Biological Science Technician (Pathways Student Trainee), Forest Service, Northern Region, Forest Health Protection

Missoula, Montana 

Organization: Forest Service, Northern Region, Forest Health Protection

Type of opportunity: Internship

Contact: Gregg DeNitto, (406) 329-3637,

Duties: The Missoula FHP field office provides services to all federal and Tribal lands in the Northern Region. This position works with the FHP staff responsible for the aerial detection survey program and is responsible for planning, coordinating, and conducting the annual FHP aerial detection survey for the Region. They also provide support to the professional entomology and plant pathology staff of the Missoula Field Office. FHP is responsible for the detection, survey, evaluation, prevention and suppression of forest pests.  Both field and laboratory technical duties are part of this position, as well as a number of administrative responsibilities. GIS and technology skills are required for this position. This position requires flying in a small aircraft over mountainous terrain. The Intern should not be susceptible to motion sickness and should not be color-blind.

Desired qualifications: Current students in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate. Selection will be partly based on the student’s discipline of study in a natural resource related field.

Link to more information: Download the Outreach Notice.

How to apply: To express interest in this position, please complete the Intern Outreach Response Form and return it to Gregg DeNitto at

Application deadline: Close of business on April 29, 2016.