Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) @ USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)



If selected, you will be responsible for wildlife management and using techniques aimed at controlling damage caused by wildlife to help protect agriculture, natural resources, property, and threats to human health and safety. The work is primarily concerned with wildlife damage management (WDM) operations relating to the assessment, reduction, and/or elimination of problems associated with wild and/or feral animal species in urban, suburban, and rural environments.

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  • The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
  • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Conducts direct control operations planned and organized by others to reduce wildlife damage within a geographical area.
  • Uses WDM tools/devices which may include some or all of the following depending on need in assigned area: firearms; foothold, body-grip, cage traps; foot snares; neck snares; chemical control methods.
  • Utilizes working knowledge of WDM methods and strategies to independently recommend appropriate WDM strategies.
  • Assists Wildlife Biologists or higher-graded staff by correctly identifying common, current or recent damage problems.
  • Determines and selects the most effective means of control through consultation with supervisor or other higher-graded or more experienced employees.
  • Enters data into established WDM database/system of record.
  • Complies with restrictions and mitigation measures established through consultation with relevant Federal and State agencies.


Camp Verde, AZ, USA




2020-07-31 00:00