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Biological Science Technician (Plants) – 5 vacancies

Posted 3 weeks ago

Employer: National Park Service

Locations with this vacancy:

  • Bar Harbor, ME
  • Concord, MA
  • Bushkill, PA
  • Gettysburg, PA
  • Luray, VA

Application deadline: January 13, 2023 at 11:59pm ET

Full position description and application instructions

Summary:

Duties at the GS-05 grade level:

  • Implement established natural resource management projects. Following instructions and standardized procedures, collects and organizes field data.
  • Ensure adequate quality control of data collected. Performs routine and recurring testing of collected samples.
  • Record all data collected and provides preliminary assessment and classification of the information.
  • Seeks assistance for situations not covered.
  • Works with crews managing invasive plants and restoring native vegetation.

Duties at the GS-06 grade level:

  • Make field observations of natural resource conditions.
  • Evaluate observed conditions and problems and makes preliminary determinations on the cause of problems noted.
  • Provide results to higher-level specialists for analysis. Assists in the preparation of reports, plans, and guidelines.
  • Draft project reports may include literature research, descriptions of methods, preparation of graphs and charts, and summary of findings.
  • Leads crews managing invasive plants and restoring native vegetation.

Duties at the full performance level GS-07 grade level:

  • Record data relating to plant studies.
  • Document occurrence and distribution of identified species.
  • Participate in environmental studies documenting factors affecting plant species and habitat.
  • Lead or conduct field searches for populations of sensitive, threatened or endangered plant species.
  • Photograph, collect and mount plant specimens encountered at different stages of development.
  • Collect ecological site information for population distribution, condition, trend, associated species, geology, soil type and prepare reports.
  • Leads crews managing invasive plants and restoring native vegetation.

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