Position Announcement
Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network (National Park Service)
Biological Science Technician (plants)
Location: Voyageurs National Park, MN
Position Grade and Vacancies: GS-5 (two vacancies)
Job Duration: May 18 – September 2, 2015 (start date firm)
Pay: $15.31/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 March 6 to March 19, 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.