The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center invites applications for 
two Temporary Research Hourly Worker positions for the Forest Ecology 
labs. These are 3-month positions with possible extension up to 9 months 
beginning February 1, 2017. On-site housing is provided on a space-
available basis. The Research Hourly Workers will assist in making basic 
forest measurements (i.e. tree dbh and height) to establish plots for a 
project examining silviculturally mediated forest composition and 
structure for future climate change scenarios. The majority of time will 
be spent in the field, where activities will include use of GPS 
equipment and data loggers, and making basic forest measurements 
(including DBH, height, age and basal area). There may also be 
opportunities to aid in the assessment of fire intensity, hardwood 
regeneration, and litter and biomass sampling). The worker(s) will also 
be involved with data entry and other duties as required.

The 29,000 acre Jones Ecological 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 web site:

Job Requirements: Ability to conduct physical activity in the field 
under a variety of weather conditions, to follow instructions with 
attention to detail, and work well both independently and within small 
groups. Some computer-related experience is required (MS Office, 
required), and familiarity or experience with Southeastern vegetation 
and plant communities is desirable. GPS and GIS experience a plus. Must 
be authorized to work in the United States.

Qualifications: Minimum A.S. degree (or substantial progress toward an 
A.S. or B.S. degree) in forestry, conservation biology, ecology, or 
related field.

Salary: Starting at $9.00-11.00 per hour with on-site housing provided 
or $10.00-12.00 per hour without housing commensurate with experience. 
No benefits package is available.

A letter of application, resume and references should be sent via email 
to:, Subject line: Forest Ecology Hourly Worker, or by 
mail to Joseph
W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Attn: Becky Gay, 3988 Jones Center 
Drive, Newton, GA 39870, or FAX to (229)734-4707.

For additional information regarding the position contact Andy Whelan,  Review of applications will begin in December 
2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The Joseph W. Jones 
Ecological Research Center, Ichauway, Inc. is an Equal 
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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