Wildlife Technician - Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 02 Oct 2023

Posting Details
Posting Detail Information

Working Title Wildlife Technician - Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Work Location Position is fully in-office/in-person
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202301593AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Technical/Support II
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $41,000-$46,000
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 10/02/2023
Description of Work Unit
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.
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 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 http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.
Position Summary
A Wildlife Technician position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands. This position is located at Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island in Hawaii. The work site is located about 45 minutes from Hilo and Kona. The terrain is very rugged, consisting of extensive lava flows intermixed with vegetated areas. The elevation is about 7,000 feet and the climate is relatively cool and varies from wet to dry.
The technician supports activities to manage invasive species and monitor native Hawaiian species. Management includes using lethal and non-lethal means to control small mammals, feral ungulates, invertebrates (e.g., aphid, ant), and non-native-vegetation. The technician inspects fence lines/gates and performs repairs. The technician assists with monitoring native bird and bat species including deploying and retrieving electronic monitoring devices and cameras. The technician collects data and provides written and oral reports. The technician primarily works as part of a field crew, but also works alone. The position is primarily field work (90%) with about 10% office time.
Required Job Qualifications
  • High School Diploma, General Education Development (GED), or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in natural resource management including experience in managing invasive species in natural areas.
  • Experience operating and maintaining various power equipment used in vegetation control including but not limited to line trimmers, backpack sprayers, chainsaws, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience working in remote field locations; ability to walk up to 5 miles per day in rugged terrain carrying materials and supplies under all weather conditions.
  • Experience driving 4-wheel drive vehicles on unimproved roads.
  • Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • 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 proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in wildlife management, zoology, conservation biology, or related field.
  • Experience implementing nuisance animal control using live-capture traps and lethal traps.
  • Experience with constructing and repairing ungulate proof fences over rough lava terrain.
  • Experience in welding and fence fabrication.
  • Knowledge of small engine and power tool repair.
  • Experience applying herbicides or pesticides to control nonnative invasive plants and invertebrates.
  • Experience working with native wildlife, including threatened and endangered species, to include surveying, monitoring, and data collection and management.
  • Experience collecting field data using consistent methods and entering data into databases.
  • Experience using a hand held GPS unit and/or a mobile data collector device to navigate in the field.
  • Demonstrated experience working on team.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • State of Hawaii Commercial Pesticide Applicator certification for Category 2 Forest Pest Control.
  • Experience working on a military installation.
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 Fence Maintenance
  • Assist in creating monthly field schedules for fence inspection and repairs.
  • Perform maintenance and repairs to fence lines and gates to prevent ungulate ingress into conservation areas.
  • Record data related to fence maintenance activities.
  • Inspect security fences for Hawaiian Hoary bat entanglements.
  • Review camera data and report ungulate ingress, fence line and gate damage.
Percentage Of Time 25
Job Duty Category Invasive Animal Management
  • Implement protocols for invasive animal management.
  • Ensure all required data, maps, equipment, supplies, and vehicles are available and prepared for daily field operations.
  • Implement best management practices in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act and CSU-approved SOPs when trapping and handling animals.
  • Follow all federal and state regulations on use of chemical controls including pesticides and rodenticides.
  • Flexible in assignments.
Percentage Of Time 20
Job Duty Category Vegetation Control
  • Control non-native vegetation using gas power tools (i.e., weed trimmers, chainsaws), hand clearing, and herbicide/pesticide application.
  • Clean, maintain, and repair equipment used for vegetation control.
  • Record and submit pesticide use to Environmental Compliance Officer (ECO).
Percentage Of Time 20
Job Duty Category Survey and Monitor Wildlife Species
  • Implement wildlife survey and monitoring protocols and Standard Operating Procedures as directed by the Supervisor.
  • Ensure all required data, maps, equipment, supplies, and vehicles are available and prepared for daily field operations.
  • Flexible in assignments as well as work schedule. Occasional overnight, early morning and weekend work required.
Percentage Of Time 15
Job Duty Category Data Management, Analysis, and Reporting
  • Record and enter data related to daily field activities such as management actions, herbicide use, equipment maintenance, and vehicle inspections.
  • Collect data on native and invasive wildlife using digital data collection devices for surveys, incidental finds, control methods, and for assessments of management sites.
  • Support a variety of technical writing and reporting needs.
Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duty Category Project Coordination
  • Participate in work related trainings and meetings with program leaders and managers.
  • Assist other Natural Resource programs with field work.
  • Maintain cleanliness of vehicles, office workspace, and base yard in accordance with the Wildlife Program standards.
  • Conduct inventory of supplies and equipment as scheduled or instructed.
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 October 2, 2023 for full consideration. 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 birth dates 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
  • 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.

  • CSU is committed to full inclusion of qualified individuals. If you are needing assistance or accommodations with the search process, please reach out to the search contact, Rogelio Doratt at rogelio.doratt@colostate.edu.

    Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License - Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date., 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 Rogelio Doratt (rogelio.doratt@colostate.edu)
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