Program Analyst

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
05 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 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 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


Joint Base San Antonio is an amalgamation of the United States Army Fort Sam Houston, the United States Air Force Randolph Air Force Base and Lackland Air Force Base, which were merged on 1 October 2010. Joint Base San Antonio supports a population of 80,000 and supports students at three installations annually of up to 138,000. San Antonio is one of the top ten largest populated cities in the United States. San Antonio is located in the south-central part of Texas, and offers abundant cultural activities, historic sites, fine dining, museums, vibrant nightlife, and outdoor recreational opportunities.

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Position Summary

This position serves as a Program Analyst/Liaison for the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Wildland Fire Brach (AFWFB) based at Joint Base San Antonio, TX. The primary purpose of this position is to support the standup and operation of the AFWB by providing program management and technical expertise in support of the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) strategic vision.

The incumbent will plan, develop, and implement AFWFB strategic goals (within constraints of the CEMML task order) across CONUS and Alaska in accordance with Air Force strategic guidance from AFCEC. Collaborate with senior USAF leadership to analyze and recommend conceptual solutions to meet facility, personnel, and equipment requirements for AFWFB. Provide technical and strategic support in the programming of AFWFB requirements. Provide analyses and advice on potential courses of action to achieve strategic vision of Air Force senior leaders. Provide technical and strategic support in the programming of AFWFB requirements. Develop and deliver communication to wildland fire program stakeholders, installations, and agency partners of AFWFB concept of operations. Support briefing and reports for AFCEC senior leaders. Serves as CSU liaison on site at AFCEC for CSU and the AFWFB.

Required Job Qualifications

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by the proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Required qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Four or more years’ experience in project/program management.
  • Experience working in highly structured organizations, such as governmental agencies, the military or corporations, with established lines of authority, procedures and protocols.
  • Possess excellent written/verbal communications skills, presentation skills, organizational time management skills and team building skills.
  • Possess high level analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid driver’s license by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Knowledge of polices, techniques and practices of wildland firefighting is highly desired.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Science, or related degree.
  • Two or more years’ experience with the Air Force or other DOD agencies.
  • General knowledge of Air Force Instructions, directives, guidance, environmental regulations and processes.
  • Knowledge of the Air Force Wildland Fire Branch.
  • Development and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products.

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 Duty/Responsibility

Advise AFWFB Program Manager, AFWFB Chief, and AFCEC Environmental Operations Division Chief on potential courses of action to achieve strategic vision of Air Force senior leaders. Collaborate with senior USAF leadership to analyze and recommend conceptual solutions to meet facility, personnel, and equipment requirements for AFWFB. Review installation-specific needs, wildland fire requirements, and space requirements for wildland fire operations. Coordinate validation of facility and operational requirements programming, acquisition of personnel and equipment, timing arrival of personnel and equipment, and design and construction execution strategy. Provide support for the management of requirements of the AFWFB Concept of Operations. Support the development and execution of the AFWFB strategic plan.

Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Requirement Execution and Funding Duty/Responsibility

Review Spend/Execution Plan to ensure requirements will be funded/executed in a timely manner. Ensure the execution of AFWFB program activities meets standards for sufficiency, technical feasibility, and recommends cost effective and sustainable solutions to AFWFB challenges. Support management of financial functions including budgeting, purchasing, travel, invoicing, and receivables control. Research, interpret, analyze and apply environmental guidelines, policies, and regulations to AFWFB activities (i.e., conducting any prescribed fire activities) to ensure the USAF is in compliance departmental policies. Monitors and assures completion of daily, weekly, monthly, and year-end required records, reports, and summarizes for the AFWFB Headquarters and Colorado State University.

Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty Category Communication and Liaison Duty/Responsibility

Develop and deliver concise and united communication and delivery of AFWFB concept of operations to USAF senior leaders, USAF headquarters organizations, wildland fire program stakeholders, installations, and agency partners. Develop briefing slides and bullet background papers on AFWFB for AFCEC Environmental Management Director and AFCEC senior leaders used for program advocacy to leadership within HQ; Office of Secretary of Air Force for Installations, Environment, and Energy; Office of Secretary of Defense; and other agencies. Collaborate with federal agencies, installations, environmental regulatory agencies, and non-governmental agencies to ensure effective identification, evaluation, prevention, resolution of complex AFWFB problems. Serves as senior liaison on site at AFCEC for CSU and the AFWFB. Support day-to-day operational activities which includes, but is not limited to, tracking and responding to data and information calls, developing reporting formats and corresponding reports/briefings, establishing recommended schedules, and operational planning. Assist personnel management responsibilities. Advises and provides counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management. Reviews, makes recommendations for revisions, or consults on policies, procedures, mission objectives, and organization design for the staff, as necessary to eliminate work problems or barriers to mission accomplishment, promote team building, implement quality improvements, or in response to concerns with regulatory compliance and/or customer requirements. Assist in the management all CSU staff supporting AFWFB. Mentor USAF installations and provide clarification on AFWFB concept of operations.

Percentage Of Time 30

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the required qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than March 19, 2018, 11:59 pm (MT) 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) uploaded in the ‘Official Transcripts’ or ‘Unofficial Transcripts’ slot.
  4. Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot.
  5. Contact information for three professional references.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Jacie Ullrich

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.