Careers in the Plant Sciences

Seasonal Rare Plant Technician

Wildlife Conservation Section - Madison, GA, United States

Position Title: Seasonal Rare Plant Technician
Position Type: Temporary Position
Application Review Begins: Tuesday, June 04, 2024
Application Deadline: Monday, July 01, 2024
Institution: Wildlife Conservation Section
Department/Division: Wildlife Resources Division
Field (e.g., systematics):
City: Madison, GA, United States
General Information: The Wildlife Resources Division, Wildlife Conservation Section (WCS) office in Social Circle announces a 40 hr./week field technician position available for 6 months (August - March). The technician’s primary duties will be aiding WCS Botanists and Technicians with project planning coordination for the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance (GPCA) and habitat restoration activities related to priority rare and endangered GA plant species. 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 and end date are flexible but ideally the position would be from Aug. 1-March 28. Salary is $14.00 / hr.
Qualifications/Requirements: Preferred Qualifications
Candidates with at least one of the following skills will be preferred for the position:
1) Familiarity with flora of the Southeastern US (rare, common, and invasive species)
2) Fieldwork experience with basic field sampling, GIS data collection and/or propagule collection
3) Experience in coordination, planning and/or prioritizing multiple simultaneous activities
Responsibilities: Job Responsibilities
Primary: 1) Assistance to Botanists with coordinating collaborative conservation efforts led by the GPCA including attending meetings, notetaking, and data organization Secondary: 2) Assistance with restoration activities and pre-fieldwork logistics for monitoring and sampling related to rare and endangered GA plant species. 3) Assist with propagule (seeds, cuttings…) collection of priority species for conservation 4) Organization of rare plant historical data from GA DNR archives.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Submit by email to carlee.steppe@dnr.ga.gov by July 1, 2024:
1) A cover letter highlighting applicable skills and how this position will benefit your future career goals 2) A resume emphasizing relevant experience
3) Contact information for two references
Web Link: http://
Compensation Range: $14/hour
Contact Name: Carlee Steppe, carlee.steppe@dnr.ga.gov