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Seasonal Biological Science Tech.

Job Type: full-time permanent position

Location: Idaho

Posting Date: 22 Feb 14

Closing Date: 30 Apr 14

The incumbent will serve as member of the PIBO Monitoring Program team. The project’s goal is to evaluate the status and trend of aquatic and riparian habitat on lands managed by the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and other federal agencies within the Interior Columbia River and Upper Missouri River basins. The PIBO program collects data on approximately 450 streams each year, located throughout the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and Montana. During the summer months the incumbent is required to work remotely for 8 consecutive days, followed by a 6 day break. This is a field based job requiring living, hiking, and working in remote areas with uneven terrain and inclement weather conditions. Government bunkhouses are available at most locations for a nominal fee.

Plant position responsibilities include riparian vegetation data collection and extensive plant identification. You will learn a variety of sampling techniques and how to identify many riparian plant species, including: sedges, grasses, forbs, willows, and other woody plants.

Fish position responsibilities include an intensive reach scale stream survey. Using one of the most rigorously tested sampling protocols available, technicians collect information on a variety of stream attributes including habitat formations, channel geometry, substrate size, stream bank characteristics, gradient, water chemistry, large woody debris, and macroinvertebrate assemblages.

General biological science aid position responsibilities will mirror those of the plant or fish positions but serving in a supporting role. The responsibilities for these positions are expected to expand through the season as training and experience dictate.

USAJOBS ELECTRONIC APPLICATION
Create an account or sign in to USAJobs https://www.usajobs.gov/ . It is very important to fill out your application completely and correctly the first time; you may not get a second chance. Be sure to attach an official transcript to your USAJobs application. For help with the USAJobs application process see this YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=ahg1fselvMg&NR=1 As the actual date of the job posting cannot be determined by PIBO staff it is advisable to prepare your account and attach all documentation before the open application period begins.
Once the job is open (on February 26) use the search functions to find the job(s) you are interested in:
Fisheries announcements:
Enter in Title Search Grade and Series Position Announcement
Biological Aid GS-0404-03 14-TEMP-110657-009634MG-DT
Biological Technician (Fish*) GS-0404-04 14-TEMP-110657-009630MG-DT
Biological Technician (Fish*) GS-0404-05 14-TEMP-110657-009613MG-DT
Botany announcements:
Enter in Title Search Grade and Series URL
Biological Aid GS-0404-03 14-TEMP-110657-009634MG-DT
Biological Technician (Plants) GS-0404-04 14-TEMP-110657-009644MG-DT
Biological Technician (Plants) GS-0404-05 14-TEMP-110657-009639MG-DT

NOTE: These are nationwide job announcements that are very general and do not include the specifics of the job duties. Please thoroughly read the detailed job descriptions. You will only be able to apply during the short open period. E-mail the PIBO Hiring Info Line listed above if you wish to be notified when the positions are open.
To be considered for these jobs you must select at least one of the following locations:
Leadore, ID
Superior, MT (closest selectable location to St. Regis, MT)
Ukiah, OR
Logan, UT
It is highly advisable to apply to multiple, or all, locations. Please indicate in your hiring material which of the above locations would be acceptable.
Please answer the assessment questions to the best of your ability. Remember that these postings are generally described and do not necessarily reflect PIBO job duties listed above. USAJobs has a number of buttons that it uses for navigation. Be sure to use them to go back, certify, save, submit, etc. or your application may not be considered.

 

Contact Information:

PIBO Information Line: (435) 755-3584

For more information about PIBO, the seasonal positions and how to apply e-mail us at:
piboemp@fs.fed.us.

If you wish to be contacted when the open period is set send an
e-mail to piboemp@fs.fed.us with the subject line ‘Open Period’

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