White-tailed Deer Research Technician

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Outside Georgia

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

G/R15252P

Working Title:

White-tailed Deer Research Technician

Department:

Warnell-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 (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Employment Type:

Employee

Additional Schedule Information:

Up to 40 hours per week. Working variable shift times.

Advertised Salary:

$11.50 per hour

Anticipated Start Date:

05/16/2022

Posting Date:

05/03/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

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]).

UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Duties/Responsibilities:

deer capture

Percentage of time:

40

Duties/Responsibilities:

deer tracking

Percentage of time:

40

Duties/Responsibilities:

data entry and management

Percentage of time:

20

Classification Title:

Temporary Technical Paraprofessional

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

FTE:

1.00

Position Summary:

We are seeking three (3) white-tailed deer research technicians for participation in a deer research project funded by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The project will investigate population-level impacts of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) of white-tailed deer in northern Newton and Searcy counties. The research team will consist of one graduate student, one research coordinator, and four technicians. Technicians will gain extensive experience in capturing adult deer and fawns, collaring adults with GPS collars and fawns with VHF collars, investigating mortalities, tracking fawns, and monthly monitoring and maintenance of camera traps. Captured deer will also receive ear tags and morphometric and biological tissue samples will be collected. Capture methods for deer on this project include rocket nets, drop nets, clover traps, and chemical immobilization by use of dart projectors. Because we are researching and working in areas with high concentrations of CWD prions, there will be precautions taken in order to minimize transmission of prions by field crews to different research sites. Such precautions will be using field equipment in designated areas instead of using equipment at multiple sites, carrying boot bath equipment in trucks, etc. This position will provide opportunity to network with local landowners, professionals from the University of Georgia, and staff from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

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

Bachelor’s degree in wildlife management, biology, zoology, natural resource management, or a related field. The ability to live in close-quarters with a small crew, while maintaining a professional demeanor towards university personnel, Arkansas GFC employees, and the public is necessary. Previous experience gathering scientific data and the ability to work well in a team.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Previous experience working with ungulates, especially with capture using the above methods and tracking of deer is preferred. Experience with camera traps and working in bio-secure environments is also desirable. Experience working with the public is also desired.

Physical Demands:

Hiking in rough terrain
Sitting and standing for long periods of time, working variable shifts/schedules.
Driving 4×4 vehicles.
Tolerate biting insects, ticks, and venomous snakes.
Work irregular hours and meet the physical demands of the northern Arkansas landscape, such as hiking through rugged terrain with 50lbs for long periods of time.

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

Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below. For assistance with your application or login, please email [email protected]

Recruitment Contact Name:

Clayton Delancey

Recruitment Contact Email:

[email protected]

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
United States

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