Biological Science Tech (Wildlife) @ National Park Service

Biological Science Tech (Wildlife)



This is a TERM position which is located in Yukon-Charley Rivers and Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, in the Resources Division.

TERM positions do not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed thirteen months, with possible extensions up to a total of four years without further competition.

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The incumbent will assist professional staff in implementing wildlife research, inventory and monitoring programs for wildlife, fish and plants in several remote backcountry Alaskan parklands. The incumbent will be expected to live in primitive, remote camps in the backcountry for up to four weeks at a time while conducting field work. Field work includes: 1) conducting aerial wildlife surveys or telemetry of moose, bears, Dall's sheep, caribou, wolves, waterfowl, or other wildlife; 2) conducting aerial telemetry from a fixed- winged aircraft to locate and assess large mammal populations; 3) assisting with collecting and archiving of genetics and/or disease from large mammals; 4) conducting small mammal live-trapping; 5) assisting aquatic ecologists with sampling water quality, plankton, fish, plants and other aquatic species; 6) assisting with snowshoe hare track and pellet counts and trapping in winter and summer.

The incumbent must be able to: 1) work well with minimal supervision in small field teams for extended periods of time (4 weeks); 2) use GPS for navigation and to mark waypoints; 3) carry a 50 lb backpack across mountainous and rugged terrain for long distances (10-20 miles per day) and use inflatable boats to travel along swift-running rivers; 4) work long days under stressful conditions including hoarding insects, intense sun, cold, rain, snow and/or wind and;5) fly in small aircraft to conduct wildlife surveys; 6) travel in motorboats.

The incumbent will use 1) computer software applications (e.g., Microsoft Access, Excel, Word; ArcGIS, Pathfinder Office, etc.) to enter, store, retrieve and analyze data, generate maps and create reports for the various monitoring and research projects; 2) statistical software to code and analyze spatial data.

Travel Required

75% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.


Fairbanks, AK, USA




2020-07-31 00:00