Range and Training Land Assessment Coordinator

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
30 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
28 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 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/.

Fort Sill is a United States Army installation north of Lawton, Oklahoma, about 85 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.

Fort Jackson is a United States Army installation located next to Columbia, South Carolina.

Fort Hood is a United States Army installation located in Killeen, Texas. It is situated halfway between Austin and Waco, about 60 miles from each.

Fort Hunter Liggett is a United States Army installation in southern Monterey County, California, about 250 miles north of Los Angeles and 150 miles south of San Francisco.

Fort Campbell is a United States Army installation located astride the Kentucky-Tennessee border between Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and Clarksville, Tennessee.

Fort Huachuca is a United States Army installation located in Cochise County, in southeast Arizona, about 15 miles north of the border with Mexico and at the northern end of the Huachuca Mountains, next to the town of Sierra Vista.

Fort Leonard Wood is a United States Army installation located in the Missouri Ozarks. The main gate is located on the southern boundary of St. Robert.

Schofield Barracks is an United States Installation located in the City and County of Honolulu and in the Wahiawa District of the American island of O’ahu, Hawaii.

Position Summary

Range Training Land Assessment (RTLA) Coordinator and Manager (Research Associate II Special) positions may become available throughout the year with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Land (CEMML). Possible openings are physically located at Fort Sill, OK; Fort Jackson, SC; Fort Hood, TX; Fort Hunter Liggett, CA; Fort Campbell, KY; Fort Huachuca, AZ; Fort Leonard Wood, MO and Schofield Barracks, HI.

Assessments are conducted to identify and monitor Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM) projects and to identify landscape conditions that suit specific army training mission needs. Assessments are conducted within the parameters outlined in the 4 April 2016 TATM funding guidance and are conducted using Training Circular (TC) 25-1 as a baseline for establishing recommendations for landscape condition management.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
  • A BS/BA degree plus 3 years relevant experience is required.
  • Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather and rugged terrain.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely over rugged dirt and gravel trails/roads.
  • Ability to record GIS data using a handheld GPS unit and demonstrated basic operational knowledge of Graphical Information Systems and Global Positioning Systems
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • An MS/MA degree in natural resources management or closely related field.
  • Working knowledge and experience with Army’s Sustainable Range Program (SRP); particularly in the RTLA component of ITAM.
  • Experience with the LRAM component of ITAM
  • Experience in natural resources management on military lands
  • Experience operating ArcGIS Software and creating basic points, lines, and polygons on topographic maps and imagery
  • Excellent written communication skills.

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 RTLA Project Execution Duty/Responsibility

  • Conduct assessments to identify and monitor Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM) projects and to identify landscape conditions that suit specific army training mission needs.
  • Conduct assessments within the parameters outlined in the TATM funding guidance and using Training Circular (TC) 25-1 as a baseline for establishing recommendations for landscape condition management.
  • Assessment types include:
    o Photo point monitoring
    o Windshield surveys
    o GPS point collection for LRAM soil stabilization and vegetation management projects
    o Reconnaissance surveys (Quick in-field measurements, observations, and photos)
    o LRAM project BMP monitoring and reporting
    o Establishing land management thresholds based on TC 25-1 and Solider Field Manual metrics (e.g., safety and land condition requirements for LZs, Stryker movement/maneuver, bivouac sites, FPs etc.)
  • Performing routine field equipment inspections and maintenance
  • Performing routine preventative maintenance checks on trucks used to access survey areas

Percentage Of Time 70% (Manager) or 80% (Coordinator) Job Duty Category Reporting Duty/Responsibility

Tracks project for monthly/quarterly reports. Prepares RTLA recommendations and/or reports at a frequency determined by Installation Points of Contact.

Percentage Of Time 20% (Managers and Coordinators) Job Duty Category Supervision Duty/Responsibility

At Fort Sill, Fort Hunter Liggett, and Fort Huachuca the position supervises seasonal RTLA crews that conduct qualitative and/or quantitative assessments for the purpose of identifying and monitoring LRAM projects and identifying landscape conditions that suite specific army training mission needs.

The RTLA Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Ensuring the crew collects data that supports training missions requirements
  • Establishing survey methods and schedules for the field crew
  • Warranting the crew follows installation range safety protocols
  • Assigning details on survey equipment maintenance
  • Assigning details on conducting preventative maintenance checks on field crew vehicles
  • Ensuring crew prepares and submits administrative reports (timesheets, leave reports, progress reports etc….) to CEMML.

Percentage Of Time 0% (Coordinator) or 10% (Manager) Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

This pool is valid through December 3rd, 2017. To apply please visit, http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/47308. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. 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)
  5. References (contact information for three professional references including at least one supervisor, references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates)

Conditions of Employment

Search Contact Jacie Ullrich 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.