Endangered Species Database and Field Biologist
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/.
The Endangered Species Database and Field Biologist supports the Endangered Species program at Fort Polk – Joint Readiness Training Center in Leesville, Louisiana. They will work with the Conservation Branch to implement management guidelines of the Endangered Species Management Plan. Responsibilities will include data collection, transcription, and entering of field data into a database and applying the data to generate graphs, charts, reports, and presentations as necessary. Field work will involve surveys for monitoring and management of endangered species that will include, but not be limited to, climbing nest trees to capture and band Red-Cockaded Woodpecker adults, nestlings, and juveniles.
Required Job Qualifications
Bachelor of Science in wildlife biology (or related field)
3 years of wildlife biology experience
Ability to perform strenuous field work
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.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Experience with endangered species
Experience handling/banding wildlife
Experience in Louisiana
Experience working on a military installation
- Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Job Duty Category Field Work Duty/Responsibility
Collect field data with endangered species team. Must have to ability and experience to implement the field techniques of capturing, identifying (visual and auditory), and banding/marking birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, fish and invertebrates within all appropriate habitats (i.e. upland and riparian forests; lotic and lentic waters) and expertise to map locations utilizing ArcMap and GPS units.
Percentage Of Time 30% Job Duty Category Coordination with Team Personnel Duty/Responsibility
Coordination of installation efforts to manage all endangered species of conservation concern through Conservation Branch approved Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan (INRMP) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) projects and cooperative agreements in direct coordination with Team Lead and Fort Polk Program Managers.
Percentage Of Time 30% Job Duty Category Meetings, Scheduling, Training Duty/Responsibility
Ensure execution aspects of monitoring and managing in accordance with (IAW) established INRMP SOP time lines. Participate in weekly meetings to comply with task scheduling for project execution. Prepare monthly safety briefings. Prepare and participate in semi-annual meetings for project review, development, and update.
Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Document Preparation & Reporting Duty/Responsibility
Provide revisions for the Endangered Species Management Component for Red Cockaded Woodpecker (RCW) and Louisiana Pine Snake (LPS). Prepare and review biological documents and assessments pertaining to RCW and LPS. Prepare annual reports for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Provide annual SOP reports and project data IAW appropriate format and timetables. Provide requested weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports for SOP task completion as well as additional updates to special events and data calls.
Percentage Of Time 15% Job Duty Category Maintain Endangered Species Database Duty/Responsibility
Responsible for uploading and updating field, site, species, etc data in the Fort Polk Endangered Species Database. DataMax program will be utilized. Respond to data calls and special requests.
Percentage Of Time 15%
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than February 18, 2018 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:
- Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement)
- Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) uploaded in the ‘Official Transcripts’ or ‘Unofficial Transcripts’ slot.
- Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot.
- Please upload any license or certifications you have obtained which pertain to this position in the optional ‘Licenses/Certifications’ slot
References – please include within your application 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
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