Field Ecologist/Botanist-Colorado

Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands
Fort Collins, CO
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Full time Positions
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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 The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) seeks two Field Ecologists/Botanists to join a team mapping vegetative communities for the U.S. Air Force. Under direction from the Project Supervisor, these positions will provide support to an on-going vegetation mapping project, digitize and interpret aerial imagery, develop maps and feature layers for field deployment, manage and prepare field equipment for data collection, identify flora species and vegetative communities, lead natural resource technicians in field data collection, and will develop final deliverable maps and technical documents. This is a position that will require frequent travel to U.S. Air Force installations for field data collection. The Field Ecologists will collaborate as part of a team to complete project objectives. This is a special benefited position that is temporary and expires on 9/13/2019. Two Field Ecologist/Botanist positions are available with CEMML. To view the full job announcement and apply, please visit: CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.
Required Qualifications BS or BA in Ecology, Forestry, Environmental Science, Geography, or related field. 2 years minimum work experience; not including course work. Field experience identifying plants to the species level. Demonstrated experience with environmental-related GIS, interpreting aerial imagery, and geospatial technical writing and documentation. Proficient with Esri ArcGIS software and Microsoft Office suite. Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather and rugged terrain, including navigating backcountry terrain using topographic/satellite maps and GPS. Initiative to resolve issues, a strong attention to detail, superior verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work both independently and with others. Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date. Preferred Job Qualifications A candidate with demonstrated experience identifying flora species of the Midwest, Southern U.S., and Southwestern U.S. will be highly valued. Additionally, familiarity with the US National Vegetation Classification system is preferred. Prior experience leading a field crew (particularly managing conflict and meeting objectives in often difficult and dynamic settings) is desired. Familiarity with a wide variety of GPS devices and field data collection equipment and software is preferred. In particular, an individual with experience using ERDAS Imagine and Collector for ArcGIS software will be viewed favorably.
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Jacie Ullrich
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