Gulf Coast Field Technician

Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Crestview, FL
Job Category
Part Time Vacancies
Start Date
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The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s (ABG) Conservation & Research Department is seeking a Field Technician to assist with field work and data entry related to several projects located throughout the Florida panhandle (Escambia to Leon Counties). The Field Technician will report directly to ABG’s Gulf Coast Coordinator and will conduct a variety of field work including; floristic monitoring, rare plant surveys, plant demography and seed collection. This position is a part-time position with guaranteed funding for one year. Additional future funding may be acquired, but is not guaranteed. PRINCIPAL FUNCTION: The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Gulf Coast Coordinator with field work in the Florida panhandle including; Rare plant surveys Initiation of new and data collection for existing plant demography studies Seed / leaf tissue collection Field map creation
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintain and prepare data for reporting purposes Update project diaries Maintain volunteer forms and records of hours worked Follow established field protocols Apply for research and collection permits as needed QUALIFICATIONS: Must be organized, detail-oriented, and adaptable. Associate or Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Botany, Biotechnology, Horticulture, or related field preferred. Prior experience with seed and pollen collection is highly desired. Must have a valid Driver’s License. Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lb. Excellent organizational and time management skills The ability to effectively respond to multiple, changing and often conflicting priorities is essential. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to spend long periods of time in the field in various conditions including the presence of extreme heat and humidity, thick vegetation, biting insects, and venomous snakes. The above job duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory of all duties required of employees in this job. It is the policy of the Atlanta Botanical Garden to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified individuals with disabilities. Please email resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Careers at All files should include applicants last name, document title, and title of the position you are applying for (Example: Jones_Resume_GulfCoastFieldTechnician). Review of Applications begins January 17th, 2023.
Contact Person
Ashlynn Smith
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