Grassland Bird Research Technicians

University of Georgia

United States

November 29, 2021


Posting Details Posting Number G/R15394P

Working Title Grassland Bird Research Technicians 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 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 College/Unit/Department website 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 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants 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 (


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 Duties/Responsibilities

Deploying and Retrieving ARUs

Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

Point-count Surveys

Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

Data Entry

Percentage of time 10

Position Details Classification Title Temporary Technical Paraprofessional

FLSA Non-Exempt UGA Job Code Job Family FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary

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 similar field. 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 field Experience with field work is preferred Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

Physical Demands

Driving long distances, early morning field work, carrying up to 25 lbs of field equipment. 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? 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

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