Environmental Planning Technician-Louisiana

Center for Environmental Management
Fort Polk, LA
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Full time Positions
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POSITION A Wildland Firefighter (Prescribed Fire/Fuels) (Technical/Support I, Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Vandenberg AFB, CA. ORGANIZATION 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/. RESPONSIBILITIES An Environmental Planner position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML), to be assigned at Fort Polk, Louisiana. The Environmental Planner will provide support to the Environmental Office in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This position will provide technical expertise at Fort Polk to ensure compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for federal actions on the installation. Federal actions may include, but is not limited to, military training, habitat management, and United States Fish and Wildlife Service requirements. The Environmental Planner will work with the NEPA, Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRMP), Threatened and Endangered Species (TES), Maneuver Damage (ManDam), and other programs within the Fort Polk Conservation Branch. This position will work with other CEMML employees as well as Federal employees in a collaborative setting to ensure compliance with Federal regulations by researching and writing NEPA documents, serving on interdisciplinary teams, coordinating with Federal entities to evaluate proposed actions, and conducting independent field surveys, among other responsibilities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 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. • BS/BA in environmental science, natural resource management, or related field is required. • Two years of experience working in a natural resources field. • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date. • Ability to conduct strenuous field work in weather extremes, notable high heat and humidity on rugged terrain is required. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS • Demonstrated knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its implementing guidelines. • Experience with environmental analysis preparation for Environmental Impact Statements, environmental Assessments, Records of Environmental Consideration and Categorical Exclusion documents. • Diversity of experience within different natural resource fields • Experience with technical writing and oral presentation. • Experience in environmental monitoring and analysis • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. • Experience working with ESRI ArcGIS. • Experience with field data. • Experience working within military or federal land management units. DIVERSITY STATEMENT Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion. BACKGROUND CHECK 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 Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Annual salary range $40,000 - $45,000. Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor. BENEFITS 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 12% matching. For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/. APPLICATION Prospective candidates should apply online at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/53856. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than March 18, 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) 2) Resume 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. 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.
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