Eagle Monitoring Specialist

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 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 http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.

Position Summary

An 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 may be required.

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.
  • The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.
  • M.S. in wildlife biology, wildlife ecology or other natural resources related field
  • Minimum of one year’s experience with design and implementation of eagle monitoring projects
  • Experience with database design, maintenance and reporting within Microsoft Access
  • Be able to prepare detailed written reports from 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)
  • Have the ability to travel during the fall of 2017 if needed

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Experience with design and implementation of bat monitoring
  • Knowledge of BGEPA and associated compliance requirements
  • 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 data needs to request from installation resource managers.
  • Participate in Interviewing western Air Force installation resource managers on their eagle monitoring programs.

Percentage Of Time 50% Job Duty Category Report writing Duty/Responsibility

  • Update 2012 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 40% 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%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than October 1, 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. 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. 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, 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.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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.