Biological Technician (Little Fire Ant Control) – Guam

Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands
Job Category
Full time Positions
$30,000 - $36,000 annual
Last Date to Apply
The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) has an open Biological Technician (Little Fire Ant) position located at Joint Base Marianas, Guam. For full position details and to submit application materials, please visit: Emailed or mailed applications will not be accepted. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates. Two Biological Technicians positions are available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). These are 40-hour week appointments located in the US Territory of Guam. The majority of work will be conducted on US military bases. The Biological Technicians will conduct population delineations and chemical control of invasive little fire ants (Wasmannia auropunctata) on military lands. The Biological Technicians will also be responsible for recording and entering associated data. There will likely be opportunities to assist with other ecological tasks and biosecurity inspection work. These positions are temporary appointments for the period of at least one year, or until project tasks are completed, not to exceed eighteen months. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than September 14, 2020, 11:59 pm (MT) for full consideration at Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birth dates from application materials. A complete application consists of: 1) Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement) uploaded in the ‘Cover Letter’ slot. 2) Resume 3) References – please include within your application contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Required Qualifications: • The qualified individual must have a minimum of a high school diploma, GED or equivalent. • Minimum of one (1) year of work experience with natural or agricultural resources. Experience needs to be well-documented and acquired under the employment of an academic institution, governmental agency, private company, or non-profit organization in the appropriate field. • Must have experience conducting fieldwork and accurately recording, entering, and proofing data. • Must be capable of walking several consecutive miles while carrying gear and performing manual labor in a hot tropical environment on uneven terrain on most days. • Ability to take photographs and collect biological samples for identification. • Ability to use compass, maps, data tablets, and GPS. • The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by proposed start date U.S. employment authorization. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date. • Must be willing to submit for NACI background check to obtain a DOD Common Access Card. Preferred Qualifications: • B.S. degree in botany, horticulture, biology, ecology or a closely related science. • More than two (2) years’ experience with natural or agricultural resources. • Experience working in Micronesia or Hawaii in the biological, natural resources, or agricultural fields. • Experience implementing methods for control little fire ants or other alien insect species. • Experience working on a military installation and interacting with military staff. • Familiarity with DOD/Navy environmental and safety regulations. • Possession of Guam CORE pest control applicator’s license.
Contact Person
Tom Mathies
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