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Biological Science Technician (Plants) - Point Reyes National Seashore - GS-06

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    Biological Science Technician (Plants) - Point Reyes National Seashore - GS-06

    Point Reyes National Seashore (Seashore), a unit of the National Park Service (NPS), is seeking a Vegetation Biological Science Technician (Plants; GS-404-06) to work with vegetation management-related projects with a focus on invasive plant monitoring and removal in the Woodward Fire Burn Area. The position is a Temporary position under the NPS for one year, extendable to 2 years.

    The Biological Science Technician will assist with a wide variety of tasks, including invasive plant removal; mapping of invasive and rare plants; monitoring of restoration projects and rare plant populations; research activities related to restoration; and field oversight of Conservation Corps groups. The Technician will remove invasive plants using manual, mechanical, and chemical means. The Technician will assist with revegetation efforts, including maintenance of installed plants. The Technician will collect data and navigate to locations using GPS (e.g., mobile device using ArcGIS Field Map) and use ArcGIS to produce graphics and maps of collected and other data. In addition, the Technician will enter and validate data in Excel databases and conduct data analysis to produce written reports and memorandums as needed. The Technician may also assist with park compliance efforts by conducting pre- and post-project surveys/monitoring for rare plants and wetland vegetation.

    The applicant should have demonstrated experience and skills in manual removal as well as chemical and mechanical treatment of invasive plant species. Possession of a Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) is highly desirable. Experience and skills in rare plant and vegetation monitoring and survey programs is desirable, as well as with oversight of contractor and or Conservation Corps groups. The applicant must have a working knowledge of California flora and skills in identifying species with only minimal use of a taxonomic key. The applicant must have demonstrated experience and skills with use of ArcGIS, as well as the use of tablets for mapping and site navigation. The applicant must have demonstrated experience and skills in use of Excel, word processing programs, and synthesizing writing memorandums and reports. Applicants should be reliable and punctual and have demonstrated organizational skills; great attention to detail; and the ability to consistently meet deadlines and work with minimal supervision when necessary.

    Applicants should be physically fit and able to hike off-trail over rough terrain, carrying a 30-lb pack, and they should be able to conduct field work in all types of weather and terrain with potential exposure to poison oak, stinging nettle, ticks, and mosquitoes, as well as involving strenuous physical activity such as hiking, carrying heavy objects, and operating a chainsaw. Most work will be Monday through Friday, 8 hrs/day, but the candidate may be asked to work some longer, weekend, or evening hours, with compensation.

    Requirements: Selected applicant will need to meet key requirements, including being a U.S. Citizenship and a Background investigation and favorable adjudication. The selected applicant will also need to qualify for this position based on education and/or job experience or a combination. A comprehensive list of job duties, qualifications, and application requirements can be found at Scroll down to “Current Job Opportunities Closing Soon.”.

    Salary: $24.91/hour. Annual and sick leave are provided, as well as health benefits. The Seashore is located in a rural area with limited public transportation. A personal vehicle may be necessary to commute to and from work. Cost of living in Marin County is significantly higher than the national average. Housing for rental within the park may be available, but is not guaranteed. Questions may be directed to Rachel Hendrickson, Vegetation Biologist,[email protected]

    To apply: email your resume, supporting documents such as Veterans Preference documentation, along with college transcripts to [email protected]. The transcripts must be a legible copy from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.