Top Biological Technician Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Biological Technician. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Biological Technician resumes they appeared on. For example, 15.8% of Biological Technician resumes contained Habitat as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Biological Technician actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Biological Technician resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Habitat

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Here's how Habitat is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Maintained complete and accurate documentation for government programs such as the Midwest Region National Fish Habitat Partnership.
  • Assessed sage grouse habitat quantitatively and qualitatively using vegetation monitoring techniques.
  • Supervised and worked directly with heavy machinery for habitat improvement projects.
  • Planted and maintained areas of native species to southern California riparian habitat
  • Managed infrastructure and performed habitat management supported operations and maintenance facilities.
  • Conducted project inspections on contracted habitat treatments including compliance monitoring.
  • Assisted with planning and implementation of wildlife habitat improvement Projects.
  • Completed stream habitat evaluations and navigated roads using topographic maps.
  • Designed and implemented a sage grouse habitat improvement project.
  • Compile and analyze fisheries and wildlife habitat monitoring data.
  • Identified potential cottontail habitat within assigned region.
  • Inspected habitat conditions after disturbance i.e.
  • Recorded habitat characteristics and prey condition.
  • Conducted qualitative and quantitative habitat surveys
  • Received training in horsemanship, packing, camping in grizzly country, habitat-type mapping, and aerial photo interpretation.
  • Mapped vernal ponds and created all field maps necessary for locating potential breeding habitat for the species of interest.
  • Conduct plant and soil surveys following AIM and HAF protocol in sagebrush-steppe habitat for sage-grouse habitat monitoring.
  • Worked independently to locate and survey proposed forest trail system for suitable habitat for sensitive plant species.
  • Described and classified forest soils, identified upland and riparian plants, and identified forest habitat types.
  • Restore and improve oak savanna habitat; forest health assessment and vegetative monitoring, dune restoration.

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2. Lab Equipment

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Here's how Lab Equipment is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Assisted in setting up classroom labs Cared for planets in the green room Cleaned and maintained lab equipment
  • Moved sensitive lab equipment and oversaw moving of equipment from University of Pennsylvania to University of Kentucky.
  • Managed the laboratory including ordering supplies, maintained lab equipment and instruments, maintained environmental safety compliance.
  • Maintained electronic lab equipment and supported department faculty in improving lab experiments for engineering courses.
  • Maintained lab equipment in proper condition, arranged for performing experiments.
  • Participated in product literature write-ups and lab equipment validation and evaluation.

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3. GPS

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Here's how GPS is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Placed and marked the location of Gypsy MothTraps with GPS units, and checked traps later in the season for results.
  • Navigate to and locate invasive plant species populations using road maps, GPS and visual recognition.
  • Skilled in using GPS Geo XT device in logging areas of rare plants and worked areas.
  • Utilized GPS, topographic maps, aerial photos, and compass to navigate through sites.
  • Acquired skills of rod/level surveying, sub-meter GPS, and ROSGEN classification.
  • Identified invasive plant species; conducted GPS surveys; planned area treatments.
  • Use of maps, GPS and compass for navigating and geographical interpretations.
  • Use of GPS and map orientation skills on a daily basis.
  • Navigated to remote predetermined locations using Atlas maps and GPS.
  • Map reading, GPS use, Insect identification.
  • Located study locations using topographic maps and/or GPS.
  • Collected GPS coordinates of range study locations.
  • Used GPS to navigate to survey sites.
  • Point centers were found using GPS units.
  • Downloaded GPS files for batch processing.
  • Used a compass, paced by chains, and a operated a GPS unit to find the plots.
  • Navigate remote roads and terrain using a compass, maps, and handheld GPS unit.
  • Downloaded and differentially corrected GPS files using local base station files and PathFinder Office software.
  • Mapped data with GPS unit and entered into Arcview to create maps and data sets.
  • Navigated through wide geographical ranges to remote predetermined locations usingAtlas maps and GPS.

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4. Database

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Here's how Database is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Entered data into Microsoft Access database and performed data quality assurance and quality control procedures.
  • Maintained a Java-script based database for storing uniquely diseased specimens and scientist requests.
  • Developed and organized extensive photo database by documenting and identifying wildlife and vegetation.
  • Assembled research devices/materials, organized research data, and input results onto database.
  • Sorted and categorized molecular samples for information access through a database
  • Maintained large database containing all southern Nevada mapped features.
  • Constructed and maintained databases for Principal Investigators.
  • Entered recorded numbers into database.
  • Created a Microsoft Access database used to contain vegetation data for this project; entered my field data into this database.
  • Analyzed fish pathways in TechPlot software, created databases of fish pathways and suggested more efficient approaches for biological assessments.
  • Processed all park soils according to protocol, entered data into corresponding database and stored soils properly to maintain integrity.
  • Reared the natural release of chemical agents* Assisted in allowing the chemical agents to survive* Recorded findings in spreadsheets and databases
  • Disposed of samples upon expiration Entered data into the Emission Tracking database and submitted Emission data to the County.
  • Ensured student lab comprehension - how to effectively geographic data, including imagery, databases, and documentation.
  • Performed queries of a relational (SQL) database to obtain relevant data and create summary tables.
  • Assisted in management of MS Access database, and record basic biological and environmental data.
  • Input data into the Microsoft Access database I had developed the previous field season.
  • Research and update national wildlife databases through ArcMap 10 and create custom products.
  • Reviewed, entered into a database, and analyzed biological data.
  • Assisted in development of a database to store all field data.

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5. Data Collection

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Here's how Data Collection is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Work Requirements: -Work independently -Responsible for accurate data collection -Data confidentiality -High attention to detail
  • Trained another seasonal employee to perform all tasks necessary for data collection and documentation.
  • Used various instruments to accurately and successfully carry out and complete data collection requirements.
  • Air Photography Interpretation * Weather data collection and analysis * Oral presentations and report writing
  • Innovated invasive plant infestations spatial data collection, database management, and map presentation.
  • Preformed data collection on previously collected specimens and entered collected data into tables.
  • Hired for conducting maintenance in addition to environmental education, and data collection.
  • Performed bat mist-netting, species identification and data collection.
  • Trapped, processed, and fitted grouse with radio collars to allow for data collection on habitat use and movement patterns.
  • Follow research budget, participate in education training programs, and assist with data collection and manuscript preparation.
  • Worked closely with R & D to improve extraction methods and streamline data collection procedures.
  • Operated range finder, slope meter, digital camera, and GPS for data collection.
  • Used compass, GPS devices, and digital cameras for data collection.
  • Followed written field manual on proper data collection techniques.
  • Staged trail cameras over bait to assist certified trapper in selecting ideal trapping locations.Data collection.
  • trained and utilized electronic database for quality data collection and organization.
  • Cataloged, archived, and processed wheat samples for two uniform nurseries Analyzed data from nurseries and plant descriptor data collection.
  • Prepared and taught courses on data geodatabase design, field data collection, and post-processing.
  • Sample plots, quadrats, transects, data collection with PDA, GPS navigation.
  • Collected confidential data for Grant County, WA * Set up/tore down recording equipment * Worked with PIT Tag Array data collection

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6. GIS

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Here's how GIS is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Supported field/GIS research for the federally endangered desert tortoise, including experimental habitat restoration.
  • Consulted with CAP-Certified Pathologists about diagnosis for patients.
  • Field work, surveyed according to national protocols for northern spotted owl and northern goshawk, produced reports and GIS data.
  • Produced Ariel maps using Arc GIS, & recorded soil & water quality data collection & entered data into GIS database.
  • Acted as mugger on helicopter for elk capture and assisted terrestrial biologist's project and capture crew.
  • Update historical and current sighting information and location in the geographical information system (GIS).
  • Have experience mapping vegetation, habitat, and substrate in the field using ACR GIS units.
  • Assisted senior biologists with biological science surveys and monitoring tasks in the field as needed.
  • Aided refuge biologist in the setup of a region wide reed canary grass research project.
  • Assisted lead biologist in classroom greenhouse & instructed undergraduate students in field & lab experiments.
  • Assisted state biologists in checking and weighing deer harvested by hunters during hunting season.
  • Analyzed and archived survey and monitored data from GIS (Geographic Information Systems).
  • Assisted PUD Biologist with Fish and Bird Control* Collected and reported data on predatory fish
  • Provided support through several contracts, under the Wildlife Biologist at the Environmental Division.
  • Created GIS maps of exotic plant populations and maintained online plant data bases.
  • Supported state biologists in the collection and analysis of field and laboratory data.
  • Assist Biologists with research studies at the station and in the field.
  • Created interactive GIS layers that graphically displayed data collected in the field.
  • Used for analysis in GIS research project funded by National Science Foundation.
  • Assisted Biologists in all phases of the Atlantic Salmon restoration project.

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7. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Performed data entry into Excel workbook regarding endangered wildlife.
  • Participated in summer bird counts, Indiana's breeding bird atlas and performed data entry for other atlas participants.
  • Designed excel spreadsheet for field entry and summary of data, streamlining the data entry process.
  • Authored annual report, data entry and data management.
  • Performed data entry for northern snakehead distribution study.
  • Assisted with pre-season organization as well as data entry and gear maintenance at the end of the season.
  • Salt marsh restoration Computer data entry Required high attention to detail

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8. Water Samples

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Here's how Water Samples is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Collect and send water samples, document fish kills, and report them to FFWC.
  • Collected water samples and analyzed the collected data.
  • Collected Illinois River water samples of the entire vertical river water column at random sites to survey zooplankton communities.
  • Collected and processed samples of ichthyoplankton, various species of fish and water samples.
  • Interpreted laboratory analysis of private well water samples for homeowners.
  • Performed chemical analysis of water samples.

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9. Invasive Species

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Here's how Invasive Species is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Collaborated with local conservation groups in eradication of invasive species, while studying their relationship with the endemic ecosystem.
  • Field work included bird surveys, wetland delineations, stream habitat restoration, invasive species control, and fish surveys.
  • Used taxonomic keys to process aquatic invertebrate samples to be used for the 2012 and 2013 EPA Invasive Species Survey.
  • Set up photographic equipment to capture movement of invasive species* Check and maintain perimeter fence of park.
  • Mapped and chemically treated invasive species as part of land management plan for recently acquired refuge property.
  • Mixed and applied herbicide, removed invasive species, planted desired species, and collected seed.
  • Survey Refuge lands for invasive species and monitor for Early Detection Rapid Response species.
  • Controlled invasive species inside park boundary through use of firearms and snare traps.
  • Plant community mapping, invasive species surveys
  • Lead ten person restoration crew implementing control methods on invasive species on Michigan dune communities
  • Oversee and conduct invasive species treatments Site Manager of state Integrated Pest Management grant.
  • Identified upland and wetland plant species for vegetation surveys and invasive species mapping.
  • Implemented vegetation management practices to maintain a historic landscape; included planting native species and removing invasive species
  • Conducted invasive species control project for Phragmites australis.
  • Perform invasive species monitoring on California coast through settlement plates and outer coast intertidal and subtidal surveys Morphologically identify polychaetea samples

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10. Remote Locations

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Here's how Remote Locations is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Deployed for ten to fourteen day periods conducting field work in remote locations.
  • Gained work experience in remote locations.
  • Collected data on plants, fish, wildlife and their habitats in a variety of conditions in remote locations.
  • Traveled to and camped at remote locations in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest to conduct vegetation monitoring.
  • Hauled mist net equipment to remote locations in predawn hours and established netting lanes.
  • Located radio tagged individuals via foot and vehicle at remote locations.

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11. Cell Culture

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Here's how Cell Culture is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Supervised laboratory personnel involved in the cell culture aspect of colon carcinoma research while improving experimental design.
  • Maintained all laboratory cell lines and was responsible for all laboratory tissue/cell culture.
  • Performed daily operations and procedures associated with operating a cell culture facility.
  • Designed and performed molecular biology, cell culture, and microbiological experiments.
  • Managed laboratory supplies, radioisotope use/disposal records and frozen cell cultures.
  • Established and characterized human T-cell cultures involved in blood coagulation systems.

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12. DNA

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Here's how DNA is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Performed automated DNA and RNA extraction of clinical specimens.
  • Collected tissue samples for DNA analyses and geographic context.
  • Transferred DNA to final storage containers for future usage.
  • Collected rabbit droppings for DNA analysis.
  • Trapped and handled rabbits using tomahawk traps Collected DNA samples, weighed, and sexed rabbits
  • Prepped samples for a DNA extraction project.
  • Fish PIT tag and DNA fin clip monitoring Whitewater raft / hard bottom boat electroshock surveying Trammel netting Larval fish collection

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13. Nest

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Here's how Nest is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Performed vocalization surveys and nest searching to determine presence/absence of the Northern Goshawk within a variety of mountainous habitats.
  • Recorded turtle sizes and genders for population control, and worked to protect nests from predators for the Terrapin turtle project.
  • Plan and conduct protocol nesting surveys of NSO, NOGO, Peregrine Falcon, Osprey, and Bald Eagle.
  • Conducted nested frequency surveys to determine the plant community, health, cover and frequency of post fire rehabilitation
  • Collected habitat characteristics at nest locations, and sampled prey availability (invertebrates) at locations of broods.
  • Handled, anesthetized, measured, and weighed over 1500 fish for monitoring of growth and health.
  • Utilized playback method for attracting nearby raptors, searched for nests, and recorded raptor nest characteristics.
  • Used a play back with calls to make surveys, nest searches and monitoring more productive.
  • Conducted nest searches, collected nest fate data/productivity, capture and handling of chicks for banding.
  • Located nest sites using topographic maps, aerial photographs, compass, and altimeter.
  • Stranded or dead sea turtle data recovery Excavation and relocation of sea turtle nests.
  • Monitored success of willow flycatcher nests, noting chick age and adult behavior.
  • Identify nesting and breeding habitat; close breeding habitat to public use.
  • Project Leader for Noxious Weed Eradication and Artificial Cavity Nesting programs.
  • Conducted duck nesting survey/trapped, banded, identified duck species.
  • Conducted Northern Goshawk Surveys with recorded calls to locate nests.
  • Located and monitored nests of plovers until fate was determined.
  • Conducted nest surveys for migratory birds near construction sites.
  • Conducted sea turtle nesting and reproductive success surveys.
  • Nest was then excavated to record biological data.

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14. Radio Telemetry

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Here's how Radio Telemetry is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Monitored and recorded fish data, administered anesthesia, inserted gastrointestinal radio telemetry tags.
  • Researched and gathered data utilizing specialized equipment, including radio telemetry.
  • Radio telemetry location of foraging adults.
  • Employed radio telemetry to track tortoise movements, behavior, and associated vegetation.
  • Located collared deer, elk, and moose using radio telemetry.
  • Radio telemetry of collared deer.
  • involved in logistics, installation and operation of underwater radio telemetry monitoring systems at hydroelectric dams and in remote areas.
  • Radio telemetry study of habitat use by Sonoran Pronghorn.

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15. PCR

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Here's how PCR is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Assisted in molecular studies to evaluate high profile mutant strains by PCR to identify known resistance genes.
  • Performed Real Time LightCycler PCR, amplification and detection of human herpes viral DNA and RNA.
  • Determined how much viral vector was obtained by Western and Southern blots, PCR, and nucleic acid quantitation.
  • Performed tests on milk powder samples with the use of pipettes, various media, PCR and LIMSsoftware.
  • Owned Subsidiary of Bioreference Laboratories Performs PCR on hundreds of patient DNA samples in a CLIA regulated BSL-2 laboratory.
  • Used Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Real Time PCR machine to design SNP Mutation Assays.

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16. Biological Samples

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Here's how Biological Samples is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Obtained and prepared biological samples and data for use in scientific research.
  • Collected and processed biological samples for epidemiology PCR and RT-PCR studies.
  • Collected and supervised the collection of chemical and biological samples.
  • Monitored multiple beach sites while issuing PIT tags, collected biological samples and recorded nesting characteristics for leatherback sea turtles.
  • Process orders for biological samples, including aliquoting samples, packing and shipping to other sites across the globe.
  • Collect morphological and biological samples (blood andtissue), and installing pit tags on live terrapins.
  • Perform tests and experiments on biological samples using polymerase chain reaction and agarose gel electrophoresis.

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17. Research Projects

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Here's how Research Projects is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Assisted graduate students proof their data for current research projects and analyze video data
  • Created new database of all public utility, private construction, and research projects in Anchorage region, georeferenced each.
  • Assist with field sample collection and laboratory analysis and experimentation for research projects including the investigation of renewable energy generation.
  • Planned, performed, and analyzed research projects, including preparing necessary equipment and chemicals/formulas needed to run experiments.
  • Coordinated and prioritized multiple simultaneous research projects and collaborated on several projects with other scientists outside the university.
  • Retain patients from previous research projects and update database using patient histories and correlating pertinent medical data.

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18. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Conducted line-transect surveys for raptor species including Cooper's hawk, sharp-shinned Hawk, northern goshawk and red-tailed hawk.
  • Perform biological surveys for threatened and endangered species, team and project leader for Goshawk surveys.
  • 82071Studied northern goshawk diet and habitat use with ground (three-tower) and aerial telemetry.
  • Integrated OSHA safety practices by executing biological agency detection, symptomatology and treatment.
  • Surveyed for peregrine falcon, goshawk, pica, olive-sided flycatcher, mardon skipper butterfly, and bat species.
  • Experienced in biological agent weapons detection, symptomatology, and treatment as well as OSHA workplace safety.

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19. OWL

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Here's how OWL is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Increased program efficiency by applying knowledge of plant monitoring techniques, monitoring equipment and site analysis.
  • Collaborated with Canadian Wildlife Service counterparts banding waterfowl in Alberta, Canada.
  • Developed and maintained knowledge of biological principles and statistical procedures.
  • Hog trapping, bat identification, and waterfowl identification.
  • Utilized previous plant identification knowledge in habitat sampling context.
  • Conduct USFWS-protocol surveys of Northern Spotted Owls (NSO) and Northern Goshawk (NOGO) and associated critical habitat assessments.
  • Estimate age and collect molt pattern data from collected barred owl specimens with the use of black light.
  • Gained knowledge in environmental, fisheries, boating, coastal zone, and conservation laws and regulations.
  • Conducted occupational night surveys for Northern Spotted Owl in multiple agency forests in the Oregon Coast Ranges.
  • Assisted with Interior Least Tern nest surveys and statewide aerial surveys of waterfowl and Bald Eagles.
  • Analyzed waterfowl food habits, entered data, mapped and digitized marsh vegetation.
  • Used live mice to help determine owl nesting locations and status.
  • Plant Identification was done using Taxonomic keys and prior knowledge.
  • Mimicked prey sounds to lure in owls.
  • Fish and Wildlife waterfowl counts and banding.
  • Summer internship researching spotted owls and goshawks.
  • Collected owl pellets for lab analysis.
  • Conducted surveys of Northern Spotted Owls.
  • Assembled a substantial water pump permitting the transfer of water from bay to impoundments to control water levels for waterfowl.
  • measured the degree of devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita within the Louisiana Gulf Coast soil and fowl habitats.

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20. Biology

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Here's how Biology is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Cross department training in microbiology.
  • Initiated, maintained, distributed, and stored all primary and immortalized cell lines for the Center of Cancer Systems Biology.
  • Field: Cellular Biology and Cell therapy, developing novel and superior therapies for treating cancer.
  • Presented a project poster at the Howard University Annual Research Symposium in Forest Biology.
  • Worked in biology Lab testing rats mice and dogs.
  • Worked as an intern for a terrestrial biology team oriented around eco-toxicology field research.
  • Performed multiple experiments with our Microbiology and Bio-Decontamination Groups at Battelle Memorial Institute.
  • Assist in other biology projects Develop Section 7 reports for issuance of special use permit for application of larvicide.

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21. Trout

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Here's how Trout is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Provided information under confrontational circumstances regarding controversial endangered trout issues
  • Collaborated with USFWS engineer to develop alternative brook trout passage past culverts impeding movements.
  • Assisted in Eel population count and Brook Trout study; included recording weight and length data and PIT tag insertion.
  • Assisted Regional Hatchery Managers and personnel in transporting West Slope Cutthroat trout stocking net pens for later release.============================================================
  • Waded and swam through ponds monitoring temperature for transferring mussels and trout.
  • Assisted in the brook trout spawning.
  • Worked with private stakeholders to identify and improve existing brook trout passage as well as strategize long term solutions to passage.
  • Assisted in the design and execution of experimental setups to study bull trout swimming behavior and bioenergetics.
  • Assisted in the population sample of native eastern brook trout by electrofishing.
  • Conducted EPA and DOE toxicity bioassays on fathead minnow, rainbow trout, Daphnia and Ceriodaphnia.

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22. Bird Surveys

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Here's how Bird Surveys is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Manage and enter data for all sea and shorebird surveys.
  • Conducted avian point counts and secretive marsh bird surveys.
  • Assisted with neo-tropical and high elevation bird surveys.
  • Assist in bird surveys on Egmont Key and on the CRNWR Islands in Kings Bay.
  • Learned purpose and process of timber sales, conducting bird surveys and recording data.
  • Performed bird surveys in the South Florida Everglades Ecosystem to determine species composition.

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23. ATV

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Here's how ATV is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Operated motorized vehicles and equipment such as 4 Wheel Drive, ATV, and UTV.
  • Maintained backpack and ATV herbicides equipment.
  • Back sprays, ATV, and boom sprays were used and maintain in this project.
  • Operated ATVs, UTVs, 4x4s, manual transmission vehicles, and heavy equipment including tractors and bulldozers.
  • Operate trucks, ATVs, UTVs, and lawn maintenance equipment.
  • Backpack electro surveying GPS stream and dam mapping Granular bayluscide dispersal ATV and Boat training

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24. Vegetation Surveys

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Here's how Vegetation Surveys is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Conducted vegetation surveys and assisted with interpretation of natural resources.
  • Conducted wildlife and vegetation surveys.
  • Manage woodland areas and complete vegetation surveys.
  • Conducted detailed vegetation surveys to determine edge species diversity and density.
  • Conducted vegetation surveys to determine food available to white-tail deer.
  • Conducted vegetation surveys and/or field observations of natural resource conditions in remote field locations.

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25. Plant Identification

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Here's how Plant Identification is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Worked with the crew to collect data on crown height, tree diameters, plant identification, sapling growth,.
  • Collected field data including soil samples, plant identification, GPS coordinates and wetland hydrology information.
  • Endangered plant identification, mapping and treatment.
  • Trained personnel on invasive plant identification and removal techniques, safety, and operational leadership.
  • Supervised plant identification and data collection.
  • Obtained proficiency in wetland & South Florida plant identification.

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26. EPA

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Here's how EPA is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Prepare planning and cooperative service agreement documents and personally manage fieldwork to ensure program goals were executed.
  • Prepared & classified freshwater macro invertebrate samples using compound microscope for water- related environmental impact statements
  • Prepared stock and standard solutions and reagents to properly operate machinery.
  • Clean and prepare individual aquariums for fifty-eight juvenile endangered crayfish.
  • Prepared necessary media and solutions using standard microbiological laboratory equipment.
  • Assisted in database management and preparation of environmental reports.
  • Prepared chemical solutions and administered treatments to research plants.
  • Prepared, gave presentations at professional conferences and seminars.
  • Prepared water quality analysis of park waterways.
  • Prepared reports, including basic statistical analysis.
  • Prepared samples and injected specimens for analysis.
  • Assisted in study set-ups, system calibrations, stock preparation and proper test material removal from and returning to storage area.
  • Prepared and cleaned barley using thrashers and sifters for analysis and planting while maintaining identity of over 10,000 crosses.
  • Followed guidelines for blood collection and serum separation, as well for dosing animals via different routes of administration.
  • Coordinated construction work including drywall, plumbing, electrical, floors, heating and cooling, and roof repairs etc
  • Analyzed data and prepared paper for publication, as well as for power point presentation and poster presentations.
  • Prepared chemical solutions (wet and dry) and set up equipment and common supplies needed for lab.
  • Experience with running rodent studies independently including preparation of all required compound, dosing procedures and record keeping.
  • Gained R&D experience while working as a contractor for the EPA Office of Research and Development.
  • Received a Department of Interior Motorboat Operator Certification as a part of the requirements for the position.

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27. Weather Conditions

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Here's how Weather Conditions is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Used compass, topographical maps, and GPS for off-trail orienteering in variable weather conditions and extreme mountainous terrain.
  • Increased confidence in working in strenuous environments and weather conditions, and working with others to accomplish goals.
  • Hiked 8+ miles/day carrying field equipment over steep, rugged, and challenging terrain in extreme weather conditions.
  • Work alone or with others in remote areas and under extreme weather conditions.
  • Worked long hours in adverse weather conditions that would sometimes be considered treacherous.
  • Experience on small to medium sized water craft in adverse weather conditions.

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28. Fish Species

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Here's how Fish Species is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Identified avian and fish species to discuss Katmai s diverse ecosystem and its inhabitants.
  • Researched capture-recapture PIT tagged endangered fish species for causes of mortality, estimating age of maturity, and examining movement patterns.
  • Tasked with the fabrication and development of experimental fishing methodologies designed to capture invasive fish species.
  • Reviewed literature to determine physiological requirements of fish species in Muddy River system.
  • Research consisted of population estimates/range of endangered and invasive fish species in the Colorado River water shed.
  • Observe and identify various fish species found in Washington.

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29. Usda

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Here's how Usda is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Fort Pierce, FL Oversee the hatchery production of Florida pompano at the Florida USDA-ARS research facility.
  • Planted, maintained and harvested hops for USDA-ARS program.
  • Station, USDA - Forest Service.
  • Maintained documentation including scientific notebooks, USDA regulated log sheets and SOPs.
  • Collected brainstems from regional rabies vectors, and also dropped rabies baits via aircraft for the USDA National Rabies Management Program.Trapping.
  • Fort Pierce, FL Manage the broodstock and larviculture rooms for the USDA-ARS research facility.

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30. Plant Surveys

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Here's how Plant Surveys is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Conduct annual wetland plant surveys in moist soil management units; use plant survey to report on habitat conditions.
  • Perform vegetation density surveys, native plant surveys, cactus/yucca surveys, invasive weed surveys and wetland delineations.
  • Plant surveys were for Threatened and Endangered Species (California and Paiute Jewel flower and Kern Mallow).
  • Verified NWI maps, performed plant surveys, prepared reports, plant identification.
  • Performed Goshawk and plant surveys in Boulder Mountains and surrounding areas.
  • Conducted plant surveys forDistrict-wide projects.
  • EmployedHelped to conduct plant surveys of different areas in the Uintah Basin

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31. Data Analysis

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Here's how Data Analysis is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Maintained accurate and comprehensive records of methods, data, and data analysis performed in research.
  • Conducted data analysis and entry in Excel and use of all Microsoft Windows platforms.
  • Lived within a remote dry cabin to facilitate timely sampling and data analysis tasks.
  • Invented three new analysis methods and improved research capabilities by designing new experiments and developing new systematic approaches for data analysis.
  • Participated in collaborating research projects including design and implementation of experiments, data analysis using statistical techniques and preparation of manuscripts.
  • Applied multiple laboratory procedures, techniques and data analysis for different experiments depending on nature and checked laboratory supplies level.

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32. FDA

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Here's how FDA is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Trained on FDA regulations for biological materials and regulating inventory.
  • Revised and updated SOP to meet current FDA standards.
  • Trained in intermediate processing including working with isolated stem cells while meetingcompany and FDA regulations for lifesaving and life-enhancing products.
  • Performed FDA approved analyses for the detection of viruses in cadaveric plasma and serum specimens.
  • Carry out highly complex pharmaceutical and biotechnology studies while maintaining strong relationships with clients and upholding federal regulations for FDA approval.
  • Worked closely with Research Coordinator and patient participants to obtain clinical study data under stringent FDA and manufacturer regulations.

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33. Aerial Photographs

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Here's how Aerial Photographs is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Interpreted aerial photographs and satellite imagery and determined land ownership.

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34. BLM

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Here's how BLM is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Collaborated with other agencies such as the BLM and U.S.
  • Hired by BLM as part of a 6-month seasonal study and asked to return next year due to outstanding performance.
  • Generated charts and graphs for post-grazing season meeting between BLM and ranchers.
  • Safelyoperated 4WD vehicle and ATV on active and inactive logging, forest service and BLM roads in day and night.
  • Represent BLM in meetings with various organizations, the general public, & other governmental entities.

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35. Sample Collection

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Here's how Sample Collection is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Escorted participants to hospital facilities for biological sample collections and other Medical Visits.
  • Reduced time to achieve peak productivity by training new interns on safe and proper lab procedures and field sample collection.
  • Measured and analyzed crop growth over time for each species; supervised daily contractors in sample collection.
  • Perform various biological sample collection procedures including; blood, plasma, and tissues.
  • Assisted in development of sample collection and custody protocols at produce receiving sites.
  • Performed test article administration, sample collection, and monitored food consumption.

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36. Data Sheets

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Here's how Data Sheets is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Managed processes and procedures for data entry, data verification and filing data sheets to ensure accuracy of records and reports.
  • Identified the number of eggs, nymphs and adults present per plant by dissection procedures and recorded onto data sheets.
  • Collected specimen and filled out data sheets to provide data for computer model calculations.
  • Developed protocols, field guides and data sheets.
  • Maintained data sheets for study animals observed for signs of Chronic Wasting Disease.
  • Designed and maintained data sheets and SOPs (standard operating procedures) for experiments.

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37. Elisa

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Here's how Elisa is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Developed and performed ELISA assays for quantification of enzyme activity and total antigen.
  • Performed method validation experiments for an Elisa based assay in chemistry.
  • Developed and optimized an ELISA assay for reagent monoclonal antibody screening.
  • Operate and maintain computer controlled automated ELISA analyzers.
  • Performed ELISA assay to compare metabolic markers in the mammary glands of FVB/N SV-40 T-Antigen mice under chronic social isolation.
  • Perform ELISA, ELISPOT, and Western Blot procedures as directed as well as other microbiological and/or immunological testing methods.

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38. Management Plan

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Here's how Management Plan is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Developed and formatted proposals for fisheries management plans.
  • Enforced, modified, or created protocols for specific projects in compliance with the Forest Service Management Plan.
  • Communicated with public and park staff regarding natural resource management plans.
  • Developed prescribed fire management plans to meet established resource objectives.
  • Implemented management plans in the Denver metro and urban areas such as weed and wildlife management/control.
  • Synthesized data collected in the field to create management plans for high-quality natural areas.

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39. Rough Terrain

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Here's how Rough Terrain is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Backpacked gear, or drove four-wheel drive vehicles into the sites on rough terrain.
  • Hike and backpack over rough terrain.
  • Travelled in rough terrain and weather.
  • Demonstrated ability to work extended hours in rough terrain and harsh weather conditions carrying a 30-lb backpack sprayer.
  • Conducted extensive field work requiring hiking long distances in rough terrain while carrying a heavy pack.
  • Hiked through rough terrain and navigated with GPS, compass, and topographic maps.

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40. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Followed standard operating procedures and openly communicated with supervisor and coworkers to ensure that tasks for projects were effectively carried out.
  • Assisted biological and medical scientists in conducting research, isolation, identifying and preparation of specimens for examination while maintaining HIPPA.
  • Surveyed local Invertebrate pollinators using established protocol, recorded results, and reported findings to my supervisor.
  • Executed biological testing, performed D-value analysis, isolated and identified microorganisms.
  • Reported regularly to supervisor on progress of projects.
  • Work conditions were often extreme with temperatures over 100 degrees, and with prevalent ticks and poison ivy.
  • Worked in adverse conditions (hot humid weather, poison ivy, mosquitoes, chiggers, ticks).
  • Acted as a liaison between Texas Parks and Wildlife and all outside companies, boards and committees.
  • Communicated with tribes to determine status of bison herds and tribal affiliation to the park lands.
  • Team member involved in developing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for bison.
  • Researched and presented information via PowerPoint to supervisors, coworkers, and volunteers.
  • Researched laws and regulations involving the possible distribution of bison to tribes.
  • Hiked wilderness trails in the Humboldt-Toiyabe Forest to document/map poisonous plants.
  • Presented findings and made recommendations to supervisor for project changes.
  • Train employees and supervisors in the manufacturing process.
  • Provided a weekly verbal update to my supervisor.
  • Followed GLP and ISO 9000 standards.
  • Maintained and calibrated equipment used for DNA isolation Received and verified incoming DNA and Blood Manifest from affiliated project members.
  • Inventory of prescribed burn unit vegetation plots as well as presenting field data in understandable manner to supervisor(i.e.
  • Isolated DNA/RNA from Peripheral Blood, Bone Marrow, fresh/frozen Tissue, CSF and FFPE via Qiagen Kits.

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41. Ensure Compliance

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Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Participate on team to ensure compliance with CLIA and ASCP standards.
  • Monitored laboratory work to ensure compliance with set standards.
  • Supervised cultivation operations to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Managed private well inspection program - inspected drinking water wells to ensure compliance with construction standards and permitting regulations.
  • Inspected drinking water distribution facilities to ensure compliance with state and EPA regulations concerning the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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42. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Provided technical support for acute fish and invertebrate studies and sediment toxicity tests.
  • Provided technical support and services for scientists and engineers on that project.
  • Provide technical support and instruction to co-workers.
  • Provide technical support for the lab in accordance with specific protocols (e.g.
  • Provided technical support and direct research into RADAR Absorbent Materials with primary responsibility for reporting monthly progress to funding agencies.
  • Provided identification assistance and technical support to graduate assistant working on a state-wide deer browse study.

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43. Stream Surveys

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Here's how Stream Surveys is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Stream surveys of the Pacific Northwest, including Northern California.
  • Assisted Fish Biologist with stream surveys.
  • Conducted stream surveys, collected water samples, and ground truthed habitat types identified through satellite data.
  • Conducted stream surveys and operated and maintained a juvenile fish trap on Salmon Creek (north Hood Canal).
  • Analyzed the data collected from the hatchery and on stream surveys to complete the daily numbers.
  • Conduct foot and float stream surveys.

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44. RNA

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Here's how RNA is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Developed custom KTM extraction scripts to access external data repositories and perform automated Validation checks.
  • Conducted extensive journal research for environmental projects involving the military.
  • Investigated alternative treatment methods for forest pests.
  • Document daily greenhouse internal temperature.
  • Experienced searching for and locating journal articles using the web and specific journal search engines.
  • Distinguish major classes of leukocytes by their relative size and internal morphology.
  • Dismantled and cleaned internal pipette parts followed by reassembly.
  • Conduct internal and external necropsies to determine cause specific mortality.
  • Use of drying ovens, furnaces, and analytical balances in order to attain dry weights and ash weights of samples.
  • Experienced with compound light microscopes, autoclaving biohazard material, muffle furnaces, incubators, vacuum flasks and water baths.
  • Keep specimens (human serum and supernatant mosquitoes) in -80 C.
  • Developed In Vitro protein detection system using RNA Performed RNA amplification with RNA dependent RNA polymerase
  • Processed RNA extraction of wheat Wrab 17 gene and RNAi expression vectors.

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45. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Use of cross cut saws and hand tools in the wilderness Firefighter I.
  • General hand tools used to maintain sprays and pumps in working order.
  • Reconditioned and assembled hand tools, power tools and fire equipment.
  • Maintained traps in working order Use of small hand tools.
  • Use of hand tools of different types.
  • Create a localized map of plans and progress as clearing of invasive plant species began using hand tools and tractors.

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46. Drawing Blood

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Here's how Drawing Blood is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Assisted with drawing blood specimens, dosing, and monitoring of research animals before, during, and after surgical procedures.
  • Preform vital sign check, drawing blood, customer service, data entry, filing, and medical terminology
  • Assisted principal investigator in various other projects, including drawing blood and performing nephrectomies.

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47. Remote Areas

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Here's how Remote Areas is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Led ESI team in remote areas.
  • Work involved extensive hiking and backpacking in remote areas.

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48. Geological Survey

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Here's how Geological Survey is used in Biological Technician jobs:
  • Developed coastline fish community survey methods which were adopted by United States Geological Survey.
  • contract employee at the United States Geological Survey, Leetown Science Center.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Biological Technician

Habitat19.7%
Lab Equipment14%
GPS10.1%
Database5.7%
Data Collection5.3%
GIS4.8%
Data Entry4.8%
Water Samples4.5%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Biological Technician

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Habitat
Habitat
15.8%
15.8%
2
2
Lab Equipment
Lab Equipment
11.3%
11.3%
3
3
GPS
GPS
8.1%
8.1%
4
4
Database
Database
4.5%
4.5%
5
5
Data Collection
Data Collection
4.3%
4.3%
6
6
GIS
GIS
3.9%
3.9%
7
7
Data Entry
Data Entry
3.8%
3.8%
8
8
Water Samples
Water Samples
3.6%
3.6%
9
9
Invasive Species
Invasive Species
3.1%
3.1%
10
10
Remote Locations
Remote Locations
2.9%
2.9%
11
11
Cell Culture
Cell Culture
2.8%
2.8%
12
12
DNA
DNA
2.3%
2.3%
13
13
Nest
Nest
2.3%
2.3%
14
14
Radio Telemetry
Radio Telemetry
1.9%
1.9%
15
15
PCR
PCR
1.8%
1.8%
16
16
Biological Samples
Biological Samples
1.8%
1.8%
17
17
Research Projects
Research Projects
1.7%
1.7%
18
18
Osha
Osha
1.6%
1.6%
19
19
OWL
OWL
1.5%
1.5%
20
20
Biology
Biology
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Trout
Trout
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
Bird Surveys
Bird Surveys
1.3%
1.3%
23
23
ATV
ATV
1.2%
1.2%
24
24
Vegetation Surveys
Vegetation Surveys
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Plant Identification
Plant Identification
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
EPA
EPA
1.1%
1.1%
27
27
Weather Conditions
Weather Conditions
1%
1%
28
28
Fish Species
Fish Species
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Usda
Usda
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Plant Surveys
Plant Surveys
0.7%
0.7%
31
31
Data Analysis
Data Analysis
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
FDA
FDA
0.6%
0.6%
33
33
Aerial Photographs
Aerial Photographs
0.6%
0.6%
34
34
BLM
BLM
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Sample Collection
Sample Collection
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Data Sheets
Data Sheets
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Elisa
Elisa
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
Management Plan
Management Plan
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
Rough Terrain
Rough Terrain
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
ISO
ISO
0.5%
0.5%
41
41
Ensure Compliance
Ensure Compliance
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
Technical Support
Technical Support
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Stream Surveys
Stream Surveys
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
RNA
RNA
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Drawing Blood
Drawing Blood
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
Remote Areas
Remote Areas
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
Geological Survey
Geological Survey
0.4%
0.4%

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