Plant Ecology Seasonal Technician – southwest Georgia



The Plant Ecology lab at the Jones Center invites applications for two Seasonal Technician positions to assist with seed collection and processing, as well as vegetation sampling on long-term research projects in uplands within the longleaf pine-wiregrass ecosystem. These 4-month positions begin in July 2019. On-site housing is provided on a limited basis, but is optional. Other duties include data entry and lab/office work as needed. These positions will report directly to the Plant Ecology Research Associate.

The 28,000-acre research center is located approximately 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 web site:

Job Requirements: Ability to independently follow instructions. Field work requires moderate to strenuous physical activity in the field, under demanding conditions (e.g., heat, high humidity, exposure to poison oak/ivy, and insects). Must have a valid driver’s license.

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in biology, botany, horticulture, plant ecology, or a related field. Previous experience with seed collection or plant identification in the southeastern U.S. and the use of dichotomous keys is highly desired. Computer and laboratory-related experience is also preferable.

Wages: $11.00 per hour (limited housing available); $12.00 per hour (without housing)

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, list of relevant coursework, list of three references with contact information, and the date they are available to begin working as a single document by email to:, Subject: Plant Ecology Seasonal Technician. Review of applications will begin May 17.

For specific questions or more information on this position, contact: Lisa Giencke, Plant Ecology Research Associate, by or phone: (229) 734-4706.

The Jones Center at Ichauway is an Equal Opportunity/E-Verify/Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.