Non-Game Wildlife Technician

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
25 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Aug 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
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

Fort Polk is a nearly 200,000-acre United States Army installation mostly in the Kisatchie National Forest in Vernon Parish County, located approximately 7 miles east of Leesville, Louisiana, and 20 miles north of DeRidder, Louisiana. In Vernon Parish County, you can find an abundance of recreational opportunities, including golf courses, parks, museums, lakes, as well as excellent educational opportunities.

Position Summary

A Wildlife Biologist/ Non-Game Technician (Tech/Support I Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Fort Polk, LA.

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.

This position will serve as the Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan (INRMP) program Non-game species wildlife technician at Fort Polk, Louisiana. The successful candidate will support the INRMP team and other Fort Polk program managers as required. Support will include coordination between CEMML team members and Federal staff, non-game project execution, collecting field data, and generating reports, among other tasks. Non-game project execution will involve avian, reptile, amphibian, and mammal monitoring and management; stream monitoring; forest prescriptions; management of nuisance/invasive animals; and other projects as requested.
This position will be part of a team of 7 CEMML/CSU staff who support the Fort Polk INRMP program within the Fort Polk Conservation Branch of the Directorate of Public Works (DPW). The INRMP team provides support for game wildlife species, non-game wildlife species, and botany. The INRMP team members need to maintain a flexible work schedule as some field work may take place on weekends or holidays.

Required Job Qualifications

  • BS or BA in wildlife biology or related field in natural resources or biology.
  • 1 year of field experience.
  • 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 eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the flora and fauna of central Louisiana.
  • Field experience in Louisiana or SE USA.
  • Experience implementing the field techniques of capturing, identifying (visual and auditory), and banding/ marking birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, fish and invertebrates.
  • Experience with GPS and GIS
  • Experience with MS Office
  • Experience with T&E wildlife species in Louisiana/SE USA
  • Experience working on a military installation.
  • Experience working in the Southern/Louisiana ecosystems.
  • Ability to operate 4-wheel drive vehicles, ATVs/ UTVs, carpentry typed power equipment, chainsaw and farm equipment.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule.
  • Experience communicating with stakeholders and/or the public.

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 Coordination with personnel Duty/Responsibility

Coordination of installation efforts to manage all non-game vertebrate and invertebrate USFWS candidate, petitioned, state sensitive and species of conservation concern through CB approved INRMP SOP projects and cooperative agreements in direct coordination with the INRMP PM.

Percentage Of Time 5% Job Duty Category Meetings, scheduling, and training Duty/Responsibility

Participate in weekly meetings for planning execution aspects of monitoring and managing non-game species IAW established INRMP SOP time-lines.

Percentage Of Time 5% Job Duty Category Non-game project execution Duty/Responsibility

Avian, reptile, amphibian, and mammal monitoring and management; stream monitoring; forest prescriptions; nuisance/invasive animals; other non-game projects; and supporting other programs.

Percentage Of Time 60% Job Duty Category Reporting Duty/Responsibility

Complete field sheets and data entry into a database and data storage.

Percentage Of Time 5% Job Duty Category Equipment/maintenance support Duty/Responsibility

Preparation and tracking of forms to acquire equipment needed for project execution.

Percentage Of Time 5% Job Duty Category Outreach Duty/Responsibility

Preparation and maintenance of informative ENRMD, Conservation Branch displays and presentations for public viewing, participate in public outreach programs to army personnel, local schools, clubs, and societies

Percentage Of Time 5% Job Duty Category Maneuver damage inspections Duty/Responsibility

Serve as a team member and inspector IAW the installation’s maneuver damage inspection and repair program SOPs.

Percentage Of Time 5% Job Duty Category Special events and requests Duty/Responsibility

Preparation and participation in special events and requests to include, but not limited to, special projects, additional data calls, reporting and all other support functions as identified by the PM.

Percentage Of Time 5% Job Duty Category Deliverables Duty/Responsibility

Provide deliverables IAW the scheduled outline

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 August 6, 2017, 11:59 pm (MST) 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) Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications)
4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded)

References – contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor (included within your application). 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

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EEO Statement
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