Natural Resources Planning Specialist – Ft Collins, CO

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 11 Jul 2022

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Colorado State University - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Title: Natural Resources Planning Specialist - Ft Collins, CO Full job description: Salary Range: $50,000-55,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications Position Summary: Up to four Natural Resources Planning Specialists positions (Permanent, 40 hours/week) are available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). These positions are located at Colorado State University’s (CSU) main campus in Fort Collins, Colorado. These positions 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). 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, 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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