Wildlife Biologist, Fort Hunter Liggett, CA

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
05 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 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

Incumbent will provide Wildlife Biologist support to Fort Hunter Liggett, California. Fort Hunter Liggett is an approximately 161,000-acre United States Army Reserve installation located in Monterey County, California. The installation is located in the Santa Lucia Mountain Range of the outer South Coast Mountain ranges. Installation lands include annual and perennial grasslands, oak savannas and woodlands, mixed evergreen forest, coastal scrub and chaparral on a variety of contours.

The position addresses a broad range of tasks including the following:

  • Solve problems and work effectively with others
  • Communicate at program meetings with the public and present data at conference presentations
  • Work with external stakeholders
  • Recommend and design species specific and habitat management protocols
  • Hold/create permits and/or documentation to execute sensitive species surveys
  • Act as a subject matter expert (SME) in the application of environmental laws (Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, Clean Water Act and/or other federal and state laws and executive orders) and agency regulations and policies
  • Preform statistical analysis
  • Have knowledge and utilize GPS and ArcGIS 10+
  • Work will be conducted on the installation and may require extended hours and work on weekends and holidays

Required Job Qualifications

Meet the minimum qualifications for a Level II OR Level III:

  • Level II is for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree in biology or related and more than 3 years of relevant professional experience in field biology (terrestrial and/or aquatic wildlife issues including species biology, species habitat requirements, and ecology, especially for endangered species) or a related Master’s degree
  • Level III is for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree in biology or related and at least 5 years of experience in field biology (terrestrial and/or aquatic wildlife issues including species biology, species habitat requirements, and ecology, especially for endangered species) or a related Master’s degree with 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Experienced and proficient with ArcGIS 10+
  • Able to work in harsh environments
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a valid California driver’s license within required residency period
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position
  • Experienced as a wildlife biologist in two or more of the following areas:
    • aquatic and terrestrial habitat management
    • invasive species management
    • botany
    • birds
    • mammals
    • wetlands delineation
    • invertebrates
    • bats
    • statistical analysis

Preferred Job Qualifications

• Two or more years field experience in California (or other similar areas such as Oregon, Washington)
• Able to conduct surveys and monitor, manage data, and produce reports in area(s) of specialization

  • Experience with the use of geographical positioning systems (GPS) and data correction
  • Experience in technical writing
  • Experience working on military lands or on other public lands with multiple use
  • Experience with amphibians, avian species, and mammal surveys
  • Experience in statistics and statistical analysis
  • Strong avian, herpetology, invertebrate, and/or bat background
  • Experience in wetland delineation

Diversity Statement

  • Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. 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)

References: Please provide in your application contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

This pool is valid through 11/01/2018. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

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

Search Contact Sabrina Broderick, WCNR_HR@mail.colostate.edu

EEO Statement

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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.

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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.