Wood Biomass Research Associate - RAII

Updated: 7 days ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 01 Nov 2021

Posting Details
Working Title Wood Biomass Research Associate - RAII
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202101153AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Research Associate II
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $44,000 - $45,000
Employee Benefits
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Desired Start Date 11/22/2021
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/01/2021
Description of Work Unit
The Colorado State Forest Service is an agency of Colorado State University, Colorado’s land grant institution of higher education, 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 18 field units throughout the state, with a State Office located in Fort Collins on one of the foothills campuses of CSU
The Science and Data Division of the Colorado State Forest Service provides administration and oversight of science and data delivery that directly contributes to the agency’s mission of “the stewardship of Colorado’s diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations”.
Position Summary
The successful applicant will assist with conducting a statewide wood biomass assessment that will include quantifying supply, conducting a mill/facility capacity survey, and evaluating biomass markets. The position will also support a $2.5 million biomass grant program, providing help with identifying potential projects and administering selected projects. The position will reside in the Science and Data Division of the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS). It is a 2-year appointment, with potential for extension dependent upon funding and work availability. The position will be based out of the CSFS State Office in Fort Collins, Colorado, but qualified candidates that reside in Colorado and can work remotely will be considered. Some overnight travel will be required. Duties are approximately 75%-85% research and 15-25% project administration, but could include supporting other programs and staff within the CSFS as needed. 
Required Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Natural Resource Economics, or a related field and 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Data collection and analysis skills
  • Capacity to summarize scientific and economic data for inclusion in reports and presentations
  • Ability to communicate with diverse groups of colleagues, partners, and clientele
  • The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the employment start date; Colorado State Forest Service will not sponsor a visa for this position
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Masters degree 
  • 4 or more years of work experience in a relevant position
  • Project administration experience
  • Forest products development skills
  • GIS mapping expertise
  • Technical experience related to forest products industry, with emphasis on biomass utilization
  • Experience with utilization and marketing of wood products, including biomass
Diversity Statement
Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research
  • Provide technical support to a Research Scholar in a statewide biomass analysis.
  • Conduct, document, evaluate, interpret, and analyze surveys with wood products industries in Colorado. 
  • Support data management and analysis in projects connected the biomass analysis.
Percentage Of Time 80%
Job Duty Category Project Administration and Related Duties
  • Identify projects under the biomass grants program and assist applicants.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to seasonal and/or interns as needed. 
  • Attend meetings and provide status updates to the Research Scholar and the Associate Director of Science and Data Division. 
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. 
Percentage Of Time 20%

Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, unofficial transcripts, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. If you have questions, please contact Amanda Fordham at Amanda.West@colostate.edu
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Tina Little (970) 491-8662 tina.little@colostate.edu
EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
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, titleix@colostate.edu .
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, oeo@colostate.edu .
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, oeo@colostate.edu .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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