Plant Conservation Seasonal Technician, Newton, Georga

Subject: Job: Plant Conservation Seasonal Technician, Newton, Georga

The Plant Ecology lab at the Jones Center at Ichauway invites applications for three Plant Conservation Seasonal Technician positions. These positions emphasize the conservation of rare plant species in southwest Georgia, primarily through documenting rare plant populations and collecting seed for our developing seed bank.  Primary duties include seed collection, processing for long-term storage, viability testing, maintaining detailed records, and data entry. The position will also assist with other tasks of the Plant Ecology lab including collecting long-term vegetation and photo point data, or other field and laboratory work as needed. This 3-month position begins mid-May 2021, with the possibility of extension. No-cost on-site housing is provided on an as-available basis, but is optional. This position 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 research, education, and conservation programs seek to understand, demonstrate, and promote excellence in natural resource management and conservation.  The site includes 16,000 acres of longleaf pine forests, more than 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 license.

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree or significant progress toward a 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 – $15.00 per hour, depending on experience (including 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 Conservation Seasonal Technician. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 3/19/2021.

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

The Jones Center at Ichauway aspires to fully embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion. We reject all forms of racism including overt and systemic, prejudice, discrimination or hate toward any race, ethnicity, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, national origin, veteran status, socioeconomic class, religion, or professional status. The Jones Center at Ichauway is an equal opportunity/affirmative action E-verify employer.