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  • Biological Science Technician

    Patti Rafferty
    • Employer: National Park Service
      Location: Gateway National Recreation Area, NY and NJ and 5 other National Park Units
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/10/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    Gateway National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service, is hiring 10 temporary seasonal biological science technicians. Positions conduct shorebird (piping plover, terns and American oyster catcher) monitoring, threatened and endangered plant monitoring, data management, and interacting with park volunteers and visitors to build shared stewardship. Positions are located in the Park's Jamaica Bay Unit (Brooklyn, NY) and Sandy Hook Unit (Highlands, NJ). Applications must be submitted through USAJobs   https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/702928200    


    The job announcement will be a "rolling announcement" indicating a closing date of Thursday June 1, 2023, and a first cut-off date of 11:59 pm (EST), February 10, 2023. That means that any applications received after 11:59 pm (EST), February 10, 2023, will only receive consideration if all of the positions cannot be filled by qualified applicants that apply by 11:59 pm (EST), February 10, 2023.


    The Gateway biotech positions have been announced as part of a multi-park announcement. To be considered for positions at Gateway, applicants will specifically have to select that they want to be considered for Highlands, New Jersey and/or Brooklyn, NY. Below is the complete list of park sites that will be included in the announcement.

    Patten, Maine United States

    Berlin, Maryland United States

    Boston, Massachusetts United States

    Highlands, New Jersey United States

    Brooklyn, New York United States

    Patchogue, New York United States

    Woodstock, Vermont United States


    The announcement will be for positions at the GS 5 and GS 6 levels. Some of the parks included in the announcement have GS 6 biotech positions. Gateway does not. Applicants will have to select the GS level for consideration. Only applicants interested in GS 5 positions can be considered for the Gateway seasonal biological science technician positions.


    Duties at the GS-05 grade level: 

    Implement established natural resource management projects. 

    Following instructions and standardized procedures, makes field observations of natural resource conditions. 

    Install, operate, and maintain resource management equipment. 

    Collects and organizes field data. 

    Ensure adequate quality control of data collected. Performs routine and recurring testing of collected samples. 

    Record all data collected and provides preliminary assessment and classification of the information. Seeks assistance for situations not covered. 


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