Biological Technician (Invasive Species) – Guam

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Jul 2022

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Agency
Colorado State University
Location
Fort Collins, CO
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
Range: $36,000 - $44,000
Last Date to Apply
07/14/2022
Website
https://apptrkr.com/3141842
Description
Biological Technician (Invasive Species) - Guam Employee Benefits Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ & https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/. Description of Work Unit The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (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 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/. LOCATION: This position is duty stationed at the CEMML Joint Region Marianas (JRM) Area of Responsibility (AOR) Biosecurity Program office in Asan, Guam, a self-governing territory of the United States located 3,300 miles west of Hawaii and 1,500 miles east of the Philippines. Joint Region Marianas (JRM) was established in 2009 as the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force on Guam combined headquarters. While the Navy has numerous environmental protection programs in the region, a comprehensive biosecurity program to ensure protection of native plants and animals is a top priority. Position Summary Two (2) Biological Technicians positions are available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). These are 40-hour week appointments primarily located on Guam, but they will be deployable to study/project areas within the Joint Region Marianas Area of Responsibility (JRM AOR). The Biological Technicians will conduct biosecurity inspections of military cargo, invasive species control and interdiction, ungulate fence and Brown treesnake barrier inspection/maintenance, pesticide application and other duties. The Biological Technicians will also be responsible for entering invasive species/biosecurity management and monitoring data. A team-oriented approach, flexibility and positive attitude is a must. Required Job Qualifications • The qualified individual should have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. • Minimum of one (1) year of professional work experience in natural resource management, agricultural sciences or invasive species management. • Experience conducting fieldwork, and accurately recording, entering, and proofing data. • Demonstrated proficiency using field data collection applications, compasses, maps, data tablets, and GPS units. • Capable of walking several consecutive miles while carrying gear up to 35 pounds and performing manual labor in a hot tropical environment on uneven terrain on most days. • Ability to take photographs and collect samples of plants, insects, and animals for identification. • Ability to deploy to adjacent islands on short notice. • Willing to submit for NACI background check to obtain a DoD Common Access Card. • The successful candidate must be legally authorized 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. Preferred Job Qualifications • A bachelor’s degree in botany, horticulture, biology, ecology or closely related science. • More than one (1) year of experience with natural or agricultural resources. • Experience implementing methods for operational control of brown treesnakes, coconut rhinoceros beetle, little fire ant, or other vertebrate or invertebrate pest species. • Experience working in the Pacific Region or other tropical island in the biological, natural resources, or agricultural fields. • Prior experience applying herbicide and/or insecticide, and the ability to obtain a Guam CORE pesticide applicator’s license. • Experience working on a military installation and interacting with military staff, and familiarity with DoD/Navy environmental and safety regulations. Diversity Statement Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Special Instructions to Applicants Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than June 27, 2022, for full consideration at jobs.colostate.edu. Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted. 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 birth dates from application materials. A complete application consists of: Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement) uploaded in the ‘Cover Letter’ slot. Resume 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 Jill Krumlauf, jill.krumlauf@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/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University 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 and equal access institution and 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 Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu. The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu. The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu. Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education. Background Check Policy Statement Colorado State University 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 for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so. To apply: https://apptrkr.com/3141842
Qualifications
Required Job Qualifications • The qualified individual should have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. • Minimum of one (1) year of professional work experience in natural resource management, agricultural sciences or invasive species management. • Experience conducting fieldwork, and accurately recording, entering, and proofing data. • Demonstrated proficiency using field data collection applications, compasses, maps, data tablets, and GPS units. • Capable of walking several consecutive miles while carrying gear up to 35 pounds and performing manual labor in a hot tropical environment on uneven terrain on most days. • Ability to take photographs and collect samples of plants, insects, and animals for identification. • Ability to deploy to adjacent islands on short notice. • Willing to submit for NACI background check to obtain a DoD Common Access Card. • The successful candidate must be legally authorized 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. Preferred Job Qualifications • A bachelor’s degree in botany, horticulture, biology, ecology or closely related science. • More than one (1) year of experience with natural or agricultural resources. • Experience implementing methods for operational control of brown treesnakes, coconut rhinoceros beetle, little fire ant, or other vertebrate or invertebrate pest species. • Experience working in the Pacific Region or other tropical island in the biological, natural resources, or agricultural fields. • Prior experience applying herbicide and/or insecticide, and the ability to obtain a Guam CORE pesticide applicator’s license. • Experience working on a military installation and interacting with military staff, and familiarity with DoD/Navy environmental and safety regulations.
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