Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Seasonal Botany Technician Position Available

The Wildlife Resources Division, Wildlife Conservation Section (WCS) office in Social Circle announces a 40 hr/week botany field technician position available August 2022 � January 2023. The primary duty is rare plant and vegetation monitoring throughout Georgia especially in the coastal plain and sandhills region, followed by a wide range of opportunities in applied conservation and restoration work. Must be comfortable working independently and as part of a team. The position is based out of our Social Circle office, 45 minutes from Athens and Atlanta. Housing or carpooling options are available. Travel is state-wide with overnight stays; transportation and field lodging are provided. Field workdays can be >10 hrs. in physically challenging conditions. Start date is August 15th. Salary is $13.00 / hr.

Job Responsibilities
Primary: 1. Assistance to Wildlife Biologists and Technicians with vegetation sampling and photo monitoring of habitat restoration. 2. Rare plant or habitat restoration activities in the field Secondary: 3. Plant identification.  4. Maintenance and organization of field tools and equipment.

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates with at least one of the following skills will be preferred for the position:
1) Experience with basic vegetation sampling tools and methods, and with plant identification
2) Experience with hot and humid fieldwork conditions, GPS, and off-road 4-wheel drive vehicles
3) Experience with organizing and maintaining field equipment

Application
Position will be open until 18 July 2022. Submit by email:
1) A cover letter highlighting applicable skills
2) A resume emphasizing relevant experience
3) Contact information for two references

Contact
Send application materials or address questions to:

Stephanie Koontz, Plant Ecologist
[email protected]
(706) 318-3629

To apply for this job email your details to stephanie.koontz@dnr.ga.gov


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