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    Summary

    These positions are located in Yosemite National Park, in the Resource Management and Science Division.

    The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Yosemite National Park is September to April, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: September 2021.

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    Responsibilities

    • Performs backcountry ski and snowshoe travel in winter forested conditions.
    • Assists in the planning and implementation of wildlife censuses and surveys and recommends wildlife management practices.
    • Assists professional staff in planning field research and resource monitoring programs for evaluating rare, threatened and endangered wildlife species, population dynamics, ecosystem relationships and public health/safety issues.
    • Monitors and assists in the management of wildlife. Participates in the capture and release of wildlife; applies visual and radio tags, and gathers physiological and spatial data regarding wildlife populations, movement and other habits.
    • Develops and uses databases to enter, organize and perform preliminary analysis of collected field data and use standard statistical methods in the preparations of reports; enters and retrieves data from a geographic information systems (GIS) and other information management systems; uses a variety of computer software programs to analyze data, develop graphs, charts and illustrations for reports and technical publications.
    • Evaluates field activity procedures, schedules and techniques, recommending modifications as necessary to accomplish project objectives; assists in the analysis of field data and prepares reports and correspondence relating to field activities and results.
    • Provides logistic support and area orientation for contract or cooperating scientists; provides technical information to cooperators regarding past and ongoing field activities in their specialty area; coordinates field activities in cooperative programs.
    • Provides work direction and guidance to lower graded technicians, volunteers, in gathering field data, including proper and safe handling of equipment and tools and operation of motorized vehicles.
    • Assists in preparing draft news releases concerning biological resource issues and in providing information to individuals, local organizations and schools.
    • Interacts with visitors, the general public, and attends and participates in meetings with landowners, interest groups, and local units of government.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    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/606993800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.