These are hourly, seasonal positions in the unclassified service of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The positions will be located on Ossabaw (2) and Sapelo Islands (1). Housing is provided. Responsibilities, qualifications and other pertinent information are as follows:
Responsibilities: The successful applicants will work under the supervision of the state’s Sea Turtle Program Coordinator and will be responsible for the daily monitoring of sea turtle nesting. Activities will include locating and marking all sea turtle nests, relocating threatened nests, assessing hatching success, assisting in the lethal removal of nest predators, and monitoring for stranded turtles. Other duties will include maintenance of vehicles, 4-wheelers, and other assigned equipment. Work may be performed at night, during weekends, or in very difficult field conditions.
Start Date: 5/1/17 negotiable
End Date: 9/30/17
Candidates must have some knowledge of general biology and biological data collection techniques; and, experience with computer databases.
Completion of at least one high school level course of at least one-year duration in biology.
Preference will be given to applicants who possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in wildlife biology, ecology, zoology or related field.
Application Submission: A resume (with references) must be submitted no later than 23 February, 2017. Resumes should be submitted by e-mail to Mark.Dodd@dnr.ga.gov . The Wildlife Resources Division is an equal opportunity employer.