We are seeking three field technicians to survey of Ruffed Grouse across North Georgia. Primary duties will be to conduct standard roadside grouse surveys, deploy and to search for grouse drumming logs to obtain samples for genetic analysis. 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.
Working hours will vary depending on distance to survey points each morning, but expect very early mornings to early/mid-afternoon work schedules. Field housing and a work vehicle will be provided.
Education and Experience required:
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/Avenza Maps. Ability to follow directions and work independently. Must be comfortable navigating off-road locations and have exceptional organizational skills. 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.
Salary: $12.75 per hour (40 hours per week), plus housing
Start Date: March 6, 2023
End Date: May 31, 2023
Application deadline: Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and positions are open until filled.
How to apply: Please email an application consisting of a cover letter and CV with at least 3 references combined into one PDF document to Clayton.Delancey@uga.edu. Please include available start and end dates within your cover letter.