Post-Doctoral Fellow Eagle Monitoring Specialist

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
20 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 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. 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 Post-Doc Fellows Eagle Monitoring Specialist position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is a full-time 12 month appointment. This position is located at Fort Collins, CO.

The Eagle Monitoring Specialist will provide technical expertise and assistance updating the 2012 Study of Golden Eagle Activity on Air Force Bases in the Western United States, verifying western Air Force installation compliance with the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA), and creating an eagle monitoring playbook to recommend site-specific eagle monitoring techniques for BGEPA compliance. Travel during the fall of 2017 to western Air Force installations will be required.

The successful candidate may assist with other Department of Defense environmental compliance projects as needed.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position
  • PhD in wildlife biology, wildlife ecology or other natural resources related field
  • Minimum of two years’ experience with design and implementation of eagle monitoring projects
  • Knowledge of BGEPA and associated compliance requirements
  • Experience applying standard statistical techniques to summarize monitoring data
  • Experience with database design, maintenance and reporting within Microsoft Access
  • Experience writing detailed reports on technical studies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be able to pass a federal background investigation to obtain a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC)
  • Be available to travel to western Air Force installations during the fall of 2017

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Experience with design and implementation of bat monitoring
  • Experience conducting National Environmental Policy Act analyses
  • Knowledge of Sikes Act requirements
  • Previous experience supporting natural resources projects on military installations

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 Research Duty/Responsibility

Research Eagle monitoring programs at Western Air Force installations.
Research BGEPA compliance requirements and methods implemented by installations for compliance.
Determine data gaps and create list of date needs to request from installation resource managers.
Participate in interviewing Western Air Force installation resource managers on their eagle monitoring programs.

Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duty Category Report Writing Duty/Responsibility

Update 202 Eagle Monitoring Report using findings from research and analysis.
Create playbook using findings from research to recommend site-specific eagle monitoring techniques and steps BGEPA compliance.

Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duty Category Database Management Duty/Responsibility

Design access database to track eagle monitoring data.
Data entry, analysis and reporting within access to organize and manage eagle monitoring data.

Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duty Category Data Analysis Duty/Responsibility

Analyze data and create series of recommendations for site-specific monitoring techniques for inclusion in playbook.
Analyze monitoring data for compliance with BGEPA and create recommendations for installations to become or remain compliant for inclusion in playbook.

Percentage Of Time 30

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please apply by October 1, 2017, 11:59 pm (MST) with a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, resume and contact information for 3 professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Liz Caldwell,

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.

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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.