The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) has an open Endangered Species Technician position at Fort Polk, LA. For full position details and to submit application materials, please visit https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/86067. Emailed or mailed applications will not be accepted.
CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.
Serves as an Endangered Species Technician supporting tasks for the Endangered Species program at Fort Polk, LA. Threatened and Endangered species include the Red Cockaded Woodpecker (RCW) and the Louisiana Pine Snake (LPS). The Technician will be required to work with CSU staff and Federal staff on a regular basis to meet the needs of the Threatened and Endangered Species program. Field support will include RCW pre-breeding morning roost, nest monitoring for breeding success and assisting with translocation events. Climbing trees and banding RCWs is an important component of the position. RCW artificial cavity training will be provided and cavity installation will be required of this position. LPS work consists of live and camera trapping. Additional LPS work consist of collecting soils for eDNA analysis.
Required Job Qualifications
BS in wildlife biology or closely related field
One year of wildlife biology field experience
Ability to perform strenuous fieldwork in rugged terrain and weather extremes
Ability to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle, ATV/UTV, carpentry type power equipment to include gasoline-powered drill, chainsaw, and farm equipment
Ability to climb ladders and trees
Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.
The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Preferred Job Qualifications
More than one year of wildlife biology experience
Wildlife biology experience in central Louisiana forests or analogous habitats
Experience with threatened and endangered species
Experience with bird banding
Experience climbing ladders and running chainsaws safely
Experience on a military installation
Experience communicating with peers, stakeholders, or the public