Open Pool – Erosion Control Technician – Eglin Air Force Base, Florida (Temporary)

Colorado State University - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands
Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$32,000 - $33,000
Last Date to Apply
Title: Open Pool – Erosion Control Technician - Eglin Air Force Base, Florida (Temporary) Location: Eglin Air Force Base, Florida Full job description: Full Consideration Application Date: 09/30/2023 Salary Range: $32,000 - $33,000 Position Summary: CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at 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 Colorado State University Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) is hiring an Erosion Control Technician who will support the natural resources program at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Florida. This position is full-time (40 hours/week), 12-month duration located at Eglin AFB. The successful candidate will gain unique, entry-level experience on a wide-range of natural resource management projects on DoD lands. Military affiliation is not required to apply for this position. This is an Open Pool position. Erosion Control Technician (1 position) will provide support to Eglin’s Forestry Program in examining, maintaining, and mapping erosion sites. This position will require the use of GPS equipment in the field to record the boundaries of erosion and mitigation sites, digitizing previously recorded data, and creating maps of erosion sites. Although a majority of the work will be conducted indoors using ArcGIS mapping software, the technician also may be tasked with planting trees and other manual labor to maintain and improve erosion sites following mapping efforts. Training will be provided for equipment and vehicle use. The focus of this position will be practical applications of GPS and GIS software and will provide invaluable experience for those seeking a career in GIS and natural resources. Position Duty Station: Eglin Air Force Base Eglin AFB is a 465,000-acre United States military installation, making it one of the largest AFBs in the world, and the largest forested installation. The base’s undeveloped area, which accounts for 405,000 acres, is primarily used for military training and ordnance testing and research, and secondarily for timber management and outdoor recreation, with over 205,000 acres open to the public. Major focal points of the Eglin AFB natural resources program include timber management, outdoor recreation, endangered and protected species management, erosion control, wildland fire management and prescribed burning, and many other special projects. The holistic approach to ecosystem management at Eglin AFB has led to exciting outcomes, such as federal down-listing of the Okaloosa Darter from endangered to threatened status and surpassing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recovery goal of 350 breeding pairs for the red-cockaded woodpecker. Moreover, these achievements resulted in no significant impacts to the Eglin mission while greatly improving the base’s future mission capabilities. For more information on Eglin AFB’s mission and vision, visit 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, Employee Benefits: 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: & Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.
Required Qualifications: • B.S. in 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 will require frequent walking, pulling, lifting, and using motorized equipment and tools. Both independent and group field work will be required. • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date. • Must be able to operate federal vehicles, including cars and ATVs. • 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.
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Jessica Horvath
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