Research Associate I - Open Pool

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Grand Lake, COLORADO
Deadline: 30 Apr 2022

Posting Details
Working Title Research Associate I - Open Pool
Position Location Fort Collins, Steamboat Springs, Grand Junction, CO with the potential for other locations.
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202200046AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week
Proposed Annual Salary Range $33,000 - $35,000 commensurate with experience
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 04/30/2022
Description of Work Unit
The Colorado State Forest Service is an agency of Colorado State University, and is housed organizationally, in the Warner College of Natural Resources. The CSFS also staffs the Division of Forestry for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. The CSFS has field offices throughout the state, organized within 4 Areas with a State Office located in Fort Collins on one of the foothills campuses of CSU
Individual staff members take the lead on one or more program areas and all staff members are expected to assist each other as needed for successful, efficient and effective delivery of services and programs.
Position Summary
The Colorado State Forest Service at Colorado State University is accepting applications on an ongoing basis from individuals who are interested in obtaining research positions within the agency.
Required Job Qualifications
  • 4-year degree in Biology, Botany, Forestry, Geology, Natural Resource Management, or a related field
  • Ability to carry a 45+ pound pack while hiking in elevations ranging from 3,000 to 14,000 feet
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States before the employment start date; Colorado State Forest Service will not sponsor a visa for this position. 
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Experience with topographic maps, compass, and aerial photos for navigation, interpreting cover types, identifying point locations, and navigating in wilderness situations
  • Capable of using GPS units to navigate and collect field data
  • Basic proficiency using spatial databases, remote sensing technology (ArcGIS software), and Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Office 365)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in plant identification and experience with Rocky Mountain flora
  • Understanding and experience with basic field forestry skills related to timber cruising
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including working with the public
  • Ability to keep track of weekly work hours and work-related expenses
  • Ability to work unusual schedules with frequent travel
  • Experience implementing diverse ecological, forestry, and fuels field sampling methods, and knowledge of sampling equipment, procedures and QA/QC protocols
Diversity Statement
Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Essential Duties

Special Instructions to Applicants
A complete application includes a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and 3 references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. This pool expires April 30, 2022 Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact David Hanley 970-420-8659
EEO Statement
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The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
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