Title: Project Manager - Edwards Air Force Base, California
Location: Edwards Air Force Base, California
Full job description: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/116166
Full Consideration Application Date: 12/05/2022
Salary Range: $70,000 - $83,000
The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) is a research, education, and service unit 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 other CSU departments 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, please visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.
A Project Manager (hereafter, Manager) position (Permanent, 40 hours/week) is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) in Kern County, California. The successful candidate will oversee and coordinate activities such as
1. Reptile, amphibian, , avian, and mammal studies,
2. Baseline flora and fauna inventories at land holdings managed by EAFB in California and Nevada,
3. Assessment of previously restored habitats; and
4. Habitat restoration and maintenance activities at recreational areas at EAFB.
The Manager will assist the Principal Investigator with implementing project activities and achieving project requirements at EAFB and will coordinate directly with EAFB Natural Resources staff. Project activities will include
1. Developing the methodology and schedules for implementing natural resources field studies and management activities,
2. Developing and managing data-collection forms and custom geodatabases that comply with the Department of Defense Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure, and Environment (SDSFIE)
3. Managing and standardizing field data and their incorporation into customized geodatabases,
4. Preparing and supervising field crews for implementing studies and management activities,
5. Analyzing and synthesizing natural resources data and using the data to prepare technical reports
6. Developing recommendations for wildlife and habitat management.
7. Developing educational and outreach materials and coordinating public-outreach events.
The Manager will hire and supervise the staff necessary to complete project requirements. This entails
1. Developing the timeline for achieving project milestones, assigning tasks, and ensuring work is being completed as required,
2. Conducting quality assurance/quality control of all draft and final deliverables and delivering these to the agreement and project points of contacts. The Manager also will develop scopes of work (SOWs) to advertise and select potential collaborators/subcontractors through a competitive procurement process.
Travel to properties managed by EAFB in California and Nevada will be required to conduct field work and to train/supervise employees.
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/
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.
• M.S. in Wildlife Biology, Ecology, Hydrology, or another environmental- or natural resources-related field OR a B.S. in one of those fields plus at least five years of professional experience in a natural resources-related field.
• At least five years of experience developing and implementing methodologies for surveys of natural resources.
• At least five years of experience overseeing field crews and conducting quality checks of collected data.
• Demonstrated knowledge of myriad natural resource processes (e.g., biological, hydrological, geological, and social).
• At least five years of experience analyzing complex biological data with statistical analysis software and then using data to develop and produce technical reports.
• At least five years of experience managing spatial and non-spatial data plus database development and administration.
• Experience developing digital, data-collection forms using software programs, such as ArcGIS Online, Field Maps, and/or Survey 123.
• Experience reviewing the work of others and providing constructive feedback.
• 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.