8 temporary Biological Science Technician (GS 4/5) open with USFWS

Job Close Date: 
April 10, 2015 - 8:59pm

These are TEMPORARY positions not-to-exceed 4 months at the Mid-Columbia River Fishery Resource Office. The appointment may be extended without further announcement for a maximum total appointment of 2 years.

Two positions will be located at the Mid-Columbia River Fishery Resource Office on the grounds of Entiat National Fish Hatchery, in Entiat, Washington.
Six positions will be located at the Mid-Columbia River Fishery Resource Office on the grounds of Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, in Leavenworth, Washington.

DUTIES:

The Biological Science Technician performs a full range of assignments in support of professional biologists to conserve fish and aquatic species and their habitats. Major duties include:

  • Conduct field investigations for species presence and distribution using both active and passive collection methods. Active methods used to conduct stream and fish surveys includes the use of angling, electrofishing equipment, seine and nets. This requires snorkeling for direct observation and fish capture. Passive collection methods include the use of weirs, gill nets, hoop nets, fyke nets, and rotary screw traps.
  • Perform a variety of computations and assessment of standard biological data to prepare the data for interpretative use or inclusion in biological reports.
  • Collect, stores, organize, and transfer raw data sheets to digital files and inputs data into computer databases. Summarize data using a variety of database software programs.
  • Operate non-motorized watercraft such as inflatable boats, pontoon catarafts, kayaks, and rafts during low to high flow conditions, with technical precision, in swift flowing water conditions.

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