From: Tews, Jenna M <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Monday, December 13, 2021 at 1:22 PM
Subject: Vacancy Announcements for Temporary - Seasonal Biological Science Aid and Technician (Fisheries) at Marquette and Ludington Biological Stations - USFWS Sea Lamprey Control

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Marquette and Ludington Biological Stations are currently recruiting for several temporary seasonal Biological Science Aid and Biological Science Technician positions. The positions are being recruited through USAJOBS at the GS-3 and GS-4 levels. Information about job qualifications and application procedures is provided below:

Biological Science Aid (GS-0404-03) and Biological Science Technician (GS-0404-04):

The Marquette and Ludington Biological Stations deliver an integrated program of sea lamprey control in treaty with Canada to assist in restoration of the Great Lakes fishery. Our work takes us to locations throughout the Great Lakes basin. Together with our partners, we assess larval and adult sea lamprey populations and control sea lampreys with a variety of state of the art techniques. Control techniques include application of lampricides in natal streams and lentic areas to kill larvae, as well as innovative alternative control technologies that limit reproduction such as trapping and use of barriers to limit spawning migrations. We collaborate with internal and external researchers to advance novel technologies for managing invasive species such as sea lamprey pheromones and repellents. We work closely with federal, state, and tribal agencies and international organizations including the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and several universities. The primary focus of the position is one or more of the following areas: to control sea lamprey populations through the application of lampricide and alternative control technologies; to develop and implement experimental biological control; to assess non-target effects of control; to assess abundance of adult sea lampreys to measure program success; and to assess presence, distribution and abundance of larval sea lamprey to guide and evaluate control efforts.

Marquette Location

Marquette is a community of about 25,000 people situated on the rugged shoreline of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The city is surrounded by a bounty of water and forestland. There are four distinct seasons that provide a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities including hunting, fishing, skiing, mountain biking, camping, hiking, and boating (<*3A*2F**2F&data=04*7C01*7CJenna_Tews**7C055e3e30e1364bd1a1f408d89e09a4ed*7C0693b5ba4b184d7b9341f32f400a5494*7C0*7C0*7C637433111798567832*7CUnknown*7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0*3D*7C1000&sdata=HpV8IUbQexLSYoCeajVKd9ICwwTsnobEl1pF9uB8jno*3D&reserved=0__;JSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSU!!HXCxUKc!heKMII2KK9DB8GvsizBHV-Y03IeanxkDbLye7vYGWPLtgqtoAHzup9iptLMLFFBgTw$>). Outdoor Life magazine ranked Marquette the 2nd best town in the United States in 2009 to experience the great outdoors (<*3A*2F**2Fblog*2Fnature*2Foutdoor-life-ranks-marquette-2nd-best-outdoor-town*2F&data=04*7C01*7CJenna_Tews**7C055e3e30e1364bd1a1f408d89e09a4ed*7C0693b5ba4b184d7b9341f32f400a5494*7C0*7C0*7C637433111798577786*7CUnknown*7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0*3D*7C1000&sdata=CqMinP9OSoYzyDF7mHIg*2FAW*2FrM8h8sdjH3xnRiHl2fA*3D&reserved=0__;JSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJQ!!HXCxUKc!heKMII2KK9DB8GvsizBHV-Y03IeanxkDbLye7vYGWPLtgqtoAHzup9iptLO_7lM1dA$>), and Bike magazine declared Marquette the number two city in America for biking and living in its June 2001 issue. Marquette is the home of Northern Michigan University which offers opportunities for continuing education and contributes to the area’s vibrant cultural environment.

Ludington Location
Ludington is a community of about 8,000 people nestled along the majestic shoreline of Lake Michigan in the western Lower Peninsula of Michigan. The area is known for its beautiful sandy beaches and outdoor recreation. Avid anglers can find year-round fishing opportunities with inshore and offshore fishing in Lake Michigan, as well as world-class fly fishing on the Pere Marquette and Manistee Rivers. From biking to camping to snowmobiling, the outdoor enthusiast will find adventure at their doorstep. In 2016, Ludington was ranked as one of the Best Places to Live in the U.S. by Outside magazine (<*3A*2F**2F2105956*2Fbest-places-live-us-2016&data=04*7C01*7CJenna_Tews**7Cbbc236ae92734829068908d997a7daea*7C0693b5ba4b184d7b9341f32f400a5494*7C0*7C0*7C637707569475482844*7CUnknown*7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0*3D*7C1000&sdata=H4vhTTwNCyOZOVXUBUc8HPERkY2Z7gibkzSoD53WIyU*3D&reserved=0__;JSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUl!!HXCxUKc!heKMII2KK9DB8GvsizBHV-Y03IeanxkDbLye7vYGWPLtgqtoAHzup9iptLPIsjWVKQ$>). West Michigan is also home to numerous vineyards and breweries, which enhance the local flair.

The links to the vacancy announcements are listed below. Potential candidates should review the job announcement to determine if they are eligible to apply.

Biological Science Aid:

Open to: All sources GS-3

Pay scale and grade: GS-0404-03

Location: Marquette and Ludington, MI

Open Period: December 13 - 17, 2021

Job Announcement #: TS-21-11323382-LP-DE<;!!HXCxUKc!heKMII2KK9DB8GvsizBHV-Y03IeanxkDbLye7vYGWPLtgqtoAHzup9iptLMMlESr7A$>

Biological Science Technician:

Open to: All Sources GS-4
Pay scale and grade: GS-0404-04
Location: Marquette and Ludington, MI

Open Period:  December 13 - December 17, 2021
Job Announcement #: TS-21-11323376-LP-DE<;!!HXCxUKc!heKMII2KK9DB8GvsizBHV-Y03IeanxkDbLye7vYGWPLtgqtoAHzup9iptLOpOxO-SA$>

Thank you,

Jenna Tews
Station Supervisor
Sea Lamprey Control Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Ludington Biological Station
5050 Commerce Dr.
Ludington, MI 49431
office: 231-843-7310
cell: 231-690-3305