RED BANK, NJ: The Gateway National Recreation Area (Sandy Hook), has seven open positions for Biological Science Technicians.

Be advised, when 100 applications are received this job opening will close.

Salary: $18.71 per hour

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Open & closing Dates: 12/09/2019 to 12/20/2019

The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Gateway National Recreation Area is March - September, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: March 2020

Duties/Summary

Temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours in a service year may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs.

The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Gateway National Recreation Area is March - September, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding.  Anticipated Entry on Duty: March 2020

Responsibilities

Working with peers or alone, these positions perform a variety of tasks relating to natural resources, i.e., water, land, plants, animals, and soils. Assignments are performed within established methods, techniques and procedures using standard scientific equipment.  Such tasks might include: field observations of vegetation, fish and wildlife resources; collection of field data; inputting data into spreadsheets and performing quality control on entered data; conducting field surveys to document and assess resource management issues; using a variety of computer programs including Excel, Access and Geographic Information System (GIS) software to compile and report data and other resource management information; habitat management activities including invasive plant control, native plant installation and site preparation; assisting with photo documentation of projects; and education and outreach to park visitors to foster shared stewardship and protection of park resources; and, compilation and presentation of educational programs to staff, volunteers and the public.

Physical Demands: The work requires physical exertion such as regular and recurring walking, hiking, or climbing over wet, rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; bending; crouching, stooping, lifting or reaching to observe, collect, or record field data; or in some situations the work may require physical exertion to scuba dive or operate a boat.  Heavy items (e.g., equipment and packs up to 30 pounds) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis.

Work Environment: The work is performed primarily in the field with some office work.  The work performed involves regular and recurring exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain, poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals.

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