Description of Work Unit
CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DoD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations.
To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.
An Ecologist position (Research Associate I) is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) and will located at Travis Air Force Base (TAFB), California. The incumbent will provide ecological support and technical assistance supporting natural resource data collection, information management, and planning and decision support for implementation of the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) projects. Duties will include, but not be limited to, managing and monitoring wildlife and plant species, performing surveys, performing public awareness through articles and information materials and supporting communications between natural resources management and base missions.
TAFB is a United States Air Force Base under the operational control of the Air Mobility Command and is located three miles (5 km) east of the central business district of Fairfield, in Solano County, California, 50 miles northeast of San Francisco and 40 miles southwest of Sacramento. TAFB is situated on approximately 5,137 acres and is midway between the coastal zone and the interior valley of California. The primary ecological communities are northern claypan vernal pool and annual grassland, sometimes referred to as vernal pool grassland. This community covers over 90 percent of the natural habitat on the base and in the surrounding landscape. Other communities include lacustrine marsh, riparian vegetation, planted eucalyptus groves, and urban landscapes.
Required Job Qualifications
Minimum requirements for this position include the following:
• A BS degree in ecology, wildlife biology, natural resource management, conservation biology or closely related field
• Experience with ArcGIS, including map composition, data analysis, and preparation of metadata files
• Experience with environmental education
• Experience conducting surveys on invasive and non-invasive species
• Ability to work outdoors in rough terrain and inclement weather
• Ability to operate and maintain 4-wheel-drive vehicles, ATVs, and power equipment
• The successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. 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.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Desired qualifications for this position include the following:
• Ability to identify the flora and fauna and wildlife of northern California
• Knowledge of and experience with Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans on military installations
• Knowledge of NEPA and other federal regulations
• Experience writing permits
•Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than January 29, 2018 for full consideration. 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 birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:
1) Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement)
3) Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) uploaded in the ‘Official Transcripts’ or ‘Unofficial Transcripts’ slot.
4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot.
5) Please upload any license or certifications you have obtained which pertain to this position in the optional ‘Licenses/Certifications’ slot
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.
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