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Outreach Notice -Eldorado National Forest- Biological Science Technician (Plants)

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    Outreach Notice -Eldorado National Forest- Biological Science Technician (Plants)

    The Eldorado National Forest is currently seeking candidates for two permanent seasonal GS-404-06/7 Botany Technicians. Duty location will be determined after selections are made and would be at one of the four Districts on the Eldorado NF:
    • Amador Ranger Station in Pioneer, CA
    • Placerville Ranger Station in Camino, CA
    • Georgetown Ranger Station in Georgetown, CA
    • Pacific Ranger Station in Pollock Pines, CA

    The purpose of this outreach notice is to inform prospective applicants of this opportunity.

    To express interest in this opportunity, please complete the attached Outreach Response Form and return, with a resume, to Matt Brown at [email protected] by close of business on July 29, 2022.

    For additional information on this position, please contact Matt Brown at [email protected].

    Description of the Job Duties

    The two botany technicians will serve as crew leads assisting with botanical surveys and invasive plant management. Botany technicians will conduct field inventories, flag out resources, and manage GIS and inventory data collected by the botany crews. Position would also entail some amount of invasive plant management including the use of herbicides.
    • 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. Develops 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. Determines need and recommends equipment requirements for botanical projects and assures equipment is operational and available when needed.
    • Compiles and summarizes the data obtained from surveys, inventories, biological evaluations, and monitoring. Uses computer systems and associated software for recording, organizing, storing, and analyzing data. Provides detailed reports on work methods, data collected, and project monitoring. Evaluates data and makes recommendations for
improvement of habitat. Provides data to resource specialist after checking for discrepancies and inconsistencies. Assists with analysis, interpretation, and refinement of botanical data, and development of reports.
    • Independently organizes work efforts with other technicians, professionals, and scientists who are involved with relevant projects. Meets with others in order to plan and coordinate work efforts, discuss technical requirements, and present study findings or to discuss technical problems encountered or anticipated during project work.
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