Temporary biological science technician positions (fisheries/aquatics) in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Interested applicants must apply through the USAJOBS website at job announcement numbers:PWR-1548-SR-23-11693220-DE for the GS-04 and GS-05 positions:https://www.usajobs.gov/job/689662800PWR-1548-SR-23-11694457-DE for the GS-06 and GS-07 positions:https://www.usajobs.gov/job/689667300


Both announcements open on December 2, 2022 and will close on the day when application caps have been reached. To receive consideration, complete application packages should be submitted expediently. If a cap is not reached, that announcement will close at 11:59 PM (EST) on December 12, 2022.


The National Park Service is seeking several full-time, temporary aquatic technicians for the 2023 summer field season in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI). There will be two separate announcements for these positions. One announcement will be for GS-04 ($15.47/hr), and GS-05 ($17.31/hr) positions; and the other will be for GS-06 ($19.29/hr), and GS-07 ($21.44/hr) positions.The GS-04 and GS-05 positions will be stationed at Kings Canyon National Park with projected start dates of early- to mid-June. The GS-06 and/or GS-07 positions will be stationed at Sequoia National Park with projected start dates of late-April to late-May. The overarching duties are to restore high elevation lake and stream ecosystems in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to benefit native species, including endangered mountain yellow-legged frogs (Rana muscosa and Rana.sierrae).GS-04 level: Duties are removing nonnative fish from lakes using gill nets and from streams using backpack electrofishers; setting, cleaning and repairing gill nets; conducting visual encounter surveys for fish, amphibians, and reptiles; collecting field data; following detailed protocols; recording environmental parameters; using topographic maps, compass, and/or global positioning systems (GPS) for navigation; providing an overview of the project to park visitors, and occasional assistance with research projects.GS-05 level: Additionally, interacting with the public regarding sensitive amphibian, reptile, or fisheries management issues; discussing scientific information with peers and public; and training other technicians, interns, volunteers, and field observers.GS-06 level: Additionally, as an assistant crew lead, managing logistics in preparation for summer fieldwork; providing orientation, training and mentoring for summer field crews; overseeing and conducting summer field operations; manipulating aquatic datasets; providing logistic and field support to scientific research studies; conducting electronic entry, quality assurance/quality control and summary reporting of field data, and organizing and maintaining field equipment and supplies.GS-07 level: Additionally, as assistant crew lead, compiling drafts of Sierra Nevada aquatic wildlife information for data collection spreadsheets, reports, and correspondence; recording, managing, summarizing, and representing data collected from aquatic wildlife projects using computer programs; and presenting scientific and aquatic wildlife data effectively using charts, graphs, and maps.At all grade levels: Technicians working on projects located in the wilderness must have strong backpacking and wilderness camping skills, the ability to hike safely across challenging on- and off-trail terrain, and be comfortable in remote wilderness setting with limited human contact. Technicians must have experience in conducting amphibian, reptile, fisheries, or other wildlife surveys, and a strong commitment to conducting ecological restoration. Technicians must be able to work well in a small crew, be detail oriented, and able to work in cold or hot, wet, windy, buggy, and stormy conditions.