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Gila Watershed Partnership, Biological Science Technician | Southeastern, AZ

Title: Biological Science Technician

Full-Time Regular Employee

Duration: 1 year w/ possible extension

Salary: $12 – $14/Hour (depending on experience)


The technician provides field and project administration support for GWP and BLM ecological restoration, nursery, and fisheries staff. The RFT will work both independently and under the direct supervision of GWP and BLM staff.



Assist restoration specialist with planning/implementation of restoration projects

Assist with removal of invasive plant species by chemical and mechanical means

Conduct vegetation monitoring and surveys

Use GIS, GPS and tablets to maintain records and databases

Coordinate water quality monitoring efforts

Maintain and monitor Piezometers




Bachelor’s Degree in Biology/Natural Resources/Related field (or equivalent experience)

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a wide variety of constituents

General computer skills (Microsoft Office and Google Suite)

Ability to pass basic security clearance

Willingness to work in a variety of conditions

Valid state driver’s license and 4-wheel driving skills

GPS/GIS and database management skills

1-2 yrs of natural resources field experience


Work Environment: 

Moderate to high physical effort required

Willing to work weekends and holidays as needed

Assignments involve substantial outdoor work and seasonal extreme temperatures

Safe use of hand tools, herbicide application equipment, power tools, and heavy machinery

Necessary safety equipment and risk management training provided



The Gila Watershed Partnership offices are located in Safford, AZ, a small, friendly city on the edge of the Sonoran Desert with abundant outdoor recreation opportunities.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Clara Gauna, operations coordination at by December 8th, 2017.



Fish Biologist | Glendale, AZ

OPENING DATE: 11/15/17

CLOSING DATE: 11/29/17

DEPARTMENT: Dept. of the Interior

JOB TYPE: Temporary (13 mo.)

SALARY: $51,283 – $80,657


  • Summary

    Further information on eligibility identified under Who May Apply:

    Former Federal employees:


    VEOA/VRA/30% Disabled Veterans:

    Persons with disabilities (Schedule A):

    Military spouses under executive order 13473:

    Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-LC-DE-17-100 for applications from all sources. If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.

    Term Appointment: This is a 13 month term assignment. This assignment may be extended up to four (4) years OR may terminate early at the supervisors discretion. Continuation is based on availability of work and funding.

    Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Fish Biologist. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

    LOCATION: Lower Colorado Region, Phoenix Area Office, Environmental Resources Management Division located in Glendale, Arizona.

    For living conditions visit:

    Relocation expenses are not authorized.

    Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

    Learn more about this agency


    Implements the conservation measures in the Biological Opinion (BO) on the importation of non-native fishes into the Gila River basin and administers the interagency Gila River basin native fishes conservation program.

    Assists in the preparation of National Environmental Policy Act and Endangered Species Act compliance documents for a wide variety of PXAO projects.

    Participates in meetings attended by representatives of other Federal, State, and local agencies in the assembly and evaluation of environmental data, formulation of documentation, and in the documentation review processes.

    Cooperates with state Game and Fish Department representatives, and other agencies on fish and wildlife mitigation and enhancement programs and plans.

    Reviews biological program proposals for technical adequacy and coordinates and inspects funded environmental studies and potentially funded biologically oriented research interests.

    Represents Reclamation at meetings, conferences, public hearings, and staff training sessions on matters pertaining to fish and wildlife programs and related environmental programs.

    Duties above represent the duties at the full performance level. If selected at the lower grade level duties will be adjusted and modified as needed.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel – 2-3 nights/month


Seeking Moderators for the 2018 JAM

We hope everyone is getting excited to attend the 51st JAM in Flagstaff, AZ (February 1-3, 2018). We’re looking for JAM attendees to take on roles as technical session moderators on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning during the meeting. If you’re looking for an added justification for attending the JAM, please consider volunteering to be a moderator.

Email Ginny Seamster (<>; wildlife sessions) or Ryan Follmuth (<>; fisheries sessions) by November 30th if you are interested in being a moderator for any of the technical sessions at the 2018 JAM.