BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS (AQUATIC WILDLIFE):
The National Park Service is seeking up to six aquatic technicians for the 2012 summer field season in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI).
All vacancies are GS-5 positions at $15.00/hr. The primary objective of these positions is to restore high elevation aquatic ecosystems, with a focus on enhancing mountain yellow-legged frog populations (Rana muscosa, Rana sierrae). Primary duties include backpacking to lake basins in park Wilderness, removing non-native trout populations from lakes and streams using gill nets and backpack electrofishers, and surveying populations of mountain yellow-legged frogs. Additional duties include following detailed protocols, recording environmental parameters, and communicating an overview of the project to park visitors. Emphasis is on field work in both team and individual settings. Work dates depend on timing of snowmelt, but are estimated to be from mid-June to late-September or early-October.
To be competitive for these positions, applicants must have 1) considerable backpacking experience in high elevation mountains, 2) the ability to hike safely across challenging on- and off-trail terrain, 3) the desire to work in remote Wilderness for weeks at a time, and 4) a strong commitment to conducting ecological restoration. Typical past employees have been upper-level undergraduates seeking degrees in biology/ecology or fish/wildlife programs, or had completed undergraduate or graduate degrees in these fields of study.
Interested applicants must apply through the USAJOBS website to job announcement number SEKI 582417:
Complete application packages must be submitted by Monday, January 23, 2012 to be considered for these positions. For general application questions, contact SEKI Personnel by emailing Lisa_McGinnis@nps.gov or calling 559-565-3752. For specific position questions, contact SEKI Aquatic Resources by emailing Erik_Meyer@nps.gov