College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Temporary Summer Employment: Biological Science Technician (plants)

December 17, 2009

Temporary Summer Employment: Biological Science Technician (plants)

Job Duties include:
• Survey for sensitive plants and noxious weeds
• Pull noxious weeds
• Surveying requires off-trail hiking, driving on dirt roads, and working 10-hour days.
• Support the projects and goals of the botany program

$12.73 to $17.64/hr (+ locality adjustment) depending on education and experience

Located on the Stanislaus National Forest in the Sierra Nevada Mountains just north of Yosemite along Highways 4, 108, and 120.

Mi-Wok GS- 4, 5 Mid- March – mid August
Contact Margaret Willits (, 209-586-3234 ext. 624)
Groveland GS- 4, 5, 7 April to mid-August
Contact Jennie Haas (, 209-962-7825 ext. 540)
Calaveras April 5 to August 15
Contact Quinn Young, (, 209-795-1381 x326)

How to Apply
Apply in AVUE ( Search for the positions using the announcement numbers below and specify these Ranger Districts as the location in your top six choices. NOTE: the duties listed in AVUE are not accurate!

Please call if you have questions or are interested in being hired as a student (STEP).

Position Announcement number
Biological Science Technician (Plants) GS-4 TEMP-OCR-404-4-PLANT
Biological Science Technician (Plants) GS-5 TEMP-OCR-404-5-PLANT
Biological Science Technician (Plants) GS-7 TEMP-OCR-404-7-PLANT

Some AVUE hints: Call any Forest Service office if you need help working with AVUE. As a rough guide, GS-4 is junior or senior; GS-5 is college graduate or equivalent experience. GS-7 requires more school or more experience. Attach transcripts (unofficial is OK) or a list of classes and a resume if possible. If you update or change your AVUE application, you must reapply for the position to be considered.