Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance Technicians (Chainsaw Operation)-Alaska

Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands
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POSITION Several Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM) Technician (Temporary Hourly) positions are available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). These positions are located in Alaska at Donnelly Training Area, Fort Wainwright, and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Positions will last 4 to 9 months, depending on funding. 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 LOCATION Donnelly Training Area is located south of Delta Junction, Alaska, which is located approximately 100 miles southeast of Fairbanks. Delta Junction is a small town that provides access to excellent recreation and wildlife opportunities such as fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, and much more. The town has incredible views, with access to the Alaska Range and the Delta, Tanana, and Clearwater rivers. Delta Junction has basic services such as groceries, library, and a medical clinic. For further information, visit Fort Wainwright is located on the east side of Fairbanks, Alaska. Fort Wainwright encompasses over 900,000 acres, including a main post area of 4,470 acres, 8,825 acres of ranges, and over 890,000 acres of military maneuver areas. Fairbanks is the second largest city in Alaska by population and hosts movie theaters, museums, parks, extensive hiking and biking paths, Alaska’s largest university, and numerous outdoor recreational activities. In October 2010, the Air Force's Elmendorf Air Force Base and the Army's Fort Richardson joined to become Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER). The installation is over 84,000 acres, stretching from northern Anchorage to Palmer, Alaska. JBER is located near Anchorage, Alaska, which has a population of nearly 300,000, and provides all of the expected urban amenities. JBER's proximity to Anchorage provides access to excellent recreation and wildlife opportunities. For more information about Anchorage, visit RESPONSIBILITIES LRAM field crews will be hired to conduct training area improvements in support of the Integrated Training Area Management Program at each of the three Army posts in Alaska. Field crews will be responsible for forest thinning, hazard tree removal, trail clearing and other duties as assigned with chainsaws and hand tools that are provided. Overnight camping trips and travel by small aircraft, all-terrain vehicles, and/or river boat may be required to access remote sites.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The ability to walk long distances in adverse terrain and weather conditions is required. Must be able to handle and operate a chainsaw for a 10-hour workday. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain a valid driving license. The ability to work well with others all while conducting arduous and physically demanding work is essential. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Experience with running and maintaining chainsaws and working with hand tools is desired. Experience or education in forestry or similar discipline is desired. Successful completion of a chainsaw training course is a plus. Experience navigating with maps, GPS, and compasses is a plus. HOUSING AND DURATION Housing is not provided; rental housing is available in the adjacent communities. Travel expenses to Alaska will not be paid. Positions will be approximately four to nine months starting in May or June; employment not to exceed nine months. 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. PAY RATE Pay rate is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The range is $18.00-$22.00 per hour. Continuation of these positions is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for these positions. APPLICATION To apply, please e-mail the following: (1) A cover letter of application to include order of preferred work locations (2) Resume (3) Unofficial copy of college transcripts (please remove sensitive personal information such as social security number or date of birth) (4) Name and daytime phone number for three references to include one current or former supervisor to: Deborah White All application materials must be received by March 3, 2019. For more information about this position, contact Deborah White at 907-873-1617 or email at 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. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion. See a complete listing of open CEMML positions at
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