Biological Science Technician (Fisheries) @ U.S. Geological Survey

Biological Science Technician (Fisheries)


Open & closing dates: 08/31/2020 to 09/04/2020. This job will close when we have received 25 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more


What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service.

Salary: $37,262 (Step 01) to $48,443 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

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As a Biological Science Technician (Fisheries) within the Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center , some of your specific duties will include:

  • Assist in conducting field studies and surveys to collect fisheries data and/or specimens to support scientific studies.
  • Collect and record data using a variety of standardized methods and techniques.
  • Run computer programs to enter, verify, manage and manipulate data and data files in automated databases and/or geographic information systems.
  • Perform routine data analyses and prepares data summaries.
  • Process and evaluate the quality and validity of field and laboratory data.

Physical Demands & Work Environment: The work requires some physical exertion, such as regular and recurring running, walking, or bending, walking or climbing ladders or scaffolds to observe, collect or record data. The work environment varies from laboratory setting to field sites and offices. The work involves moderate risks and discomforts such as high noise levels and exposure to chemicals, adverse weather conditions, and extreme temperatures that may require following special safety procedures.

There is one vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.

Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for up to 10 nights per month for this position.


Corvallis, OR, USA




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