CEMML's Early-career Development Program - Various Locations

Colorado State University - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

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Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $37,000 to $60,000
Deadline Nov 03, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Company: Colorado State University - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

Title: CEMML's Early-career Development Program - Various Locations

Location: Various Locations

Full job description: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/136152

Apply by date: 11/03/2024

Salary Range: $37,000 to $60,000

Position Summary:

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.

To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/

  • Interested in learning more about conserving the incredible natural and cultural resources found on our nation’s military lands?
  • Looking to gain hands-on experience in fish and wildlife ecology, vegetation and habitat monitoring and management, restoration, archaeology, public history, archival research, environmental compliance, carbon accounting, natural and cultural resources planning, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS)?
  • Want to earn college credits (and dollars!) while living in unique areas close to military bases?

Paid, temporary seasonal natural and cultural resource management, environmental compliance, and GIS positions (Temporary Technical Support I) are available with Colorado State University’s (CSU) Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) at military installations throughout the United States and at CSUs main campus. These positions include internships, mentorships, and early career opportunities through CEMML’s Early-career Development Program (ECDP). Military affiliation is not required to apply for these positions.

If you are a student, recent graduate, or early-career professional who is interested in learning more about federal land management, these positions are the perfect opportunity to build connections and gain hands-on experience that will help you excel in the field of natural or cultural resources management, environmental compliance, and GIS. Working under the guidance of seasoned Resource Managers and Specialists, you will get firsthand experience in many of the practical applications of environmental management.

The positions, duration, and the associated projects vary by location. Each position is intended to provide a set of unique projects and tasks that will help students and recent graduates gain a better understanding of the roles of environmental staff and the methods they use to directly support their environments. Through these different positions, successful technicians will have the opportunity to expand their skills in the following disciplines, including but not limited to:

Natural Resources Management

  • Flora and fauna inventory
  • Invasive species monitoring and management
  • Threatened and endangered species monitoring
  • Habitat restoration
  • Erosion mitigation
  • Forest inventory timber cruise
  • Prescribed fire and wildland firefighting
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Community outreach, volunteer coordination, and public education
  • Field-data collection, entry, and management using GPS, ArcGIS, and Excel

Cultural Resources Management

  • Historical and archival research
  • National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) compliance
  • Archaeological inventory and assessment
  • Historic property evaluation and monitoring
  • Cultural resource identification
  • GPS data collection and GIS mapping
  • Osteological identification and analysis
  • State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) correspondence and documentation
  • Writing and editing technical reports
  • Cultural resource management planning

Environmental Compliance and Resource Planning

  • Compliance document preparation in support of regulations such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Sikes Act, and more.
  • Resource condition assessments and project/action impact analysis
  • Perform wetland delineations.
  • Review and contribute to compliance renewal applications and permit packages.
  • Conduct site inspections and monitor systems for compliance.
  • Update and maintain management plans such as Integrated Natural or Cultural Resource Management Plans, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans, Storm Water Management Plans, and Hazardous Waste Management Plans.
  • Develop Best Management Practices and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Performing carbon assessments and determining carbon sequestration potential of natural ecosystems.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

  • Cartography
  • Spatial data collection, including post-processing, development, and standardization
  • Spatial analysis and spatial modeling
  • Script and tool development using python, SQL, ETL, or ArcGIS Model Builder
  • Survey123, ArcGIS Field Maps, Avenza Maps, or other data form development

If you are interested in learning more, visit https://cemml.colostate.edu/students-recent-grads/early-career-development-program to view which positions are currently open, and apply through the open pool. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for more than one position. New opportunities will be posted as they become available, so be sure to check in often to see when new positions are posted.

Required Qualifications:             

  • Must have an interest in pursuing a career in federal lands management.
  • Must be physically capable of working independently in outdoor locations under varying weather conditions.
  • Pursuing a B.S. in natural resources-, cultural resources-, ecosystem science-, or environmental policy-related field (at least a sophomore standing).
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and/or Adobe Creative Suite software.
  • Must be able to pass a federal background investigation to obtain a Department of Defense Installation Access Pass.
  • 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.

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: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ & https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/.

Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.


Full job description: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/136152

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Category General / Stewardship, Restoration
Tags GIS, Environmental Consulting