Plant Ecology Seasonal Technician, Newton, GA

The Jones Center at IchauwayPlant Ecology Seasonal TechnicianThe Plant Ecology lab at the Jones Center at Ichauway invites applications for a Seasonal Technician position. Job duties primarily consist of collecting data from long-term vegetation monitoring plots, data entry, seed collection and processing, but also includes other field and laboratory work as needed. This 10-week position begins on September 6, 2022. On-site housing is provided on a limited 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 CenterÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s research, education, and conservation programs focus on ecology and natural resource management. 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: Seasonal Technician I: 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). Previous experience with plant identification or seed collection in the southeastern U.S. and the use of dichotomous keys is highly desired. Excel, GIS, and laboratory-related experience is also preferable. Must have a valid driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license. Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to work in the Plant Ecology lab.Qualifications: Seasonal Technician II: As above for Seasonal Technician I, plus an undergraduate degree in biology, botany, horticulture, plant ecology, or a related field or one year of relevant work experience.Wages: Seasonal Technician I – $10/hour (with housing), $12/hour (without housing)Wages: Seasonal Technician II – $12/hour (with housing), $14/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: AND, Subject: Plant Ecology Seasonal Technician. For specific questions or more information on this position, 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.