Stream Restoration Technician [At least two positions available] Location is in State College PA

Internship Announcement

Opening Date:             January 21, 2023                                     

Closing Date:              May 12, 2023


Position Title and Grade:  Stream Restoration Technician [At least two positions available]                          

Salary:   $14.50-$16.00/hr (dependent on qualifications, ranking factors, and experience)                       

Job Location:  Pennsylvania Field Office, 110 Radnor Road, Suite 101, State College, Pa and the State of Pennsylvania

Job Description:  The intern will serve as assistant to biologists, hydrologists, and engineers in the stream habitat restoration program.  Duties to be performed may include: (1) assisting staff biologists, hydrologists, and engineers in performing stream surveys, data reduction, and stream assessments; (2) assist in constructing stream and habitat restoration projects that may include installation of in-stream structures, stream bank fencing, or wetland restoration; (3) working with CAD, geographic information systems, and Microsoft Office providing support for project planning and permitting; (4) responding to informational requests from private landowners, local, state, and federal representatives, conservation, agricultural, and other interests; as part of the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program.

Qualifications Required: The successful completion of at least the second year of a four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college or university with major study in agricultural/biological engineering, biological sciences, civil engineering, natural resource management or related disciplines; or work experience which provides relevant knowledge.

Ranking Factors:  (1) Experience working around and knowledge of the operating capabilities of standard heavy construction equipment; (2) Ability and willingness to perform manual labor associated with the construction of log structures in streams; (3) Ability to interact and communicate orally and in writing effectively with private landowners, co-workers, and other agency personnel; (3) Knowledge of topographic survey techniques (or willingness to learn) and CAD experience;  (4) Ability to plan and organize work, and set priorities;

Special Considerations:  (1) Interns will be expected to work in streams while wearing waders; (2) extensive overnight travel will be required for some projects; (3) the intern will be working with private landowners and will be expected to utilize tact and proper interpersonal skills as the situation requires; (4) the intern may be expected to perform extensive and strenuous physical activity in the course of field activities; (5) a valid driver's license will be required.

Area of Consideration: All applicants will be considered.

For more information contact:

Larry K. Brannaka, Ph.D., P.E. at

Hydrologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

110 Radnor Road, Suite 101

State College, PA  16801

Phone (Cell):  814-876-0055

Fax:  814-234-0748