The National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) Program is 
recruiting 3 seasonal Biological Science Technicians to be a part of a 2-3 
person field crew that will be collecting forest health data in 16 parks 
throughout the Eastern US. 

Job Title: Biological Science Technician 
Job Type: full-time seasonal position 
Organization: National Park Service 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME (Duty Station first 9 weeks), and Fredericksburg, 
VA (Duty Station second 9 weeks) 
Open Period: February 12- 16, 2018 
Vacancies: 3 crew members 
Duration: 18 weeks mid May to September (exact dates TBD) 
Grade: GS-0404-5/6  
Pay: $16.00-17.84/hour 
  
Job Description: 
Incumbents will sample permanent forest monitoring plots collecting data 
on forest health, structure and composition, regeneration, understory 
vegetation, coarse woody debris, and soil characteristics. The crew will 
work in 16 park sites from Virginia to Maine, starting with a week of 
training in Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in 
Woodstock, VT. The first 4 weeks of the season will be spent sampling 
National Historic Parks in New York, New England. The crew will then spend 
approximately 5 weeks sampling in Acadia National Park, and 9 weeks 
working in Mid-Atlantic parks located in Virginia and Pennsylvania. The 
crew will stay in park housing where available, and lodging may include 
hotels, historic buildings and cabins. Other duties may include pressing 
unknown plant specimens, equipment maintenance and repair, preparing soil 
samples for processing, and data entry.

This is largely a field based position, and incumbents will be required to 
carry heavy field equipment (40+lbs), hike though rough terrain, and work 
in all weather conditions.  Park housing will be available at the duty 
stations (Bar Harbor, ME and Fredericksburg, VA), and crew will be 
required to pay for housing while at their duty station.  When away from 
duty station (approx. 50% of the time), the National Park Service will pay 
lodging and per diem costs.   
  
For more information and to apply, please view the announcement (vacancy 
announcement # NE-1612-NERO-18-10133353-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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