BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS (Seabirds), summer 2013The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge is hiring! The biology program is looking for 10-15 Biological Science Technicians for the summer of 2013 to assist with our long-term seabird monitoring program. Technicians will be collecting data on breeding chronology, reproductive success, population changes, adult survival, and food habits of 15 species of seabirds (including storm-petrels, cormorants, kittiwakes, murres, pigeon guillemots, auklets, and puffins). We will be placing crews on some amazing islands including Aiktak, Buldir, Chowiet, East Amatuli, St. George, St. Lazaria, and St. Paul. The job announcements are available at: GS-04 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/332575500GS-05 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/332576000GS-6/7 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/332574400 Best qualified applicants will possess (or be working toward) a degree in wildlife biology or related field and have prior field experience. All applicants should be in excellent physical condition and able to live and work happily with a small group of people in an extremely remote and isolated environment. Cold, wet, windy weather and spartan living conditions are the norm. Seabird and boating experience is desirable but not required. Appropriate safety training will be provided. Technicians will be hired at the GS-4, 5, 6, and 7 levels. Vacancy announcements are posted on the USAjobs website at http://www.usajobs.gov/ The announcements can be found on the USAjobs website by searching for ³Homer, AK² in the ³Where² search field of the home page. You must apply between 3 December 2012 and 17 December 2012 to be considered for these positions. If you have trouble finding the job announcements please contact us and we can email you the announcement information. Only applicants available for the entire period should apply, as transport to and from the islands is restricted. You must be a U.S. citizen or national (resident of American Samoa or Swains Island) to apply. You must include transcripts with your application package because these positions have educational requirements that need to be verified. It is helpful to send along a cover letter with your transcripts outlining which classes you are using to claim the educational requirements since it is not always obvious from class names. We are expecting a list of qualified candidates by late-January. We will begin interviews and selections once we receive the list. Please feel free to contact Marc Romano ([log in to unmask]) with questions.