Habitat Biologist at Sheldon-Hart Mountain NWR Complex (PO-00735765)

Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex is recruiting a habitat biologist to join our team.  The habitat biologist will focus on field work to support the habitat and wildlife population program for the refuge complex. Specifically, the biologist will support sagebrush restoration and management by conducting field measurements and monitoring for the management of conifer encroachment and wet meadow/spring/riparian assessment and restoration.  Data management and treatment/restoration planning and implementation is also a significant element of the position.

Additional duties of the position include:

  • Participates in the planning, organization, and implementation of biological activities, including habitat manipulation, that affect biological resources.
  • Prepares reports on progress and recommends improvement that guide future projects that may also affect overall improvements in management practices.
  • Provides technical biological advice and guidance to managers and other senior biologists in the development of management plans and coordinates activities with others.
  • Effectively communicates verbally and in writing.
  • Participates in other elements of the biological program by assisting with wildlife surveys and invasive species control projects.
  • Supports and participates with other refuge programs including visitor services, refuge management, and the fire program.

Field work will be conducted in rough, rocky, remote, and sometimes steep terrain in variable weather conditions. Training will be provided to those that have a great aptitude to learn.  Training will include survey and monitoring protocol, ATV/UTV, field collection methods, data collection platforms, data entry, and restoration design.

Member Benefits

  • $600* weekly living allowance (paid bi-weekly)
  • $1,100* to/from travel allowance (paid once)
  • $1,000 Duty Related Travel or Member Expense reimbursement funding (Receipt required)
  • Monthly Health Insurance (Optional)
  • All Weather Uniform (provided by SCA & Arborwear)
  • Housing provided on-site and $160 monthly allowance included (paid to FWS)
  • Eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,895, received upon successful completion of position
  • Eligible for the Public Land Corps (PLC) hiring authority upon successful completion of position (640hrs minimum service) 

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

Position ID: PO-00735765

Expected Dates: October 23, 2023 - October 20, 2024

20995 Rabbit Hill Road
Lakeview, OR 97630

Training Provided: Training will include survey and monitoring protocol, ATV/UTV, field collection methods, data collection platforms, data entry, and restoration design.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Opportunity to become mentored and trained by two senior biologists.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Recommended

The bunkhouse is 1.5 hours from Lakeview, the nearest small town. The bunkhouse is approximately 3 hours from the nearest large town (Bend, OR).

Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

Bunkhouse room will be provided. 

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association