Biological Science Technician Position, USDA Wildlife Services

Kekaha, Kauai, HI

Job Title: Biological Science Technician Position 

Organization: USDA Wildlife Services

Location: Kekaha, Kauai, HI

Duties: The incumbent will provide technical assistance and conduct wildlife damage management activities in an integrated wildlife damage management (WDM) approach to prevent or reduce economic loss to property and agriculture or to protect human health and safety.

  • You will train and handle canines.
  • Use various devices, tools, firearms, toxicants, pyrotechnics and related equipment used in wildlife damage management.
  • Identify damage from wildlife species as it pertains to airports, and the incumbent will be expected to assist in the implementation of appropriate corrective action, if warranted.
  • Comply with federal, state, and local regulations and assists airports with compliance with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), Endangered Species Act, Federal Air Regulations, NEPA, and Department of Defense Regulations.
  • Participate in required training sessions, on-the-job developmental activities and temporary details.
  • Present program information and conducts training for various groups, including airport organizations, educational institutions, industry groups, and state extension programs.
  • May be required to pass Certified Applicator examination, as required of persons who use restricted-use pesticides.
  • Must demonstrate a respect for safety in all operations, including the operation of motor vehicles, firearms, control devices, and equipment.

 Required Qualifications:  Applicant must have 6 months of general experience and 6 months of specialized experience to perform the work of the position. This experience may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors. Must demonstrate experience in:

  • Using wildlife damage control techniques (including, but not limited to) predator, rodent and bird control toxicants, techniques, traps, snares and formulating scents and baits;
  • Prepare reports regarding activities, observations, events, and other relevant data collected;

  • Inspect and survey areas with the ability to recognize various wildlife;

  • Meeting and communicating with individuals or groups; and

  • Recognize habits, characteristics, and habitats occupied by a variety of avian and mammalian wildlife species.

Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours of courses must be directly related to the position to be filled (Wildlife).

Salary/pay: $33,450.00 – $43,484.00

Application Deadline: February 7

Required Documents:

  •  Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) other qualifications; and 5) supervisor’s name and phone number for each work period listed and whether or not they may be contacted for reference checks. Resume should support your specialized experience as required in the announcement and should be in (month/year) format and include the number of hours worked per week and the pay grade or equivalent work level.
  • Transcripts (if qualifying on education, education must have been obtained from an accredited institution. Education completed in a foreign institution must include an evaluation by an organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs that it was deemed equivalent to an accredited U.S. education program, see: Foreign Education Evaluation. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.)
  • DD-214 (Member 4 copy) and/or VA letter required for applicable Veteran preference.

Current active duty members must submit a certification that they are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.

How to apply:

  • Additional materials not listed above (i.e. position descriptions, training certificates, etc.) may not be considered.
  • Applicants who do not submit the required items listed above may not be considered.
  • Applications with all supporting documents must be submitted to the contact office and must be RECEIVED by the CLOSING DATE of this announcement.
  • Reference the job announcement number noted above in the resume or the email.
  • Interested individuals should send a resume, transcripts, veteran documentation (if applicable) to the address listed here:

    Shari Tada, Administrative Support Assistant USDA Wildlife Services
    3375 Koapaka St Suite H-420
    Honolulu, HI 96819, (808) 838-2845