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Ruffed Grouse Research Technician

Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Job Field:
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location Detail:
North Georgia
Job Description:

   We are seeking up to 3 field technicians to conduct spring drumming surveys of Ruffed Grouse across North Georgia. Primary duties will be to conduct standard roadside grouse surveys, along with paired off-road surveys. Technicians will also be responsible for set-up, take-down, and monitoring of Automated Recording Units (ARUs). Technicians will be required to enter data on a daily basis, and may be asked to enter acoustical sound data from the ARUs.
   Technicians will work 6 days per week (up to 40 hours per week). Working hours will vary depending on distance to survey points each morning, but expect very early mornings to early/mid-afternoon work schedules. Pay is $10.25/hour, and field housing and a work vehicle will be provided. Technicians will need a backpack and hiking boots.

   Start Date: February 24, 2020
   End Date: May 31, 2020


   Must have strong work ethic and positive attitude, interest in birds and conservation, and strong observational and listening skills. Ability to navigate using a GPS. Ability to follow directions and work independently. Must be working towards or have a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology or related field. Preference will be given to applicants with experience conducting forest bird surveys and working independently in the field. A valid driver’s license and good driving record is required.
   Preferred Qualifications
   1) Strong interest in gamebird management and birds in general
   2) Ability to identify eastern birds by sight and sound
   3) Comfort with navigating off-road locations
   4) Organizational skills with attention to detail


   December 31, 2019. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
   Start Date: February 24, 2020
   End Date: May 31, 2020

   Physical Demand:
   Must be able to endure long workdays beginning before sunrise, drive long distances, hike through dense forests, navigate steep/uneven terrain, and work in hot, humid conditions with ticks, chiggers, poison ivy, and the occasional rattlesnake, while sometimes carrying up to 25lbs. of field equipment.

How to Apply:

   Please apply online at…, and include a cover letter and CV with at least 3 references in one PDF document. Include available start and end dates within your cover letter.