[MARMAM] sea otter job in Alaska

Verena_Gill at fws.gov Verena_Gill at fws.gov
Thu Jan 5 12:18:38 PST 2006


Go to http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/?WT.svl=searchbutton, to find 
details and apply for this job.  Closing date is 11 January.










BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (WILDLIFE)



SALARY RANGE: 30,846.00 - 40,091.00 USD per year
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, December 29, 2005
to Wednesday, January 11, 2006
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0404-05
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Term appt NTE 4 yrs
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 07
DUTY LOCATIONS:   1 vacancy - Anchorage, AK 



WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
U.S. Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Conserving the Nature of America 

Promotion Potential:  GS-07
In this position you will provide support work to professional biologists 
working on biological programs for Northern sea otters, polar bears, and 
Pacific walruses.













MAJOR DUTIES:


Provides technical support and assistance to professional biologists 
engaged in scientific and technical work with marine mammals management.  
Work will include but is not limited to the following:
-          assembling basic information on wildlife populations such as 
habitat use, sex and age structure, seasonal movement, harvest 
characteristics, and condition of forage, range, or streams;
-          collecting anatomical materials and making preliminary 
assessments of such things as habitat preference and population dynamics;
-          preparing drafts of sections of field reports;
-          researching and extracting data from publications and 
manuscripts;
-          uses a combination of tranquilizer guns, traps, nets, and 
hypodermic syringes to tranquilize and capture wildlife for study, 
measurement, or collaring;
-          correlation and analysis of data and completion of reports or 
other documents related to a project using word processing.
 
The work can include both office and outdoor work, as well as operation of 
small boats, cars, trucks, or other vehicles.  Seasonal field studies 
involve considerable physical demands, such as frequent, extensive travel 
on foot; exertion from lifting and carrying equipment; and energy drain 
from cold, wet and windy weather.  Field activities are normally conducted 
in remote locations and often under primitive living conditions.  Small 
boats, canoes, or small aircraft may be used for travel or as a survey 
platform.  Large numbers of biting insects are present during part of the 
year.










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Verena A. Gill
Wildlife Biologist
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Marine Mammals Management
1011 East Tudor Road, MS 341
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

work phone: 907-786-3584
cell phone:   907-250-3721
fax:                  907-786-3816
e-mail:           verena_gill at fws.gov
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