Natural Resource Specialist - Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
Position Location Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work? No
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202201911AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Research Associate II
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $80,000 – $95,000
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To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 01/30/2023
Description of Work Unit
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 http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.
Colorado State University and the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CSU/CEMML) is hiring a Natural Resource Specialist to be located at Lackland, Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. This position will provide support to government staff in determining appropriate AF approaches to meeting natural resources environmental requirements for NEPA/EIAP including, but not limited to: Sikes Act, USFWS, CZMA, ESA, MMPA, NOAA, various Executive Orders.
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
Bachelor’s Degree in Degree in Biological Sciences; Natural Resources
At least three (3) years of experience responding to natural resources regulatory requirements including Sikes Act; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS); Endangered Species Act (ESA); Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA); Wetlands delineation and permitting; Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA); National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) requirements; Floodplain Executive Orders; Wetland Executive Orders
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
• Master’s Degree in Degree in Biological Sciences; Natural Resources
• Experience with Air Force Natural Resources management including AFMAN 32 -7003; Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans (INRMP); compliance with natural resources regulations, including USFWS and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)/Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP); consultations for NEPA/EIAP projects; biological evaluations, biological assessments, and biological opinions
• At least two (2) years U.S. Air Force project planning or management experience
• Experience with management and oversight of NEPA projects
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Job Duty Category Natural Resource Document/Plan/Survey Review and Feedback
Provide review and comment on natural resource, wetlands, floodplains, coastal, ESA, etc. portions of NEPA/EIAP documents
Review natural resource plans/reports to ensure accuracy and review studies/surveys undertaken to ensure it is consistent with appropriate natural resources laws and regulations
Percentage Of Time 25
Job Duty Category Natural Resource Management Support
Provide support to government staff in determining appropriate AF approaches to meeting natural resources environmental requirements for NEPA/EIAP including, but not limited to: Sikes Act, USFWS, CZMA, ESA, MMPA, NOAA, various Executive Orders.
Support application of the INRMP or similar studies as related to upcoming projects
Support consultations for NEPA/EIAP projects with USFWS, CZMA, MMPA, NOAA, and other natural resources related regulatory agencies
Participate in project completion by evaluating issues; developing and implementing solutions; and resolving problems to natural resource challenges
Provide written and oral communication of complex/controversial information clearly, concisely, and sensitively to a variety of audiences; including higher-level managers; project proponents; cooperators; and other stakeholders
Assist with planning and determination of approaches for upcoming projects
Provide natural resource subject matter expertise to government staff for conveyance of complex studies and analyses and potential courses of action
Percentage Of Time 75
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than January 30, 2023, for full consideration at:
https://apptrkr.com/3788153. 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.
Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) uploaded in the ‘Official Transcripts’ or ‘Unofficial Transcripts’ slot.
Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot.
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 Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) and public trust clearance. Furthermore, candidates are required at a minimum to complete a NACI/SF85 and successfully pass a federal background check.
Search Contact Shannon Voggesser (Shannon.Voggesser@colostate.edu)
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