An Endangered Species Technician (Research Associate I Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
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/.
Fort Polk is a nearly 200,000-acre United States Army installation mostly in the Kisatchie National Forest in Vernon Parish County, located approximately 7 miles east of Leesville, Louisiana, and 20 miles north of DeRidder, Louisiana. In Vernon Parish County, you can find an abundance of recreational opportunities, including golf courses, parks, museums, lakes, as well as excellent educational opportunities.
Coordination of installation efforts to manage all non-game vertebrate and invertebrate USFWS candidate, petitioned, state sensitive and species of conservation concern through CB approved INRMP SOP projects and cooperative agreements in direct coordination with the INRMP PM. Coordinate with various ENRMD staff and other concerned parties including, but not limited to, the INRMP program, Cultural Resources program, Integrated Pest Management program, National Environmental Policy Act program, other ENRMD branches and other Fort Polk directorates.
Ensure execution aspects of monitoring and managing IAW established ESMC SOP time lines. Participate in weekly meetings to comply with tasks scheduling for ESMC project execution and status updates. Participate and prepare monthly safety briefings. Acquire required training needed to accomplish INRMP projects. Prepare and participate in semi-annual meetings for ESMC project review, development, and update.
Ensure successful monitoring for RCW breeding success, morning roost, and fall census. Monitor nests with a tree top peeper or a light and dental mirror. Climb nest trees using Swedish climbing ladders to capture and band RCW adults, nestlings, and juveniles. Locate color banded RCWs with a high power spotting scope to document survival rate and population structure. Record biological field data. Protect and improve RCW habitat by painting boundaries on trees, removing cavity competitor species from RCW cavities, and raking pine straw to protect habitat from severe fire damage. Install artificial cavity inserts, drill starts, and drill cavities using chainsaw and gas-powered drill. Perform thinning and midstory removal within RCW cluster sites manually and mechanically. Translocate juvenile RCW’s on Fort Polk, Peason Ridge, and Kisatchie National Forest. Build, install, and check snake traps. Capture and identify trapped reptiles. Track LPS using radio telemetry. Identify and mark gopher tunnel systems.
Preparing and submitting appropriate field sheets, data entry into a database (Microsoft Excel or other program(s) compatible with government CPUs) and data storage. Preparing and tracking forms to acquire equipment needed for INRMP execution. Assist with maintenance of equipment, vehicle(s) and facility as appropriate. Coordinating with installation public outreach personnel to prepare and maintain informative ENRMD, Conservation Branch displays and presentations for public viewing, participate in public outreach programs to Army personnel, local schools, clubs, and societies. Serve as a team member and inspector IAW the installation’s maneuver damage inspection and repair program SOPs (to include attending required monthly meetings). Assist with preparing and/ or participating in special events and requests to include, but not limited to special projects, additional data calls, reporting and all other support functions as identified by the PM. Provide deliverables IAW the scheduled outline.
BS in wildlife biology or closely related field. One year of wildlife biology field experience. Ability to perform strenuous field work in rugged terrain and weather extremes. Ability to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle, ATV/UTV, carpentry type power equipment, chain saw, and farm equipment, ability to climb ladders and trees.
The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.
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 with data entry and management. Experience on a military installation. Experience communicating with peers, stakeholders, or the public.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Annual salary range $35,000 – $45,000. Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for endangered species efforts at Fort Polk, LA.
Colorado State University offers a generous benefits package including 24 days of paid vacation leave, tuition credits, excellent health insurance (including vision and dental), and retirement plans with 11.5% matching. For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/.
Prospective candidates should apply online at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/51912. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than December 17, 2017, 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)
4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded)
5) References (contact information for professional references including at least one supervisor, references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates)
Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce, and complies with all federal and Colorado state laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
See a complete listing of open CEMML positions at http://www.cemml.colostate.edu.
POSITION #: 015011.0003