The Alaska Region of the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service will be hiring numerous temporary/seasonal Biological Science Technicians for the 2015 field season to work on a variety of fisheries-related studies.
- Appointments will extend from three to six months, and will be filled at the GS 4–7 level (~$16.76/hr. to ~$23.21/hr.; includes locality pay and cost of living allowance).
- Projects involve monitoring salmon runs using fish weirs, digital video equipment, and sonar; conducting abundance estimates of resident fish species; documenting fish movement using radio telemetry; sampling water quality; and performing fish habitat inventories.
- Technicians will perform field work at various locations throughout the state, including remote areas in the Alaskan bush.
- Travel to field camps is primarily by small aircraft or boat.
- Please note that these positions are for the adventurous as harsh weather, an abundance of biting insects, and remote living conditions can be challenging. However, this rare opportunity to work with intact assemblages of native fish species, while surrounded by abundant wildlife and pristine wilderness, will more than compensate the tolerant individual.
- The application period for biological science technician positions (series: 0404) is anticipated to be from December 22-31, 2014).
How to Apply?
- To view application and qualification requirements and instructions on how to apply go to http://www.usajobs.gov and click on Advanced Search. Occupational Series Search box enter 0404 (biological science technician).
- Under Location Search-State/Territory/Region select Alaska, for Locale(s) select All Alaska, and click the Add button. Under Department and Agency select Department of The Interior and US Fish and Wildlife Service and click the Add button, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click Search Jobs.
- Failure to provide required information detailed in the vacancy announcement may disqualify you from the selection process.
- If you have questions or interest about working for a specific Fish and Wildlife Field Office (FWFO), please contact the representative listed below.
You may also inquire about applying to the Pathways Student Internship or Recent Graduate Program that you may qualify for depending on your current academic enrollment status. Announcements for these positions will be posted at https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads.
To find positions within this opportunity go to Advanced Search, enter Student Internship or Recent Graduate in the Keyword Search field and the other information listed in the paragraph above.
For more information on the Alaska Fisheries Program Offices located throughout the region, visit our website at: http://alaska.fws.gov/fisheries/fish/index.htm