Wildlife Technician – Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii

Colorado State University - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands
Wildlife Technician - Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii
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Company: Colorado State University - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands Title: Wildlife Technician - Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii Location: Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii Full job description: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/133222 Apply by date for full consideration: 10/02/2023 Salary Range: $41,000-$46,000 Position Summary: Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities. 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/. A Wildlife Technician position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands. This position is located at Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island in Hawaii. The work site is located about 45 minutes from Hilo and Kona. The terrain is very rugged, consisting of extensive lava flows intermixed with vegetated areas. The elevation is about 7,000 feet and the climate is relatively cool and varies from wet to dry. The technician supports activities to manage invasive species and monitor native Hawaiian species. Management includes using lethal and non-lethal means to control small mammals, feral ungulates, invertebrates (e.g., aphid, ant), and non-native-vegetation. The technician inspects fence lines/gates and performs repairs. The technician assists with monitoring native bird and bat species including deploying and retrieving electronic monitoring devices and cameras. The technician collects data and provides written and oral reports. The technician primarily works as part of a field crew, but also works alone. The position is primarily field work (90%) with about 10% office time. 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: • High School Diploma, General Education Development (GED), or equivalent required. • Minimum of 1 year of experience in natural resource management including experience in managing invasive species in natural areas. • Experience operating and maintaining various power equipment used in vegetation control including but not limited to line trimmers, backpack sprayers, chainsaws, etc. • Demonstrated experience working in remote field locations; ability to walk up to 5 miles per day in rugged terrain carrying materials and supplies under all weather conditions. • Experience driving 4-wheel drive vehicles on unimproved roads. • Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office Suite. • 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.
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Jessica Horvath
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