Wildlife Biologist – Travis Air Force Base, California

Colorado State University - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands
Travis Air Force Base, California
Job Category
Full time Positions
$65,000 - $80,000
Last Date to Apply
Title: Wildlife Biologist - Travis Air Force Base, California Location: Travis Air Force Base, California Full job description: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/125007 Full Consideration Application Date: 05/01/2023 Salary Range: $65,000 - $80,000 Position Summary: 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/. Up to 2 positions are available. A Wildlife Biologist position is available at Travis Air Force Base (AFB), California, with Colorado State University and the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This is a field and office based position that will assist with the implementation of a variety of projects identified in the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) for the installation. This position will focus on wildlife surveys, field data collection, and habitat analysis. The work location is at Travis AFB, Solano County, California. Travis AFB is a United States Air Force Base under the operational control of the Air Mobility Command and is located three miles (5 km) east of the central business district of Fairfield, in Solano County, California, 50 miles northeast of San Francisco and 40 miles southwest of Sacramento. Travis AFB is situated on approximately 5,137 acres and is midway between the coastal zone and the interior valley of California. The primary ecological communities are northern claypan vernal pool and annual grassland, sometimes referred to as vernal pool grasslands. 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/ 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: 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.
Required Qualifications: • BA/BS in biology, environmental science, wildlife biology, natural resources management, or closely related field. • A minimum of three years post-degree work experience in the areas mentioned above (may include up to two years of graduate school experience). • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Experience writing and reviewing survey memos and technical reports. • Experience with the flora and fauna of central/northern California or nearby areas. • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations and requirements regarding environmental protections (e.g., Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, NEPA, Sikes Act, etc.). • Experience performing field data collection. • Experience working with/coordination with federal/state agencies. • Experience conducting wildlife surveys, particularly for birds. • Ability to write consultation documents that evaluate impacts. • Experience with ArcGIS 10.6 or higher or ArcPro, including map composition, data analysis, and preparation of metadata files. • 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. Applicants should address a minimum of two skills from the following: • Hold or be able to obtain a special status species survey permit for California tiger salamander, vernal pool fairy shrimp, and/or vernal pool tadpole shrimp. • Experience identifying California avian species by call. • Background in at least one area for the following: herpetology, invertebrate zoology, entomology, mammalogy, and/or bat survey work. • Knowledge of and experience with military Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans (INRMP). • Familiar with vernal pools and fairy shrimp. • Knowledge and experience with range/grazing management.
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Jessica Horvath
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