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Biological Science Technician - Wildlife Non-lethal Biological Wildlife Technician

Company name
U.S. Department Of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


Las Cruces, NM, United States

Employment Type

Sciences, Bluecollar, Government

Posted on
Apr 29, 2020

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Position serves within APHIS (Animal Health Inspection Services) - WS (Wildlife Services) and performs duties aimed at controlling wildlife damage, particularly that of predatory animals, when they conflict with man's economic interest, health or safety. The work is primarily concerned with wildlife damage management (WDM) operations relating to the assessment, reduction, and/or elimination of problems associated with wild and/or feral animal species in urban, suburban, and rural environments.,educationRequirements:Please see above for education qualification requirement information.,employmentType:FULL_TIME,hiringOrganization:Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service,jobLocation:[{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Las Cruces,addressRegion:NM }}],responsibilities:,qualifications:Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement, including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

FOR THE GS-05 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-04 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:

- Use of damage control techniques (including, but not limited to) predator, rodent and bird control toxicants, techniques, traps, snares and formulating scents and baits.
- Training in the control methods, procedures, technical aspects, and objectives used for wildlife damage control.
- Identifying various species of animals, their habits, and characteristics.
- Using lethal and non-lethal animal control techniques.
- Working within local, state and national rules and regulations as they apply to wildlife policies and procedures.

OR; A full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours must have been in Wildlife. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.

TRANSCRIPTS are required if:

\tYou are qualifying for the position based on education.
\tYou are qualifying for this position based on a combination of experience and education.
\tThis education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-05 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level. To learn more about combining education and experience for this series, click the following: Combining Education and Experience for Technical and Medical Support Positions

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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U.S. Department Of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
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