Bobwhite Quail Initiative Technician, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever

Albany, GA

Position Title: Bobwhite Quail Initiative Technician

Organization: Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever

Location: Albany, GA

Position Overview: This position is part of a partnership between the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, Bobwhite Quail Initiative (BQI) and Quail Forever, Inc. The technician will conduct habitat monitoring work on public and private land, population monitoring (covey counts, breeding bird counts) and may also work on other GADNR private lands program and Quail Forever biologists. This is a part-time (20-30 hr/week) employee Quail Forever, Inc. and will receive daily leadership from the GADNR State Quail Coordinator and supervision from the Quail Forever Georgia State Coordinator. This position will based in Albany, GA but will travel throughout the coastal plain, primarily in southwest GA.

Duties: The BQI Technician will assist with the implementation of BQI goals. Major responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to data collection for scientific field studies and surveys;
  • Conducting and coordinating volunteers on habitat and population monitoring;
  • Conducting habitat practice compliance on BQI private land contracts;
  • Assist with management of automated recording units (ARU) on private lands as part of the Working Lands for Wildlife Outcomes Assessment;
  • Assisting with procuring supplies and equipment;
  • Entering data in Excel;
  • Assisting with coordination and execution of field days, as directed;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a 2 yr. Associates degree or equivalent work experience in a natural resources field, such as, forestry, wildlife biology, fisheries, ecology, or a related field. A basic understanding of environmental, agricultural and/or natural resource science.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues and partner agencies;
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision;
  • Knowledge of wildlife ecology, forestry, wetland and grassland management
  • Good verbal/written communication and organizational skills;
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Experience with computer applications (Microsoft Office programs, GIS);
  • Good communication skills; supervisory experience and experience using habitat management tools and equipment.
  • Ability to identify birds by songs.
  • Ability to identify common southeast plants and understanding and training in a natural resources field.

Start/End Dates: March

Salary/Pay: $14.50/hour

Application Deadline: February 24

How to Apply: Please use the online application to view the full job description as well as how to apply.