Biological Science Technician, birds, Colorado

The Forest Service (yours truly) is looking to hire a seasonal GS-0404-5 Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) for the 2018 field season, working out of the Paonia Ranger Station in scenic downtown Paonia.  Duties will be primarily field surveys and monitoring for migratory birds, goshawks, purple martins, and leopard frogs, along with whatever other fun and interesting things we can find time to do over the summer.  Associated work includes data collection, maintenance of data sets, data entry, preparation of reports or presentations on findings, and similar.  Work will be in support of environmental analyses for timber, minerals, recreation, and/or wildlife projects. This is a paid seasonal position, not to exceed 1039 hours (6 months), and I expect funding to cease Oct 1, although there may be work the following summer.  This is a field position (as much as possible), full time, with a work schedule that may include early morning hours for surveying, and will require hiking and off-trail travel through the forest.  Any necessary training and equipment will be provided.
The outreach notice is currently posted on  Search for Paonia as the location and it should lead you to the announcement.  It should also be on the GMUG website and Facebook page before the day is out.  The job will be posted on in a few weeks (hopefully), at which point I will probably post here again, as well as sending direct information to anyone who contacts me in any way about it during the outreach period.  If you truly wish to apply for the position, I recommend going to USAJOBS well before the deadline and preparing your information and resume to make the application process go faster.
Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions. My work email is, and my phone # is 970-527-4131 x4259.
Dennis Garrison
Paonia, Delta County