The Jones Center At Ichauway invites applications for the temporary position of Wildlife Ecology Seasonal Research Technician. We will hire 2 employees to assist a graduate student collect data during the winter/spring field season of a study evaluating effects of feral swine removal on natural resources in Southwest Georgia. The full-time seasonal position (40 hours/week) will provide the technician(s) an opportunity to observe and communicate with USDA Wildlife Services specialists along with an introduction to and potential collaboration with other labs within the Jones Center at Ichauway. The position(s) will start in January and will run for 6 months, with potential for extension. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible. On-site housing is provided on an as-available basis (no pets allowed).
The main duties will include biweekly/monthly trail camera checking, camera and camera location maintenance, vegetation sampling, communication and coordination with landowners, data management, and image processing and other duties as required. In addition, technicians will be responsible with collecting biological samples from deceased pigs ranging from body weight to performing dissections for fetal counts or blood collection. This task may be conducted on an on-call basis. Work will be conducted during the day and, in some cases, in extreme weather conditions.
The 29,000-acre Research Center is located in Southwest Georgia, 30 miles south of Albany, Georgia. The Center's research, education, and conservation programs focus on ecology and natural resource management. The site includes 16,000 acres of longleaf pine forests, over 1,000 acres of wetlands, and 26 miles of stream and river ecosystems. For more information visit our website at www.jonesctr.org.
Applicants should have a background in wildlife biology, ecology, or related field. An associate’s or bachelor’s degree is preferred. Experience using trail cameras is preferred but not required. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. Applicants must be able to work individually and as a part of a team, follow instructions, neatly and accurately record data, and carry loads up to 50 lbs. Applicants must be able to work in high heat and humidity and tolerate buggy conditions. Venomous snakes and poison ivy
are common throughout our research areas.
First position has a projected start date of January 4, 2021 with the second position projected to start on January 18, 2021.
To apply a cover letter and resume with three references should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org AND to email@example.com, with Subject line: Wildlife Ecology Seasonal Technician. Deadline for applications are November 13, 2020 by midnight. Questions concerning this position should be referred to Justine Smith, e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.