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Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)

United States Department of Agriculture
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Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
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Job Description:



Serves as a member of the WS workforce engaged in wildlife damage management operations within the Washington/Alaska Wildlife Services program—Alaska District. Effective communication and leadership skills and ability to work with the public, rural residents, and other agency personnel are essential.  Incumbent will be required to have training in and be familiar with and know how to use computers, traps, firearms and related equipment utilized in wildlife damage management operations. Must be able to correctly identify current, and to forecast future damage problems and relate them to the responsible depredating species and determine/select the most effective means of damage control or prevention. Incumbent prepares and submits routine and special reports regarding daily, weekly or monthly activities, observations, and events.  Incumbent must demonstrate a respect for safety in all operations, including the operation of motor vehicles, firearms, control devices, and other equipment.  Incumbent must have a valid State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.  Operation of Government-owned vehicle is required.  The incumbent will be required to work in office and in outdoor conditions.  Temperature, weather and noise extremes will be encountered in the performance of the outdoor work, which is often performed in remote and primitive areas.  The terrain may be uneven or rocky.  There may be exposure to extremes of weather and temperature.  The incumbent is expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner, so as not to endanger self, fellow workers, or property. Must be willing to travel away from duty station occasionally.




To qualify, applicants MUST meet all minimum qualification requirements, except Medical Requirements, by the closing date of the announcement.




Applicants must have 6 months of general experience.







  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be 18 years old
  • If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and are at least 18 years of age, civil service employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless you meet certain exemptions (proof of registration and/or exemption required).  Website:



Resume-that supports your specialized experience as required in the announcement, resume should be in (month/ year) format and include the number of hours worked per week

Transcripts (if qualifying on education)

DD-214 (Member 4 copy) and/or VA letter required for applicable Veteran preference. Current active duty members must submit a certification that they are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.


Seasonal 4 months (maybe extended to 12 months) 1 position


Part Time, Maxi-Flex Saturday-Monday with occasional additional days during the weekday, early mornings, and evenings.

$29,502 to $38,351 per year
How to Apply:

Additional materials not listed above (i.e. position descriptions, training certificates, etc.) may not be considered.  Applicants who do not submit the required items listed above may not be considered.  Applications with all supporting documents must be submitted to the contact office and must be RECEIVED by the CLOSING DATE of this announcement.


Interested individuals should send a resume, transcripts, veteran documentation (if applicable) to the address listed here:




USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Service

Marc Pratt District Supervisor

9001 E. Frontage Road

Palmer, Alaska 99645

(907) 745-0871