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  • Tern & Plover Monitoring - Biological Science Technician - North & South Dakota


    Guest Scott Sterling
    • Employer: US Army Corps Of Engineers
      Location: Various Locations - See Below
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 01/23/2022
      Open Until Filled: No

    -    Work on the Missouri River monitoring two Federally listed threatened/endangered shorebirds (piping plovers and least terns) during their breeding season from May through
    August. **Start and end dates are flexible.**
    -    Field work includes locating nests, tracking nest status, assigning nest fate, and observing hatched chicks until fledging on sandbar and reservoir shoreline habitat in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska.
    -    Daily travel via watercraft is to be expected.
    -    Work activities may also include determining if conditions that create risk to the birds exist, and providing protective measures for the birds.
    -    Incumbent may also assist habitat monitoring to assess habitat areas utilized by the birds.                                                                                                                                                          -  Field work requires long periods of walking over sandy or rough terrain.
    -    The incumbent spends considerable time outdoors, where the incumbent may encounter
    variable weather conditions and exposure to insects.
    -    Field office locations are: Williston, Riverdale & Bismarck, North Dakota. Pickstown & Yankton, South Dakota. *Dorm-style housing may be available at local Williston & Bismarck Universities.

    GS-02                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -    Students must have completed high school or a GED diploma by May 2022.
    GS-03 Level:
    -    Successful completion of one year of education above high school which includes six semester hours in courses related to the work of the position in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics; OR combinations of successfully completed education and general experience.
    GS-04 Level:
    -    Successful completion of two years of education above high school which includes 12 semester hours in courses related to the work of the position in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours must be directly related to this position; OR Combinations of successfully completed education and general/specialized experience.
    GS-05 Level:
    -    Successful completion of a full four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours must be directly related to this position; OR Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience.

    **Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entrance on duty, subject to exceptions as required by law. If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement. Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/


    -Please send a single PDF file, with your name in the title, containing a cover letter and resume with at least three references to:
    Scott.t.sterling@usace.army.mil with "T&E Crew 2022" as the subject line. If applicant has a location preference, please include that in the cover letter or email.




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