Natural Resources Planning Specialist - Ft Collins, CO

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 11 Jul 2022

Posting Details
Posting Detail Information


Working Title Natural Resources Planning Specialist - Ft Collins, CO
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202200926AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Research Associate II
Number of Vacancies 4
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $50,000-55,000
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/ .
Desired Start Date 08/08/2022
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 07/11/2022
Description of Work Unit
CEMML is a research, education, and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at 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 other CSU departments 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, please visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/ .
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, https://covid.colostate.edu/pandemic-preparedness-team-broad-guidance-for-all-summer-and-fall-2021-activities/.
Required Job 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.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • At least two years of experience with natural resource management on military lands.
  • Professional experience developing and updating INRMPs.
  • Expertise in one or more specific components of natural resource management on military lands (e.g., fish and wildlife management, conservation law enforcement, wetland protection, forest management, integrated pest management, coastal zone and marine resources management).
  • Professional experience reviewing climate change models and assessments and developing adaptive strategies for mitigating the impacts of climate change.
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 Data collection, entry management and analysis
Duty/Responsibility
Collect, store, manage, analyze and summarize natural resources data and information into spatial and aspatial databases and in reports. 
Percentage Of Time 30
Job Duty Category Document production
Duty/Responsibility
Assist with creation of and updates to Integrated Natural Resources Management Plans, climate change summary documents, and other natural-resources related documents. Develop training and outreach materials. 
Percentage Of Time 60
Job Duty Category Supervise
Duty/Responsibility
Assign timelines and supervise the progress made towards achieving project goals. Review the work of others and finalize content to be inserted into documents. 
Percentage Of Time 10

Application Details


Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than July 11, 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 birthdates 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, 2-page max
  • 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 - Must be able to comply with all applicable regulations to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC). Furthermore, candidates are required at a minimum to complete a NACI/SF85 and successfully pass a federal background check to remain eligible for employment.
    Search Contact Jennie Anderson jennie.anderson@colostate.edu
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