Environmental Planner - Fort Polk

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
17 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Working Title Environmental Planner - Fort Polk Research Professional Position Yes Posting Number 201600984AP Position Type Admin Professional/Research Professional Number of Vacancies 1 Work Hours/Week 40 Proposed Annual Salary Range $42,000 - $53,000 Desired Start Date 12/19/2016 Position End Date (if temporary) Open Posting Date Open Until Filled Yes To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 12/04/2016 Description of Work Unit

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/.

Position Summary

An Environmental Planner position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, to be assigned at Fort Polk, Louisiana, to provide support to the Conservation Branch in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Required Job Qualifications

BS/BA in environmental science, natural resource management, or related field in required. Two years of experience in assessing and documenting environmental impacts is necessary. Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date. Ability to conduct strenuous field work in weather extremes, notable high heat and humidity on rugged terrain is required.

Preferred Job Qualifications

• Demonstrated knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its implementing guidelines.
o Experience with environmental analysis preparation for Environmental Impact Statements, environmental Assessments, Records of Environmental Consideration and Categorical Exclusion documents.
• Experience with technical writing and oral presentation.
• Experience in environmental monitoring and analysis
• Experience in project management and coordinating among multiple agencies and stakeholders.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
• Experience working with ESRI ArcGIS.
• Experience with data collection and post-processing with the Global Positioning system.
• Experience working within military or federal land management units.

Diversity Statement

•Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category NEPA Environmental Compliance Duty/Responsibility

• Research and write NEPA documents, including Records of Environmental Consideration and Environmental Assessments.
• Serve on interdisciplinary teams to produce highly complex Environmental Impact Statements.
• Coordinate with Fort Polk, U.S. Forest Service and other representatives, evaluate proposed actions for potential environmental impacts, independently determine the level of analysis required, conduct the analysis, and prepare appropriate level of NEPA documentation (EA, EIS, REC).
• Communicate with CEMML project manager and provide deliverables.

Percentage Of Time 60% Job Duty Category Field Inspection & Analysis Duty/Responsibility

• Conduct independent field inspections for the installation’s maneuver damage monitoring and repair program.
• Independently inspect project sites to determine if mitigation commitments are implemented and maintained.
• Conduct spatial analyses and develop maps and data summaries using a Geographic Information System.

Percentage Of Time 25% Job Duty Category Reporting Duty/Responsibility

• Maintain, track, and prepare status reports on all Fort Polk NEPA actions.

Percentage Of Time 15% Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Prospective candidates should apply online at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/39556. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than December 4, 2016, for full consideration. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:

1) Statement of Qualifications (one page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement)
2) Resume
3) Writing Sample. One to three pages, preferably from current or recent professional position and dealing with environmental impacts of a proposed or ongoing project.
4) Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications)
5) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded)
6) References (contact information for professional references including at least one supervisor, references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates)

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License Search Contact Sabrina Broderick, WCNR_HR@mail.colostate.edu EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

Minimum Requested Maximum Requested Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position will be located at Fort Polk, LA, please affirm your knowledge that work will be performed at that work location.
    • Yes

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. List of Professional References
  3. Official Transcripts
  4. Writing Samples
  5. Resume or CV

Optional Documents

  1. Other