An Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan (INRMP) Team Lead (Research Associate II Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Fort Polk, LA.
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.
Oversee CEMML INRMP team of 6 – 9 staff to ensure completion of goals and objectives under the Scope of Work. Leads CEMML INRMP program planning and oversite. Monitoring and management of INRMP activities and projects to include botany, non-game and game species programs. Coordinate with various ENRMD staff and other concerned parties, including, but not limited to, the Endangered Species Program, Cultural Resources Program, Integrated Pest Management Program, National Environmental Policy Act Program, other ENRMD branches and other Fort Polk Directorates. Ensures that proper protocols and methodology are utilized to collect field data and to interpret results.
Organize, oversee, and conduct weekly meetings to plan and implement INRMP projects. Participate in monthly safety briefings to ensure team safety. Semiannual meetings for INRMP project, procedure and product reviews. Prepare and facilitate quarterly INRMP meetings. Track and schedule training and safety requirements necessary to complete INRMP projects. Coordinate and schedule special INRMP events at monthly Resource Allocation Conference meetings.
Gathers data, results, reports, recommendations, etc, to analyze condition of program areas. This analysis is used to create quarterly reports and annual review/updates to the botany, non-game and game species sections of the INRMP as well as the 5 year INRMP review and update. Provide annual review of all report products for INRMP SOPs as well as final review for botany, non-game and game species INRMP SOPs. Review and tracking of efforts for compliance of regulations including, but not limited to, Sikes Act Improvement Act, Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act Section 404, US Department of Defense, US Army and Fort Polk regulations and other applicable executive orders and institutional guidance. Review and prepare NEPA documentation to evaluate potential impacts to sensitive plant and animal species due to construction projects and military training.
Track, update, and report CLS; development and review of Statement of Work, annual Standard Operative Procedure project reports, and weekly program activities; track annual review and update of botany and non-game species lists. The annual Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) reports review the efficacy of the SOPs and can make recommendations for SOP updates/revisions. The team lead cooperates with the Federal Program Managers to determine what changes will be adopted. Manage INRMP program equipment, hand receipts, and key control protocols. Prepare and present field work results and information to ENRMD, Conservation Branch public outreach events to Army personnel, local schools, clubs, and societies. Acquire all necessary State and Federal permits to include vertebrate and invertebrate species handling permits required annual for INRMP project execution. Provide oversight and tracking and coordinating implantation and completion of projects associate with State, Federal, local agencies and/or Universities. Prepare and facilitate special events and requests for special projects, additional data calls, reports, meetings and other functions. Provide deliverables in accordance with scheduled outline.
The successful candidate must be able to walk over uneven terrain in inclement weather. The position may also require bending, climbing, and lifting up to 25 pounds.
A Bachelor of Science in wildlife biology or closely related field and 3+ years of experience in natural resources. Experience implementing field techniques that are needed to meet INRMP requirements.
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 eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Master of Science degree in wildlife biology or related field
Knowledge of flora and fauna of central Louisiana or analogous habitats.
Ability to perform strenuous field work in rugged terrain and weather extremes.
Experience managing natural resource projects
Experience capturing, identifying, and banding/ marking birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, fish and invertebrates within all appropriate habitats.
Experience with botany and/or vegetation management
Expertise to map locations using the Geographic Information System ArcMap.
Experience leading or supervising
Willingness to obtain appropriate training, certifications and permits required to achieve responsibilities.
Prior experience working on a military installation.
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 $58,000 - $65,000. Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for INRMP 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/49250. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than September 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.