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    Summary

    Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

    We expect to fill many vacancies.

    This is a temporary appointment. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status and will be for a period not-to-exceed 1039 hours in a service year.

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    Responsibilities

    • Biological Science Technicians (Plants) (BST) make observations and record data relating to plant studies; document occurrence and distribution of identified species; inventory rare and endangered species habitat.
    • BSTs participate in environmental studies documenting factors affecting plant species and habitat; conduct field searches for populations of sensitive, threatened or endangered plant species, weeds (non-native invasive plant species).
    • These positions photograph, collect and mount plant specimens encountered at different stages of development; collect ecological site information for population distribution, condition, trend, associated species, geology and soil type.
    • BST Plants duties may include controlling noxious weeds through IPM activities such as manual hand digging/pulling, mowing, or spraying noxious weeds with herbicides, as well as assisting with surveys of sprayed plants.
    • Duties may include preparing reports and summarizing findings.
    • At the Lakeview, OR location, field work is performed at elevations ranging 4,000 to 8,000 feet. During the field season temperatures can range from 30 degrees to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Work is located from 1 to 3 hours away from the office
    • For Lakeview, the work requires driving 4/x/4 vehicles while towing trailers loaded with UTVs and other field equipment on unimproved roads, as well as operating UTVs on rough rock roads to access remote field sites.

    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/615114300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.