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Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)

Deadline:
Employer:
USDA
Job Field:
Wildlife
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
International
Location Detail:
Barrigada, Guam
(Relocation expenses will NOT be paid)
Job Description:
  • Performs duties relating to wildlife management and the use of control techniques and procedures (both lethal and nonlethal) for the purpose of controlling native and invasive wildlife damage to property, human health and safety, natural resources, and agriculture.

  • Identifies predator, bird, rodent, or reptile species by sight, sound, tracks, type of depredation or damage present; examine other appropriate evidence and correctly identify such damage situations and relate them to the depredating species.

  • Is responsible for organizing, conducting, and implementing direct control operations within a large geographical area as assigned by supervisor to control damage caused by avian or mammalian species.

  • Required to collect biological samples from mammals, birds, reptiles and/or the environment.

  • Required to have working knowledge of safe and proficient use of various firearms.

  • Maintains public contacts, providing technical assistance and formulating proper

    species’ selective wildlife damage management control strategies.

  • The employee is responsible for reporting accomplishments, problems encountered, work locations, etc. to supervisor. Prepares and assists others in preparing and submitting routine and special reports regarding daily, weekly, or monthly activities, observations, events, and other relevant data.

  • The employee must demonstrate a respect for safety in all operations, including the operation of motor vehicles, firearms, control devices, and equipment.

  • Employee will be required to have training in, and know how to use firearms, computers, pesticides, traps, all-terrain vehicles (ATV), and related equipment utilized in wildlife damage management operations.

  • Employee is entrusted with, and is responsible for, Government-owned control equipment for which an inventory must be maintained and reported, including locations, acquisitions, returns, and losses.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM ELIGIBLITY REQUIREMENTS:

To qualify, applicants MUST meet all minimum qualification requirements, except Medical Requirements, by the closing date of the announcement.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by grade level.

FOR THE GS-06 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-0404-5 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates experience in:

  • Identifying wildlife species

  • Using basic wildlife damage control techniques

  • Conducting basic computer operations for record keeping, data analysis, report

    writing, and correspondence

    OR

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Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with

major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as biology,

chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or

mathematics. At least 6 semester hours of courses must be directly related to the position to

be filled (Wildlife).

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.

  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.

  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E- Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.

  • The incumbent may need to operate 4X4 vehicles (including all-terrain and/or utility task vehicles), boats, snow mobiles, or ride horseback over rough terrain and in other off-road environments to transport self and equipment for performing official duties. The incumbent may also actively participate in aerial activities as a passenger and/or crew member of a fixed- or rotary-winged aircraft.

  • The work requires some physical exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities in outdoor or indoor environments. Agility and dexterity are required.

Salary:
HOURLY: $19.29 - $25.08 ANNUAL: $40,262.00 - $52,341.00
How to Apply:
  1. HOW TO APPLY: Additional materials not listed above (i.e., position descriptions, training certificates, etc.) may not be considered. Applicants who do not submit the required items listed above may not be considered. Applications with all supporting documents must be submitted to the contact office and must be RECEIVED by the CLOSING DATE of this announcement.

    Interested individuals should send a resume, transcripts, veteran documentation (if applicable) to the address listed here (email is preferred):

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CONTACT OFFICE:

USDA APHIS Wildlife Services
Attn: Charlene Hopkins, Supervisory Wildlife Biologist 233 Pangelinan Way
Barrigada, GU 96913
671-685-0816
charlene.hopkins@usda.gov

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