Posting Number G/R15394P
Working Title Grassland Bird Research Technicians
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.
About the College/Unit/Department
Employment Type Employee
Additional Schedule Information
Up to 40 hours per week. Variable shift times.
Advertised Salary 11.50
Anticipated Start Date 05/05/2022
Posting Date 10/28/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Location of Vacancy Outside Georgia
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
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Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of
100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance,
with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do
not go below 5% time per assigned duty.
Percentage of time 30
Deploying and Retrieving ARUs
Percentage of time 30
Percentage of time 30
Percentage of time 10
Classification Title Temporary Technical Paraprofessional
UGA Job Code
Seeking up two (2) technicians to collect data on a few grassland bird
species across several areas within the state of Indiana. Target species are
Northern Bobwhite, Ring-necked Pheasant, Loggerhead Shrike, Henslow's Sparrow,
Field Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, Dickcissel, and Grasshopper Sparrow. The
primary duties will be to perform point count surveys, operate and manage
autonomous recording devices (ARUs), and coordinate with landowners, state
and federal agency personnel, and university staff to gain access to
participating landowner properties. This position requires travel throughout
the sampling time frame. Successful applicants may assist with data management
and manipulation. Individuals will have the opportunity to learn about
designing large-scale wildlife research studies and private land conservation
programs in the US.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position
Preferred applicant has had some classes in Ecology, Biology, Wildlife, or
Experience with point counts, bobwhite covey calls, or other forms of distance
sampling is a plus.
A completed associate degree or higher preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
A positive attitude and a good work ethic.
A strong interest in game bird management and ecology, wildlife, or related
Experience with field work is preferred
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Driving long distances, early morning field work, carrying up to 25 lbs of
Willingness to travel extensively. Willing to perform field work in remote
locations at early hours.
Navigating off-road locations, especially in darkness or low light.
Is this a Position of Trust? No
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?
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)
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