Seasonal - Biological Science Technician (Plants) - GS04/05/06/07
These are temporary appointments. Appointment to these positions will not convey permanent status and will be for a period not-to-exceed 1039 hours in a service year.
- Biological Science Technicians (Plants) (BST) make observations and record data relating to plant studies; document occurrence and distribution of identified species; inventory rare and endangered species habitat.
- BSTs participate in environmental studies documenting factors affecting plant species and habitat; conduct field searches for populations of sensitive, threatened or endangered plant species, weeds (non-native invasive plant species).
- Photograph, collect and mount plant specimens encountered at different stages of development; collect ecological site information for population distribution, condition, trend, associated species, geology and soil type.
- May include controlling noxious weeds through IPM activities such as manual hand digging/pulling, mowing, or spraying noxious weeds with herbicides, as well as assisting with surveys of sprayed plants.
- Prepare reports and summarizing findings.