Seasonal Avian Field Technicians

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Seasonal Avian Field Technicians


Warnell AD Research

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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This is temporary employee 40 hours a week. Start date 04/16/2021 – 07/15/2021

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$10.25 hourly

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Location of Vacancy:

Outside Georgia

EOO Statement:

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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).


Mist-netting and banding

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Point counts

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Data entry

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Classification Title:

Temporary Technical Paraprofessional





Position Summary:

Operating 10, 12 m passive mist nets (4 days/wk), point-counts (1-2 days/wk), target netting warblers (1-2 days/wk), re-sighting color banded warblers, color banding target species, assisting graduate students with projects, and significant data entry.

Field days will often begin before dawn. Work begins mid to late April and lasts until mid-July. Shared housing and a salary of $10.25/hour will be provided.

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

Experience banding, mist net extraction, taking morphometric measurements, and collecting feather samples of small songbirds is required. An interest in avian ecology is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Experience training new banders will make candidates very competitive.
Good color vision is needed, and ability to identify eastern birds by sight and sound.
Position also necessitates attention to detail, self-motivation, and a positive attitude.
We are looking for someone who can be independent when needed but are able to work and live closely with co-workers.

Physical Demands:

Hiking very dense and rugged terrain, sometimes carrying up to 25 lbs.
Working long days in the field.
Working alone in rugged terrain and variable weather conditions.

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Posted: 2/12/2021
Application Due: 5/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time