Up to two temporary wetland technician positions are available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located in Anchorage, Alaska at Joint Base Elmendorf- Richardson. Position will last 4 months with possibility of extension, dependent on funding. Position start is early August 2021 and is expected to end approximately late December 2021.
Colorado State University is hiring field technical support for a project investigating floodplain indicators along Ship Creek, within the installation boundary of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The project will use LiDAR, field observations of flood stage activity, and analysis of repeat imagery to remap the stream course and floodplain areas along Ship Creek.
This position is expected to involve extensive field work with a smaller proportion of the duties pertaining to office work. The ability to walk long distances carrying heavy packs in difficult, wet, and sometimes steep terrain is required to reach remote field sites. Often work will occur during adverse weather conditions - cold, wet, and rainy. The ability to work well with others is essential. Field work will occur in areas where interactions with wildlife (e.g. bear and moose) are possible. Currently, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson requires wearing of masks for all individuals who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Extended periods of close-contact work is anticipated for this position, technicians are required to abide by JBER health mandates.
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 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/.
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 73,000 acres, stretching from marine to alpine ecosystems. JBER is located near Anchorage, Alaska, which has a population of nearly 300,000. Its proximity to JBER provides access to an urban center as well as excellent recreation and wildlife viewing opportunities. For more information about Anchorage, visit http://www.anchoragechamber.org.
SCHEDULE AND DURATION
Positions will be approximately 4 months starting in early August, though data management and analysis work may extend the availability of work through the winter of 2021-2022. Work schedule and weekly hours are negotiable, making this an ideal position for an enrolled student.
The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Preference will be given to applicants who have a Bachelor’s Degree or have completed some coursework/experience in wetland delineation and/or hydrology. Applicants must also have experience managing data, navigating with maps, compasses, and GPS. Candidate must have or be able to obtain valid driving license.
• Experience working in wetlands and along/in streams and rivers is required.
• Experience with GIS, including data collection, organization, and management using ArcMap 10.0 or later is required.
• Experience and/or coursework in stream ecology, geology, hydrology, floodplains, geospatial mapping, and/or watershed hydrology/ecology is preferred.
• Experience conducting comparative analysis of water and stream channel morphology using repeat imagery is preferred.
• Experience identifying trees, common shrubs and other vegetation is preferred.
• Experience in writing technical reports, preparing maps and statistical figures using ArcMap, R, MS Excel, or other relevant software is preferred.
To apply, please submit the following:
(1) A brief (1 page maximum) cover letter addressing minimum job qualifications
(3) Copy of college transcripts (unofficial is acceptable)
(4) Name and daytime phone number for three references including one current or former supervisor
Documents should be packaged as A SINGLE PDF FILE that does not contain sensitive personal information (i.e. social security numbers and birthdays).
Submit application materials via email to:
Applications will be accepted until 27 June, 2021.
Questions regarding the position should also be submitted to the email listed above.