Position Announcement
Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network (National Park Service) Biological Science Technician (plants)

Location: Voyageurs National Park, MN (likely at the Ash River area of the park)

Position Grade and Vacancies: GS-4 (two vacancies)
These positions are considered internships and will be limited to current undergraduate students in good standing and meeting the general qualifying requirements.

Job Duration: May 18 – September 2, 2015 (start date firm)
Pay: $13.68/hour

The incumbents will work for the Great Lakes Network of the National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring (I&M) program. The goals of the I&M program include monitoring key environmental variables so that ecological change can be detected and addressed in a timely manner. These are largely field based positions. The incumbents will assist with the establishment and sampling of permanent vegetation monitoring plots at Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota. Incumbents will
collect extensive monitoring data on trees and coarse woody materials, as well as identify select insect and disease pathogens and assess tree health.

Seasonal housing will most likely be available at Whispering Pines seasonal housing area, near the Ash River Visitor Center, where the position will start and end each day. Housing will be paid for by the incumbent.

Field work will be performed in teams of 2-3 people. The incumbents may also spend approximately 5-10% of time performing computer work. This position operates on an 8 day on/6 day off schedule. During the 8-day sampling periods, incumbents will primarily travel by motor boat and backcountry camp. Incumbents are expected to pass the Motorboat Operator Certification Course. They will be expected to carry field equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. There will also be some canoeing required. He/she will be exposed to high temperatures, stinging and biting insects including mosquitos and ticks, and poisonous plants.

This announcement is posted on USAJobs (www.usajobs.gov) from January 27 to February 13, 2015. These announcements will be most easily located by searching for “International Falls, MN” as the Location. All application
materials, including transcripts, must be submitted for consideration.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT TRANSCRIPTS INCLUDE YOUR SCHOOL NAME AND ADDRESS. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RENDER YOUR APPLICATION INCOMPLETE AND IT WILL NOT BE FORWARDED FOR CONSIDERATION.

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