Wetland Specialist

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
04 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Mar 2018
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

A Wetland Scientist position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands.

In coordination with the Fort Wainwright Wetland Project Manager, the incumbent will provide wetlands program management support to the Fort Wainwright natural resources management team. Candidates should expect to work in inclement conditions, camp for extended periods in remote areas, travel in fixed and rotary wing aircrafts, and operate 4-wheel drive ATV’s and trucks. Out-of-state applicants are encouraged to apply, though they should note that off-duty transportation and relocation costs are not provided.

Work will occur on Fort Wainwright in interior Alaska. Fort Wainwright is located on the east side of Fairbanks, and encompasses over 900,000 acres, including a main post area of 4,470 acres, 8,825 acres of ranges, and over 890,000 acres of military maneuver areas. Approximately 15,000 people live and work at Fort Wainwright. Fairbanks is the second largest city in Alaska by population and hosts movie theaters, museums, parks, extensive hiking and biking paths, Alaska’s largest university and numerous outdoor recreational activities.

Relocation expenses are not available for this position.

Required Job Qualifications

Must have a BS/BA degree in wetland science, botany, natural resources management, geography, environmental sciences, or related field.

Applicants must be able to work in an office setting as part of an environmental team, and outdoors in, adverse weather and remote/rugged terrain for up to eight days at a time. All must demonstrate prior supervisory and program management roles.

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

Candidates with a M.S. degree in wetland or environmental sciences, or related field are preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate at least some of the following: experience conducting wetland delineations in Alaska; experience coordinating field logistics, identifying Alaskan plants and hydric soil indicators; familiarity with invasive species management; interpreting aerial photos; experience mapping wetlands; knowledge of wetland management and ecology; familiarity with wetland and vegetation classification systems; understanding of GPS, GIS, and remote sensing technologies; and strong oral and written communications skills. Close attention to detail and the ability to operate 4-wheel drive vehicles, conduct field work in remote areas as needed, and complete tasks under minimal supervision are also desired.

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 Program Management Support Duty/Responsibility

In coordination with the Fort Wainwright Wetland Project Manager, the incumbent will provide wetlands program management support to the Fort Wainwright natural resources management team. Managing field logistics, QA/QC of data, mapping and classifying wetland and vegetation communities; visual identification of landscape and vegetative ecotone changes, plant collection and cataloging, and plant identification with field guides and botanical keys, assisting with invasive species mapping and management efforts.

Percentage Of Time 30% Job Duty Category Supervision Duty/Responsibility

Coordinating, hiring and supervising seasonal field crews.

Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Mapping Duty/Responsibility

Mapping and classifying wetland and vegetation communities and assisting with invasive species mapping and management efforts on military lands.

Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Data Collection Duty/Responsibility

Creating and maintaining geospatial data and collecting, reviewing and entering field data into databases.

Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Report Preparation Duty/Responsibility

Preparing wetland delineation reports and maps.

Percentage Of Time 10%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered. Apply no later than February 11, 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:

  1. Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement) uploaded in the ‘Cover Letter’ slot.
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) combined into a single PDF document uploaded in the ‘Unofficial Transcripts’ slot.
  4. Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot.

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

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License

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.

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.