Biological Science Aide, Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center

Job title: Biological Science Aide

Series/Grade: GS-0404-03

Start Date: June 2017

Position Length: 3 months

Location: Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center Number of Positions: OneĀ  Duties:

Aide will work with Ecologists and Range Technicians. Fieldwork is based in ecological studies with emphasis on revegetation of sagebrush steppe plant communities. Topics of study include: determining attributes of high quality seed, identifying safe sites for seedling establishment and reducing early herbivory of seedlings. Responsibilities are to assist in the collection of field and laboratory data. Fieldwork takes up about 75% of the position responsibilities. Laboratory work consists of biomass separation and weighing, insect identification, seed quality assessment, data entry and photographic analysis.

Requirements: Undergraduate studies in range, soils, wildlife, or other natural resource fields preferred; those with related experience or education will be considered. Must be able to lift objects that weigh up to 50 pounds and kneel/squat for extended periods of time for sample collection. Must have a valid state motor vehicle operator’s license and be able to operate motor vehicles. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions. Must be able to hike over rugged and steep terrain. Must to be at least 16 years of age. Must be a citizen of the United States of America.

GS-3: 6 months of general experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the work of the position; OR Successful completion of 1 year of post-high school study that included at least 6 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics.

General experience: must have demonstrated the ability to perform the work of the position or provided a familiarity with the subject matter.

Salary: $12.53/hr. Workweek is typically 40 hrs.

To Apply: Send an email with =93Biological Science Aide=94 in the title to by APRIL 5, 2017. Email should include: cover letter, resume (1 page), and college transcripts. Please submit cover letter and resume as a single pdf document. Additionally, List any pertinent classes in rangeland science, botany, soils, wildlife, natural resources, etc.

USDA-ARS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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67826-A Hwy 205

Burns, OR 97720

(541) 573-8912