Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center

The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway seeks to understand, to demonstrate and to promote excellence in natural resource management and conservation on the landscape of the southeastern Coastal Plain of the United States.

The Jones Center was founded on a long-standing ethic of conserving land and water resources. Ichauway is maintained as the tangible expression of this natural resource management philosophy. Central to this philosophy is the conviction that management and research inform each other and are partners in their contribution to knowledge. One of the Center’s most important products is people who combine a rigorous understanding of ecological principles with proficiency in natural resource management.

Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center 3988 Jones Center Drive, Newton, GA 39870, USA
Mar 14, 2018
The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center invites applications for the temporary position of Wildlife Seasonal Research Hourly. We will hire 1-2 employees to assist with all aspects of ongoing wildlife research. This research will primarily focus on small mammal ecology, predators and the predation process, and the effects of land management practices on wildlife communities. The position will start in early to mid-May and end in late August, with potential for extension through November. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible. On-site housing is provided on an as-available basis. Job Duties : Live trapping rats and mice, running small mammal giving-up-density stations, trail camera surveys, vegetation surveys, operating track stations, maintaining electric fences, conducting point counts in person and with songmeters, data entry, potential predator trapping, longleaf pine cone counting, and other duties as required. Applicants must be able to work individually and as a part of a team, follow instructions, neatly and accurately record data, read small print on ear tags, carry heavy loads, climb over fences, and be willing to work in hot, humid, and buggy conditions. Venomous snakes and poison ivy are common throughout our research areas. Early morning, evening, and weekend work will occasionally be required. Job Qualifications : Applicants should have a background in wildlife biology, ecology, or related field. An associate’s or bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. Experience handling and identifying southeastern small mammals, familiarity with calls of southeastern summer birds, and ability to operate manual transmission vehicles is preferred but not required. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. Wages : $9 to $11/hour, depending on education/experience, with on-site housing provided, or $10 to $12/hour if no housing is provided. No benefits package is available. Remember to say you found this opportunity at