Natural Resources Planning Specialist

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 22 May 2023

Colorado State University - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands
Fort Collins, Colorado; Remote/work from home
Job Category
Full time Positions
$50,000 to $58,000
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Title: Natural Resources Planning Specialist Location: Fort Collins, Colorado; Remote/work from home Full job description: Full Consideration Application Date: 05/22/2023 Salary Range: $50,000 to $58,000 Position Summary: 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 (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 A Natural Resources Planning Specialist (40 hours/week) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Colorado State University’s (CSU) main campus in Fort Collins, Colorado. This position will provide essential document review and production support on a growing team of specialists in ecology, biology, environmental compliance, and environmental document production. The Natural Resources Planning Specialist will provide technical expertise for the development and review of regulatory compliance documents, including Integrated Natural Resources Management Plans (INRMPs), National Environmental Policy Act analyses, wetland reports, biological assessments, fieldwork reports, and other natural resources-related documents. A main component of this position is to collaborate with Air Force natural resource managers to review the goals, objectives, and projects in INRMPs and develop recommendations that are both scientifically sound and guided by a regulatory or mission driver. Therefore, an understanding of natural resource management on military lands is required. An additional focus will be to review and edit climate change reports and integrate relevant information into INRMPs. As such, excellent scientific synthesis, writing, and communication skills are required. The Specialist also will review and evaluate regulation-reporting documents and natural resources studies and surveys and will assist with all facets of document production (e.g., writing, editing, formatting). This position does qualify to work fully from home. 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: • M.S. in Environmental Policy, Ecology, Biology, or a different natural resources-related field OR a B.S. in one of those fields plus at least three years of professional experience • Experience preparing or reviewing compliance documents (e.g., Sikes Act, Clean Water Act, National • Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act). • Experience preparing or reviewing natural resources planning documents. • Knowledge of natural resource-related Department of Defense Instructions (DoDI) and Air Force Manuals (AFMAN) (e.g. DoDI 4715.03, AFMAN 32-7003). • Demonstrated knowledge of a multitude of natural resource processes (e.g., biological, hydrological, geological, social) • Experience summarizing scientific information for clients and/or the public. • Excellent writing and editing skills. • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat Pro. • Proficiency with ArcGIS. • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date. • The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by the proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
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Jessica Horvath

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