A Prairie Habitat Restoration Support position is available with Colorado State University and the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, and will be located at Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), Washington. This position will provide technical and field support toward habitat improvement and restoration for Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly, streaked horned lark, and Mazama pocket gopher. This position will also oversee the tracking and monitoring of seed production; site preparation, planting, and seeding; propagating/developing delivery schedules of plugs; development of restoration plans for prairie and salmon species recovery; conducting prescribed burns; providing briefing to land users; assisting in other rare and endangered species surveys; and managing restoration data.
JBLM is located 9.1 miles south-southwest of Tacoma and about 40 miles south of Seattle, Washington. The facility is under the U.S. Army Joint Base Garrison, and includes the U.S. Army’s Fort Lewis and the U.S. Air Force’s McChord Air Force Base.
Required Job Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include:
• 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.
• Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.
• BS/BA in wildlife biology, environmental studies, or related applied biology discipline
• Three or more years’ experience in restoration ecology
• Familiar with the flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest
• Able to walk five or more miles a day over rough terrain, lift 40 pounds repeatedly
• Experienced using global positioning systems (GPS) and ArcGIS 10.6+
• Knowledge of the best management practices to minimize soil erosion
Preferred Job Qualifications
Preferred qualifications include:
• MS/MA in wildlife biology, environmental studies, or related applied biology discipline
• Experience managing field crews
• Experience monitoring Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly
• Experience speaking to large groups
• Experience managing projects, planning and implementing restoration actions, and researching effectiveness of management actions taken
• Experience working with partners to target specific plant products (seed, plug, bulb, etc.) and tailor those products into site-specific restoration actions
• Extensive knowledge of prairie plants, experimental trials for survival, and nursery operations
• Experience surveying for noxious weeds and preforming active control
• Experience with data analysis and report writing
• Experience prescribed fire and/or wildfire management, participation
• Possession of a valid State of Washington Pesticide Applicator’s license; NWCG Red card