Plant Ecology Research Hourly Worker

Georgia, Europe / Georgia, United States
Mar 16, 2015
Apr 17, 2015
Employment Type
Full time, Temporary / Seasonal


The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center invites applications for a full-time, temporary Research Hourly Worker. This 3-month position begins in April/May 2015 and has the potential of being extended. On-site housing is provided on a limited basis, but is optional. The employee’s main duties will be (1) maintenance of a native seed production garden; (2) a variety of laboratory activities including seed viability testing; and (3) data entry. If extended, the employee will also assist with vegetation sampling of uplands and depression wetlands within the longleaf pine-wiregrass ecosystem. Some travel may be required. This position will report directly to the Plant Ecology Lead Technician.

The 28,000-acre Research Center is located approximately 30 miles south of Albany, Georgia. The Center’s research, education, and conservation programs focus on ecology and natural resource management. The site includes 16,000 acres of longleaf pine forests, over 1,000 acres of wetlands, and 26 miles of stream and river ecosystems.

Job Requirements: Ability to independently follow instructions. Vegetation sampling requires moderate to strenuous physical activity in the field, under demanding field conditions (i.e., heat, high humidity, and insects).

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in biology, botany, horticulture, plant ecology, or a related field. Experience with plant propagation, identification, and the use of dichotomous keys is desired. Computer and laboratory-related experience is also preferable.

$11.00 per hour (limited housing available)
$12.00 per hour (without housing)

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, list of pertinent courses, 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 Ecology Hourly Position, or mail to Attn: Cindy Craft, Joseph Jones Ecological Research Center, 3988 Jones Center Drive, Newton, GA 39870-9651 or FAX (229)734-4707. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

For specific questions or more information on this position, contact: Lisa Giencke, Plant Ecology Lead Technician by email: or phone: (229)734-4706. The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Ichauway, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/E-Verify Employer. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.