Land Condition Assessment Specialist

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
05 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 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.

Position Summary

Perform as a Land Condition Assessment Specialist (Range and Training Land Assessment/RTLA) for Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) team at Schofield Barracks, Military Reservation, Hawaii, and its five sub-installations for the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands and Colorado State University.

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. Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.

BS/BA degree in natural resources management or closely related field of applied ecology. One year or more field experience. Working experience with Geographical Information System and Global Positioning System technologies. Experience with ArcGIS/MAP. Experience with 4-wheel drive vehicles, and the ability to work outdoors in adverse weather and on rugged terrain.

Must be able to comply with all applicable regulations to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC). Candidates are required at a minimum to complete a NACI/SF85 and successfully pass a federal background check

Preferred Job Qualifications

Experience working on public lands with land management and regulatory agencies. Knowledge of common Hawaiian invasive species. Working knowledge and experience with the military or related work experience with state or federal agency. Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access database.

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 Project Management Duty/Responsibility

  • Manage the RTLA component of the Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) program at Schofield Barracks Military Reservation by monitoring natural resources, assessing damage, and evaluating land repair.
  • Coordinate activities with the Range Manager and the Schofield Barracks ITAM Coordinator.
  • Implement the RTLA program by following directives outlined in Army Regulation 350-19 the Army Sustainable Range Program.
  • Coordinate with military training schedule and environmental programs.

Percentage Of Time 45% Job Duty Category Landscape Management Data Collection / Subject Matter Expert (SME) Duty/Responsibility

  • Manage and monitoring objectives as stated in the installation’s RTLA protocol
  • Use approved monitoring protocols
  • Execute established projects
  • Determine the effectiveness of Land Rehabilitation and Management projects.
  • Create maps that depict the availability, suitability, accessibility, and capacity of training lands.
  • Conduct internal encroachment assessments to assist with various installation plans
  • Review installation plans
  • Work with global positioning systems (GPS) and differential correction.

Percentage Of Time 45% Job Duty Category Reporting Duty/Responsibility

  • Track project development in monthly reports.
  • Identify program funding needs and manage project funding.
  • Prepare project reports

Percentage Of Time 10%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Prospective candidates should apply online through the website. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than November 19, 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 uploaded to the ‘Other’ slot)
  5. References (contact information for 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

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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.