Biological & Wildlife Technician Positions, Manti-La Sal National Forest

Manti-La Sal National Forest, UT

Organization: Manti-La Sal National Forest

The wildlife/botany program on the Moab/Monticello Ranger District will be hiring 4 seasonal positions for the 2017 field season. One program is the La Sal alpine vegetation monitoring. The crew lead is a GS-6 Botany Technician, which requires a degree or relevant experience. There are two GS-4 Bio Science Technician positions. The job involves rare plant surveys in the high alpine country of the La Sal Mountains. Interest or experience doing field inventory and monitoring for plants is desirable, and the ability to do some serious mountain hiking 4 days per week is required.

The wildlife program will hire one GS-5 seasonal position to conduct a variety of wildlife surveys and monitoring.

The duty station is Moab, Utah. Housing is not provided. For the field work, applicants should be comfortable hiking and working in the mountains, using maps/GPS, legibly recording data/observations, driving mountain roads and identifying plants/wildlife. The work will provide the opportunity to explore some great country and observe a variety of wildlife. Start date for the positions will be in early June 2017, and would go through August or September.

The jobs will be open on the USAjobs website in February 2017. The GS-6 job will be listed as 17-TEMP-R4-0404-6BSPLNT-DT, and will be open 2/2-2/8. The GS-4 positions will be listed as 17-TEMP-R4-0404-4BIONR-DT, and will be open for applications 2/8-2/14. The GS-5 position is 17-TEMP-R4-0404-5BSTWL-DT and will be open 2/7-2/13/2017.

More information: Interested individuals should contact: Barb Smith at (435) 259-7155 (office) or 260-2368 (cell), email, or visit the Forest Service office located next to the Moab Post Office at 62 East 100 North.