Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)

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Department Of The Interior
Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) GS 0404-06/07
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This is a full-time Term position (Not to exceed 1 year and 1 day) (May be extended up to 3 additional years) located at the Chesapeake Marshlands National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, Maryland. /.
One or more positions may be filled from this vacancy.
The incumbent will be responsible for running 20-25 boats to remote project locations in the Chesapeake Bay. Must be able to judge weather and sea conditions to determine safety of operations. This position will require planning project logistics that consider tides, weather, and navigating coastal islands.
_Physical Demands:_ Field work requires strenuous activity for significant periods of time, often walking over rough terrain and in muddy conditions; on rough or uneven surfaces; wading through vegetation choked marshes, lifting and carrying heavy objects, and in many instances during difficult weather conditions. Collection of bird survey data requires good vision and field work results in exposure to such things as: poison ivy, insects, sun, wind, temperature variation, and many varieties of pollen. Data interpretation and processing require extensive time at a computer terminal.
Work Environment: Work includes office and outdoor settings. There is regular exposure to temperature extremes, inclement weather, dusty/noisy environments, and working near heavy equipment. The incumbent is expected to perform duties in a safe and orderly manner, so as not to endanger self, fellow workers, or property. Field activities are normally conducted in remote locations and often under primitive living conditions. Small boats, canoes, or small aircraft may be used for travel or as a survey platform.
Job Title: Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Job Announcement Number: R5-14-1092358-ED (D)
SALARY RANGE: $35,256.00 to $50,932.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, April 25, 2014 to Thursday, May 01, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0404-06/07
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Term NTE 1 yr & 1 day
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens

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