NABat Technical Liaison – Fort Collins, Colorado

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Apr 2023

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
Job Category
Full time Positions
$44,000 – $52,000
Last Date to Apply
Title: NABat Technical Liaison - Fort Collins, Colorado Location: Fort Collins, Colorado Full job description: Full Consideration Application Date: 04/03/2023 Salary Range: $44,000 – $52,000 Position Summary: Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities. The Colorado Natural Heritage Program ( is Colorado’s primary biological conservation information center housed within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. CNHP is a key player in Colorado’s conservation of open lands and maintains the only centralized database in Colorado that includes information on plants, animals, and natural communities. The staff consists of approximately 30 highly experienced biologists and information managers with expertise in inventory, research, and monitoring of Colorado’s flora, fauna, plant communities, and conservation issues. CNHP serves a wide variety of users including federal, state, and local agencies, consultants, environmental groups, non-government organizations, private landowners, and the public. CNHP’s annual revenue is approximately 2 million dollars and is generated from contracts and agreements through CNHP’s partners and clients. CNHP generally works on over 40 conservation projects per year. The CNHP’s Zoology Team supports Colorado’s native and rare animals through surveys and population monitoring, species distribution modeling, research, and curating information on animals in CNHP’s centralized database. CNHP is committed to building diversity and inclusion in natural resources conservation and is an equal opportunity employer. The Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP) at Colorado State University is hiring up to two NABat Technical Liaison positions that will be based at USGS Fort Collins Science Center. The CNHP NABat Technical Liaison will be responsible for providing and improving user support for the US Geological Survey’s North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat). The Liaison will perform technical outreach to partners and practitioners of NABat protocols and methodology as well as support the development of data submission, management and dissemination tools. The Liaison will assist with conduction monitoring of bats at sites to document declines and conduct acoustic analysis of bat recordings collected by NABat partners and CNHP. The incumbent will be experienced with the bat species of Colorado and North America. This position will be supervised by CNHP Zoology Team Leader. This position can qualify for hybrid work. Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, Colorado State University has mandated vaccinations against COVID-19. Faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine status or declare an exemption. More information about the vaccination mandate can be found on the CSU COVID-19 Information & Resources site here, 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: & Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.
Required Qualifications: • A completed bachelor’s degree in zoology, wildlife biology, ecology, natural resources, or a related field OR A completed master’s degree zoology, wildlife biology, ecology, natural resources, or a related field. • Three years of experience conducting zoological field surveys collecting scientific data related to bat populations, capture and/or habitat assessment (one year if candidate has an advanced degree, e.g., Master’s degree). • Experienced in conducting acoustic surveys and analyzing vocalizations of bats in Colorado or Western United States using automated software and file management of recordings. • Extensive experience with NABat methodology and protocols including familiarity with standard operating procedures, data uploads to the NABat website, and • Experience trapping and handling bats • Ability to work both independently and with a team of diverse individuals, ability to maintain effective working relationships, and be self-motivated. • Demonstrated organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills; ability to handle complex tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. • Strong oral and written communication skills. • Willingness and ability to work long hours and unusual schedules in the field, travel during the field season, and car camp • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.
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Jessica Horvath

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