Biological Science Technicians (Seasonal)

The Wallowa-Whitman NF will be hiring 1-2 temporary biological science technicians for the 2013 field season based out of Baker City OR. Technicians will assist with data collection on white-headed woodpecker plots and fire ecology plots from late-April through the end of September (dates are somewhat flexible). Appropriate training will be provided. Positions will require: Doing a variety of vegetation and fuels measurements, keying unknown plant species, installing and maintaining research plots, carrying a heavy pack with field and safety gear, hiking through rough terrain, using a GPS unit to navigate to and record field locations, using a PDA for certain types of data entry, driving Forest Service vehicles on paved and dirt roads, frequent camping, and working with others on a small field crew. There will be considerable travel and camping throughout northeastern
Oregon.  A strong interest in botany and/or ecology is required. Must be able to work with a small field crew in a variety of physical conditions, have a positive attitude, good work ethic, and enjoy field work, hiking, and camping. These are full-time positions.

Dates: Late-April through the end of September. Dates are somewhat flexible.
Location: Baker City, OR. Housing is not provided.
Pay: GS-4 ($13.41/hour) GS-5 ($15/hour) for info about GS level qualifications:

Apply through USAJOBS for the Bio Tech (Plants) and/ or the Bio Tech (Wildlife) position with Baker City, OR as your selected location.

– Go to the USAJOBS site at
– Enter announcement number TEMPOCR-0404-4-PLANTS-DT, TEMPOCR-0404-5- PLANTS-DT or TEMPOCR-0404-5-WLDLF-DT in the search field.
– Complete your USAJOBS application online and attach the required supporting documents. Be sure to document the required qualifications for these positions.

Applications due March 4, 2013
Contact:  Jenifer Ferriel, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, 1550 Dewey Ave., P.O. Box 907 Baker City, OR 97814, 541-523-1362 (office) or 541-519-4597

Baker City, Oregon
U.S. Forest Service
Jenifer Ferriel