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).