Wild Turkey/Ruffed Grouse Technician: North Georgia

Agency
GA DNR Wildlife Resources Division
Location
Multiple sites in North Georgia
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$13/hour, 40 hours/week
Start Date
01/03/2022
Last Date to Apply
11/28/2022
Website
http://www.georgiawildlife.com
Description
The Game Management Section is seeking a temporary seasonal technician to assist with wild turkey and ruffed grouse surveys on several sites throughout north Georgia. The primary responsibilities will be to assist with wild turkey trapping and banding on Wildlife Management Areas in Northwest Georgia from January through March 2023, and then to assist with Ruffed Grouse research during April and May. The Ruffed Grouse project duties will include roadside drumming surveys, placement and maintenance of Autonomous Recording Units, and drumming log surveys throughout North Georgia. Shared field housing will be provided. Duration: The anticipated start date is January 3, 2023, and the position will run through the end of May, not to exceed 160 calendar days.
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Applicants must have a strong interest in natural resources and be comfortable working outdoors. Duties will involve navigating independently to field sites using GPS, working early mornings, and occasional long days (not to exceed 40 hours per week). The ideal candidate will exhibit a high degree of independence, organization, and adaptability. Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates currently working toward or have earned a wildlife biology or closely related degree, who have experience with independent field work, who have experience trapping and handling wildlife, and those with experience conducting avian surveys. How to apply: Email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to: Emily.rushton@dnr.ga.gov Deadline: Applications will be considered as they are received, but must be received not later than November 28, 2022 The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is an equal-opportunity employer.
Contact Person
Emily Rushton
Contact Phone
706-557-3264
Contact eMail
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