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Southeastern Motus Technician

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Athens, GA, USA

Position Summary:


Title:  Southeastern Motus Technician

Supervisor:  US Motus Director

Location:  Athens, GA

Salary:  $50,000 - $55,000 per year, depending on experience




This is a full-time position, 1-year term with high likelihood of extension, with American Bird Conservancy (ABC). American Bird Conservancy is a results-focused wildlife conservation non-profit seeking employees with an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to make a difference for birds throughout the Americas. ABC takes on the greatest problems facing birds today, innovating and building on rapid advancements in science to halt extinctions, protect habitats, eliminate threats, and build capacity for bird conservation.


Motus is a program of Birds Canada in collaboration with a diverse network of organizations, businesses and individuals. The Southeastern Motus Technician will implement Motus infrastructure growth development in the region, and work with a growing group of individuals and organizations and agencies across the region engaged in Motus expansion to inform conservation action for migratory species. This position will work with ABC’s US Motus Director, Atlantic Flyway Technical Coordinator, as well as other regional Motus groups to aid coordination and collaboration across different geographies.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Primary Duties:


  • Lead efforts to implement priority Motus Wildlife Tracking System expansion across the Southeast, including the installation of at least 35 new Motus station and upgrades of at least 20 existing stations
  • Provide technical assistance to Southeastern partners, including but not limited to: equipment needs and set up, maintenance, troubleshooting, data analysis, providing station installation workshops for partners throughout the year, etc.
  • Participate in regular meetings across the partnership to ensure effective information sharing and organization
  • Implement a plan for infrastructure scouting, permitting, securing landowner agreements, siting, installation, and maintenance
  • Represent the Southeast effort at grant-related and Motus coordinator meetings.
  • Develop excellent working relationships with all of the stakeholders, partners, and funders in the Southeast including federal, tribal and state agencies, universities, corporations, and other conservation organizations to advance bird conservation using Motus technology
  • Frequent travel as needed to assist with station installations, workshops, meetings, etc.

Collect, organize, and maintain documentation of grant expenditures


Position Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least five years’ work experience with large-scale program development/management, or other appropriate combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently, accurately, and keep deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability and strong interest in collaborating with other partners and stakeholders
  • Exceptional communication and problem-solving skills, in person and in writing
  • Knowledge of and experience with the Motus Wildlife Tracking System preferred, or other wildlife telemetry systems
  • Hand’s-on mechanical skills to assemble, install, and maintain Motus towers
  • Willingness to travel
  • Comfortable with heights
  • Authorized to work in the U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Background screening required


  • Benefits include medical, dental, flex spending account, and 403(b) plan.
  • Paid vacation days (15), holidays (10+), and sick leave.
How to Apply: 

To Apply:


Please apply online at Paylocity:


If you have any difficulties uploading your resume and cover letter, then please send them as ONE document to [email protected]



At American Bird Conservancy, we believe that a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills makes us more effective. We are committed to creating a respectful and inclusive work environment for all of our employees.


As an equal opportunity employer, ABC is committed to ensuring that employees and applicants for employment have equal opportunities regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor unrelated to the requirements of the position.


Organization Info

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Sep 18 2023
Active Until: 
Oct 18 2023
Hiring Organization: 
American Bird Conservancy