Amphibian Field Technicians (Summer 2022)
We are looking for applicants with a background and/or high level of interest in herpetology and/or aquatic biology who are in good physical condition and willing to endure high altitude, temperature extremes, rough terrain, and the occasional mosquito (ok, maybe thousands). Backpacking and backcountry experience, and experience in amphibian surveys and identification are desired. Ability to get along with crew members for prolonged periods in the backcountry is a must.
Employer: USDA Forest Service, Region 5 (Pacific Southwest), Stanislaus National Forest
Location: Field work is throughout the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range of California.
Home office location is Sonora, California.
Housing is likely in Twain Harte, California.
Employment Duration: Approximately June-August, 2022
Title: Biological Sciences Technician (Natural Resources)
Series/Grade Levels: GS-0404-04, GS-0404-05, GS-0404-06, and GS-0404-07
Application Open Dates: Expected to be 11/5/21 - 11/12/21
Eligibility: US citizens at least 18 years of age. Valid US driver’s license required. Qualification by grade is determined by education and/or experience. See vacancies on the website listed below for more info.
Background and Job Description:
The U.S. Forest Service is hiring seasonal biological technicians for a long-term bioregional amphibian monitoring program focusing on the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (Rana sierrae) and the Yosemite toad (Anaxyrus canorus).
These jobs will predominantly consist of field work in the Sierra Nevada at elevations of 5,000-12,000 feet. Primary duties include locating and traveling to selected sample sites; surveying lakes, ponds, meadows, and streams for amphibians; and collecting habitat data. Many of the sites will be remote, requiring backpacking trips of up to 8-days duration. Some preparatory office work may be available in early season and data cleanup at the end of the season. Housing will likely be available with cost TBD.
We are currently outreaching for this position. Please send a cover letter and resume to contact information listed below
Please type: ‘Sierra Amphibian Job’ in the Subject line of the email.
This job has not yet been posted and job numbers are not yet available.
We will send specific application information when available to those who respond to our outreach.
The application will be online at the website listed below and those interested can also search this website.
These will be generic job announcements for technician jobs throughout the country.
You must select "Sonora, CA" as a duty location to be eligible for this position.
Eligibility: US citizens at least 18 years of age. Valid US driver’s license required. Qualification by grade is determined by education and/or experience. See vacancies on usajobs for more info.