Biological Science Technician (Plants)

Department Of Agriculture Trout Lake , WA 98650

Posted 2 months ago

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This position is located in Region 6, on the Mt. Adams Ranger District of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Trout Lake, WA.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Andrea Montgomery at andreamontgomery@fs.fed.us or at 509-395-3414.

This position has a seasonal work schedule where full-time work is guaranteed for 18 pay periods and when not working, employee is placed in non-pay/non-duty status.

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Responsibilities

Independently, or as a crew leader, plans, participates, and conducts a variety of field studies of native and non-native botanical species and their habitats.

Coordinates with resource specialist in planning work.

Develop plans to collect data for use in habitat and species condition analyses.

Collects survey and inventory data to determine species identity, population characteristics, environmental conditions, and factors affecting the vigor and extent of the species and their habitat. Keeps records of all data and produces maps of survey areas.

Schedules, organizes, and executes botanical projects involving native and/or non-native species.

Resolves common administrative and safety concerns related to the projects. Improves, adapts, and develops techniques, methods, and equipment based on experience, practical knowledge, and prescribed procedures.

Travel Required
25% or less - Position may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per work assignment.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
07

  • Job family (Series)
    0404 Biological Science Technician

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National

  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt

  • Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period

Additional Information:

Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses (2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Public Law 115-97). Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asc_tos@fs.fed.us

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp

For the GS-07 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: Performed field work projects related to vegetation management such as field measurement of density, diversity, etc. experimental layout, seeding or planting, fertilizer or pesticide treatment. Monitored plant phenology and made collections of seed and vegetative materials. Conducted surveys for sensitive plants in project areas that included on-the-ground reconnaissance and record examination.

OR

One full year of graduate level education in a related field such as: botany, ecology or classes in other programs that include the study of ecological relationships or habitat restoration. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

OR

An appropriate combination of graduate level education and specialized experience.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Education

See above for education requirement(s) for this position.


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Biological Science Technician (Plants)

Department Of Agriculture