrols are planned and implemented to optimize actions and the collection of data described above. Patrol results are provided to the relevant individuals or groups and include appropriate information and detail. Engages positively with visitors, providing explanation of field activities and interpretive information as needed. Provides courteous, accurate, and timely information regarding resource stewardship and park regulations. Observed safety concerns are brought to the immediate attention of visitors, or other park employees.

    Other duties
    May monitor the condition of cultural sites in the Maze District following protocols established by the 2013 Southeast Utah Group Archeological Site Monitoring and Associated Guidelines for data collection and information management. Utilizes databases to enter and organize collected field data and uses standard statistical methods in the preparation of draft reports. Enters and retrieves data from a geographic information system (GIS) and other information management systems. Uses a variety of software programs to prepare graphs, charts and illustrations for reports and technical publications. Recommends modifications to field activity procedures to accomplish project objectives, and prepares draft reports and correspondence relating to field activities and results. Provides logistic support and area orientation for contract or cooperating scientists and provides technical information to cooperators. Provides advice, assistance, and training to lower graded technicians, interns, volunteers, and youth corps in gathering field data. Adheres to established control/quality assurance protocols and safety procedures.

    *Moab position will perform vegetation duties only

    The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    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/603966600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.