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    Biological Science Technician


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    • Employer: National Park Service
      Location: Harkers Island, NC
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 12/05/2018
      Open Until Filled: No

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (3), Temporary, Cape Lookout National Seashore, National Park Service: Pre-announcement- We will hire technicians to monitor and manage populations of piping plovers, American Oystercatchers, colonial nesting waterbirds, and other shorebirds. The primary duties include nesting shorebird monitoring ( nest searches, recording data, GPSing nest sites, tracking nest fates, collecting predator information, recording color band combinations, etc); fence, sign and nest exclosure installation; public outreach; and other duties as necessary. Must be in good physical condition - position requires walking, digging, and ATV riding in soft sand. Ability to spend long hours in the field under hot, humid, shadeless, and windy conditions, patience, and ability to live amicably in semi-remote field housing with other staff is required. Work weeks in excess of 40 hours are possible. Sea turtle nest monitoring is also part of the job responsibilities. The expected start date is 1 Apr and end date is 30 Sep 2019. Pay is based on a GS-0404-05 salary of $16.00/hr. Shared housing is available. The employee's duty station will be Harkers Island, NC. Qualifications: A four-year degree in marine biology, ornithology, zoology, wildlife biology or a closely related curriculum and some work experience in a wildlife-related position are desired. Work experience may substitute for 4 year degree. A valid driver's license and the ability to operate ATVs are required. Employees must complete provided ATV safety training. The candidates must be able to work well independently and as part of a team. Employees must wear the official National Park Service uniform. Applications: This is a pre-announcement. The official job announcement will appear on the federal job website https://www.usajobs.gov from November 28, 2018 to December 5, 2018 as a Biological Science Technician GS-0404-05. The job announcement is limited to the first 100 applicants.  You must apply quickly to be considered. Those interested must complete the required application processes by the deadlines on the announcement. For further information please email JON ALTMAN (EM: jon_altman@nps.gov, PH: 252-838-8893).

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