Job Title: Biological Science Technician
Job Type: full-time, temporary position
Organization: National Park Service
Location: Bar Harbor, ME 
Open Period: February 12-16, 2018
Vacancies: 1 position
Duration: 15 weeks mid May to August (exact dates TBD)
Grade: GS-0404-04
Pay: $14.30/hour 

Job Description:
The incumbent will contribute to forest research programs and assist with 
long-term vegetation monitoring programs in Acadia National Park. 
Incumbent will attend forest crew training during the first two weeks of 
the field season located at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical 
Park in Woodstock, VT and in Saratoga National Historical Park in 
Stillwater, NY. Incumbent will then rotate time between monitoring 
programs including sampling forest, rocky intertidal, and freshwater 
wetland vegetation for long-term monitoring programs in Acadia National 
Park. Other duties may include pressing unknown plant specimens, preparing 
soil samples for processing, data entry, and data quality 
assurance/quality control.
 
This is largely a field based position, and incumbents will be required to 
carry heavy field equipment (40+lbs), hike though rough terrain, learn and 
identify plants common to eastern forests, and work in all weather 
conditions.  Incumbent may be exposed to deer ticks that carry Lyme 
disease, biting insects, poison ivy and dense brush. 

For more information and to apply, please view the announcement (vacancy 
announcement # NE-1612-NERO-18-10136066-DE) on the USAJOBS website 
(www.usajobs.gov).  Questions about the position can be directed to Kate 
Miller (kathryn_mil...@nps.gov).

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