Field Technician

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
01 Dec 2016
End of advertisement period
29 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

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

Position Summary

A Field Technician (Tech/Support III Temporary) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Fort McCoy, WI.

Required Job Qualifications

High school diploma, GED or equivalent. Minimum 5 years of practical experience in wildlife management, forestry, conservation biology, horticulture, or related applied science, with emphasis on natural resource management. Four of the five years experience must be of relevant experience in natural resource field work, exotic species control, and game species data collection on a military installation in Wisconsin ecosystems. Must have State of Wisconsin certification for herbicide application, and certification as a wildland firefighter. Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.

Ability to work outdoors in rough terrain and inclement weather, and to lift 50-70 pounds repetitively. Position requires knowledge of Arc GIS, Access and Excel Database application. Preferred Job Qualifications

Experience leading field crews in the control of exotic species. Experience conducting assessments of invasive plant species removal techniques. Experience with habitat improvement and/or restoration. Experience with recreational hunters and administration of recreational hunting programs. Experience with wildlife survey techniques including animal handling.

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 Field work Duty/Responsibility

Position would carry out projects designated by Fort McCoy Federal staff and in compliance with Fort McCoy Integrated Natural Resources Plan, Invasive Species Management Plan and Endangered Resources Management Plan. A high percentage of time would be put towards completing field work projects as directed by Biologists and Natural Resources Supervisor on a variety of invasive species, habitat, game species and wildlife related projects. Position will collect field data, lead field crews, conduct routine equipment and vehicle safety and maintenance inspections, enter field data, conduct game species data collection and harvest registration, wildlife surveys, invasive species surveys and treatments and prescribed fire assistance. Position will perform any additional field work needed to support Fort McCoy Natural Resources Management Plan. Coordinate with project managers on a daily basis. Position will entail occasional night and weekend work to conduct surveys and game species harvest registration. Position would conduct supply inventory and perform general equipment maintenance. Operate UTV, Skid steer, Tractor, Chainsaw and other power tools. Control of exotic species through chemical and mechanical removal. Habitat restoration and improvement.

Percentage Of Time 75% Job Duty Category Supervision Duty/Responsibility

Oversee field crews, develop and implement seasonal and daily field activities. Assist in hiring and evaluation of field crews. Ensure field crews obtain applicable training and observe relevant safety protocols. Position would take field crew leadership for CEMML Fort McCoy Invasive Species/Wildlife Management and on occasion, Endangered Resources projects. Position would perform field work, field work training, treatment and survey methods, data collection and species identification would be implemented by this position to ensure quality and quantity work is being performed by hourly employees.

Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Reporting Duty/Responsibility

Generate work summary reports as needed. Participate in development of quarterly and annual reports.

Percentage Of Time 5%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Prospective candidates should apply online at 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) 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,

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.