Heavy Equipment Operator

Colorado State University - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

Fort Stewart, Georgia

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $48,000 - $58,000
Deadline Dec 11, 2023
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Full job description: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/136618

Apply by date: 12/11/2023

Salary Range: $48,000 - $58,000

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/

A Heavy Equipment Operator position is available at Fort Stewart, Georgia with Colorado State University (CSU) and the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). The position will help support the Forestry Branch at Fort Stewart by providing road and trail maintenance/development support and assisting with prescribed burning at both Fort Stewart and the Hunter Army Airfield (AAF). This position will help maintain and enhance threatened and endangered species habitat through a variety of land management activities including prescribed burning, forest road maintenance, timber harvesting, and reforestation.

Fort Stewart is a United States Army installation located near Hinesville, Georgia, approximately 42 miles southwest of Savannah. The 280,000-acre installation hosts a variety of diverse training habitats including forest and woodland ecosystems. The installation supports year-round training from all branches of the armed services in a variety of realistic training scenarios.

Required Qualifications:             

  • A High School Diploma, General Education Development (GED), or equivalent required.
  • Must have a valid Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL), with no manual transmission restrictions, at the time of employment. Maintain a valid CDL (Type A) throughout the course of employment.
  • Must obtain (and maintain) Firefighter Type II (FFT2) National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) certification.
  • Must have the ability to operate all forestry heavy equipment over paved and dirt roads.
  • Must be skilled in the operation, maintenance, and repair of bulldozers, dump trucks, excavators, front-end loaders, motor-graders, and tractor-trailer trucks.
  • Ability to maneuver equipment in confined areas.
  • Possess basic knowledge of terrain and soil composition to determine approach for equipment.
  • Ability to read and navigate using maps, GIS applications, aerial photographs, compasses, and GPS units.
  • Familiar with installation roads, bridges, and access ways.
  • Physically able to work outdoors and perform strenuous labor under all hazardous working conditions (e.g., intense heat, cold, high humidity, noxious plants and animals) including smoke encountered during prescribed burn operations.
  • Be able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly without assistance.
  • Be able to follow directions, work collaboratively with others as part of a team, and maintain safe working standards.
  • Must obtain and maintain Georgia Level 1A Erosion and Sedimentation Certification required for moving/disturbing soil.
  • Must obtain and maintain CPR/First Aid certification.
  • 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/136618

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Category General / Stewardship
Tags GIS, Environmental Consulting