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Forestry Technician USFWS

University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, US
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Position Information

Classification Title Temporary Technical Paraprofessional FLSA Non-Exempt UGA Job Code FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary

Positions will be located on various National Wildlife Refuges in the Southeast region. Potential Refuge locations may include (but not limited to): Carolina Sandhills NWR in McBee, SC; St. Marks NWR in St. Marks, FL; Okeefenokee NWR in Folkston, GA; Piedmont NWR in Round Oak, GA; Lower Suwanee NWR in Chiefland, FL; Noxubee NWR near Starkville, MS; and, Clarks River in Kentucky. Primary duties include collecting baseline forest habitat data, cruising & marking timber to enhance wildlife habitat, and assisting with timber sale administration. Other duties may involve invasive plant control and monitoring of wildlife and habitat responses to various forest management treatments. A wide variety of wildlife management activities may also be incorporated depending upon refuge needs and objectives.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

Preferred applicants are forestry students enrolled in school (undergraduate, graduate program or recent graduates) or recent graduates.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Preference may be given to students having basic dendrology, forest mensuration and silvicultural knowledge or experience. Wildlife students with an interest and understanding of forest ecology and management are also encouraged to apply.

Physical Demands

Work is outdoors and therefore conditions are subject to Weather, animals, and natural occurrences. Driving.

Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a requirement of this position? Yes Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No Background Investigation Policy

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.

Contact Information

Recruitment Contact

Contact Details

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name michael Mengak Recruitment Contact Email Recruitment Contact Phone

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Optional Documents

* Resume/CV
* Cover Letter

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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