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Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)

US Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Wildlife Services
Western Region
Colorado State Office
Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location Detail:
Carbon County
Job Description:

Vacancy Announcement - WS GS-0404-5-6 Carbon County (April 2019).pdf

 You will identify current, and forecast future, damage problems and relate them to the depredating species and determine/select the most effective means of control.

 You will be required to collect biological samples from mammals, birds, and/or the environment.

 You will use various WS lethal and non-lethal control methods and procedures to control depredation issues to livestock from predators, including wolves.

 Discuss Endangered Species concepts, and be familiar with the ranges of the various threatened and endangered species that might come in conflict with any phase of WS programs.

 Responsible for, and may instruct others in, the maintenance, repair and safekeeping of tools, supplies and equipment issued.

 Identify predator species by sight, sound, tracks, type of depredation or damage present, examine other appropriate evidence and correctly identify such damage situations and relate them to the depredating species.

 May participate in aerial shooting of predators as a gunner or ground crew member in areas where it is authorized by State law.


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by grade level.

*See vacancy announcement in the job description section for full details

$33,394.00 - $49,200.00 (Salary is based upon the 2019 federal pay scale which may be updated prior to the position selection)
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:

Contact information:

John Steuber

Montana State Director

USDA APHIS Wildlife Services

P.O. Box 1938

Billings, MT 59103

Office: 406-657-6464

Cell: 406-696-1932

Fax: 406-657-6110

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you should need the forms identified in above paragraph, feel free to contact 406-657-6464 for a copy.