Title: Natural Resources Technician - Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina
Location: Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina
Full job description: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/119815
Full Consideration Application Date: 01/30/2023
Salary Range: $30,000-$33,000
The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (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/.
A Natural Resources Technician (Seasonal Worker, Full-time, 40 hours/week) position is available with the Colorado State University (CSU) Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position will provide support to the natural resources program at Joint Base Charleston (JBC), South Carolina. The successful candidate will gain hands-on experience on a range of natural resource and wildlife management projects. Experience gained will be a valuable tool to anyone wishing to grow in their career in Natural Resources Management. The successful candidate is also eligible for CSU’s Temporary Admin Professional (AFAP), non-classified staff comprehensive benefits package (https://hr.colostate.edu/current-employees/benefits/)
Military affiliation is not required to apply for this position.
The Natural Resources Technician will provide support to JBC’s Natural Resources Manager on a variety of natural resource and wildlife management projects. These projects include managing stands of long leaf pines, removing invasive plants, monitoring local eagle nests to assess their activity and productivity, and maintaining nest boxes, tree nurseries, and dams and dikes. The technicians also may assist with prescribed fire operations, depending on their qualifications. Once technicians are hired, safety training for operating ATVs and chainsaws may be provided. Almost all work will be conducted outdoors and entail working either alongside other technicians/managers and/or independently, as necessary. The physical requirements of this position, as described below, are demanding, but they will provide an excellent variety of work experiences in natural resources maintenance and management that should prove invaluable for those seeking careers in natural resources.
Joint Base Charleston (JBC) is a 23,000-acre United States military installation, 10,000 acres of which remain undeveloped. This undeveloped area is used primarily for ordnance storage and military training and secondarily for timber management and outdoor recreation. The JBC Natural and Cultural Resource program is a multi-faceted, award-winning operation that manages and protects the base’s natural and cultural resources, as required by state and federal law and DoD policies, and it operates under the JBC’s Integrated Natural and Cultural Resources Management Plan. Key areas of environmental focus include endangered species management, wetlands protection, wildland fire, invasive species control, outdoor recreation, timber management, wildlife management, and other special projects.
Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, Colorado State University has mandated vaccinations against COVID-19. Faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine status or declare an exemption. More information about the vaccination mandate can be found on the CSU COVID-19 Information & Resources site here, https://covid.colostate.edu/pandemic-preparedness-team-broad-guidance-for-all-summer-and-fall-2021-activities/
To learn more about JBC and its mission, visit https://www.jbcharleston.jb.mil/.
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ & https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/.
Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.
CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.
• B.S. in, or progress towards, a natural resources-, environmental compliance-, or ecosystem science-related field.
• Must be physically capable of working independently in remote outdoor locations for long periods of time under varying weather conditions. Field activities may include, but not be limited to, pruning trees, clearing brush, restringing fences, and handling maintenance tools and equipment. These actions will require constant walking, lifting, kneeling, and pulling.
• Must be able to pass the wildland firefighter pack test, if you do not already possess a Red Card.
• Must be able to operate federal vehicles, including cars and ATVs.
• 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 legally authorized to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.