Land Rehabilitation & Maintenance Support (LRAM)/Equipment Operator

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
20 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Sep 2017
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. The current project is executed at Camp Roberts, California.

Position Summary

A one-year Land Rehabilitation & Maintenance Support (LRAM)/Equipment Operator (Technical/Support I) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Camp Roberts, California. This position will assist the Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance component of the Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) program to sustain realistic training land conditions and the support of mission requirements for units at the installation. 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

  • 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.
  • A High School Diploma, General Education Development (GED), or equivalent.
  • A minimum of six continuous months of specialized experience in land rehabilitation, land management, and the use of equipment typically associated with land rehabilitation projects.
  • Experience with the use of global position systems (GPS), application of Best Management Practices (BMP) for soil conservation, and erosion control.
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to work under field conditions including rugged terrain, low humidity, and extreme heat as well as repeatedly lift 50-70 lbs.
  • A successful candidate must possess a valid California Commercial Driver’s License or be able to obtain one by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required, ability to work successfully with others and independently.
  • Experience with programs similar to LRAM in land rehabilitation.
  • Experience working on military installations, operating and maintaining mechanized equipment (tractors, seed drills, hydro-mulchers, and/or straw- mulchers), experience in invasive species management practices, the use of erosion control materials.
  • Familiarity with California Central Coast vegetation or a similar vegetation

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 Land Management Duty/Responsibility

  • Support the overall training mission,
  • Enhance the safe use of training Ranges and Facilities, sustain the overall training land condition, improve off-road safety and access to training lands, increase the net use of training lands,
  • Improve operational safety and tactical mobility through the use of fuel reduction methods,
  • Complete site restoration to include digging, trenching, grading, seeding, watering, clearing dry/dead vegetation, etc.
  • Aid in the application of dust control measures on maneuver trails and aviation sites, and participate in site cleanup (e.g., removal of class IV materials—old culverts, concertina wire/communication wire, support poles, etc.).

Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Equipment Operator Duty/Responsibility

  • Use various pieces of equipment (e.g., hydromulcher, aeromulcher, tractor, lawn mower, and chainsaw), and complete simple equipment maintenance and repair.

Percentage Of Time 50

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 September 3rd, 2017 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 3 professional references including at least one supervisor) References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.


  1. Copy of License

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License

Search Contact Jacie Ullrich

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.