San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Job Opportunity - Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) (Bureau of Land Management)

March 16, 2022 0:00am to March 29, 2022 0:00am

The position is part of the fuels/vegetation management program. The work is a cooperative effort with various agencies and organizations located throughout southern California. The wide variety of tasks range from monitoring species such as Quino checkerspot butterfly, Stephens' kangaroo rat, and others along with the conditions of their habitat to controlling invasive plants to monitoring fire effects and fuels treatments. Work is done with cooperators such as the Fish and Wildlife Service, US Geological Survey, Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency, National Park Service, CAL FIRE, various Tribes, The Wildlands Conservancy, Friends of the Desert Mountains, and many other organizations in areas ranging from the Mojave and Sonoran deserts to chaparral, coastal sage scrub, oak woodlands, and forested areas.

Duties - Participates in inventories of wildlife and their habitats.

  • Determines likely impacts of forestry and range development or improvement projects on wildlife and their habitat.

  • Participates in habitat improvement projects such as planting shrubs, trees and grasses; prescribed burns; and weed control.

  • Participates in construction projects such as water developments, and fencing.

  • Assesses impacts of fuels management projects on wildlife habitat and populations; makes recommendations to reduce or eliminate impacts on public lands projects.

  • Compiles and organizes survey data in current files and other sources, prepares narratives, and reports on and overlays of areas inventoried.

  • Enters and retrieves data from automated databases.

  • To perform duties of this position requires the use of motor vehicles. In most cases this will be a 4-wheel drive vehicle or ATV.

  • Assesses impacts of fuels management projects on wildlife habitat and populations; makes recommendations to reduce or eliminate impacts on public lands projects.

Please see the job announcement for more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/643017200