Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)

Department Of Agriculture Safford , AZ 85546

Posted 2 months ago

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These positions are located within a National Forest, and performs duties in support of the wildlife management program.

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Frequently, there is an integrated approach to address resource management issues, where the incumbent works as a team leader or as a member of a team to collaboratively achieve mutual goals and objectives. Individually, as a leader, or part of a team, performs established wildlife-related assignments.

Assignments involve constructing or completing habitat project work such as; watershed development, fencing, or clearing areas to establish food that is more desirable or cover habitat. For example, assesses habitat environments, requirements and inhabitants of wildlife; collects and accumulates data through a variety of techniques; examines information, and develops reports of results with suitable recommendations. Collects facts for development of wildlife management plans and coordination of wildlife needs for environmental analysis reports.

Performs complicated test following standard procedures for the full range of support work in the wildlife management program. Assignments involve collecting and analyzing; developing reports on the characteristics and quality of the samples of the field test; and developing accurate records and making presentation of findings. Field duties include sampling in streams and lakes for fish and invertebrates. Captures and identifies fish, and records data.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • Position(s) 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


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  • 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

  • Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.

Direct Deposit

  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.

E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.


No additional requirements.


You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.

GS-05: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the 04 level.

Specialized experience is defined as: Providing technical support in a wildlife management field environment by organizing wildlife-related data; collecting field data on wildlife habitat and vegetation, species condition, location, and status for habitat management and improvement plans; and maintaining records of findings or results of biological science tests and procedures.

  • OR

Successful completion of 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours of courses must have been directly related to the position to be filled. The successful completion of a full course of study of at least 12 months in a school for clinical laboratory technicians may be substituted for the 1 year of specialized experience required at the GS-05 level for positions involving microbiology and biochemistry technician work.- OR

A combination of education and experience listed above.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on 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.


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Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)

Department Of Agriculture