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Job Field:
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Water and Soil Resources
Job Type:
Part Time
Location Detail:
Albany, Georgia
Job Description:

The Jones Center invites applications for a Seasonal Conservation Ecology Hourly Worker position. This is a 3-month summer position beginning as soon as March 4, 2024. Further extension may be available with productive performance reviews. On-site housing is provided on a space-available basis. The Conservation Ecology Hourly Worker will assist in all aspects of implementing an ecological forestry and wildlife monitoring program. The candidate will be part of a crew of seasonal employees from May-August performing Forestry Monitoring Plots. A large portion of time will be spent in the field, where activities will include forest mensuration, timber cruising, vegetative classification, identifying red-cockaded woodpeckers with spotting scopes, Purple Martin nest monitoring, use of GPS equipment, and data collection. In addition, the worker will assist with various wildlife population surveys and management, including red-cockaded woodpecker management, white-tailed deer, and other wildlife related projects. Finally the worker will be involved with data entry and other duties as required.


The 29,000 acre 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, work independently, as well as work well within small groups. Some computer-related experience is required, and familiarity or experience with Southeastern wildlife, vegetation and plant communities is desirable. GIS experience a plus.


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

$12.00-$14.00 per hour with housing, (limited on-site housing is available), or $14.00 - $16.00 per hour without housing. No benefits package is available.
How to Apply:

A letter of application, resume and references should be sent via email to:, Subject line: Conservation Ecology Hourly Worker, or by mail to The Jones Center, Attn: Cindy Craft, 3988 Jones Center Drive, Newton, GA 39870, or FAX to (229)734-4707. For additional information regarding the position contact Zach Henshaw, Review of applications will continue until the position is filled

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