Biological Sciences Technician, National Park Service

Rapid City, SD

Organization: National Park Service 

Type of opportunity: Full Time, Permanent – Career Seasonal Employment – A permanent appointment with 13 expected pay periods per year; Anticipated Working dates of May 1 through November 12.

Contact: Taneshia Richardson

Duties: The Biological Technicians (plants) will help implement a long-term ecological monitoring program for vegetation in 13 park units in the Northern Great Plains. The incumbents visit field sites to collect monitoring data on grasses, forbs, trees and shrubs, (identifying them to the species level) and fuel loads.  The position will involve a combination of office work, field time, and travel to the parks.  These positions work 10-hour days and require constant travel to parks within Nebraska, Wyoming, South and North Dakota.  Crew members will be required to hike off trail with heavy packs, sometimes in extremely hot weather or through thick vegetation.  The position will spend approximately 10-20% of time performing computer and office work, the majority of which will be done after the field season.  The anticipated field season is May through September, with some office work at the beginning and end of the season.

Salary/pay: $32,318.00 to $42,012.00 / Per Year

Link to more information: Read the position announcement

Application deadline: Monday, September 12, 2016