NABat Technical Liaison - Fort Collins, Colorado

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 03 Apr 2023

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Working Title NABat Technical Liaison - Fort Collins, Colorado
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Work Location Position qualifies for hybrid/in-office work
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202300542AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Research Associate II
Number of Vacancies 2
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $44,000 – $52,000
Employee Benefits
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Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 04/03/2023
Description of Work Unit
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.
Position Summary
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,
Required Job 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.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Master’s degree with thesis project studying bats.
  • Experience with modeling bat population dynamics
  • Experience supervising field crews, technicians, or volunteers.
  • Experience driving 4×4 vehicles on rough roads and camping in remote locations.
  • Experience with writing grant proposals and managing budgets.
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 Research
  • Develop methods and protocols for use by partners and distribute on USGS’s NABat website. 
  • Analyze bat acoustic files and upload data to the NABat data system. 
  • Participate in research on the population sizes of bats at selected sites for the purpose of monitoring potential declines in sites due to various threats.
Percentage Of Time 40
Job Duty Category Outreach
  • Work with partners in the NABat Network to promote use of the program as well as assist with training and development. 
  • Created and improve technical outreach presentations, tools, and documents
Percentage Of Time 30
Job Duty Category Data Management
  • Manage collected tabular, spatial, acoustic and biological data, analyze data, prepare field data for incorporation into NABat database
Percentage Of Time 30

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than April 3, 2023, for full consideration at . 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, Special Requirements/Other
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