Seasonal Rare Plant Technician

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Social Circle, Georgia

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $14/hour
Deadline Jul 01, 2024
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

The Wildlife Resources Division, Wildlife Conservation Section (WCS) office in Social Circle announces a 40 hr./week field technician position available for 6 months (August - March). The technician’s primary duties will be aiding WCS Botanists and Technicians with project planning coordination for the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance (GPCA) and habitat restoration activities related to priority rare and endangered GA plant species. The position is based out of our Social Circle office, 45 minutes from Athens and Atlanta. Housing or carpooling options are available. Travel is state-wide with overnight stays; transportation and field lodging are provided. Field workdays can be >10 hrs. in physically challenging conditions. Start date and end date are flexible but ideally the position would be from Aug. 1-March 28. Salary is $14.00 / hr.

Job Responsibilities

Primary: 1) Assistance to Botanists with coordinating collaborative conservation efforts led by the GPCA including attending meetings, notetaking, and data organization

Secondary: 2) Assistance with restoration activities and pre-fieldwork logistics for monitoring and sampling related to rare and endangered GA plant species. 3) Assist with propagule (seeds, cuttings…) collection of priority species for conservation 4) Organization of rare plant historical data from GA DNR archives.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with at least one of the following skills will be preferred for the position:

1) Familiarity with flora of the Southeastern US (rare, common, and invasive species)  

2) Fieldwork experience with basic field sampling, GIS data collection and/or propagule collection

3) Experience in coordination, planning and/or prioritizing multiple simultaneous activities



Submit via email to carlee.steppe@dnr.ga.gov by July 1, 2024:

1) A cover letter highlighting applicable skills and how this position will benefit your future career goals

2) A resume emphasizing relevant experience

3) Contact information for two references


Send application materials or address questions to:

Carlee Steppe, Conservation Botanist GA DNR-WCS


2065 U.S. Highway 278 Social Circle, GA 30025

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Botany, Ecology
Tags GIS