Natural Resources Specialist – Fort Collins, Colorado – Open Pool

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 09 Nov 2023

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Colorado State University - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands
Fort Collins, Colorado
Job Category
Full time Positions
$60,000 - $68,500
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Title: Natural Resources Specialist – Fort Collins, Colorado - Open Pool Location: Fort Collins, Colorado Full job description: Full Consideration Application Date: 11/09/2023 Salary Range: $60,000 - $68,500 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 Up to eight Natural Resource Specialist positions are available with Colorado State University’s Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CSU CEMML) and will be hired at different times throughout the next year. These positions are located at CSU’s main campus in Fort Collins, Colorado, and will be 100% in-person. These positions will provide natural resources planning support and essential document development and review on a growing team of specialists in ecology, biology, environmental compliance, climate change, and environmental planning and compliance document production. The Natural Resource Specialists (hereafter Specialists) will provide subject matter expertise in one of the following disciplines or subject areas; wildlife, botany, hydrology, entomology, outdoor outreach and environmental education, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), climate change, or natural resources planning and compliance to meet military mission requirements. The Specialists will provide technical expertise for the development and review of regulatory compliance documents, including Integrated Natural Resources Management Plans (INRMPs), climate change assessments, NEPA analyses, wetland reports, biological assessments, fieldwork reports, and other natural resources-related documents. A main component of this position is to collaborate with Department of Defense natural resource managers and CEMML Specialists 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 public or federal lands is required. An additional focus will be to review and develop text for 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). 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. 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: • PhD in Environmental Policy, Ecology, Biology, or a different natural resources-related field OR a M.A./M.S. in one of those fields plus at least two years of professional experience. • Experience preparing or reviewing compliance documents (e.g., Sikes Act, Clean Water Act, NEPA, Endangered Species Act). • Experience preparing natural resources planning documents (e.g., resource or land management plans). • Expertise in at least one of the following subject matter areas -- wildlife -- botany -- hydrology -- entomology -- outdoor outreach and environmental education -- NEPA -- climate change -- natural resources planning and compliance to meet military mission requirements. • Experience developing planning goals, objectives, and projects and/or reviewing goals, objectives and projects and developing recommendations for refinement. • 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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