Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance Support/Equipment Operator

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
25 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
22 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 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

Position Summary

A one-year Field Support Assistant (Technical/Support I) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Camp Roberts, California. This position will assist the Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM) component of the Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) program to sustain realistic training land conditions and the support of mission requirements for units at the installation.

Camp Roberts, at 42,784 acres, is the largest training area under the control of the California Army National Guard. The mission at Camp Roberts is to facilitate the training, mobilization and security of the National Guard, Army Reserve and Active Component units in support of federal, state and community missions. Camp Roberts is located in Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties on Hwy 101, approximately 9 miles north of Paso Robles. Cities near Camp Roberts have an abundance of recreational opportunities, picturesque landscapes, and attractive neighborhoods.

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 and a valid California driver’s license within the required residency period.

Minimum requirements include:

  • A High School Diploma, General Education Development (GED), or equivalent
  • A minimum of six continuous months of specialized experience in land rehabilitation, land management, and the use of equipment typically associated with land rehabilitation projects
  • Experience with the use of global position systems (GPS), application of Best Management Practices (BMP) for soil conservation, and erosion control
  • Ability to work under field conditions including rugged terrain, low humidity, and extreme heat as well as repeatedly lift 50-70 lbs
  • Commercial Driver’s License

Preferred Job Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an environmental field
  • Experience with programs similar to LRAM in land rehabilitation
  • Experience working on military installations
  • Experience operating and maintaining mechanized equipment (tractors, seed drills, hydromulchers, and/or straw- mulchers, front loaders, grader, water truck, truck&trailer)
  • Experience in invasive species management practices and the use of erosion control materials
  • Ability to work successfully with others and independently
  • Familiarity with California Central Coast vegetation or a similar vegetation

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 Land Management Duty/Responsibility

Incumbent will support the overall training mission and the ITAM program at Camp Roberts, California, through Land Rehabilitation Management duties that include:

  • Enhancing the safe use of training ranges and facilities, sustaining the overall training land condition, improving off-road safety and access to training lands and increasing the net use of training lands
  • Improving operational safety and tactical mobility through the use of fuel reduction methods
  • Completing site restoration to include digging, trenching, grading, seeding, watering, clearing dry/dead vegetation, etc.
  • Aiding in the application of dust control measures on maneuver trails and aviation sites, and participate in site cleanup (e.g., removal of class IV materials—old culverts, concertina wire/communication wire, support poles, etc.)

Percentage Of Time 50% Job Duty Category Equipment Operator Duty/Responsibility

Operate/Maintain Light and Heavy Equipment for Land Rehabilitation by:

  • Using various pieces of equipment (e.g., hydromulcher, aeromulcher, tractor, lawn mower, and chainsaw), and complete simple equipment maintenance and repair
  • Understand and perform the basic preventative maintenance on equipment to include cleaning, greasing, checking and maintaining fluid levels, track tightening, and operational safety
  • Follow time schedules and understand signals to identify maintenance is necessary

Percentage Of Time 50%

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than April 9, 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)
  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. 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.

Search Contact Sabrina Broderick,

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.