Biological Monitoring Intern

Expected Dates
October 27, 2014 to April 12, 2015
Naval Facilities and Engineering Command Marianas
Position ID
The position is located in the Resident Officer In Charge of Construction (ROICC) Finegayan Environmental Program, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Marianas (NAVFAC Marianas), Guam.  The incumbent provides biological monitoring support and advice to activities within the area of cognizance of NAVFAC Marianas, with a focus on the US Marine Corps Guam Military Relocation Environmental Program.
Incumbent functions as a Biological Monitor for DoD construction activities, providing administrative services and technical support for oversight of avoidance, minimization, mitigation and conservation measures implemented by construction contractors:

  1. Assists with required pre-construction biological surveys, including but not limited to surveys for the presence of threatened and endangered species and high value plant species of concern.  Assists in preparation of documentation needed for designing and conducting natural resources surveys and reports (60%).
  2. Provides technical assistance to contractors and DoD personnel on who are obligated to complete and implement Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans to reduce the risk of introduction or spread of invasive species; reviewing HACCP plans for completeness and accuracy; assisting with field verification of HACCP compliance (10%).
  3. Assists with implementing the natural resource education program for DoD personnel and contractors to ensure awareness of sensitive resource areas, threatened and endangered species avoidance and minimization measures, and environmentally responsible construction practices and protection measures (5%). 
  4. Assist with coordination with members of the public, including traditional practitioners, and local Guam Natural Resources agencies for native seed/plant collection and translocation or harvest (15%). 

Reviews environmental documents, technical reports, design and construction documents, technical scopes of work and performs site visits to ensure compliance with natural resource consultation and Record of Decision mitigation requirements for Navy actions. (10%). 
1.  Knowledge of and skill in field survey methodology with an emphasis on plants.  Knowledge and experience surveying for native plants on Guam is preferred. 
2.  Skill in oral and written communication. 
3.  Skill in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Photoshop.
Incumbent works under the ROICC Finegayan Environmental Program Director who establishes objectives to be achieved, special problems to be solved and set priorities and deadlines for major projects.  The Environmental Program Director also provides technical guidance.  The incumbent plans and carries out the assigned projects, coordinating the work with others as necessary, and interpreting policy on own initiative in terms of the established objectives.  Completed work is reviewed overall for compatibility with objectives and feasibility of management actions.
The position requirements include fieldwork requiring physical exertion in the form of extensive walking over rough, uneven ground and rocky surfaces in remote outdoor environments, biological monitoring of construction work, as well as lifting of moderately heavy items. 
The work is normally accomplished in an adequate office space with minimal exposure to personnel safety hazards.  Work environment for field survey, inspections and monitoring is described under Physical Demands above.

  • Santa Rita, Guam
  • Safety and security training is required for the position. On the job training for surveys for plants and fruit bats will be provided.
  • 1) Educational experience working on a federal workforce team. 2) Local recreational opportunities include hiking, diving, biking, snorkeling, and boating.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
degree major or professional experience
some coursework or experience
competent with supervision
Community Engagement
competent with supervision
Plant Identification
competent with supervision
Data Analysis
competent with supervision