Conservation Ecology Hourly Worker

Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center Published: November 28, 2018
Newton, Georgia
Job Type
Freelance / Limited Contract
Editorial / Writing / Natural Resources/ Restoration /

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~ 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.

The 29,000 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 two stream and river ecosystems. For more information visit our website.

Position Overview

The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center invites applications for a Temporary Conservation Ecology Hourly Worker position. This is a 2 - 3 month position beginning as early as December 2018 through January or February 2019. On-site housing is provided on a space available basis.


  • The Conservation Ecology Hourly Worker will assist in assessing forest impacts of Hurricane Michael through sampling of long-term forest monitoring plots.
  • A large portion of time will be spent in the field assessing tree mortality and damage along with sampling of coarse woody debris.
  • Finally the worker will be involved with data entry and other duties as required.


  • Ability to conduct physical activity in the field under a variety of environmental conditions, to follow instructions with attention to detail, ability to navigate with maps and GPS, and work well within small groups.
  • Some computer-related experience is required, and familiarity or experience with Southeastern wildlife, vegetation and plant communities is desirable. GIS experience a plus.
  • Minimum A.S. degree (or substantial progress toward an A.S. or B.S. degree) in forestry, wildlife ecology, conservation biology, ecology, or related field.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to upload a letter of application, resume and references with "Conservation Ecology Hourly Worker: in the subject line.
  • For additional information regarding the position contact Brandon Rutledge.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

~ 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. ~

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